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Other Recipes by macKenzie SMith

Make Summer Last Forever with This Refreshing Peach and Mozzarella Salad

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

Savor summer forever with this quick and easy peach, mozzarella and thai basil salad!

One of the hardest parts about living in Brooklyn was definitely surviving the long, hard, lonely winters. The seemingly endless repetition of dark, chilly days followed by dark, chilly nights totally wore on me. Since I had grown up in Florida, I’m pretty sure that my ingrained physical and mental states were not “chill” with what was going on. I only lasted about 6 years up North before I finally decided to make the move down to Florida to work as the breakfast chef at my family’s boutique hotel, Black Dolphin Inn.  Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

brussels sprouts au gratin

We always hear about writers having writers block, but why doesn’t anyone talk about chefs getting cooking block? I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one that deals with this dumb dilemma and I think it should be a common concept. Hey, maybe I’ll even take it upon myself to add it to urban dictionary.

But anyways, back to the point – cooking blocks sucks! There are days when I literally have a whole fridge full of awesome food, but I just don’t feel inspired. When this happens, I typically go on pinterest, check out the ole’ instagram, and stalk new restaurants that are on my must-eat list. But alas, sometimes even that doesn’t work! So what do I do when all of the above fails me? I CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE! Continue reading

Spicy Zucchini & Salami Pizza Inspired by Dar Poeta

dar poeta spicy zucchini pizza

After the busiest summer of traveling EVER, Jerm and I are finally back to real life in New Smyrna Beach, FL! Sleeping in our own bed and being 3 blocks form the beach is great and all but I can’t help but dream about the dope food we had in Italy, Greece, New York, and Boston. Since I’ve been running around like a candy raver on too many drugs (totally a metaphor not IRL just SRSLY) , I haven’t had the opportunity to finalize my Italy travel guide (or any travel guide besides Boston, really). But when I do, you will see a pic of this oh-so-darling pizza from Dar Poeta in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome, Italy. Continue reading