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I’ve been working in kitchens all my life and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I get to work at something I love every day. It’s been a blessing, but it’s also taken its toll on my body, especially my hands.

Cuts, burns, calluses and dry, cracked skin from the constant exposure to water. And that's why I'm so happy to have found Excipial Hand Creams by Galderma Now my hands are finally starting to feel human again.

Although this is a sponsored post, all of my opinions are honest and 100% my Own.

To learn more and read my entire post click on this link

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More news on Hangouts thanks to our Guru the Hangout Helper +Ronnie Bincer 
Hangouts on Air Moves TOTALLY to YouTube!
By mid September 2016, you will not be able to start a HOA via Google+. But you can continue to start them via the YouTube Live Streaming Events area.

You can see the official announcement on this G+ page (for now):

The link that the page takes you to for help is:

Hangout Mastery members Q&A session discussed how to start up your HOAs via the YouTube Interface - member's only content:

This is a BIG change. No more SHOAE (Scheduled HOA Events) soon - Sept. 12th, 2016 is the end of that.
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If you're looking for an ah-mazingly delicious way to serve bratwurst at your next outing, check out my Very Tasty Video using Johnsonville Brats!

Not only is the Brat Hot Tub an easy way to serve up brats, it's OMG delicious!
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While traveling this summer, Lisa and I saw this beautiful Pineapple Shrimp Luau and I knew once we got home I needed to recreate it for dinner.

⅔ pound shrimp peeled and deveined (I used 26-30 count)
1 pineapple split and hollowed out (save pineapple )
½ cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup red pepper - diced
½ cup onion - diced
1 cup pineapple diced
3 cups cooked rice ( I cooked 1½ cup white rice with 3 cups chicken stock)
2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped for garnishing
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cooking oil
sea salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons scallions sliced for garnishing
3 tablespoons cajun seasoning for blackening shrimp

split pineapple down the middle completely through the stalk and pineapple
run a pairing knife along the edges of pineapple trying not to puncture the skin
angle knife to cut sections of pineapple out. As you remove sections it will get easier to remove all of the edible section of the pineapple.
remove the core from the pineapple and discard. You will have more pineapple than you need for this dish, save remainder for later use.
Cook rice according to directions.
saute corn, onion, peppers and pineapple in butter for 5-7 minutes until onion is cooked. Set aside until ready to mix with shrimp
Peel and devein shrimp, pat dry and dredge in your favorite cajun seasoning to blacken shrimp. If you don't like spicy foods, use old bay or paprika to add color.
Mix cooked rice with pineapple mixture and shrimp.
Fill pineapple halves with mixture, making sure you can see the shrimp towards the top of the mixture.
Garnish with cilantro and scallions and serve immediately.

for a printable copy of my recipe click on this link

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What's for dinner tonight? How about trying my Tequila Drunken ChickenWings They're easy to make and oh so delicious!

⅔ cup tequila
½ cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or hotter if you like)
2½ pounds chicken wings, tips trimmed off saved for soup.

Place Chicken wing sections in a large bowl or large ziplock bag, then add combine tequila, lime juice, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes .
Mix together to coat wings, while at the same time combining ingredients (and dissolving sugar). Cover bowl or seal bag and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. You can marinate wings overnight if needed. (bone in and skin on chicken is okay to marinate overnight)
Preheat oven to 400°.
Line a baking pan with foil.
Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in the pan, and pour the marinade evenly over all the wings
Bake until meat is well browned and pulling away from the bone, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
If you like crispier wings remove the marinade from the pan from the oven after an hour and save for serving, then continue to brown wings for the remainder of the time or until very crispy.
Place in serving bowl and add remaining marinade.

For a printable copy of this recipe click on this link

#recipeoftheday #askchefdennis #wings #buffalo
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Aye Carumba your Balsamic Jalepeno Grilled Tri Tip would certainly be welcome at my table +Maggie Unzueta
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When I need a pick me up in the middle of the day or a quick breakfast to get me out of the house on time, I reach for a smoothie. And my Tangerine Mango Smoothie is definitely one of my favorites.
So when my friends at Noble Juice asked me to share my recipe with you I had to say yes!

1 cup mango chunks, frozen
1 banana, sliced
½ cup Greek yogurt or almond milk
2 teaspoon honey
1 cup tangerine juice frozen into cubes

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes until thick, creamy, and lump-free.
Check consistency and add more (unfrozen) tangerine juice if needed.

