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Retro Remix – Reinventing classic inspired recipes!

  • Pumpkin Roll

    Ricotta Pumpkin Roll

    Not in the mood for another Pumpkin Pie?   Try this remake of a classic I developed for Frigo®️ cheese. It’s pumpkin spice cake with a hint of coconut, spread with…

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    White Sangria Ginger Marmalade

    Make this as a yummy gift for any occasion!   White Sangria Ginger Marmalade Yield 12; 8 ounce jars Ingredients: 6 cups LiDestri White Sangria ½ cup fresh ginger, minced 2 pounds…

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    Butternut Squash Soup with Shiitake Walnut Compote

    Get cooking with Emily’s Butternut Squash Soup.  It’s a delicious, feel-good dish that’s guaranteed to warm your heart. 6-8 Servings Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash peeled and chopped Seeds reserved,…

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    Chocolate Tea Cake Filled with Rosewater Frosting

    Featured at Epcot Food and Wine Festival and paired with Banfi Rosa Regale.   When greeted with the heavenly thought of creating a dish to pair with Banfi’s Rosa Regale,…

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    Thanksgiving in a Bite!

    For me, Thanksgiving is the most satisfying meal of the year. The familiar flavors and time with family, make it the ultimate in comfort food.  Now imagine having your favorite…

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    Candied Fennel Upside-Down Cake!

    Candied Fennel Upside-Down Cake with Citrus Chocolate Pudding.   Garnished with Toasted Fennel Sesame Brittle and Orange Ash. Inspired by Chef Raul Correa’s Pulpa a la Plancha, and featured at…

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Tartlets

    Here’s my delicious twist on classic strawberry rhubarb pie.   Carawayed by Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Tartlets Yield: 8; 4-inch mini tarts Ingredients: Tart dough: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup…

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    Summertime Brew-B-Que and Hopstail Recipes!

    Chef Emily Ellyn brought the fun while she recently hosted the inaugural “Brew-B-Que” cooking demo at Clearwater Beach Uncorked.   That’s right… BBQing with BEER!   Touted as the hippest beachfront…

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    Pepperoni Pizza Bread

    Recently I was given a Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker and I’ve gotta tell you, I’m really having a blast with it!  There’s really nothing like the scent and warmth of…

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    Coconut Mint Mojitos!

    Treat yourself (and your friends) to a relaxing day of home spa treatments, while sipping Emily’s delightful twist on a mojito.   Coconut Mint Mojitos: Yield: 1 cocktail; Collins glass…

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    Funnel Cake Cupcakes!

    Chef Emily Ellyn is putting the FUN back into funnel cakes as she creates a Funnel Cake Cupcake.   It’s like being a kid again at the state fair in…

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    Beer for Breakfast Beignets!

    With today’s enthusiasm for crafting artisanal beers and pairing brews with food, it’s no wonder that cooking with beer is one of the hottest trends.   Emily recently partnered with 3…

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    Easy Cheesy! Homemade Rad-violi

    Emily’s Three Cheese Rad-violi Makes: 6 – 8 hearty servings Yields: 48 raviolis Ingredients: Ravioli Pasta Dough: 1 large egg 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour,…

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    Retro Rad Deviled Egg Canapés

    Deviled eggs are practically a staple at parties, so next time you serve them up, surprise your guests with this delicious twist featured at Ultimate Flavors of the Islands.  …

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    Banishing Brown Bag Boredom!

    10 Not-so-Nutty ideas to help Moms packing school lunches.   #1 Cooky Carrot Salad Sandwich Every-bunny will love this unexpected sandwich filling and it’s great for incorporating leftovers. The crunch…

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    Emily’s Peanut Butter and Wine Jelly “Snow Cones”

    When things get hot this summer, be a Vixen of Vintage and cool down with a Peanut Butter and Wine Jelly Snow Cone for a fun, delicious throw back to your…

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    Mom’s Homemade Quark Recipe

    A simply wonderful treat my mom makes is a creamy liquid cheese called “quark.” This fresh cheese has a light acidic tang and my family uses it to complement everything…

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    Carnitas Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Cream

    Here’s the recipe for my recent demos at Clearwater Beach Uncorked.  Enjoy!   Beach Blonde Crafted Carnitas Tacos with Bimini Twisted Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Cream Prep Time: 15 minutes…

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    Emily’s Chocolate Covered Cherry Jam

    OH YUM…   Here’s a delicious homemade treat to delight your Valentine. 😍   Chocolate Covered Cherry Jam Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time:  35 minutes Total Time:  65 minutes Yield: …

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    The Fig Newtini – Emily’s Summer Sipper.

    As a child, it was a treat to discover the last few figs in my mother’s small greenhouse – long after they were gone from the market.   I always…

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    Retro Rad Pickled Jalapenos and Banana Peppers

    Have a prolific pepper crop this year?   Whip up a batch of home-grown specialties with Emily’s simple recipes.   Pickled Jalapeno Peppers Ingredients: 3 pounds fresh, firm, jalapeno peppers,…

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    Emily Ellyn’s Wrinkle Free Grilled Cheese!

    In her “Swell Eats,” video series, Emily features several recipes perfect for your dorm room leftovers.  Each healthy recipe is so easy, you’ll be cooking and eating in no time….

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    Emily’s Cornbread Waffles

    Do you like cornbread?   Waffles?   Ever thought of mixing the two?   Even if you’re not a cornbread person (or a waffle person), I recommend giving this recipe…

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    Pumpkin Everything !

    It’s the time of year that pumpkin flavored foods are more popular than ever.  Food vendors are jumping on the bandwagon with pumpkin-flavored coffee, beer and even beef jerkey!  Here…

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    “Big Game” Recipes From Orlando Home and Garden Show

    Give your “Big Game” party home field advantage! Learn how to prepare game worthy grub, and get “super” party planning tips and tricks that are fun and easy to tackle….

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    Edible Cleveland – Crafting Cocktails with Beer.

    Move over martinis, hopstails have arrived! Cocktails crafted with beer are hot right now.  For more on this tasty trend as well as some recipes to get started, please visit…

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