Teeny Lamothe’s Best Pickled Beets

Make these pickled beets as a side dish, a snack or salad topping, or for a roasted beet pie recipe. Teeny’s Pickled Beets by Teeny Lamothe of Teeny Pies, Cincinatti, OH MAKES: 2 TO 3 CUPS 4 large beets (2 to 21⁄2 pounds total), scrubbed and greens removed 1⁄2 cup white or rice vinegar 1⁄4 cup […]

Our Favorite Recipes: Huckleberry Pie

Nothing says fall in our house like pie. The smell of crust baking, and flavors both savory and sweet fill the air, making it feel like the season has changed, even though in Florida it’s still a humid (or rainy) 90 degrees out most days. As a child, I remember my mother baking on a […]

Our Favorite Recipes: Teeny Lamothe’s Pickled Beet and Goat Cheese Tarts

Tis’ the season for baking, and nothing says fall like root vegetables! Think outside of your ‘pie hole’ this season with a tart and savory twist on a traditionally fall vegetable-the pickled beet. From Teeny Lamothe of Teeny Pies, Cincinatti, OH, this recipe is a bit more complex, if you roast and pickle your own beets, […]

Jacopo Falleni’s Pear Bellini Cocktail Recipe

Jacopo Falleni shares his favorite recipe for mixing up the Bellini cocktail. Fresh pears, champagne, and cinnamon-perfect for any special occasion!

Healthy Fall Dessert: Oatmeal Apple Cookies Recipe

Here’s a delicious recipe for Oatmeal Apple Cookies that you don’t have to feel guilty about. There is no refined white flour or sugar in here, and the oats and dried apples pack plenty of powerful nutrients.

Comfort Food: 5 Tips to Making Tasty Fall and Winter Soups

What more perfect comfort food is there for this time of year than soup? Millions of people around the country eat soup in the fall and winter months, whether they make it at home or eat it while dining out. Those making homemade soup recipes are often in search of the perfect way to make theirs […]

Savory and Sweet BBQ Popcorn Recipe Perfect For Summer Nights!

This BBQ popcorn recipe is savory, sweet, and has just enough heat to eat with an ice cold lager, perfect for fun summer nights!

What to Drink Now: Thirteen Wines For Summer Sipping 

What to Drink Now: Crave Local’s Top Wine Picks for Summer Entertaining Well, it’s official! Summer is finally upon us, temperatures in the South are soaring, and the universe is about to be dominated by rosé wine Instagram hashtags: #roseallday, #yeswayrose, #roseseason, #roseyay, and on and on. Snapchats and pictures will overflow with all things […]

Late Summer Appetizer: Charcuterie With Pickled Pear Crostini

With summer quickly coming to an end, and fall on the way, flavors of pumpkin, pears, and apples are on our mind. Chef Eric LeVine, New Jersey based multi-award winning restaurateur and author shared with us his take on an elegant pear appetizer that’s sure to please dinner guests. Wine Pairing: This appetizer pairs well with […]

Snowbirds Vintners Makes a Splash In Orlando With Rosé Wine Debut

On an unusually cool, breezy Florida summer evening, top individuals from the culinary community, as well as wine and spirits influencers, media, and friends gathered at Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Orlando to celebrate the launch of Snowbirds Vintners 2016 Rosé wine. The wine is owned by award-winning Chef Jamie McFadden, one of the area’s […]

The Perfect Diet Conscious Burger Recipe For Summer

What’s perfect for one person may not be for another, but trust me when I say you will think this veggie burger recipe is as near to perfect as one can get.

Celebrate Summer With Chef Made Snowbirds Vintners 2016 Rosé Wine

Summer is here, and that means barbecue, fun, and friends. Celebrate the warm weather with a bottle of Snowbirds Vintners newest release, a 2016 all American Rosé, created for easy food and wine pairing.

Summer Wine Pairing: Grillo with Farmers Market Pea Salad with Shaved Pecorino Romano

Below is a fresh pea salad, enhanced with cooling mint, spicy radish, and savory, creamy Pecorino Romano-a sure hit at your next summer soiree or outdoor barbecue and wine pairing.

How to Cook Octopus: Local 92’s Spanish Octopus With Spaghetti Squash and Leek Emulsion

Octopus as a dish, may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of summer inspiration. Typically found on high end restaurant menus, it can be a bit daunting to prepare-either because of those squiggly tentacles, or perhaps that beak, reminding you of those childhood nightmares from watching Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the […]