Click on this link for a printable copy of my recipe #askchefdennis #drinknoble #smoothie #ad
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Looking for a great date night dinner for this weekend? Try my Lime Crusted Chilean Sea Bass with a shrimp cream sauce

2 fillets Chilean Sea Bass 5-6 ounces each
8 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
sea salt and black pepper to taste
1-2 cups shrimp shells
2 cups water
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
zest from one lime (save some for garnish)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
1 teaspoon finely chopped Italian parsley for garnish
cooking oil as needed

place shrimp shells along with water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes until water has been reduced by half.
Add cream and old bay to saucepan. Continue to simmer allowing this mixture to reduce by half.
Strain sauce and return to pan adding lime juice and putting on low heat to keep warm and continue reducing.
While sauce is cooking prepare sea bass.
Mix most of the lime zest (reserve some for garnishing) into the bread crumbs along with the cajun seasoning. Mix well.
rinse sea bass fillets and season with sea salt and black pepper.
Place one side of the fillet in the bread crumb mixture pressing it into the bread crumbs to get a good coating.
Heat a frying pan and allow to get hot. Add cooking oil and place breadcrumb side of sea bass into the pan allowing to saute for about 2 minutes or until it has good color.
Turn fish over and sear the other side for 1 minute. Remove from saute pan and place in a baking dish adding 2 ounces of water to the dish to keep the fish moist.
Place in 350-degree oven and cook for 15 to18 minutes.
While the stock is reducing and the sea bass is cooking, in another saute pan add a little olive oil and add shrimp to pan to saute.
Cook shrimp until almost done but not cooked completely.
When the fish is just about ready, add the reducing sauce to the pan the shrimp are in and continue to cook allowing the shrimp to finish cooking.
To plate the dish spoon some of the sauce on the dish, placing the finished sea bass on top of the sauce and arrange the cooked shrimp around the fish.
Garnish with lime zest and parsley.
Serve the rest of the sauce on the side along with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

For a printable copy of the recipe click on this link

#askchefdennis #recipeoftheday #seafood #delicous
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August 16th is National Bratwurst Day aka Bratsgiving Day
To celebrate I've created a new twist on Bratwurst with my Brat Tacos.
Happy Bratsgiving from Johnsonville and me!

Brat Taco
2 packs Johnsonville Brats of your choice
2½ cups shredded cabbage
10 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
10 flour tortillas
½ bunch cilantro finely chopped for garnish
1 bunch scallions - sliced for garnish

mango-pineapple salsa
1 cup prepared sweet chili sauce
½ cup finely chopped mango
½ cup finely chopped pineapple
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
juice from one lime
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro

Avocado Crema
1 cup prepared avocado puree or guacamole
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons lime juice
¼ teaspoon sea salt

Preheat gas grill to medium-low. (If charcoal, allow it to burn until white ash has formed on the coals.
Place links on , using tongs to turn links often.
Grill covered for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and browned. (Closing the grill lid while cooking helps minimize flare-ups.) Grill brats until cooked to a temperature of at least 160 degrees.
while brats are cooking, grill tortillas on both sides until you get good grill marks on them.

Pineapple-Mango Salsa
In a small bowl add chopped pineapple, mango, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and 1 cup sweet chili sauce.

Avocado Crema
mix prepared avocado puree, sour cream, lime juice and salt in a bowl, stir until ingredients are fully blended

Brat Taco Assembly
Set Brats, tortillas, cheese, shredded cabbage, salsa, avocado crema, cilantro and scallions out for your guests to build their Brat Tacos and enjoy
Brat Hot Tub

Click on this link for the printable recipe #recipeoftheday #Jvillesausage #ad #askchefdennis
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As always +Ronnie Bincer aka The Hangout Helper is keeping us up to date on how to use HOA!
HOA start up via YouTube

Don't forget, you can start up your Hangouts on Air (HOA) from the YouTube Live Streaming area (Used to be called Live Events).

Go there and ignore all the push to get you to use "Stream Now (Beta)" and go to the line below it called Events.

That is where you can set up and eventually start up your HOA Broadcasts from the YouTube Interface (be sure to choose the Quick Type of broadcast to use your familiar HOA).

Here is a link to how YouTube suggests we promote our HOA Broadcasts that are started this way.
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The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is a great alternative to fighting your way across the I-95 corridor.
Take the scenic route through Delaware and Maryland as you lazily wind your way to Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks.

