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With the Zika virus rearing its ugly head, its time to get serious about protecting your piece of the great outdoors!

Call Orkin for a free evaluation of your property, I did and I got great results!

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If you like to spend time outdoors you better make sure its safe. Call Orkin to get you prepared for this years mosquito season. Better safe than sorry.
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How about my Roasted Black Sea Bass with Shrimp in a Lemon Scampi Sauce for dinner tonight?
It's easy to make and oh so delicous!

12 to 14 ounces black sea bass fillets
6 extra large shrimp (wild caught) Peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon capers
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
juice of one half lemon
splash of white wine
2 ounces vegetable stock
1 tablespoon of butter rolled in flour
½ teaspoon Italian parsley, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350
Place sea bass fillets in a baking pan and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. add a little water to the pan to help keep the sea bass moist
Roast Sea Bass for 15 to 20 minutes
In a sauté pan add olive oil and chopped garlic, when the garlic starts to cook add the shrimp.
Turn the shrimp over and add the capers.
When shrimp are almost fully cooked add a splash of white wine.
Add stock, lemon juice and butter rolled in flour.
As the sauce begins to thicken up add chopped parsley, remove from heat and serve over plated Black Sea Bass fillets.
Garnish with sliced lemon and serve with your favorite sides.
Recipe by A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis at

for a printable copy of my recipe click on this link

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Who can say no to Chocolate Banana Cappuccino Cake +Tina Vesić
thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us!
Chocolate banana cappuccino cake
This cake combines all the best dessert flavors with tender chocolate layers. The filling is so smooth and rich, it almost resembles ice-cream. Bananas and coffee pair very well, and a bit of rum only enhances the flavors. As always, make sure you use the highest quality chocolate. 
#tinascookings   #chocolate   #chocolatecake   #cappuccino   #coffee   #rum   #dessert   #recipe   #recipeoftheday   #chocolatelovers   #bakingrecipe   #food   #foodblog   #foodphotography   #photooftheday  
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Wonderful, just see, makes me feel a mellifluous fluidity, what can I say about his taste, thank you for sharing this recipe, really, beautiful and good. superb.
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*Key Lime Pie * is a staple here in Florida and thanks to +Azlin Bloor everyone can now make this oh so delicious dessert in their own homes with her easy to follow recipe.
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime pies are a great confidence booster, for both kids and pastry fearing adults! As the base is made with crumbled biscuits and the filling is just a matter of souring the milk with lime juice, it's a great pie for novices.

It's always a hit in my cooking classes, especially with the kids, the smiles of joy on their faces is extremely rewarding!

You can read more about the history, the limes used and of course, the recipe, here:

#linsfood #pies #custard #dessert #tarts #ramadanrecipes
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How about a delicious cheesecake for your next cookout or get together?
My oh so creamy red, white and blue cheesecake will certainly bring smiles to your table!

Crust for Cheesecake
12 Digestive Biscuits or one pack of Graham Crackers
½ cup Roasted Pistachio's
1 stick of Unsalted Butter (melted)
¼ cup of Sugar

Ricotta Cream Cheese Filling
16 oz Ricotta Cheese
16 oz Mascarpone
8 oz Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
1 cup Sugar
6 Large Eggs
2 Tablespoons Flour
grated peel of one Lemon
Juice from one Half Lemon
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Salt

Topping for Cheesecake
one pint of fresh Strawberries whole
½ Pint of Fresh Blueberries
1 cup of Red Fruit Juice
Juice of one Lemon
2 tablespoons sugar
1½ Tablespoon of Corn Starch

Crust for Cheesecake
In a food processor, grind up the pistachio's and then the digestive biscuits to fine meal.
Melt one stick of Butter and add the butter and sugar to the ground pistachio's and digestive biscuits, mix well
The mixture should be wet enough to form, but not so wet that it oozes butter.
Form crust into your spring form pan and bake at 375 degrees for about 7 minutes. Let cool.

Ricotta Cream Cheese Filling
In your mixer blend together the Ricotta Cheese, Mascarpone, and Greek Yogurt, blend until smooth.
Add eggs one at a time until well blended.
Add sugar, Flour, salt, grated lemon peel, lemon juice, and vanilla.
Blend well until very creamy. Pour Mixture into prepared Spring form pan and Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes in a conventional oven or until the cake has set in the middle.. The top of the cheesecake can get brown, if you are not topping it or prefer a lighter top, cover with foil for half of the time in the oven
Wash Strawberries and Blueberries and dry well.
Cut the tops off the dried Strawberries and place around the outside of the Cheesecake, fill inside with the blueberries, they should be two deep in the middle of the Strawberries.
Place all but ¼ cup of the juice and lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan, heat to near boil. Mix corn starch, into remaining juice and make into a slurry, add to the heated juice and bring to a low boil. Your mixture should start to clear as it thickens, remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes then spoon over your berries.
Refrigerate cake for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cheesecake will be soft and crumble unless you give it time to set up! I know it's hard to resist but it will be worth it!!

