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What I Learned from Bar Camp at #OrlandoTech Week

What I Learned from Bar Camp at #OrlandoTech Week William Jackson, M.Ed. Teacher of the Year 2015 – 2016 Venetia Elementary School Duval County Public Schools Participating in my first #OrlandoTech Week was a fun, exciting, awesome and overwhelming experience, even though I have been involved in technology for quite a ... Read More »

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Krispy Kreme memories…are they real?

I never thought I’d write about doughnuts. I love a good doughnut but not necessarily as the topic of a blog post. However, a conversation had me doubting memories, which were ingrained in my brain, of a family drive on Sundays to the Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop on Corrine Drive ... Read More »

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Morning Mix Recipe: Pork Chops with Peanut Parsley Pesto

The more the merrier in Heather’s Florida Kitchen! That’s why I have teamed with the fabulous folks over at Orlando’s WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show’s Recipe of the Week. Today’s recipe is Marinated Pork Chops with Peanut Parsley Pesto. Peanuts in pesto? You bet. Subbing for the ... Read More »

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Hillary still waiting to exhale but Trump got his groove back

(Author’s note: I did not actually see either of the movies to which this headline alludes. It is my understanding that they lacked any explosions, martial arts, gunfights, or anyone wearing a mask or cape.) Ted Cruz is moving the Alamo, brick-by-metaphorical-brick to Indiana, and he is taking Carly Fiorina ... Read More »

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Clam Scampi a spring menu mainstay

Shrimp scampi is a favorite go-to recipe for me. Try the same concept with fresh clams and it becomes a lighter, spring menu mainstay. This quick and easy recipe was developed by chef Justin Timineri, Florida’s culinary ambassador at the Fresh From Florida program. I adapted it slightly from his ... Read More »

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Alien Day: How to properly celebrate the new holiday

For us horror lovers out there, there aren’t many holidays to catch our fancy. Halloween only comes around once a year and days such as Thanksgiving and New Years Eve just don’t electrify the senses through a continuous buzz of excitement. With the sudden inception of Alien Day, however, it ... Read More »

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Rethink brunch with Portabella Benedict

Florida mushrooms and farm fresh eggs are always in season. Portabella mushrooms substitute for English muffins in this Benedict recipe adding a nutritional boost to a brunch favorite. One medium large cap is a good source of the B vitamin riboflavin and the antioxidant selenium, according to the Mushroom Council. ... Read More »

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Prince: Celebrating the Life of a Legend

Last week, the world lost a modern-day Mozart. A talent that comes along once in a lifetime, died under mysterious circumstances in his home called Paisley Park, a place where he lived, produced music and music videos. Prince, which was in fact his birth name, was a musician that is ... Read More »

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