Selena Freeland

Chocolate Mousse

If you supported the recent lasagna dinner fundraiser you most likely got to enjoy this delicious Chocolate Mousse firsthand!  Paula Novak made this and is sharing the recipe because it’s too wonderful to not! Chocolate Mousse 1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs 2 tsp. melted butter 10 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped or use chips (I used…

Dining Updates From Around Sebring

Restaurants are opening, restaurants have closed. The dining scene around Sebring continues to change on a daily basis it seems. With COVID Craziness still a daily reality, we have found we are staying home more often than not. Instead of a review this month I wanted to share some of the recent restaurant “news” from…

Helping Hands Fundraiser Event

Saturday, October 17, 2020! The Helping Hands Team will be sponsoring a lasagna dinner! Proceeds will raise funds to purchase food we prepare for the Second Saturday Meals at Hands for Homeless in Avon Park. We are offering to feed you, and by doing that, you will be helping feed the hungry! For a minimum…

THE ROOST AT FOUR SEASONS

THE ROOST AT FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT.  I bet you’ve passed it a time or two and either didn’t notice it OR you noticed all the cars parked in front of it along US 27. THE ROOST (for short) is located at 5298 Hwy 27, in Frostproof.  If you’re heading towards Lake Wales it’s located on…

Delicious Pumpkin Cookies

Fall is right around the corner!  While I love being here in Tanglewood and sunny Florida, I have to admit I am going to miss fall in Ohio and watching the colors change.  I’ll also admit I don’t like what follows fall up north so that’s why I am here. A few things about these…

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

Lately with these sweltering days I wanted something not only a bit lighter for lunch, but something different. I have loved and enjoyed pimento cheese spread out of a jar or a plastic tub from the grocery for years, BUT I have never made it fresh myself! I will put it on crackers, sliced cucumbers,…

Sophie’s Cafe – The New Kid in Town

Today we enjoyed lunch at Sophie’s Cafe, located at 120 Sebring Square in the Goodwill Plaza, behind McDonalds. I will confess, being from the Heartland, Puerto Rican and Cuban food is very new to me. Sophie’s offers several traditional American sandwiches along with their extensive ethnic offerings. The classic ham and cheese was a pared…

Summer Copy Cat Salads

Who doesn’t love a delicious cold salad on a hot steamy day?! If you’re like me, you’re thinking twice about heading out to your favorite local eatery amidst this global pandemic we’re experiencing these days. I decided instead going out to the restaurants I thought I’d try a taste of the restaurants from my own kitchen. ‘Copy Cat’ recipes from…

Just a Pound or Two

There are so many meals you can create out of a pound or two of ground beef.  The options seem endless.  I prefer a quick and easy meal most days but sometimes I feel like putting in the effort for a pan of lasagna or cabbage rolls. Since most recipes serve 4, I usually get 2, and sometimes…

Cooking Out of Your Pantry

Happy Spring 2020! Today and in the upcoming weeks I will be sharing some meal suggestions with common items you may have in your pantry, freezer, and cupboards. Personally after 40+ days of being in “lockdown” I’ve been fortunate that I have not felt desperate for a lack of items to be able to pull…