Stop off in Assateague for a relaxing day on the beach, free from the sounds and smells of a busy shore town….sigh.

In other words, take a break and enjoy the scenery.

To learn more about the Cape May-Lewes Ferry read my post

#askchefdennis #travel #capemay #Lewes
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I only had a soft pretzel on the ship +David F Leopold but it doesn't look like they offer a full menu

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Your Healthy and Delicious Gluten Free Strawberry Oatmeal Bars are calling out to me +Fearless Dining
I am loving all of the fresh strawberries in the markets. They are perfect in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars recipe. #glutenfree #oatmealbars
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My name is Dennis Littley or "Chef Dennis" as I'm known both at work and across the Internet.   I'm a Food & Travel Blogger, YouTube Show Host & Producer Traveling and Eating my way around Florida and wherever the road takes me sharing the Fun along the way!
  • Let's Talk About it - premiering in September 2015  
  • Around the Kitchen Table:   with co-host Kitchen Designer Susan Serra featuring easy to make Restaurant Style Dishes and Kitchen Design tips 
  • On the Road with Chef Dennis:  Sharing my experiences as I travel around Florida and other areas.  Interviewing business owners, guests, offering a personal connection with these people and places.
You can also find my previous series:
  • Good Day Google+:   Talk and Variety Show featuring the best and brightest on Google+
  • The Food & Booze Show:   with co-host Mia Voss as we showcase restaurants around the Denver and Orlando areas, as well as specials from around the world.
  • The Bloggers Guide to Using G+ Effectively  
  •  The G+ Food Bloggers Community Education Events
You can also find my First Annual Virtual Blogging Conference on G+ in July of 2013 (11 Sessions) and The Second Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference in June of 2014 (12 sessions) and The Third Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference June 12-14, 2015 (13 sessions)

My 40+ years of experience in the Food Service Industry have taken me on an incredible journey, beginning my career in Fast Food then working my way through Nursing Homes, Fine Dining Restaurants, Executive Dining and finally Private Schools.  

Since my retirement from professional kitchens, I've made my home on Google+ and can honestly say there's no place I'd rather be.   

                        "Google+ puts the Social back into Social Media"

You can also find me at "A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis"   where I blog about Food, Travel and Google+ and in the  G+ Food Bloggers Community.     

                         Life is good when you're able to do what you love!

