Red Snapper Provencal

Having grown up in the Great Lake State and now living on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, I have a love for fresh fish. As in, the fish had been swimming earlier that day. Since the fish is so fresh, our family usually keeps our recipes very simple – often just salt, pepper and…

The Classic Mimosa

So there is this restaurant that serves brunch every Sunday. The food is good. But why do people really go?? Perhaps it’s the $5 Bloody Mary’s. But really, it’s the Bottomless Mimosas. Literally. You’ll never know how many you actually had, because you will never see the bottom of your glass. While this particular mimosa…

Summer Vegetable Frittata

The weekend has arrived, and that means no rushed cereal for breakfast. Start your coffee, walk outside and breath in the morning air, and indulge in a healthy, delicious breakfast. This dish is filled with so many flavors, and is incredibly versatile to the items you happen to have in your refrigerator. I’ve made this…

Individual Patron Margaritas

So I recently had my big 30th Birthday. It truly was an incredible celebration as I was surrounded by so many of my amazing friends and family. Six of the DIVAs even flew down from Michigan & New York to Florida, in the middle of May mind you, to be with me. Pretty neat, huh?…

Gooey Godiva Oreo Truffles

It’s not a secret. I love, love chocolate. And when you can take chocolate, and then dip into more chocolate. Well my friend, I’m sold. Now I’m sure you’ve seen these around by now, but let me tell you… there is a reason you keep seeing them – they are amazing! My version is a bit…

Grilled Chicken Arugula Salad with Creamy Avocado & Goat Cheese

Sometimes the most delicious dinners are the simplest to create. By picking fresh ingredients, one can make a dish filled with wonderful flavors, with little effort. Some friends and I were trying to come up with a quick, healthy dinner. I’m always up for healthy, but don’t like to skimp on flavor.  We came up…

2007 Optima Zinfandel

I served my Not So Scary Paella for dinner the other night, and wanted to find a good bottle of red to serve that would compliment the spiciness of the dish. After discussing my options with my Dad, we landed on the Optima Zinfandel. I decanted it so it could open up properly before my…

Balsamic Glazed Prosciutto and Melon

Summer has arrived! The days are filled with outdoor activities, lots of family time, and of course those wonderful dinners that can start with a booze cruise, and linger throughout the evening on the back porch. Being the sun is usually still up when Happy Hour begins, we like to stick to mostly cold appetizers…