Picadillo: classic Cuban dish featured in Capture the Coast cookbook. Easy to throw together on a busy weeknight for the family with tons of flavor. Serve with a side of black beans and Cuban bread to complete the meal. Ingredients and Recipe 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 1/2 … Continue reading Picadillo
November starts off the holiday season in our home. We already have Christmas music blaring and I can't wait to start shopping for gifts! To kick off the holiday season, I made Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites for our local Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. These delicious little nuggets are full of Christmas spirit and are … Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites
It’s that time of year again, when the birds start chirping and the smell of summer lingers in the air. This is personally my favorite time of year because the weather is perfect and there are plenty of birthdays and events to celebrate. My Birthday is in May and since it is around the corner … Continue reading Fish and Bubbles Party Mix
Hamwich Capture The Coast pg. 40 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons mustard 2 teaspoons poppy seeds 1/3 cup chopped onion Dash of Worcestershire sauce 1 (16 oz) package frozen dinner rolls 1/3 pound shaved ham 2/3 cup shredded swiss cheese Hamwiches are easy to prepare and are always a crowd pleaser. For this recipe, … Continue reading Hamwich Time!
We decided to dust off the grill for some Spice-Rubbed Shrimp Kabobs from the Capture the Coast cookbook to continue with our healthy options in January! As Floridians we are lucky enough to use the grill year round and this dish is a grilling standard. This dish not only adds some kick to your entree … Continue reading Healthy New Year: Spicy-Rubbed Shrimp Kabobs
You may have heard that the BCS Championship game is being played this upcoming Monday! There has been a lot of buzz coming from the fans of the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers. Florida State's Heisman Trophy recipient, Jameis Winston, has impressed crowds since the very first game of the season against the … Continue reading Football Party Mix: Fish and Bubbles
If you have had the pleasure of dining at Bern’s Steak House you know it is the quintessential culinary experience, unlike any other in the Tampa Bay area. The food, dining rooms, staff, and kitchen and wine cellar exploration are all a journey worth indulging. The final destination, which just so happens to be my … Continue reading Bern’s Carrot Cake Brownies
What sounds better than a 6 bedroom/5 bathroom house on the beach with your husband and 8 close friends for a long weekend?! Not many things! I couldn't think of a better way to send a fellow Junior League friend out of her 20’s and roaring into her 30’s over her 30th birthday beach weekend! … Continue reading Refreshing Pomegranate Cocktail to Share!
Earlier this month I joined my husband and his family on their annual trip to the Florida Keys for the opening of lobster season for the first time! I found out quickly that they are serious about their lobstering! They scout out the holes they’ve marked in their GPS from past years during the few … Continue reading Mouthwatering Grilled Lobster Tails
I love the flexibility of orzo pasta, but my favorite version still remains Mediterranean Orzo Salad from Capture the Coast. I make it different almost every time depending on the crowd and how well I know them. Earlier this month I made it for my sister’s baby shower, but opted to leave out a few … Continue reading Fresh Orzo Pasta Side Dish!