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...

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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...

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...