Florida Kitchen

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Pecans and Squash

I love Thanksgiving. The food. The family. The Football. This year I am adding several new vegetables to my table. This dish is everything you are craving right now- Crispy Brussel sprouts, sweet squashes, and pecans all tossed in a smoky maple dressing. You can prep all the veggies the […]

Banana Pots De Créme

I adore banana pudding. I used to make bowls of this creamy treat when my children were in rowing and we had pot luck suppers at our house before regattas. Now that my children are adults, I love serving grown up versions of their favorite childhood desserts. This banana infused […]

Meggen’s Seafood Chowder

The weather here in Florida is finally cooling off. I am ready to make soup. We have an abundance of incredible seafood here in the Sunshine State. I created this recipe so I could enjoy fish, but also have that comfort packed chowder I crave. While my clam chowder recipe […]

Masala Chai Latte

Spiced chai has become my warm beverage of choice these days. Ever since I’ve returned from Montana, I have yet to find a coffee house that makes a really good chai that is robust and filled with warm spices. Many local shop use a boxed chai mix that is loaded […]

Key Lime Tiramisu

Key Lime Pie is easily my favorite dessert. I will pass on chocolate anyday over Key Lime. My native Florida roots are showing. For this recipe, I wanted several things- a no bake/ make ahead dessert, key limes, but light, tart, sour and sweet. Yikes! That’s a big bill to […]

Southern Slow Cooker BBQ Pork with Slatherin’ Sauce

Sigh, Summer is slowly coming to an end. But, with the end of Summer come the traditions we love about the Fall: Labor Day Weekend, Pumpin Spice and College Football! Even though football is going to be VERY different from years passed, we can still cook up a tailgate worthy […]

Simple Mixed Berry Shortcake

Summer is all about produce and what says “Summer” more than a basket of fresh picked berries? I adore strawberry shortcake and recently made this dessert for my father. Next to Key Lime Pie, this is his favorite treat. First, whip up some heavy cream with a dash of vanilla […]

Watermelon Fresca with Rum

Looking for something to do with all that leftover watermleon from your recent picnic? I have a fantastic recipe for you. Watermelon Aqua Fresca. It is a Mexican drink combining melon, sugar, lime and water. My version uses strained watermelon juice that I blend in my Ninja blender, a mint […]

Mother’s Day Brunch

Okay, It’s been a long quarantine. We’re all getting a little tired of cooking, cleaning, working from a crowded home, Netflix and the whole darn thing. But you know who is really tired- mommy. She is really tired. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret- she […]