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Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 178
This is one of the more famous sandwiches straight out of the island of Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and now works at a Cuban cafeteria here in Miami. This sandwich is best served with fried plantain chips and a cold mamey milkshake!

Florida Strawberry Muffins

Rating: 4 stars 225
These are moist and delicious despite the fact that there is no liquid other than the berry juice.
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Key West Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 1574
This recipe from the Florida Keys has been given to almost everyone I know. It is the best marinade for chicken, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep till you can grill! It's a great blend of flavors with honey, soy sauce, and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight for the fullest flavor.

Miami Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 19
These cookies are moist and very tasty. My kids' favorites!
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Florida Key Lime Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
No bake Key Lime pie - easy and sooo goood! Vanilla extract may be substituted with lemon extract.
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Key West Penne

Rating: 4.5 stars 163
A deliciously rich medley of scallops, shrimp, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and pasta! Plus it's quick and easy!
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Smoked Fish Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 103
This recipe for smoked fish dip is world class, puts most others to shame, and is served in several prominent restaurants on the gulf coast of Florida. We used smoked whitefish, well boned, but any other smoked fish should work. Serve with crackers, lemon or lime wedges, and capers.

Panhandle Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
What's more Southern than grits? My own version of a dish that is a house specialty at a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle. I've tweaked the original recipe, and I think this version is even better than the original! You can use either yellow or white grits, but the yellow ones make a more attractive presentation.

The Real Rum Runner

Rating: 5 stars 4
Tropical cocktail made with fruit juice, banana liquor, rum, and grenadine.

Classic Cuban-Style Picadillo

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
A classic Cuban ground beef dish — quick and easy, and great over rice.

Tzatziki Sauce -Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

Rating: 5 stars 36
Drain some low-fat yogurt overnight to make this yummy cucumber dressing. This is a delicious topping for grilled chicken or meat. It's also a great dip for veggies and pita chips. Added another clove of garlic ( werewolves in Florida). Eliminated the parsley and go a little bit heavier on the fresh dill.

Grilled Bay Scallops

Rating: 3 stars 3
Fresh bay scallops are grilled in a lemon-garlic-butter sauce to bring out their sweet flavor in this dish that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

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Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake
Rating: Unrated 853
I live in Florida and have access to strawberries for a few months at a time. Many of my friends and neighbors can't wait until I start preparing this cake.
Rachael's Superheated Cajun Boiled Peanuts
Rating: 4.5 stars 183

This is the real deal that is found in the heart of Florida. I made this recipe to resemble the taste of my favorite boiled peanuts found in the Ocala National Forest. My family agreed this recipe was one of the best!