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Blueberry Betty

Blueberry Betty is a vintage dessert with a classic American name. In fact, it’s one of many fanciful named concoctions you will find in old cookbooks. A Betty is made from seasonal fruit and sweetened crumbs. A pandowdy is a variation of a cobbler in which the fruit is topped with a ... Read More »

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From Columnist to Columnist

On last Friday, two of my friends and I, clicked the link to Scott Maxwell’s column about ’10 people in Orlando who are making the city a better place.’ I loved it. My mouthy friend had already skimmed to the bottom of the article and said, ‘oh, is that the ... Read More »

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When You Educate Women You Educate Generations

When You Educate Women You Educate Generations by William Jackson, #MyQuestToTeach STEM and STEAM Advocate The goal of education is not to just educate that specific person, it is a goal to educate generations that come afterwards. Establishing education as a foundation to achieve success can be seen when families ... Read More »

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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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Star Wars Celebration 2017 invades Orlando

A record breaking 70,000+ fans invaded Orlando for the 2017 Star Wars Celebration that happened April 13 to April 16 at the Orange County Convention Center.  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 ... 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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