National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day | Chocolate Pecan Pie

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day | Chocolate Pecan Pie

Happy Hump Day! I’ve been really busy in general that it’s all I can do to make some dishes on a random work night. Yawnnn. This weekend, we have tons of things going on: birthday parties galore, including dinner, drinks, lunch, movies, and more. I love weekends like the one I’m going to have because… 

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National Lemonade Day | Basil Lemonade

National Lemonade Day | Basil Lemonade

Welcome to National Lemonade Day! Let me tell you: Lemonade during the summer is all you need. Love? Nah. Lemonade? YES. It’s been a scorching summer, with many a day with a heat index over 100 degrees. August is particularly brutal, and any chance I have to have an iced beverage, I’ll take it. The… 

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National Potato Day | Lemon Parsley Potatoes

National Potato Day | Lemon Parsley Potatoes

Hey guys, happy Tuesday! It feels like a Friday, which means the rest of the week will probably go by verrrryyyy sllllowwwwllllyyyy. Such is the way with things like this. It’s set up to me a good couple of weeks coming up though. I’ll be in South Beach over Labor Day weekend with some girl… 

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National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day | Fig Mint Ice Cream

National Soft Ice Cream Day | Fig Mint Ice Cream

I made this Fig Mint Ice Cream for National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day. I’ve made other ice creams since that time, but nothing compared to the Fig Mint, nothing at all. It’s so incredibly unique and such a soft texture that National Soft Ice Cream Day had to be met with nothing but a… 

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National Rum Day | Cocktail Jumble

National Rum Day | Cocktail Jumble

One of the most fun food holidays of the year is here! It’s National Rum Day!! Tell me: What is your favorite rum cocktail? Now be prepared to change your mind. The Cocktail Jumble I’m about to show you may make you answer that question a little differently next time you’re asked. Have you ever… 

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Anniversary Celebration: A Chef’s Tasting Dinner at Piquant

This entire post can’t begin unless we start at the beginning. Well, to start at the beginning of my love affair with Piquant would span almost two years back to when they first opened and I was one of the lucky few in a group to try their food for the first time. To describe all… 

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National Lemon Meringue Pie Day | Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day | Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

All desserts are better in miniature. At least that’s my feeling about the whole thing. Not only are they cute, but they also keep you from eating too much, and using too many ingredients for no reason. I’m not a fan of wasting food, and since we don’t have children and sometimes don’t have anyone… 

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National Ice Cream Soda Day | Creamsicle Ice Cream Soda

National Creamsicle Day | Creamsicle Ice Cream Soda

In case you missed it, I’ve made Creamsicle Ice Cream Soda before. If you’re talking about techniques and ingredients, it’s nothing special, but who doesn’t love creamsicle flavor, right?? I know I do so here is the ice cream soda again, with vanilla ice cream and orange soda, and it ends up being just perfect… 

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National Filet Mignon Day | Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

National Filet Mignon Day | Bacon-Wrapped Sirloin

**Like what you read here? Vote for The Foodie Patootie for Best Food Blogger (on Page 2) in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay awards! And then share with your family and friends. #CLBOTB** You might want to strip me of my self-awarded ‘foodie’ title, but I’m going to tell you something about myself anyway…. 

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Brunch and Beach at the Don CeSar’s Sea Porch Restaurant

My first wedding anniversary was just a little over a week ago, and I wish I could go back to that weekend and stay in that moment forever, just reliving it all. We had so much fun and ate some great food. On that Sunday, we went to the Don CeSar for the whole day… 

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National Julienne Fries Day | Thin-Cut Baked Fries

National Julienne Fries Day | Thin-Cut Baked Fries

Over 4th of July weekend, my family and I had a feast. We’re talking ribs, hot dogs, breaded french fries, and these baked fries. Told you it was a feast. But that’s really the only way to spend a holiday, right? I find it a little weird that there is such a thing as National… 

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