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.

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.

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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.

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.

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!