Lisa Lotts

Lisa is a South Florida based food blogger who derives inspiration from a diverse family food-background, which includes southern comfort foods, traditional French and Caribbean cuisine. On her blog, Garlic and Zest, she explores fresh, innovative flavors and the inexorable link between food and family. Her approachable fare tastes like home.

Hearty Pork Ragout

Cooler temperatures are just around the corner. Cozy up to this belly-warming goodness of hearty pork ragout when you’re craving carbs and meat.

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Strawberry Jam Crumble Bars

Looking for a recipe for easy bar cookies for a picnic, barbecue or potluck? These Strawberry Jam Crumble Bars are simply shortbread bars with jam and a tasty cinnamon crumble, so easy and so good.

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Almond-Cherry Coffee Cake

Need an easy coffee cake for a brunch gathering? This almond-cherry coffee cake with a beautiful glaze should be your go-to.

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Savory Manchego Waffles

Loaded with ham and cheese, these savory Manchego waffles are the perfect breakfast if you don’t have a sweet tooth in the morning.

Port and Plum Pork

This is a stunning main dish meal that is easy to throw together and seems to elegant. Roast your pork tenderloin and then serve it with a decedent port and plum sauce.

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Breaded and Baked Fish Tacos

They’re breaded, crispy and so good with an herb crema, but the best part is these fish tacos are baked so they are super easy and better for you.

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How to Prepare and Serve Bone Marrow

You’ve had the sinfully rich, buttery, fatty bone marrow dishes at restaurants and not it’s time to make your own at home. Here’s how to prepare and serve bone marrow.

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Bulgogi Pork Buns

Learn how to make your very own melt-in-your-mouth pork buns with glazed pork belly, fresh toppings and homemade steamed buns to hold it all.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Pancetta

Little dumplings of hand rolled sweet potato are bathed in browned butter and served with salty pancetta and crispy sage. This is what autumn foods are for.

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Asian-Style Chicken Thighs

Dinner can be an easy triumph of flavors or a burden that clings to your to do list all day long. Thing is — it has to be addressed. You may be able to subsist on a cup of coffee and a dry piece of toast in the morning or a cafeteria-style sandwich at noon, but at home, with the kids whining “what’s for dinner?” not so much. It’s time to get your game face on with these Juicy Asian-Style Chicken Thighs.

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Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes look difficult, but they’re actually quite easy to prepare. Once you get the hang of this Italian classic you’ll be sure to try it again!

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