Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach – On the Road with Chef Dennis

Island Paradise Cottages of  Madeira Beach, Superior Small Lodging

  Growing up I remember watching a television show with my father about an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war, as captain of the schooner "Tiki III".  This series created by James A. Michener was Adventures in Paradise. Well I've just come back from my own Adventures in Paradise and it was a lot … [Read more...]

Give Kids the World Village with Blue Bloods Sami Gayle

Blue Bloods, Give Kids the World

This week I was fortunate enough to spend some time at Give Kids the World Village, just a short distance from my home in Kissimmee, Florida.   If you're not familiar with Give Kids the World Village, just click on their link to visit their website to learn more about this amazing place that provides hope and smiles for terminally ill children and … [Read more...]

Smokin’ Iron Chef Competition – On The Road with Chef Dennis

Smokin' Iron Chef, World Food Championship

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Smokin' Iron Chef Competition at the Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Fest in beautiful Venice, Florida.   The Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash is an annual fundraiser for the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. (SFHC). In 1985, SFHC was founded to support local non-profits that provide … [Read more...]

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Winter Park Florida – On the Road with Chef Dennis

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Winter Park

It's time for a road trip as I travel to Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Winter Park, Florida for another episode of On the road with Chef Dennis.   If you never been to a chocolatier before you don't know what you're missing, its an experience unto itself and of course there's chocolate and you can never go wrong with that! Peterbrooke … [Read more...]

Freezin’ For A Reason – 2015 Polar Plunge at Seaworld Aquatica

Polar plunge Seaworld Aquatica

Did I mention it gets crazy cold in Florida?  In fact we even have our own Polar Plunge.  Now I'm not saying its as cold as Lake Michigan this time of year, but for Florida Saturdays water temp was a chilly 55 degrees....brrrrrr I know right now some of you are laughing, some are cursing but before you get too riled up, let me … [Read more...]

The Florida Key Lime Pie Festival – On the Road with Chef Dennis

Florida Key Lime Pie Festival 6

When I first heard about The Florida Key Lime Pie Festival I didn't need much convincing to attend this delicious event!  I also thought it would be a great opportunity to share a day out in beautiful sunny Florida, my new home state! It certainly was a perfect day for the event, and there was so much to see and do at the Festival. Not only … [Read more...]

Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel – On the road with Chef Dennis

Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel

One of the perks of being a blogger is having an excuse to take lots pictures of where I travel, what I eat and then blog about it!  Sounds pretty cool huh?  Well it is and the best part about traveling even if it is just around Florida is meeting so many wonderful people along the way, and this trip was no exception! Lisa and I traveled  3 … [Read more...]

On the Road with Chef Dennis – TuckAway Shores Resort

TuckAway Shores Room view

Lisa and I celebrated the Anniversary of our first year in Florida last Tuesday and I began thinking about all the wonderful places we've been to since our arrival in Florida and how I'd love to share them with my friends. I didn't have to think very long about it, because I knew that Google+hangouts would be the perfect way to share my … [Read more...]

Culinary Tour – Delicious Bloggers to Follow

Around the Kitchen Table 2

When I began blogging five years ago I had no idea where the journey would take me or how it would affect my life.    I often joke that if I had known when I started how much work being a Food Blogger would be, I would have run off screaming and found and other hobby to occupy my time. But the truth is that blogging not only rekindled my love … [Read more...]

Give Kids The World Blogger Bash 2014

Give Kids The World BloggerBash-2014 logo

As the crow flys I'm about a mile from Give Kids The World Village but because nothing in life is easy it's about a 15 minute drive.   The first time I saw GKTWV was by accident, The community we lived in didn't recycle (at the time) and  I needed to drop off about a months worth of  recyclables.  As luck would have it there was one close by on … [Read more...]