A Year In Miami Food

December 31, 2012

So 2013 is within reach and so far we've survived a presidential election, a Superstorm Hurricane, Michael Phelps' (and his freakishly long torso) last swim in the Summer Olympics and the Mayans (unless they're running on Miami time, then we're all screwed). This was a busy year for America and on a local level, South Florida was busy as well. People throughout South Florida stood in voting lines for hours showing their commitment to democracy. After the Summer Olympics everyone and their abuela either knew Dannell Leyva personally or was friends with his cousin, ex-boyfriend girlfriend or high school classmate. Florida gained its first EVER openly gay politician when Miami Beach voted in David Richardson to a House seat. The Miami Heat won the championship leading to impromptu street parties from Hialeah to Calle Ocho. Many people dusted off their casuelas and took to the streets (myself included) in a prideful celebration that lasted until the early morning cops showed up. Last (but most definitely not least) are the Miami parody videos that everyone could relate to; Sh*t Miami Girls Say (part 1 and 2) were a hysterical hit that had people quoting them for months to come, “What's your cheapest pink wine?”

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December 17, 2012

In need of a Christmas gift for the pork lover in your life? Well, I've teamed up with P.I.G Inc Apparel, a locally owned apparel company created for foodies/chefs/lechon lovers, to give away a few of their awesome chef inspired t-shirts! Up for grabs are one of each of the following shirts:

Enter for the contest BELOW! You can tweet once a day for additional entries! Winners announced THIS FRIDAY!!

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Crackers Casual Dining Brings Southern Cooking to Miami Springs

December 14, 2012

A couple of friends from high school had been telling me about Crackers for a while. My friend Olga encouraged me to go every chance she got, then another friend started to tell me about their fried chicken and cherry pie. Finally, I decided I needed to give it a shot. Actually I gave it three shots.

White Chocolate Dipped Key Lime & Pistachio Biscotti Recipe For The Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

December 12, 2012

I decided to join the 2012 Food Blogger Cookie swap because I wanted to meet other food bloggers through out the country. However, I didn't realize it would lead to me publishing my first recipe. I wish I could take the credit for this recipe, but the truth is I can't. The original recipe comes from Hedy Goldsmith's cookbook, Baking Out Loud. Hedy is a true inspiration to anyone who loves desserts and her cookbooks makes any home cook feel capable of making restaurant grade desserts. I made a few adjustments to the recipe to make it more of my own.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

White Chocolate Dipped Key Lime & Pistachio Biscotti

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1cup sugar
Zest of 3 key limes
1 ½ cup of lightly salted pistachios
2 extra large eggs
1 extra large egg yolk
Juice of 1 key lime
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 11oz package of ghirardelli white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and position rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Burgers-N-Broads Calendar Giveaway!

December 7, 2012

I've teamed up with Burger Beast to give away 3 of his Burgers-N-Broads calendars (just in time for the holidays!). If you like burgers and boobs broads, this is the calendar for you! Burger Beast recently unveiled his boobalicious burgerlicious calendar in November and the calendar features 12 local hot ladies at 12 local burger joints!

All the details on what restaurants were featured in the calendar and how to purchase the calendar is available here.

Entering is ridiculously easy and the winner will be randomly chosenand announced on Monday!!

Get to it!

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