San Francisco Part 2

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I guess that's the problem with heading to San Francisco right before the holiday season. There's no time to update with family and holidays and all the food! Hopefully, things will go back to a regular updating schedule soon. We're going to catch up with the Saturday events at the Foodbuzz First Annual Blogger Festival. … [Read more...]

POM Cheesecake Minis

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I tend more toward the savory than the sweet when I cook, but you can't beat these two words: POM cheesecake. I wanted to do little mini-bites, and I also wanted to experiment to see if I could incorporate POM pomegranate juice into the cheesecakes themselves instead of just in the sauce. One of the best things about experimenting when cooking is tasting the results! These would make great … [Read more...]

Shrimp Tempura with POM Wasabi Sauce

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For November's POM Wonderful Blog Post, I made shrimp tempura with a POM pomegranate juice wasabi sauce. I wanted to fuse a little Japanese techniques with Floridian and even a little French and see how everything turned out. I knew the pomegrante base for the sauce would work well with ginger and garlic and lemon zest; pomegranate juice is bold enough to take on the flavors without overwhelming … [Read more...]

Asiago Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Stuffed Shells with Bertolli Vodka Sauce

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Christey and I were excited to go to the 1st Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in San Francisco next month. We were even more excited to hear that Bertolli Sauces was sponsoring 10 foodie bloggers, providing airfare and hotel to the festival in exchange for developing an appetizer or main course menu item using Bertolli sauces. For our entry, Christey and I were batting around main course … [Read more...]

POM Pomegranate Crème Brûlée

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Most of what I like to cook is savory. I do have a couple favorite desserts, however. One is mousse, and last February, I made a POM pomegranate and white chocolate mousse for Valentine's Day. For this month's POM Guest Blogger entry, I decided to try incorporating pomegranate into one of my other favorite classic desserts, crème brûlée. Crème brûlée is commonly served with berries, … [Read more...]

Lamb Loin Chops with a POM Pomegranate Bordelaise

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This month's POM recipe had an interesting twist from the start. Our local Space Coast newspaper, Florida Today is doing a feature on food blogging and had contacted Christey and me, asking if they could "ride along" on one of our blog posts. The day they called, I had just figured out what I was going to do for my POM post for September, so we arranged a get-together and I cooked up some … [Read more...]

Grouper with Peppadew Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

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One of my favorite local gourmet stores, The Green Turtle, has a wonderful rotating assortment of ingredients. In this small area of Florida, I've been able to find foie and truffles, and it's my go-to place to find staples like champagne or sherry vinegar. Last week, they had a beautifully red, glistening display of peppadew peppers, and I grabbed as much as they could cram into a small … [Read more...]