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Orange Velvet Pound Cake

Orange Velvet Pound Cake takes advantage of one of Florida’s signature flavors: Citrus. Much of the oranges  are grown in the southern two-thirds of the peninsula, where there is low probability for a freeze, according to the Florida Department of Citrus. Growers produce several types of citrus, including oranges, grapefruit ... Read More »

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Starwars Celebration 2017 invades Orlando

A record breaking 70,000+ fans invaded Orlando for the 2017 Star Wars Celebration.  This year celebrates 40 years of Star Wars and the fans turned out prepared for the celebration in Star Wars attire ranging from t-shirts and backpacks to full cosplay costuming.  The convention contained daily panels including ones ... Read More »

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A Newbies Guide To Las Vegas

  I’m in Las Vegas this week, and I end up here about once a year for some type of meeting or convention. Over those years, I haven’t had much time to spend enjoying the shows or restaurants, so if you’re looking for that type of information, unfortunately, this post ... Read More »

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Earth Day and the Orlando Hospitality Industry

Do you think there’s any connection? But, of course!  Even though some would think that the tourism and hospitality industry here in Central Florida causes only constant traffic congestion, major air pollution, and basic overall mind fog [and yes, I do realize that mind fog is only damaging to oneself, and ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Chicken with Roasted Tomato Sauce

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 Recipe of the Week. Today’s recipe is Chicken with Roasted Tomato Sauce. This is a great weeknight meal for busy households. I like to ... Read More »

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National Columnists’ Day April 18 – Buy a writer a drink day!

In honor of the anniversary of Columnist Ernie Pyle’s death, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists created National Columnists’ Day, April 18. In case you don’t know who Ernie Pyle is, he’s become the unofficial patron saint of newspaper columnists. This brave reporter covered World War II from the front-lines, ... Read More »

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Baked Rigatoni with Broccoli

Baked Rigatoni with Broccoli is a recipe adapted from Clifford A. Wright’s cookbook “Hot & Cheesy.” It’s one of several cookbooks with lots potluck menu inspiration. Another of my favorites is Betty Rosbottom’s “Sunday Casseroles: Complete Comfort in One Dish.” Here are some of Rosbottom’s casserole tips: Shallower dishes tend ... Read More &raqu...

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The Importance of Women To Build Up Your Mind

  The Importance of Women To Build Up Your Mind by William Jackson: Father, Educator, Blogger #MyQuestToTeach Pictures of books located on Photobucket. http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/williamdjackson/Books%20About%20and%20By%20Black%20Women/story Placed in a story line The value of reading and joy of literacy can change lives. It has happened with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm ... Re...

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Is it too late to save Silver Springs?

As a physician, I am responsible for the care I render to my patients. As a citizen, I am responsible for the care of the state I live in. The Editorial in the Orlando Sentinel today moved me to get off my butt, so-to-speak, and take some action. Apparently, our ... Read More »

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