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Morning Mix recipe : Beer Can 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 for Beer Can Chicken begins my countdown to July 4 festivities. From now through Independence Day I’ll ... Read More »

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Orlando Tourism Continues to Move On

Well ‘it’ finally happened.  Orlando, formerly known as both The City Beautiful and The Happiest Place on Earth was finally tested, and when I say tested I mean that in the worst possible scenario.  While there’s no point or need to rehash what happened to OTown over the course of one ... Read More »

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4th of July Pet Safety

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, many of us are excited to celebrate with friends and family, including our four-legged family.  However, your pet actually prefers to show off their patriotic paws at home, away from loud fireworks and dangerous heat. If you must bring your pet to the ... Read More »

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Ocean Sun Brewing might be the best brewery in Orlando

I’ve been to quite a few breweries and brewpubs since I moved to Florida. They’ve ranged from abysmal to adequate to just plain good; though none have left me wanting for more the way Ocean Sun Brewing did. I went with my friend Maggie who also visited Orlando Brewing Company ... Read More »

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How Could God Allow This? Why Would God Allow This?

A couple of weeks ago, my dad woke me up by telling me there was a terror attack in Orlando and around 30 people were dead so far, the body count rising each hour. And as the day moved slowly, the gloom spread with each newsbreak. Orlando was stricken with ... Read More »

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What I Learned from Vincent Taylor About Student Engagement

What I Learned from Vincent Taylor About Student Engagement by William Jackson, M.Ed. Attending the recent Literacy Expo with Duval County Public Schools presented talented educators, administrators, authors and even students that are nationally recognized authors and speakers. These included Moxie Girl (Natalie McGriff and Angie Nixon), Cornbread (Vincent Taylor), ... Read More »

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Orlando’s Sidequests: International Drive

What instantly comes to mind when you think of Orlando? Beaches and theme parks! Disneyland, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studios – it’s a memory to make! However, for local Floridians or others who have already been there and done that or travelers who are on a tight budget here is a perfect sidequest ... Read More »

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Beef & Cucumber Salad

Up your flavor game with marinades. This recipe for Beef & Cucumber Salad has nuances of Thai cuisine. To add a kick of heat add a chopped seeded jalapeno or crushed dried red pepper to the beef marinade. Beef & Cucumber Salad Yield: 4 servings 1 pound beef top round steak, cut 3/4-inch ... Read More »

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Morning Mix recipe: Burgers with Mushroom Duxelle

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 Burgers with Mushroom Duxelle. The recipe was inspired by Seasons 52’s Angus Beef Blended with ... Read More »

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