Spiralized Blue Cheese & Honey French Fries

Spiralized Blue Cheese & Honey Fries

These fries were inspired by a wonderful wine bar called The Wine Room in Winter Park, Florida that we ate on during our trip to Florida and The Bahamas last June.

We had gotten back from The Bahamas and had a little time to kill before we could check into our hotel, so we stopped at this place for some wine. It was fantastic; how it basically works is that you preload what looks like a credit card with however much money you want. Then you can go around to the 100’s of wines and pick your pour – 1 oz., 3 oz., 5 oz., 9 oz., etc. The bigger the pour, the more expensive it is.

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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Fun fact about me – I am a huge bookworm. I believe I read somewhere in the ballpark of 52 books in 2015, and while I certainly won’t reach that number this year (I’m spending much more time working on thee ol’ bloggity blog here), I am making time to read more books related to food blogging. Specifically, I’ve been focusing on food photography books.

I took a class last fall and learned all about using my camera at a basic level, and while I certainly have improved, I have a lot more I can do to kick up my food photography game. With that in mind, I went out and hit up some Labor Day sales last week and began to climb down the rabbit-hole of collecting food styling props.

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How To: Grill Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Happy Tuesday! It’s the second week of my new weekly ‘How To’ Tuesday posts, and this week we’re talking about how to grill corn on the cob.

There are a number of ways to cook corn, but as someone who lives in a state where -20 degree temps and feet of snow are a very real possibility a number of months out of the year, I am a firm believer in taking advantage of that grilling time when you can, and grilled corn is my favorite.

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Roasted Lemon Garlic & Gruyere Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli – the one vegetable I’m having major regrets that I didn’t plant it in my garden. It’s always exciting planning the garden each winter for the spring; the idea of having fresh vegetables right at my fingertips, or rather out my back door, is amazing. All winter long I stare at the barren garden beds, dreaming about what I’m going to plant.

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