Princess Madelyn’s Madeleines Recipe

I made Madeleine cookies with my granddaughter, Princess Madelyn, over the Thanksgiving Holiday. She’s equipped with private line #CBUtensils, purple of course, and just her size! This easy recipe makes 12 delicious Madeleine cookies. Enjoy them as they are, or dip in chocolate. Download the recipe card: Recipe for Princess Madelyn’s Madeleines         […]

Poultry Brine How to Video & Recipe

  Brining This process has been around for 1000’s of years.  The fact that it isn’t heavily promoted, does not surprise me.  This reminds me that we need to look at our older recipes.  Evaluate them… think about them… try to understand why they worked then, and adopt them to today’s technologies, processes and ingredients. While […]

Spinach & Jarlsberg Gratin

Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large) 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup heavy cream 2 cups milk 3 pounds frozen chopped spinach, defrosted (five 10-ounce) packages) 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 […]

Keke’s Breakfast Cafe

#CBSays… My first visit to this often talked about restaurant and it won’t be my last.  We had a special breakfast here after a long week and we were not disappointed.  The service was good, not fantastic, but still didn’t take away from the meal.  The food was hot, served quickly and there was a […]

Columbia Restaurant at Ybor City

#CBSays… This iconic restaurant in historic Ybor City never fails to deliver.  Staff is exceptional and knowledgeable.  The food is unique and delicious.  We had the classic 1905 salad, the shrimp and lobster dip and the chicken croquettes, all excellent.  The only thing that outshines the food and service is the building itself.  By all means, […]

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

#CBSays… Two visits to this new restaurant in Winter Park have convinced me that it will be a mainstay in my restaurant rotation.  Service is exceptional, food quality is top shelf and the ambiance is perfect.  Well done for a national chain and a welcome addition to our community. Chef Bob’s Yelp Rating:

Hamilton’s Kitchen at The Alfond Inn

#CBSays… Chef Mark Kusche has created a very intimate and interesting menu for Hamilton’s Kitchen, his latest in a long line of successful restaurants.  Winter Park should embrace his European style and flair and revel in his unique twists on classic dishes. I have brought friends and clients here, and will enjoy Chef Mark’s culinary […]