Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

August 21, 2017
strawberry-rhubarb crisp, crisp, dessert, summer dessert, summer baking, home baked goods, baking, florida girl cooks

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
tacos al pastor, tacos, taco tuesday, pork tacos, cooking with pork, Mexican food, Mexican cusine, florida girl cooks

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
breakfast tacos, child approved, kids meals, family meals, easy breakfast, egg tacos, williams sonoma, cooking classes, florida girl cooks

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...

chocolate chip sprinkles cookies, sprinkles cookies, freshly baked cookies, baking, summer cookies, summer baking, florida girl cooks

Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Cookies My childhood summers consisted of chocolate chip sprinkles cookies and copious amounts of ice cream, and most times they ended up sandwiched together. Chips Ahoy had "Sprinkled" cookies, the happy little box of these said sprinkles cookies and before leaving for vacation my mom would make sure she picked up a few of them to keep my niece and I happy while on vacation. It was nothing short of divinity, enjoying these cookies after being in the pool and beach all ...

churros fried happiness, churros, fried happiness, dessert, Cuban dessert, Florida Girl Cooks

Churros Churros. The utterance of the word, makes hearts melt and mouths salivate. I tried my first churro in my youth. All of eleven years old, just started middle school, and my aunt's sister, Esther, had her own churro truck on the corner of my school. I begged my mother to take me for some nearly everyday and of course more often than not, she would succumb to my pleas. These churros have seriously been the number one chart topper of all churros I've consumed in my entire life so I dedic...

shake shack - shroom burger, shake shack, shroom burger, vegetarian burger, veggie burger, vegetarian cooking, summer cooking, florida girl cooks

Shake Shack - Shroom Burger Shake Shack - Shroom Burger...the way to melt any of your vegan buddies' hearts! If you know of my past then you know I spent two summers living in New York to attend Photography school at the School if Visual Arts. You'll know that the Shack and Shroom Burgers both were my love and muse paired with a shake or a good brew for lunch! This burger is sure to not disappoint, fooling even very small children, like my own sons, into devouring these "burgers." Put this on y...

best fried chicken sandwich, fried chicken sandwich, chicken sandwich, homemade goodness, summer cooking, florida girl cooks

Best Fried Chicken Sandwich Well the title, Best Fried Chicken Sandwich, is simply the plain truth. This is definitely the best fried chicken sandwich I have ever had the fortune of sinking my teeth into. What better way to enjoy a top restaurant quality meal right in the comfort of your own home. I've been subscribing to Bon Appetit magazine for some time and have always enjoyed their delicious recipes. This was one of those that made me clear the calendar of all other planned menu items to ma...

Blueberry and Blackberry Galette I think this blueberry and blackberry galette is one of those things on my list of potentially intimidating things to make. It comes from one of me favorite dessert cookbooks, Dessert of the Day: 365 recipes, for Everyday of the Year from Williams-Sonoma I think all of my favorite recipes that require some additional work essentially start out this way. Regardless, I preservere and push forward and I am always amazed at the results. I encourage you, my humble re...