Cheddar Cornbread Recipe | Comfort Food & Winter In Florida


Thank you to Collective Bias, Inc. and Marie Callender's for partnering with me on my Cheddar Cornbread recipe.  All opinions, including the ones about snow, are 100% my own. #WarmthInACrust #CollectiveBias You know I love comfort food and there is no better time to make it than … [Read more...]

Red Pepper, Bacon and Onion Tart | A Valentine’s Day Recipe Idea

Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Tart - A Perfect Valentines Day Recipe

Looking for a little something special to make for someone you love?  I am bringing back this delicious Red Pepper, Bacon & Onion Tart from the archives - two year old pictures and all - since many of you might have missed it.   It is a perfect "breakfast in bed" idea for … [Read more...]

Fresh Veggie Flatbread with Cilantro Lime Dressing | Healthier Choices For The New Year

Veggie Flatbread - PM

Looking for some lighter options after all of the holiday food and decadent desserts?  I know I sure am.  While I still plan on indulging on some amazing New Year's Eve appetizers  it's definitely time to start making some healthier choices in the new year! Now I know there are … [Read more...]

Stuffed Calamari, Seven Fishes and Christmas Eve Memories

Stuffed Calamari Recipe - A Traditional Italian Christmas Eve dish PM9

It's me, again. Mr. Claire.  As my Irish wife (who is busy wrapping gifts so I'm hiding) may have already told you, I’m Italian-American and I hail from Boston, and if you know anybody from that particular region and ancestry, my strong regional and family roots (and this Stuffed Calamari … [Read more...]

Your Holiday Gathering Made Easy – Italian Family Style

Buca Di Beppo Holiday Catering

This post brought to you by Buca di Beppo. The content and opinions expressed below are 100% my own. Hey everyone!  Mr. Claire here, and you should know that I’m feeling a little under appreciated. Let me explain.  Last week here at work (my day job, not my other job here at A Little … [Read more...]

Fully Loaded French Fries with Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta

Fully Loaded French Fries with Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta 2

I made these crazy good Fully Loaded French Fries with Campbell’s® Sauces as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSauces Hi there my friends! I hope you have had a wonderful week.  I HAVE to tell you how this ridiculously good recipe came to be but first… …first you … [Read more...]

Asparagus and Mushroom Omelet with Gouda Cheese | Breakfast Prize Pack Giveaway

Asparagus and Mushroom Omelet With Gouda Cheese PM6

So we all know the holiday season is extremely busy.  From last minute shopping to entertaining guests, it’s hard to find time to eat a good meal, let alone breakfast.  We need to STOP... and take time to fuel up, my friends.   This easy Asparagus and Mushroom Omelet with Gouda … [Read more...]

Balsamic Haricots Verts (Green Beans) With Pancetta | Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Balsamic Green Beans With Pancetta

Looking for some delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes?  Getting ready for the "big feast" doesn't have to be so hard.  These Balsamic Haricots Verts (Green Beans) with Pancetta are just one of TWELVE fabulous dishes I am sharing with you today! We make these every single Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Warm Shrimp Ceviche Veracruz

Warm Shrimp Ceviche Veracruz Recipe PM11

A few years ago Mr. Claire and I were on our annual excursion to the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot when we discovered ceviche. We've found a way to recreate it so thanks to Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces for partnering with me on this delicious recipe.    If you’re not … [Read more...]

Easy Louisiana Creole Shrimp and Grits

Louisiana Creole Shrimp And Grits PM2

Comfort Food is not always necessarily considered  to be a "quick meal".  We may think of meat smoking all day long or maybe taking the time to bread and fry something and lots of "tender loving care" going into a stick-to-your-ribs kind of dish that has taken someone hours to … [Read more...]

Bacon and Swiss Hash Brown Overnight Casserole | Holiday Breakfast Ideas

Bacon and Swiss Hash Brown Casserole PM3

I've partnered with Simply Potatoes to bring you this Bacon and Swiss Hash Brown Overnight Casserole - an easy holiday breakfast idea!  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.   You remember that time you were so excited to receive that unexpected phone call and the relative … [Read more...]

Creamy Mushroom and Brie Soup

Creamy Mushroom and Brie Soup PM3

Can you imagine a world without mushrooms?  Well I guess if you just don't like them then maybe you can but I, for one, cannot.  I love mushrooms and the earthy flavor they can lend to so many dishes.  Like this one  - my Creamy Mushroom and Brie Soup. As a mushroom lover (and … [Read more...]

Pasta With Sausage & Creamy Sage Pumpkin Sauce

Pasta With Sausage & Creamy Sage Pumpkin Sauce 3

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere and I just can't get enough.  In a sea of endless pumpkin treats it can be rare to find a delicious savory pumpkin dish but I have been on the hunt and this Pasta With Sausage & Creamy Sage Pumpkin Sauce is one of my newest Fall favorites, y'all! When … [Read more...]

Crockpot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup | Slow Cooker Meals

Delicious Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup PM3

There is a little nip in the air today here in Florida and, while you can color me surprised, I am so happy.  The sun is out in full force and yet it's cooler and I am just a weeee bit giddy about it.   It's the little things, you know. Just in the nick of time - wherever you may be - … [Read more...]

Turkey Burgers With Goat Cheese & Honey Mustard

Turkey Burger With Goat Cheese and Honey Mustard PM3

This post brought to you by Butterball Every Day.  All opinions are 100% my own. With the arrival of Fall it's time for a little change of pace.  Sometimes in September and October it can almost seem like that "pace" is actually a full on sprint towards the holidays what with the months … [Read more...]