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Winner of the 2011 Most Valuable Foodie From Foodbuzz : Founder of the G+ Food Blogging Community
Food & Travel Blogger / Live Stream Specialist / Social Media Consultan
I am a Innovator, Facilitator and a Dreamer.......I make things happen.
  • Good Day Google+
    Host / Producer, 2013 - 2015
  • Around the Kitchen Table
    Host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • On the Road with Chef Dennis
    co-host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • The Food & Booze Show
    co-host / Producer, 2014 - 2015
  • A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis
    Food Blogger, Photographer, Writer , Recipe Developer, Community Builder, 2009 - present
    Food and Travel Blog
  • Ask Chef Dennis
    Consultant, 2009 - present
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On my first trip to Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa I had to have The Big Floyd: "Oakwood smoked brisket, pulled pork, sausage, housemade sweet barbecue sauce, citrus peanut slaw and french fries served on a toasted coconut pineapple roll" It was freakin Amazing!!! My wife went for the 1/2 a rack of St. Louis ribs which were fall off the bone tender and oh so delicious! The 1/2 rack came with two sides that were outstanding and large. They have an eclectic dining area with additional seating outside and we watched as a steady steam of people came through the entire time we were there. The food is fresh and hearty, the service excellent as the servers deliver your order and walk around checking up on everyone. I even saw the owner busing tables, so more people could sit down and enjoy the deliciousness. If you've never been to the Mills 50 district it's a must for local and tourist alike. This may have been my first trip but it definitely won't be my last.
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My wife and I stayed for three nights at the Manhattan Tower and couldn't have been happier! located on the intercoastal waterway just a few blocks from Fort Lauderdales pristine beaches makes The Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel is the perfect location for your getaway! Your Hosts Russel and Joe are wonderful people that care about your experience at their hotel, making every effort to see that you have a good time. you can choose from one and two bedroom apartments delightfully decorated with full kitchens and everything you need to eat in. A dock with plenty of seating offers a great place to enjoy the views of the waterway while reading or sipping a glass of wine. Comfort and relaxation are the top priorities of the staff at Manhattan Tower.
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When I drove up to The Desoto Oceanview Inn, I immediately knew this wasn’t just another ocean-side resort. The care and detail that had gone into the landscaping gave the property a tropical island feel as I stepped through their welcoming entrance. (Certified Florida Friendly by Broward County) The Desoto Oceanview Inn is an Eco Friendly and Green Hotel, that takes great pride in their lush tropical feel as well as the way they take care of the property. A few feet from the Desoto is a very underused beach (complete with a lifeguard station). If you like a busier beach, its a few blocks away. Dining options are close by(walking distance) and very good. The Desoto also provides bicycles that you can ride down a nice bike path running along the beach. The Desoto provides a tranquil environment with tiki huts that are placed in the gardens and nicely lit at night. Every morning you’ll find a delicious vegan breakfast set out, and if you don’t feel like brewing your coffee in your room, theres a pod coffee maker with lots of different options as well as teas. The Desoto also provides yoga mats, beach chairs and umbrellas. And you can also find a very nice selection of books that you're encouraged to take home and/or exchange with your own paperbacks. Each unit is more like an apartment with a full kitchen, comfy chairs, and roomy bathrooms. You'll also find the Desoto has great free wifi (better than my Verizon Hotspot), there are no surprises on your bill. But the biggest plus is the attention to detail that your hosts Steven and Josias provide as well as their live in chef, who not only provides a tasty breakfast but afternoon snacks. You feel more like family than simply hotel guests. Make sure to book at least 3 nights at this property so you get to experience the real feel of Hollywood Beach and this lovely property.
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My appointment was changed twice in one day then cancelled for the next morning. That was changed after I was told someone would be here within an hour. When the technician finally did come in the afternoon almost an hour after the time they gave me he wanted to charge me the $69 fee for the visit and the cost of replacing one GFI outlet of $193. plus tax of course which would have made it almost $300 for one GFI outlet. That seems a bit excessive to me based on all my dealings with Electricians in New Jersey. The other note is that their office is about 1 mile from my home. UPDATE: ACE called this morning to let me know they would wave the dispatch fee. I guess complaining is a good thing. UPDATE: The outlet was easily replace and upon inspection it was verified that it was the only problem. Cost $90
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I spent 4 days and 3 nights at Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach and the truth is I could have just moved in and stayed! My wife and I had never been to Madeira Beach and found it to be a friendly community. Our hosts at IPC June and Bill saw to our every need, most of which had been anticipated with an amazing attention to detail that they use when setting up the cottages. We found board games and cards, books in the laundry room (free washer and dryer) 3 TV's in the cottage we had (Villa Paradiso), although we didn't feel the need to watch tv, the stay was so relaxing. The Kitchen was set up fully and ready to go if I had chosen to cook, but this was my vacation so we dined out for our meals. Although I will state their coffee maker made a great cup of coffee (hot and flavorful) which is something hard to find in hotels and Inns. The location was prime, only a short walk to the beach, restaurants and St. John's Pass which we walked to our first night. I can't talk enough about the beach, and IPC has everything you need for the beach, chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, toys and a cart to lug it all down to the beach in! The Gulf is my favorite body of water and the beach was clean and fairly deserted. We saw dolphins swimming close by in the mornings which was amazing!!! If you like to stay at your cottage there is a pool and a Tiki hut to sit in and grills to use if you feel like cooking outdoors You're in short driving distance to a lot of great places along the coast and of course St. Petersburg (which we didn't make it into this trip) if you have time. But if you just choose to stay close to home and enjoy the beach, restaurants and privacy of this picturesque "Old Florida" lodging, you'll leave a very happy person. I highly recommend IPC and as part of the Superior Small Lodging group, you know you can count on the same quality every time you stay.
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After an unpleasant experience with another area Electrician, I called Terry's. They were courteous and responsive and fixed the issues with my GFI outlet in about 15 minutes and charged a reasonable amount. I will use them for any electrical need that I have.
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I was fortunate to find Barnie's coffee after moving from the Philadelphia area, and its been the only coffee I drink since we moved. I use their espresso beans, as well as their house blend decaf, but my favorites are their MIcro Roasts. Whenever I'm in Winter Park I make it a point to stop in and see what new coffees they have available. And I do use their very easy online ordering.
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