I enjoy writing about and participating in the food, wine and culinary scene in Central FL in my off hours. I started Orlando Uncorked, a local non profit wine education group, to promote the approachability of wine and donated our event proceeds to local area charities. The popular wine tasting events grew into structured wine classes and finally, food and wine writing for Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine and The Seminole Chronicle. Thanks for stopping by and if you'd like to join in on my fun, follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Untappd, Drync & Vivino @WineChix . Cheers!

Spiced Cookie Butter Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Spiced Cookie Butter Butterscotch Chip Cookies

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Cooking | By

Spiced Cookie Butter Butterscotch Chip Cookies It’s that cookie swapping time of year and I knew that I wanted to have some fun with cookie butter (or Biscoff spread, if there is not a Trader Joe’s in your area) this

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Guacamole, Feta and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Cooking | By

May is National Egg Month and we are winding up our breakfast fun with a quick and zesty Guacamole, Feta and Egg Breakfast Sandwich. It can be assembled in minutes, can be made with eggs cooked to your preference and you

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Vanilla Yogurt Custard Tartlettes with Roasted Grapes #BrunchWeek

Vanilla Yogurt Custard Tartlette with Roasted Grapes TasteCookSip

May 9, 2015 | Posted in Cooking | By

We are winding down BrunchWeek and hope that you have inspiration for many delicious meals. My last dish tastes decadent, but is completely guilt free. Really, is there anything better? The yogurt custard comes together quickly and can be customized

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Orange Blossom Olive Oil Cake with Mango Citrus Glaze #BrunchWeek

May 7, 2015 | Posted in Cooking | By

This lovely Orange Blossom Olive Oil cake is a perfect centerpiece to any brunch table. The olive oil prevents the cake from tasting overly sweet, I used a popular brand from California to lend a fruity, yet peppery note to

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Mixed Berry Yogurt Smoothie #BrunchWeek

Mixed Berry Yogurt Smoothie

May 6, 2015 | Posted in Cooking | By

I’m a fan of quick and healthy, and this Mixed Berry Yogurt Smoothie could not be simpler to prepare. With no kitchen equipment needed, you can stockpile your fridge for a week of breakfasts or have the perfect brunch starter,

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Caramelized Onion, Swiss Chard, Mushroom and Alpine Cheddar Croissant Strata for #BrunchWeek

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May 4, 2015 | Posted in Cooking | By

There are few things I love more than a leisurely brunch, so when I heard about BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca, I was excited to create some special recipes. I

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Mom’s (New York) Cheesecake

Moms New York Cheesecake slice

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

Every family has that special dish that is the centerpiece to a family dinner or holiday celebration. For my husband’s family, it has always been Mom’s (New York) Cheesecake. I love cheesecake and had baked plenty in my time…but not

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Fresh Strawberry Pie, for Pi(e) Day!

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March 14, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

Welcome to Pi(e) Day hosted by Terri from Love and Confections! Pi Day is celebrated every March 14 by math fans around the world – including bakers and pastry chefs. Pi is an non-repeating, infinite number represented by the Greek

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Girl Scout Cookie & Dulce de Leche Pudding Parfaits

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February 27, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

It’s Girl Scout cookie time! If your family is like ours, Girl Scout cookie time conjures up memories of order forms, cases of cookies and troop gatherings to sell cookies. My own mom was a troop leader and I have

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The 2015 Downtown Food & Wine Fest

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February 13, 2015 | Posted in Special Events | By

Downtown Orlando is rolling out the red carpet for the Downtown Food & Wine Fest on February 21 and 22nd, 2015. Headlining this years two day Downtown Food & Wine Fest concerts are fan favorites Lifehouse and Loverboy, so whether you

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