The Buffalo Rancher – Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese with Sharp Cheddar, Blue Cheese and Buttermilk Ranch

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When you look at this buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich, what does it say to you? Does it speak to your soul or does it just make you real hungry? Hopefully it is all of the above because I’ve got some exciting new news!

So you might have seen me posting all of my sandwich recipes on About.com for the last couple years. You see, I was their sandwich expert which meant that each month, I’d come up with a bunch of different sandwich recipes for their site, test them, photograph them and then upload ’em. Beyond coming up with recipes, I also did pop-ups all across the country for their ad agencies partners while also taking over their instagram and creating sandwich tours for each city we visited. Continue reading

Florida Foodie Road Trip – Florida Blueberry Festival, Brooksville FL

MacKenzie Smith and Jeremy Johnston at the Florida Blueberry Festival

Each spring, the city of Brooksville hosts its annual Blueberry Festival to celebrate Florida’s blueberry harvest. And although most people don’t associate the Sunshine State with blueberries, it turns out that we’re really, really good at growing them!

Since I’m a blueberry-loving girl and grew up picking these sweet yet tart little fruits at my Meme’s farm, I was super excited when VISIT FLORIDA asked us to cover this tasty festival. Not only were there a ton of creative street food vendors, but there’s also a local blueberry market where you can buy all things (you guessed it) blueberry related, and a super-fun 1,000-foot waterslide that runs down the heart of downtown Brooksville. Continue reading

Honey Tequila Mexican Street Corn with Queso Fresco

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Altos Tequila for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

If I could eat at street food every meal for the rest of my life, I totally would. There’s just something so fun about walking around, going from booth to booth, seeing and smelling each vendor’s creation and then thoughtfully picking which bites I want most. One of my favorite vendors is consistently the roasted corn peddler. I love how they cook the corn over an open flame, charring the little kernels into deliciously sweet roasted corn goodness.

I also love the whole pick-your-own-adventure that comes with the roasted corn, too. When they hand you the roasted cob, there’s usually a table full of condiments to spice it up. Of course, there’s always the traditional American options, like butter, honey, salt and pepper, but sometimes the vendors step up their game and put out parmesan, fresh herbs, hot sauce and the like. Continue reading