Amalfi Coast Calamari Pasta

September 10, 2018
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Amalfi Coast Calamari Pasta This Amalfi Coast Calamari Pasta has been in my "to make" queque for some time now. In big part this is because I felt intimidated by making the calamari. Calamari is one of those foods that I order almost every single time I see it on any menu. I've become a calamari snob so-to-speak. It has to be oh so crispy on the outside and the calamari has to melt in your mouth. I figured if I mess this recipe up it would be a truly sad day. But lo and behold, it came out way ...

Superman Ice Cream

August 8, 2018
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Superman Ice Cream I can still remember it, my first trip to Sarasota at the age of 14 and my first time to Kilwin's and ordering a Superman Ice Cream. My parents let me go on a family trip with my friend Vanessa to the required Cuban summer trip to Sarasota to bunk up at either Island House or Casa Blanca next door. You kicked back, relaxed in the pool, or played pool after connecting with all of your friends from West Palm Beach. It was essentially a West Palm Beach, Cuban-Reuben reunion but ...

Greek Dolmades

July 8, 2018
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Greek Dolomades, so simple, so good, you can't just stop at one. We are not big meat eaters in our house hold. Surprisingly, we thoroughly enjoy a lot of vegetarian dishes that are simple yet delicious. Plan this recipe ahead and order your grape leaves on amazon, which you'll find the link for in the ingredients list below! Enjoy this tasty and easy to make Greek dolmades!  Greek Dolmades Ingredients 60-70 fresh grape leaves or one 16-oz jar, drained grape leaves, stems removed (Orlan...

teriyaki shrimp sushi rolls, sushi, shrimp, seafood dinner, sushi dinner, easy to make sushi, sushi at home, florida girl cooks

Teriyaki Shrimp Sushi Roll Teriyaki Shrimp Sushi Rolls, the four words that won my heart over at the age of 18. It was senior year of high school and our AP English teacher announces that we have an opportunity to go meet the then newly published Memoirs of a Geisha's author, Arthur Golden. The only catch was that we had to write an essay, as she was only going to pick 6 students to go. I write my essay, proudly turned it in, and awaited a few days to receive the news that I was one of the six ...

Corn Dogs

January 28, 2018
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Corn Dogs The two words it took to get my salivating as a kid in elementary school, corn dogs. I didn't even have to see it written on the menu after entering the cafeteria. I'd smell the corn dogs halfway down the hallway to the cafeteria doors. Cue a few years after that at my first time at the South Florida Fair where fried everything was heaven. The fair is going on right now and I don't like really going to the fair. The first time I went was the last one. Let's just say I got really sick ...

Chocolate Mousse

January 17, 2018
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Chocolate Mousse  Chocolate mousse the next thing on your honey-do dessert list. With Valentines' Day looming around the corner people, particularly women flock to ideas of baking heart-shaped or pink/red desserts. Toss that idea. If you and your honey enjoy chocolate you can ditch intricate baking projects. The chocolate mousse is so chocolatey, soft, and velvety. It is enough to make you want a second serving.  Chocolate Mousse Ingredients 8 oz bittersweet baking chocolat...

greek lamb gyros, greek gyros, gyro recipe, tzatziki sauce, Greek cooking, Greek cuisine, Florida Girl Cooks

Greek Lamb Gyros Tzatziki Sauce Ever since I attended my first Greek Fest in 1999 I have fallen in love with Greek Lamb Gyros Tzatziki Sauce. The last few years I have attempted making the gyros with chicken and with lamb as well but I have never been able to find the real deal lamb like that of what I've tried at St. Catherine's Greek Orthodox Church Greek Fest. Having Greek friends I naturally asked where I could find the gyro lamb meat and they directed me to Gordon. Gordon is mainly a resta...

Pale ale pulled chicken sliders, chicken sliders, pulled chicken sliders, pulled chicken, comfort food, southern cooking, weeknight dinners, kid approved meal, florida girl cooks

Pale Ale Pulled Chicken Sliders Cozy up on a cold night real soon to these pale ale pulled chicken sliders. Making these is a comfort food experience that will go well with a nice cool beer and some time by the fire pit afterwards. Rolling out new recipes has been my game this first week of 2018. I set out each year by being intentional in every facet of my life by writing it all out, planning and plugging into my calendar. This was one of those recipes that I am glad I tried out, because my so...

dried cranberry shortbread cookies, shortbread cookies, christmas cookies, cranberry cookies, baking, freshly baked cookies, florida girl cooks

Dried Cranberry Shortbread Cookies These dried cranberry shortbread cookies are the perfect introduction for a twelve days of Christmas cookies celebration! So delicate, buttery, and melts in your mouth with every bite! I've been a fan of shortbread cookies since I was a kid. My grandmother would often buy Royal Dansk shortbread cookies, you know the one in the blue tin that shows up on store shelves around November and beckon and call your name at every turn? These will take you there. The s...

lemon chicken stuffed shells, stuffed shells, weeknight dinner, kid approved, florida girl cooks

Lemon Chicken Stuffed Shells Stop whatever it is you're doing and make these lemon chicken stuffed shells. Legitimately, stop. Print this recipe, pick up the ingredients, which includes an already done rotisserie chicken. I love pasta, but who am I really fooling? I love food in general. But this mix of, pasta, cheese, and shredded rotisserie chicken is nothing short of divine. The pasta filling reminded me a lot of my grandmother's chicken croquettas that she'd make completely from scratch. Sh...