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Morning Mix recipe: Rum-Lime Chicken

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 Rum-Lime Chicken. The sweet and tangy marinade enlivens the chicken with nuances of allspice, nutmeg ... Read More »

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Is the significance of Hillary’s nomination lost on Millennials?

Hillary Clinton is the first female nominated to run for President by a major political party. It’s a BIG deal and one that we should cheer collectively with our friends, colleagues, spouses, daughters and sons. Are Millennials impressed though? The older end of the spectrum, the early-30s crowd, likely cheered ... Read More »

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Honey Bacon-Cheddar Scones

Honey Bacon-Cheddar Scones is flavored with one of Florida’s golden ingredients. There are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. In Florida, home cooks seek out local orange blossom, Tupelo, black mangrove,  Brazilian pepper, gallberry and wildflower honey.  ... Read More »

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Quick & Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

A savory blend of cheddar, Monterey Jack and cream cheese gives this classic party dip a full, rich flavor. Serve with crisp crackers, crunchy vegetables, thinly sliced French bread or tortilla chips. Quick & Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Yield: 3 cups 1 cup sour cream 4 ounces cream cheese, softened ... Read More »

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Fried Pecan Okra

Okra is a staple of Southern cuisine. The vegetable is well-suited for Florida’s hot, humid summers, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences. I clipped this recipe for Fried Pecan Okra from Southern Living magazine in 2007. It’s about as uptown as I will go with ... Read More »

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Day Three: Leaving Helena for Tizer Gardens

Day three of my visit to Helena, Montana, dawned bright and early, as I was slated to meet my host, Mike, for breakfast at the No Sweat Café in Last Chance Gulch, followed by a drive to Tizer Gardens. Alas, we discovered that it’s closed on Mondays, so our plans ... Read More »

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Why Millennials are banishing, but not burning, bras

Millennial women are forsaking bras for more comfortable alternatives, or nothing at all. I grew up hearing stories about how women in the 1960s burned their bras in the ultimate display of protest. Bras were a sign of conformity and they represented the confines of submission that women were determined to ... Read More »

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What the rest of the world thinks of Americans

 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness…” – Mark Twain Traveling through Alaska on a press trip cruise, with journalists from all over the world on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam, I’m hearing many stories of joy and grief. We’ve listened to a Canadian woman tell us about her efforts helping ... Read More »

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