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Authentic Florida Valentine's Day Cookies

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Festive Authentic Florida cookies.

02/11/2015 By Robin Draper

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Recipe: Authentic Florida's Sour Orange Pie

Learn how to make this sour orange pie recipe just in time for the holidays using fresh Florida oranges and lemons

12/18/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Dade City, Where the Kumquat Rules

Welcome to Dade City where Florida southern charm combines hospitality, history and a “golden gem” known as the kumquat.

10/23/2014 By Robin Draper

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Recipe: Fins at Sharky’s on the Pier’s Cazuela de Mariscos

we’d like to share this recipe for a popular Fins dish. The dish is called Cazuela de Mariscos

10/01/2014 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

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Authentic Shrimp and Cabbage Salad

This authentic Shrimp Salad is as easy as it gets and healthy too, using fresh Gulf shrimp and cabbage flavored by a delicious marinade.

08/25/2014 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Mango Ice Cream

Florida mangos are in season and mango ice cream is the perfect dessert to help you cool down. No machine required!

08/08/2014 By Robin Draper

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Florida Mango Mania Road Trip!

Mangos - rich and exotic - bursting with flavor, and considered the “crown jewel” of Florida’s tropical fruits

07/16/2014 By Robin Draper

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Where and What to Eat for the Fourth of July

Chef Judi's picks for exactly where and what to eat on the Fourth of July in Sarasota, plus a recipe for corn with cilantro-lime butter.

07/01/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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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