Category recipes

Gin and Christmas Trees

The first time I tasted gin was at a Christmas party. My brother handed me a g&t. I was sure I wouldn’t like it, but at least I’d have something to hold while I mingled.  It smelled nice, so I took a sip. It was way more pleasant than I expected. Strangely… like Christmas trees…. Read More

Sand Dollar Cookies

It’s a coastal tradition to deck the halls with beach treasures. It seems I’ve got a sand dollar theme around here. You might remember this sand dollar wreath I made last year. I hoped it would last, so I stored it in bubble wrap on a closet shelf. I had my fingers crossed when I… Read More

November In Bloom

Good thing I have photos to remind me, otherwise I don’t know what happened this month.

Collard Greens Gratin

In my family, Thanksgiving is always a challenge to see how many pounds of butter and pecans we can pack into one meal. The number is a source of pride among the cooks, but it should never be shared with the guests. When anyone asks why all these vegetables taste so amazing, we answer with a… Read More

Dumpster Cookies

These are supposed to be called compost cookies. Yes, I do realize that doesn’t sound any better.

Mojito Grilled Fish Skewers

Today is the first day of stone crab season! We’ve gathered on Big Pine Key for our annual family stone crab extravaganza, which didn’t happen last year thanks to the hurricane. Before we hop on the boat, here’s a fantastic grilled fish recipe I’ve been working on for you.