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Florida Tomato-Ricotta Tart

I love Florida tomatoes, especially when they are in season. This super flavorful tart is fast, simple and good with almost any main dish.

06/11/2014 By Robin Draper

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Fresh Florida Blueberry and Peach Cobbler

When fresh Florida blueberries and peaches are in season, this fruit cobbler is as good as it gets - just like grandma would have made.

05/14/2014 By Robin Draper

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It's Time to Pick Florida Blueberries!

Now is the perfect time to grab your buckets and pick those precious Florida blueberries

05/05/2014 By Robin Draper

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Florida Orange Pound Cake

As the citrus season wraps up, Authentic Florida whips up an old favorite, Orange Pound Cake.

04/27/2014 By Robin Draper

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Simply Divine Tangerine Pudding

Nothing tastes like Florida more than citrus - especially this sweet, tangy divine dessert

02/24/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Strawberry Jam

Looking for a special way to say “I love you” from Florida? Strawberries are in season and Valentine's Day is a great time to create a special gift

02/11/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Voted Best Food Blog

Authentic Florida, created by Sarasota native Robin Draper was recently voted Best Food Blog by the 2014 Florida Bloggers Conference in Orlando.

02/05/2014 By Robin Draper

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Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Time for some hot soup? Try this Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger soup, a flavorful combination of veggies and citrus using fresh Florida ingredients.

01/29/2014 By Robin Draper

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Florida Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

This mouth-watering dessert packs double freshness from Authentic Florida

01/15/2014 By Robin Draper

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Refresh and Renew in 2014

Ready to start the new year with re-newed inspiration? Check out Authentic Florida's tips for getting off to a re-energizing start...

12/30/2013 By Robin Draper

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How to Prepare the Feast of the Seven Fishes

Chef Judi Gallagher shares her favorite recipes and tips for preparing the classic Feast of the Seven Fishes.

12/20/2013 By Chef Judi Gallagher

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Chef Judi Celebrates National Cookie Day (With Recipes!)

Chef Judi celebrates National Cookie Day in Sarasota with some of her favorite holiday-perfect cookie recipes.

12/04/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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Authentic Florida's Sour Orange Pie

When my husband tried my Authentic Florida sour orange pie, he claimed it was better than my Key lime pie. So, I knew I was onto something.

12/03/2013 By Robin Draper

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Florida's ECHO Farm

As Thanksgiving nears we think about gratitude and our blessings. But did you know over 925 million people who go hungry every day around the world? A sad and tragic fact. But, take heart. There is actually a Florida farm doing something about it.

11/21/2013 By Robin Draper

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An Ode to November (and Thanksgiving) in Sarasota

Chef Judi pens a love letter to November and Thanksgiving in Sarasota--plus, enter to win a $25 gift certificate by sharing your favorite holiday recipe!

11/07/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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Authentic Florida Lobster Mac and Cheese

I love the idea of an upscale meal that is “down home” and comfy. And that’s exactly what Authentic Florida Lobster Mac and Cheese is.

11/06/2013 By Robin Draper

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VIDEO: Chef Judi's Dish: Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

This week, Chef Judi whips up a perfect Halloween recipe: pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.

10/28/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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VIDEO: Chef Judi's Dish: Spicy Scallops with Spinach Pasta

Watch this video of Chef Judi Gallagher preparing spicy scallops with spinach pasta.

10/14/2013 By Chef Judi Gallagher

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Authentic Florida Sea Grape Jelly

Sea grapes, known for their green and purplish berries grow all along Florida’s coastline. But did you know the grapes can be made into delicious jelly?

10/09/2013 By Robin Draper

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VIDEO: Chef Judi's Dish: Cider Baked Apples with Cider-Ginger Sauce

Watch this video of Chef Judi Gallagher preparing a perfect fall dish: Cider-baked apples in cider ginger sauce.

10/08/2013 By Megan McDonald