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Baked Bacon-Wrapped Gulf Shrimp

I am a Florida girl born and raised. I grew up camping by the Gulf of Mexico, shucking scallops and catching fish. Taking “riverboat cruises,” as my dad would say, down the Econfina River to the sawgrass creeks. Spending family vacations at St. George Island, swimming and getting sun-kissed. I had no choice but to… Continue reading Baked Bacon-Wrapped Gulf Shrimp

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Travel Guide: Savannah, Georgia

The sound of horses and their carriages clapping on the cobblestones. The sweet smell of Confederate jasmine. The sight of steamboats and ships idling down the Savannah River. And, of course, the blissful buzz of a refreshing hand-crafted cocktail. Ahhhh. Savannah, Georgia: the epitome of Southern charm and hospitality. Read on to see why you… Continue reading Travel Guide: Savannah, Georgia

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Travel Guide: Pensacola, Florida

Next to my hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, Pensacola is definitely my most visited city. My boyfriend Mark and I frequent there a lot because it is actually his hometown and lots of his family still lives there. I remember the first time he took me there to meet his dad and visit the rest of… Continue reading Travel Guide: Pensacola, Florida

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

My mama always made shepherd's pie when my brother and I were growing up. It was easy and quick to whip up, cheap and delicious. Plus she would always make enough for leftovers and leftovers were always welcome in our house. Because I had this dish a little too much as a kid (sorry mom),… Continue reading Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

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Bomb Scalloped Potatoes

I am surprised that this wasn’t the first thing I posted on my blog because…potatoes. No, not just potatoes. Cheesy, creamy, savory potatoes baked until golden, melting in your mouth while you think, “Yes. This is living my best life.” I list the original recipe below, but I also tried a healthier option that swaps… Continue reading Bomb Scalloped Potatoes

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Tallahassee, FL: A Hometown Girl’s Guide to Food & Drink in the Capital City

I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. I remember throwing pizza dough onto the game room chandeliers at Barnaby’s as a kid and walking to Decent Pizza with friends after class when I went to Leon High. I somewhat recollect going to Tuesday nights at AJ’s Sports Bar in college and drunkenly jaywalking to the Whataburger on… Continue reading Tallahassee, FL: A Hometown Girl’s Guide to Food & Drink in the Capital City

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“Healthy” Chicken Broccoli Mushroom Bake

I have never been one to consider “healthy alternatives” when it comes to cooking or baking. Especially when it comes to comfort food. That is not something I am necessarily proud of, it’s just the truth. In my family, salt, butter and flour are never spared during meals at our holiday reunions and get-togethers. Everything is… Continue reading “Healthy” Chicken Broccoli Mushroom Bake