No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

October 29, 2017
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No-Bake Protein Energy Balls If you know me well then you likely know that my husband and I bought a Peloton bike for each other for Christmas. It has been the most amazing way to get a cardio workout in that is fun and right in the comfort of our own home. With full-time jobs, a photography business, and three sons setting time aside to travel to and from a gym is not an option. With our Peloton and full set of weights and other equipment we make it happen here at home. One of the instructors,...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies & Sweet Milk Ice Cream Sandwiches Chocolate Chip Cookies & Sweet Milk Ice Cream Sandwiches are just about the only dessert I need to instantly take me back to my childhood. As a kid I always looked forward to a Rich's chocolate chip cookie and vanilla ice cream sandwich, the kind you had to push out of a container by poking a hole through the bottom. It was heavenly with each bite. If you've never had the splendor of trying these as a kid I strongly urge you make ...

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

October 21, 2017
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Sweet Corn Ice Cream I know that the sound of sweet corn ice cream might bring on some doubts and even some funny faces. If there's anything I have learned about super bizarre sounding food on really great restaurant menus is that it's going to taste insanely amazing. I tried this at a once restaurant here in downtown West Palm Beach, called Le Jardin. It was an eclectic restaurant meant for adventurous palates. Since they closed down I was left sad that I may never be able to indulge in this t...

air fried meatballs and orechiette pasta with marinara sauce, pasta dish, air frying, breville, breville smart air pro, easy weeknight meal, marinara, orechiette, florida girl cooks

Air Fried Meatballs and Orechiette with Marinara Sauce If I had you at  the title of this blog post, Air-Fried Meatballs and Orechiette with Marinara Sauce, then prepare to fall further in love with the recipe and then it's end result on a plate. That is if it even makes it to the plate. The inspiration from this recipe came from my sons' cookbook Junior Chef Cookbook from Williams-Sonoma. My boys attend cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, which I cannot recommend highly enough if you have...

Triple Threat Brownies

October 1, 2017
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Triple Threat Brownies I have never been as big into brownies as my husband. He's helped me develop an appreciation for brownies. We started out with boxed brownies, not that there's anything wrong with that. My love for baking is strong so I always find a from-scratch recipe that is much better than anything boxed. I own Williams-Sonoma's Dessert of the Day and I have taken this recipe from the book and added some ingredients to make more in a rectangular pan, as opposed to a square 8 inch pan...

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

August 21, 2017
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp I had never made anything "crisp" prior to making this strawberry-rhubarb crisp. I've been berry like pastries like my blueberry and blackberry galette and such, but this...this is some sort of divine dessert. My family has been really getting into fruity desserts and it's all for the better! My husband and I recently went to Grato, an Italian restaurant here in West Palm Beach. We tried the strawberry-rhubarb crisp there for the first time and surely it was love at fir...

Tacos Al Pastor

August 12, 2017
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Tacos Al Pastor Tacos Al Pastor is everything heavenly you want in a taco. Yes, I am quite aware at my borderline obsession with tacos. Ok, ok, fine...I am aware of my FULL BLOWN obsession with tacos. But come on who isn't, especially on a Tuesday night? #tacostuesday FTW! If you want to get an interesting, mouth-watering visual tutorial just click here to check it out: Bien Tasty's Tacos Al Pastor video. This is where I originally got the idea for these delectable tacos.  Tac...

Breakfast Tacos

August 6, 2017
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Breakfast Tacos Williams-Sonoma has the most amazing Junior Chef's classes, which is where we picked up this simple yet delicious recipe for breakfast tacos. You are sure to find me at nearly every single one of their classes with my brood of three boys. We all learn a wealth of new culinary tricks and terms alongside enjoying the cooked items and then incorporating them into our cooking repertoire at home. Cooking should be fun at all meals and does not have to be some grandiose or complex tas...

air fried arancini rice balls, risotto rice balls, arancini, italian appetizer, finger food, summer finger food, kid friendly food, florida girl cooks

Air Fried Arancini Rice Balls Air Fried Arancini Rice Balls, I never thought I'd hear such a phrase in my life. I've made arancini before and even though there are many healthier ways to eat them, frying them yields the best flavor. I'm relatively new to air frying as I have recently purchased the new Breville Smart Oven Air. I love this oven so far with it's 13 options that include but are not limited to toast, pizza, proof, bake, roast, air fry, dehydrate (great for making your own chips). ...

grilled scallops lemony salsa verde, grilled scallops, grilling, seafood, summer grilling, summer food, florida girl cooks

Grilled Scallops Lemony Salsa Verde Feast your eyes and taste buds on these delicious grilled scallops lemony salsa verde! Bon Appetit is the longest standing subscription I have ever had to any magazine. Not that I have any other subscriptions to anything but food magazines, of course. Stumbling on this recipe, undoubtedly, was the best thing to ever happen to my scallop-cooking repertoire. This is an easy peasy recipe that is sure to entice the tastebuds of your family at your next cookout! E...