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Chef Recipe: 1921 by Norman Van Aken’s Golden Pancakes

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Chef Norman Van Aken teaches how to make one of his Mount Dora restaurant’s most popular dishes Read More  Read More

Chef Recipe: Umi Japanese Restaurant’s Shrimp Yaki Udon

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Chef Stanley Yun teaches how to make one of Umi’s most popular dishes Read More  Read More

Chef Recipe: Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen’s Jambalaya

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Serving a colorful menu of small plates, craft beer, fine wine on tap, and specialty cocktails, Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen is a great reason to visit Lake Nona. This month, Chef Jason Bergeron teaches the short version of how to make their jambalaya. Ingredients 12 oz. Cajun rice (prepared) 2 oz. smoked pork hock (removed from bone) 16 shrimp (13-15 count) 8 Andouille sausage links... Read More

Chef Recipe: Hamilton’s Kitchen’s Crab Crusted Scallops

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Learn how to cook one of Hamilton Kitchen’s most popular dishes at home. Read More  Read More

Recipe: Executive Chef Greg Richie, Soco Restaurant

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Chicken Fried New York Strip Steak with Mashed Potatoes and White Truffle Pepper Gravy Nestled in trendy Thornton Park and headed by Executive Chef Greg Richie, the Zagat-rated Soco Restaurant offers—and derives its name from—Southern contemporary cuisine, and prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients. This month, Richie shares how to make one of Soco’s heartiest... Read More

Chef Recipe: Osprey Tavern’s Roasted Organic Chicken & Buttermilk Biscuits

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Orlando’s foodie scene has blossomed in recent years, resulting in a bounty of local restaurants that pride themselves on fresh ingredients and recipes dreamed up by chefs every bit as skilled as those you might see on TV. One of those standouts is Baldwin Park’s Osprey Tavern. This month, Executive Chef Joseph Burnett and Pastry Chef Kristy Carlucci reveal the secrets behind... Read More

Chef Recipe: Ryan Vargas, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop

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Featured Dish: Huli Huli Chicken with Stir-Fried Sunburst Squash, Haricot Verts and Wax Beans If you’re a fan of Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, one of Emeril Lagasse’s two restaurants at Universal Orlando, then you’re also a fan of Chef Ryan Vargas, known as the culinary master’s “right-hand chef” at the popular eatery. This month, Chef Ryan gives us a sneak peek at a dish... Read More

Tent & Campfire Treats

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Create clever tent cookies and campfire crackers in your kitchen with a few simple ingredients. No baking required! Tent Ingredients • Chocolate candy melts (1/2 cup or less) • Graham crackers • Caramel apple wraps Directions 1. Form tent with graham crackers: Melt chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe dish. Pour into a pastry bag (or use a zipclosed bag with the end... Read More

A Very Berry Sweet Valentine’s Day

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Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sweet; but raspberries, known as nature’s candy, are both sweet and heart-healthy! Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, raspberries boast health benefits such as decreasing risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Find more recipes at RedRazz.org. Raspberry Greek Yogurt Bark Courtesy of NourishRDs.com Ingredients 2 cups... Read More

Quinoa Shrimp Salad

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Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, is a nutritious, wheat-free grain. It may be tricky to say, but it’s certainly easy to prepare and enjoy! Plus, quinoa has twice the protein content of rice or barley, and is also a good source of calcium, magnesium, vitamins B & E, and dietary fiber. Ingredients 2 soft spinach tortillas or regular whole wheat tortillas (10 in.) 2 cups cooked quinoa 1... Read More

How to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange

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“Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe called life.” ~ Unknown Cookie exchanges serve up two bites of goodness: a chance to share your favorite treats and fill others up with sweet holiday cheer. Nothing beats the afterglow of time spent with friends and a plate of homemade goodies! Coordinating a cookie exchange may seem complicated, but this handy... Read More

Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving

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Getting your family to eat heart-healthy, especially during the holiday season, takes effort! But the American Heart Association can help. Kick off the season by taking part in National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, November 4. Then, use AHA recipes to serve up delicious & heart-friendly Thanksgiving dishes. Mom’s Roasted Turkey with Butternut Squash and Asparagus Serves... Read More

Devilishly Delicious Halloween Treats

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The devil made us do it… yes, we’re induldging in these red velvet cakes and loving every sinful bite. This recipe uses red food coloring mixed with chocolate cake batter to achieve a fiery hue. Red Devil Snack Cakes Ingredients | Makes 25 snack cakes Cake 1 cup Land O Lakes Butter 1 cup water 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2... Read More

Pizzoccheri Gratin

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This soul-satisfying comfort food ─ which stems from Trentino, a beautiful mountainous region in Italy ─ is based on pantry staples (and kids’ favorites) such as cheese, potatoes, and pasta. The cheese choice is entirely yours, but the chef recommends using fontina, Brie, buffalo mozzarella, or other stretchy, ooey gooey cheese. Ingredients | Yield: 4 servings ½ cup salted... Read More

Easy Back-to-School Meals

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Incorporate soy into your child’s diet for a change of pace Back to school time is a hectic transition for the entire family. Carpools, afterschool activities, and homework can make it difficult to incorporate wholesome meals into the day. However, it’s important to make sure your child is eating a nutritious diet to keep energy levels high and concentration focused in school.... Read More

Independence Day Celebrations

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Country star Martina McBride, known for “Independence Day” and many other powerful tunes, is ready to dish! Log onto OrlandoFamilyMagazine.com and enter to WIN Around the Table by Martina McBride, a cookbook filled with recipes & inspiration for gatherings throughout the year. All-American Backyard Burger Ingredients | Serves 10 to 12 5 lbs. ground chuck (80% lean) 3 cups... Read More

4 Easy Treats for the 4th of July

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Everyone will be bringing something to the 4th of July picnic, but you can bring the grand finale. Each of these tasty sweet treats captures the flair of the 4th without the fuss. In just a little time, you can add patriotic color and fun flavor to classics like cupcakes, ice cream cones and cookies. Dipped Ice Cream Cones: Add color and crunch to your cones with a dip in red,... Read More

Chorizo and White Wine Meatball Tapas

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In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve selected a delicious recipe that represents our editor’s mother-in-law and publisher’s mother ─ both of whom are from Madrid, Spain. By embracing classic Spanish ingredients, we’re traveling back to our family roots through cuisine! Ingredients 2 slices of bread, crusts removed 1/3 cup white wine 4 ounces chorizo, uncooked sausage 1 pound... Read More

Impress Spring Party Guests with Surprise Sweets

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Transform an ordinary cupcake into something extraordinary with a peek-a-boo filling. These simple cupcakes are a fun addition to any spring celebration, including Easter and beyond. And the best part about this party trick? It’s easy!   Spring Party Ideas Easter Extras: Who said Easter baskets are just for the kids? Treat your holiday guests to take-home cupcakes served... Read More

Cheesy Feet

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Kids will love these easy-to-bake savory biscuits cut into feet shapes and decorated with tiny red pepper or cherry tomato toenails! Equipment Nonstick parchment paper Scissors Large baking sheet Foot-shaped pastry cutter or foot template. To make a foot template, get your little one to stand on a piece of cardstock; then draw the outline of his/her foot and cut out. Knife Cooling... Read More

Strawberries & Cream Cake

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Main Ingredients 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fat-free milk 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1 large strawberry, chopped into small pieces     Additional Ingredients for Topping & Decoration, optional (serves 2) ½ cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 strawberry,... Read More