Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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After discussing the major desire to have cream and butter and how almost everything is cooked in butter, and how hard it is to find food that hasn't been soaked in dairy some way or another, with a few friends, some offered alternatives. One was that you can use Earth Balance butter substitute and that Ghiradellie chocolate chips were dairy-free! That means I can still enjoy cookies!!!! I … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge #5: Grilled Poutine Pizza

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EDIT: Voting has started! Please vote for us here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/5/view/1397 Thank you, thank you to everyone who is voting for us! We've moved on to Challenge #5 in Project Food Blog, and it's a fun one: We're challenging each of you to put your own spin on the same recipe. How you do it is up to you... You'll be asked to put your own spin on Pizza. … [Read more...]

Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

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Epcot. Disney. International Food and Wine Festival. To a traveling foodie, these words are like pheromones. The Swan and Dolphin Resort is considered an Epcot resort (it's a short stroll to the "back entrance" of Epcot between England and France). Technically, the Swan and Dolphin are not Disney owned like the Grand Floridian or even the next-door Boardwalk. Starwood (the Sheraton people) … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge #4: Butter Poached Lobster with Sauce Aurore

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(Edit: Voting has started! Please vote for us and help us advance to the next challenge! http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/4/view/1288) For most of my life, I was a dabbler in the kitchen. I cooked a lot, and I wasn't bad, but I winged it. Three years ago, I picked up Kitchen Confidential and it changed my outlook on cooking forever. High-level restaurant cooking had … [Read more...]

Epcot: First Bites Opening Reception

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For many people, when feeling the urge to break out singing: "It's the most wonderful time of the year!", it means the Christmas holidays. For foodies in Central Florida (and a good chunk of the world's tourists) it means Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival has begun at Walt Disney World in Florida. It's the 15 year anniversary for the Festival, and this year, there will be 27 food … [Read more...]

Challenge #2: Snapper M’qualli (Morocco)

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Once again, thank you to everyone who voted for our last challenge! The competition is really intense and this is a big one, so please vote for us if you'd like to see us advance! Edit: The voting page is up! Please cast your vote here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/2/view/957 This week's challenge: Ready to tackle a classic dish from another culture? Pick an ethnic … [Read more...]

Foodbuzz 24×24: Grass Fed Beef Tasting

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The folks at Foodbuzz run a monthly feature called 24x24. Each month, they pick 24 food bloggers to plan a meal on a specific day. In 24 hours, 24 meals are enjoyed around the world, and then blogged. This month, Foodbuzz picked Saturday, May 29th as the day, and Christey and I were selected as one of the 24 hosts. The meal we submitted was based on an idea I have been mulling over since … [Read more...]