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I tried 8 Blue Apron meals… here’s what I think

The food was delicious – but is it worth the cost and effort? I’m sure this isn’t the first Blue Apron review you’ve read. I’ve seen everyone from top chefs to popular money-saving gurus blog about trying the home delivery food prep system, but the difference here is that no ... Read More »

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Mexican Pasta Bake

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 Mexican Pasta Bake. It’s an easy weeknight meal for busy households. The ingredients are readily available and ... Read More »

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National Dog Day

On August 26 we celebrate National Dog Day, a time to appreciate the joy dogs bring to our lives. Whether it’s your own dog, the dog next door or just the adorable dog photos we find online. We hope you’ll take a moment on this special day to help dogs ... Read More »

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Mushroom, Basil & Goat Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Mushroom, Basil & Goat Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups take advantage of a Florida crop that is always in season: Mushrooms. The vegetarian recipe, which was developed by Patti Londre of Worth the Whisk, offers big flavor from meaty sautéed cremini mushrooms, basil and goat cheese. Cremini mushrooms are sometimes sold as ... Read More »

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Roasted Tomato & Bacon Cobbler

Today’s Roasted Tomato & Bacon Cobbler won the 18th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off in 2014. The contest, sponsored by Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron, awarded $5,000 cash and a $3,250 stainless-steel cooking range to a North Carolina home cook. Now that’s a lot of dough for a smart turn ... Read More »

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Chocolate Truffle Pie

With kids back in school, bake sale season is not far behind. Chocolate Truffle Pie is an easy dessert that uses pecans, one of Florida’s many nut crops. The original recipe called for chopped baking chocolate squares, but I liked the results much better with chocolate chips so there is no chopping ... Read More »

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Baked Gator Fritters

When the statewide alligator hunting season kicked off Aug. 15 my first thought was Baked Gator Fritters paired with spicy cocktail or remoulade sauces. Today’s recipe concept originated in the cookbook “The Florida Cookbook: A Lighter Look at Southern Cooking.” I edited the Tribune Publishing work many years ago. Over ... Read More »

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