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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

Smokey Tequila Queso Fundido Smothered Cemita Grilled Cheese

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

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I’ve been blogging about grilled cheese sandwiches for almost 7 years now. To be honest, If it weren’t for melted cheese, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. There’s just something so simple and beautiful about it – almost like a magical golden potion that can instantly make people happier and all warm and fuzzy feeling inside. But these awesome feel-good properties aren’t just contained to cheese. You know what else helps people happy and all warm and fuzzy inside? Tequila!

So what happens when you combine two of the best things on earth? Keep reading!

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Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

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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