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Pan Fried Plantains*

Growing up in Texas, I had never heard of a plantain — much less eaten one. Then 6 years ago, I moved to Florida and they were everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I thought they were hard, awkward looking, black, wannabe bananas…and I stayed the heck away from them. A couple of...
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Tuesday’s Tips: Homemade Vanilla Extract*

Are you the person who buys 2 oz of Vanilla Extract for $8? No more! You are now the person who keeps a jug of alcohol in a dark secret cabinet waiting for magic to happen. I hate paying the exorbitant prices for crappy vanilla extract at the grocery...
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What to do in Jacksonville — Instagram Style*

Jorge and I are always on the road on weekends. We are either out of the state or back in Tampa where most of our friends/family still live. We have lived in Jax for a year now, but we really haven’t done too much exploring. So when New Years...
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Browned Butter Bourbon Almond Financier*

I know. You don’t have to tell me, I have no excuse. You are all going to join together to send me to brown butter rehab, aren’t you? Please try to send me to a nice facility where there might be sexy famous people…it will make the detox pains...