The Foodie Patootie – Tasty, easy, and filling recipes, with some Tampa food thrown in.

Summer Stone Fruit Crisp

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I really like the idea behind southern hospitality. It’s a feeling I strive to give to all guests who enter my home. To do so is to show warmth to visitors, welcoming them into my house and feeding them with my food. I was reading Michael Pollan’s latest book and something he wrote stood out to me: “For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?”

Well, this recipe is all about that. What says southern hospitality more than a warm stone fruit crisp (with PEACHES!) and some Mayfield Homemade Vanilla ice cream. Mayfield Dairy started their ice cream in 1923 with a family recipe and southern hospitality is their jam (<— see what I did there? Jam. Southern. Heh.) So what happened is this recipe is created and then the ice cream, being creamy and rich, grew in popularity and the brand became iconic for delivering these delicious ice cream flavors. Now here I am today, able to enjoy that same ice cream with a super summer recipe right out of the oven.

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Max at Three Months

My three month old son is pretty cool. Here's what we've been up to!

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Brunch at Oxford Exchange in Tampa

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Brissels Sprouts

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Max at Two Months

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Pineapple, Apricot & Basil Popsicles

Pineapple, Apricot & Basil Popsicles

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Newborn Photos with Max!

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Max at One Month

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Max’s Birth Story

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Exploring the Florida Keys: Marathon

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