The Famous In-N-Out Burger

DoubleDoubleAnimal

“If steak is the tuxedo of meat, and bacon is the candy of meat, then a good cheeseburger is the mother’s hug of meat.” ― Jim Gaffigan, Food: A Love Story My husband and I were craving cheeseburgers recently and decided to make something a little more zippy than a simple grilled burger with lettuce, tomato, cheese and onion (even though that IS pretty delicious).  Rave reviews from online chowhounds and foodies pointed us to In-N-Out Burger's Double-Double, Animal Style burger.  Friends who ...

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WatermelonShrimpSalad

Grilled Shrimp & Basil Lime Watermelon Salad

April thru July is watermelon season in Florida, so we’ve been enjoying it regularly at our house. To me, nothing screams summer more than crisp, sweet, juicy watermelon. It’s also packed with vitamins C and A, as well as, potassium, which keeps your blood pressure down and hydrates you after a workout. That’s all great…

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Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

Jordan Marsh (“Jordan Maahsh” as we New Englanders called it) was a department store that opened its flagship store in downtown Boston around 1841. Aside from being a fashion destination, it was known for a special treat — blueberry muffins! The first floor housed a bakery where they were made, then served in the dining…

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Field Trip Friday Farm

Field Trip Friday – Organic Farm!

One of my favorite things to do is visit local farms, and the southwest Florida area is abundant with them.  Yes, they’re always great places to get locally grown (sometimes organic) fruits and veggies but, for me, I especially love seeing how everything grows and how it all comes together.  I’m inspired by the vibrant colors, seeing…

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hogfish with ginger lime

Seared Hogfish with Ginger Lime Butter

Hogfish! It’s a reef fish that likes rocky bottoms throughout Florida’s coast, and it’s in the Wrasse family (which means it’s delicious). It’s unusual-looking in that it has a long, hog-like snout that allows it to feed on bottom-dwelling crustaceans, but its crimson color is amazing. This fish is hard to catch on hook &…

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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

My husband told me that he knew he was going to marry me the night I made him dinner for the first time (I had made Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes and green beans).  Now, we’ve all heard that expression “the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, but I had no idea…

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SwordfishwithRoastedTomatilloSalsa

Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

By now you may have noticed that most of the fish I cook is caught by someone in our household. Not only do we catch a lot of fish inshore, but we also have wonderful friends who have bigger boats to get us offshore pretty fast.  Here’s what you typically need to catch great fish, way…

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