Florida Kitchen

Better than Brady’s: Avocado Ice Cream

A couple of weeks ago, my nephew Charlie challenged me to make Tom Brady’s famous (or rather infamous based on the online reviews) Avocado Ice Cream. With Lent approaching and wanting to give up processed sugar, I accepted the challenge. The first attempt, I followed Brady’s recipe EXACTLY. It included […]

Mixed Berry Pavlova

One of the simplest yet most elegant desserts is the pavolva. All you need is egg whites, sugar, white vinegar, corn starch, vanilla and an electric mixer. I prefer a Swiss Meringue technique to achieve glossier appearance and a creamier interior. Spread fluffy whipped egg whites mixture out on parchment […]

Dark Rum & Cointreau Pineapple Pirate Punch

Ahoy! This is a fun little cocktail I whipped up trying to think of a perfect drink for watching the Bucs this Sunday play in the Super Bowl. I wanted Fresh Florida flavors that would be easy to find at any store and not too complicated to make in batches- […]

Gasparilla Pirate Milk Punch

There is no other cold beverage that defines Tampa like Gasparilla Milk Punch. The Gasparilla Pirate invasion should have happened this past week, but due to … you know… we have to settle for the Super Bowl to entertain our racouous pirates this year. Read below about the history of […]

Cuban Cocktail Sliders

Well, It’s Super Bowl week and there is nothing that I can think of that is more appropriate to serve at your Super Bowl “micro” party than my Cuban Cocktail Sliders. The Cuban Sandwich is the official sandwich of the state of Florida. With Tampa hosting the Super Bowl AND […]