Welcome to Mixer, a celebration of Orlando’s cocktail culture. Mixology, if you care to call it that (and most of us don’t), has gained a strong foothold here in Orlando in the past couple of years. It used to be that you’d go into a bar and ask for a Jack-
Autumn Sweet Potato Cakes
Savory, decadent cakes, mashed sweet potatoes are transformed into stuffed loaded latke
Apple-Honey Challah Rolls
Shaking up tradition with an outrageous combination of a rich, eggy challah dough rolled up with apples, honey, onions, and sharp cheddar, and a whisper of cinnamon.
Spinach-Goat Cheese Gnocchi
Absurdly easy but very impressive, creamy goat cheese plays gloriously with fresh baby spinach.
Smoked Tuna Salad
My friend Evan told me about can-smoked tuna recently as we were discussing cool ways to apply fire to food. His friend David Ruderman, an Orthodox rabbi, showed him how to do it once, when he was visiting from Israel. David picked it up during his time i
Spicy Won ton Soup
A cold, blustery day is the perfect kind of day for hot, spicy won ton soup.
Sweet Potato Gyoza
If you’ve never made dumplings before, this is a good recipe to start with.
Absurdly Easy Roasted Tomato-Chipotle Soup
Sure, you could open a can of soup. Or, you could take a few extra minutes and exert the tiniest amount of additional effort and make this spicy, creamy, incredibly flavorful soup.
Nobody ever invited friends over for some “guar gum and modified food starch.”
Home-Made Strawberry Pop-Tarts
Growing up, my brother and I were not allowed to eat Pop-Tarts for breakfast. Pop-Tarts, like Lucky Charms and Cap’n Crunch, were relegated to a category that my brother and I referred to as “vacation food.” Therefore, I associate Pop-Tarts with Lake Tahoe,
Chinese Meatball Sliders
A heap of rice vinegar-soaked shredded carrots and cucumber gives this sandwich a kind of banh mi feel.