Category Archives: Foodie Fridays

Foodie Fridays: Provencal Tomato Rice Soup

Happy Friday, folks! Today, I’d like to share with you an easy-to-make soup that I love eating for lunch in the winter. It’s good for you, inexpensive to make, and even freezes nicely. Plus it’s delicious. So grab your soup … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Meet Emily Ellyn

Hi folks! I typically use “Foodie Fridays” to share my own recipes with you, but today, I’d like to highlight a new friend of mine: Emily Ellyn, who was one of the stars of last season’s Food Network Star. Like … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Raclette

Raclette is both a type of cheese and a Swiss meal based around the melted cheese; I’ve had it in both France and Switzerland, and now, thanks to a sweet Christmas gift from my mom, I’m planning to make it … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Tilapia Ceviche

Sometimes, I’m craving something so strongly that I manage to override the little voice in my head saying, “Are you sure you should be cooking that yourself?!” In this case, the culprit was ceviche, which is raw fish “cooked” by … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Easy Sauteed Lemon Shrimp Dinner

It’s summer, and that means the less time I spend heating up the kitchen, the better. Precooked jumbo shrimp were on sale at the grocery store today, so I figured I’d incorporate them into tonight’s meal, but merely serving them … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Mimosa Alternatives Part 3

Here’s the third champagne cocktail recipe! Cheers! Print Champagne Julep Recipe type: cocktail Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2   This one packs a punch. The Kentucky Derby is typically a pretty classy affair, but you can make … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Mimosa Alternatives Part 2

Yesterday, we talked about mimosa alternatives, and I gave you the recipe for a Pretty Woman. Here’s a second champagne cocktail recipe.

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Foodie Fridays: Mimosa Alternatives Part 1

I love the concept of a mimosa (and the fact that it makes a cocktail acceptable at breakfast!), but after an pretty gross OJ-related food poisoning incident at age 16, I’ve never been a fan of mixing orange juice with … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Super-Easy Healthy Summer Pasta Salad

I’m a big believer that recipes don’t need to be complicated to be fulfilling. Here’s one of my easiest: a hearty summer pasta salad that uses fat-free Italian dressing, whole grain pasta and plenty of vegetables. It’s virtually fat-free, and … Continue reading

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Foodie Fridays: Creamy Polenta with Mascarpone and Toasted Almonds

Last week, I dined with my friends Marcie, Alicia and Jen at Prato, a great Italian restaurant in Winter Park (a suburb of Orlando). Their meatballs and pasta were incredible (as was the salted caramel gelato I had for dessert … Continue reading

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