Maria & Enzo’s Grand Opening Disney Springs

maria & enzo's disney springs

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of Maria & Enzo’s, the latest culinary addition to Disney Springs. For those of you who may not already know, Disney Springs is legitimately one of my favorite places to go. Great photo ops, incredible shopping, fun experiences for the kids and fine dining all reside at Disney Springs, so what’s not to love?   Maria & Enzo’s doesn’t just have amazing cuisine, they also offer a […]

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The Hype is Right- Sprinkle’s Cupcakes Comes to Tampa

I’ve always wanted to live somewhere…fancier, than Central Florida. In my head I’ve always been more of a California girl, and my recent honeymoon in San Francisco confirmed that for me. While I throughly enjoy all the amenities being a Florida girl has provided me with, I have a taste for the foreign and trendy which is why when I read Sprinkle’s Cupcakes was coming to Hyde Park, I was exhilarated! Sprinkle’s Cupcakes started as the world’s first Cupcake Bakery in […]

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Cold-Brewed Coffee At Home

This family runs on coffee. While I am pregnant and only consume about one cup a day, my husband will clear the rest of the pot before 10am, and sometimes we’ll enjoy a cup for dessert as well. While piping hot cup of coffee is something I can enjoy when it’s a little chillier, hot beverages in general are difficult for me to enjoy when it’s 87 degrees outside. While I have tried brewing coffee and pouring it over ice […]

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Quick & Simple Birthday Cake Decorating.

When I make someone a cake, for any occasion, I want to make sure it looks amazing. I know I’m not a professional baker, but I take pride in my food presentation. To celebrate my little sister’s 19th birthday this week, she only had one request: vanilla cake with vanilla icing. I wanted to make her something with a little more dazzle, so I decided jazz up the boring vanilla cake with some gorgeous and easy decorating skills. To start […]

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Doughnut worry, they’re Mini – Mini Doughnut Factory Tampa

Doughnuts are one of my favorite treats. They remind me of when I was growing up, Mom would always get chocolate milk and a box of Entenmann’s chocolate covered yellow cake doughnuts for breakfast on the weekends and I really enjoyed sharing those moments in the morning with her. I want my kids to have those special memories they can reminisce upon when they’re older with food as well, and being 7 months pregnant any excuse for something sweet strikes my […]

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Lucky Leprechaun Bars

Saint Patrick’s Day is such a fun color-themed holiday. While you definitely cannot forget to wear your green, I also wanted to try eating something green for breakfast (aside from Green Eggs&Ham). These bars were super simple to make, total prep to munch down time is 15 minutes! Here’s how I made them. Ingredients 6 cups Lucky Charms (or similar) cereal 1 10oz package marshmallows 3 drops green food coloring 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 tbsp butter In large bowl, […]

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Farm to Table Shortcake Recipe.

As the we come to the end of Strawberry Festival week I’ve tasted the best shortcake, and also picked over 3 lbs of fresh strawberries at a local farm. Now I’ve got to figure out different ways to utilize the berries in the tastiest ways possible, and one of the best ways I know is making shortcake for the family from scratch. Sure mine won’t QUITE as good as the one at Parksdale  but it’s worth a shot! For the shortcake […]

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Berry Pickin’ Good!

I know my way around a Strawberry plant. Ever since I was little I’ve picked strawberries, my great-grandfather was a strawberry and citrus farmer growing up so we never had a shortage of some type of fresh Florida fruit! Until I can get my own garden growing as good as my grandmother does, I want to at least maintain a sense of ethical farming practices and show my children the wonder of nature. Showing them where our food comes from, […]

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7 Minute Organic Peanut Butter Eggs

I’m not always about pre-made, not-100% from scratch food. It’s typically something I tend to stay away from. However, around the holidays, there are so many different things to do that revolve around bringing a dish. It can be so hard to create aesthetically appealing food for these events, (you know you want everyone to compliment you on how good it looks) that is healthy and delicious and easy to make in a pinch! A great recipe I’ve come up […]

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Spring Citrus Cupcakes

I’ve mentioned before how I’m a really big fan of baking during the week, so that the weekdays feel special and not so boring. Today’s random Tuesday Cupcake recipe was inspired by James. He has a serious addiction to Mtn.Dew, it’s not as if he has it with every meal, but he does drink about 44oz a day! We both know how unhealthy it is, and he’s been doing an excellent job cutting back on his soda, however the struggle […]

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