szechuan, chinese, recipe

Dan Dan Noodles with Shrimp

It's super easy to make your own Asian Style dishes in your own home and these Dan Dan Noodles with Shrimp were a breeze to make and amazingly delicious! If you haven't heard of Dan Dan Noodles before you're not alone.  Dan Dan noodles are a … [Read More...]

beef, pork, collard greens, meatloaf

Spicy Meatloaf with Collard Greens

Trying new foods is a good thing and when new foods are old standards with a new twist, its even better!  While my spicy meatloaf is by no means unique, its got some added elements to make it healthier and packed with flavor. I was inspired by … [Read More...]

hillshire farms

A Cuban Turkey Sandwich that Mom & Dad will Love!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hillshire Brands Company. All opinions are entirely my own.   Twenty years ago on one of my first trips to Disneyworld in Orlando, I happened upon the newly opened Bongo's Cuban Cafe in … [Read More...]

sandwich, tyson, wyngz

Buffalo Chicken Po’ Boy – be the Ultimate Wyngman!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc.  The opinions and text are mine!   If you're looking for the perfect game time sandwich or simply want to add some deliciousness to your day, you'll want to check out my … [Read More...]


Cabbage Key, Pine Island, Tarpon Lodge

Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant – Away From it All #VisitFlorida

The first thing you need to know about Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant is that you need to take a boat to get to it and that's a good thing.  Once there you'll find one hundred acres of tropical vegetation surround the historic restaurant, inn and … [Read More...]

#VisitCitrus, Citrus County

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park #VisitCitrus

During my recent trip to Citrus County, I had the pleasure of touring the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.  Florida truly is a "Wild Kingdom" and there is no better place to see many of the species of wildlife that inhabit our … [Read More...]

hallandale beach

The Beachwalk Resort in Hallandale Beach for your next Southern Florida Getaway!

I was recently invited to take a culinary journey to The Beachwalk Resort in Hallandale Beach and I'm very happy that I did!   The nice folks at the Beachwalk Resort gave me a beautiful suite on the 18th floor that came with everything we needed for … [Read More...]

Pompano Beach

Visit Pompano Beach and the Bahama Beach Club

On our trips down the Atlantic Coast of Florida, we always passed Pompano Beach and Lisa and I kept saying we needed to stop there to see what Pompano Beach was all about! Well as luck would have it, when I was speaking about social media at … [Read More...]

Nobel Juice, Roe Family

Great Tangerines Just Don’t Grow on Trees #DrinkNoble

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Noble Juice. All opinions are 100% mine A lot of work goes into growing tangerines and even more work goes into producing consistently delicious tangerine juice. Since 1910, the Roe … [Read More...]

tangerine juice, Noble Juice

The Top 10 Reasons to Drink Tangerine Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that the tangerine, a variety of mandarin orange, takes its name from the city of Tangier in Morocco,?  It was originally … [Read More...]

uncommon goods

Uncommon Goods for Uncommon Sustainable Gifts This Holiday Season!

Recently I was approached by uncommon goods to help promote their Website and share their mission statement with my readers.  While I normally don't do this type of blog post, after seeing the gift ideas that uncommongoods sells and reading their … [Read More...]

Pam Hacks

My Favorite Kitchen Hacks using Pam Cooking Spray

PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. I've spent most of my life in kitchens, working as a cook, waiter, manager and finally as a professional chef and culinary instructor.  Shifts can be long and grueling … [Read More...]