For a printable copy of the recipe click on this link #askchefdennis #recipeoftheday #cheesecake #foodporn
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Now this is a recipe that lots of friends will want to try out. Everybody loves the flavor of Sriracha and thanks to +Martina Slajerova we can all easily make our own!
Once you make your own, you will never go back to store-bought Sriracha. It's delicious, free of sugar and preservatives and lasts for months! #lowcarb   #lchf  #paleo #keto  #thaifood   #realfood  
Sriracha is one of the many basic ingredients I use regularly. Once you try homemade, you will never go back to store-bought products that often contain sugar or preservatives. What I love about making my own sriracha is that I can adjust the heat to my taste using different chilies and it's completely keto friendly.
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It's time to up your grilling game with my delicious and easy to make coffee dry rub that you can use with beef, pork or chicken.

4 center cut pork chops
6 chicken legs or thighs
(or any combination of your favorite meats)

Coffee Dry Rub
4 teaspoons ground coffee
4 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
½ teaspoon granulated onion
½ teaspoon ground mustard seed
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼-1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional if you want some extra heat)

light your charcoal then proceed to making the dry rub
In a small bowl add in all of the dry ingredients for the Coffee Dry Rub. Mix everything together, breaking apart any lumps.
rub both sides of the pork with generous amounts of the dry rub. I did both sides twice.
repeat the process with the chicken.
set pork and chicken aside for 20-30 minutes allowing the rub to penetrate the meat. (the pork may look a little wet when you're ready to grill)
Grill the pork chops and chicken on both sides over medium high heat, then move to indirect heat to finish cooking.
Check the internal temp, it should be 165 degrees for well done, if you like your pork a little pink check remove them sooner, but let the chicken cook fully until it reads 165.
When you remove the meat from the grill, let it rest for about 10 minutes so all the juices return throughout the meat. The temperature of cooked meats will continue to rise up to 10 degrees as it sits.
Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

You can find a printable copy of my recipe here

#askchefdennis #recipeoftheday #grilling #Dryrub
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Summertime is here and that means cookouts and deliciousness.
Although my Slow Cooker Short Ribs with a red wine coffee sauce doesn’t qualify as real barbecue, its got the deliciousness covered!

3 pounds bone-in short ribs
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ cup flour seasoned with sea salt and black pepper
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
2 carrots chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup dry red wine
1 cup black coffee
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon granulated onion
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon flour
sea salt to taste

Place the short ribs in a large bowl and toss with the seasoned flour.
Place the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
Once hot, place the short ribs in the pot and sear until browned on each side.
Transfer the browned short-ribs to the slow cooker.
Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Drain the the liquid from the slow cooker and place into a saucepan. Turn off the slow cooker and leave the ribs covered until your sauce is complete.
Add one tablespoon of flour into the sauce and mix well with a wire whip. When liquid begins to boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer. Your reduction should begin to thicken and when its thick enough its done.
Add in the sour cream and mix well.
Re-season with sea salt and black pepper or any other seasoning you wish to add and serve with your ribs.

*for a printable copy of my recipe click on this link

#askchefdennis #recipeoftheday #slowcooker #ribs
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Thank you, +Chief Dennis Littley,, this recipe, really, which transmit a strong sensation of tastes., sublime and full flavo. . Love .
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Blueberry Lemonade sounds pretty good right about now +Yum Goggle Thanks for sharing your refreshing beverage with us !
This light and refreshing #Blueberry #Lemonade is totally homemade, yet incredibly easy to make. Just perfect to make ahead and chill! From Annie's Noms
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This Triple berry kiwi smoothie sounds like the perfect drink to ward off the summer heat +Chris Sudan Thanks for sharing!
1/2 Cup Blueberries
3/4 Cup Raspberries
1 Cup Strawberries
1 Cup Orange Juice
2 Kiwifruit Peeled
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OMG theses Honey Garlic Sriracha Drumsticks looking finger linkin' good +Linda Nortje
thanks so much for sharing!
Honey Garlic Sriracha Drumsticks
This is our all time favorite chicken dish and we not only enjoy the drumsticks for dinner, but it is delicious served as part of a savory platter too - especially over weekends
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Ok guys I made these the other night . FANTASTIC!! a must try !!!  going to try them on the grill next time..
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I was recently asked by +Blue Apron to try out their Meal Kits and give them a chefs opinion. I loved how easy the dishes were to prepare and how the kits got me cooking dishes I probably would never have tried on my own.

It's a great way to have fun in the kitchen and improve your culinary prowess

Crispy Catfish and Yuzo-Kosho Udon
2 catfish fillets
olive oil as needed
8 ounces fresh udon noodles
4 ounces snow peas
1 scallion
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 small piece of ginger
1 teaspoon Yuzo Kosho
1 cup water
¼ cup Ponzu Sauce
1 teaspoon Togarashi Spice Blend (sweet paprika, hot paprika, dried orange peel, poppy seeds, white sesame seeds and black sesame seeds)
sea salt and black pepper as needed

wash and dry the fresh produce
peel and mince the ginger (use the bowl of a teaspoon to peel the ginger)
cut off and discard the root end of the scallion, thinly slice on an angel separating the white bottom and green top.
snap off and discard the stem ends of the snow peas, pull off and discard the tough string that runs the length of each pod. cut the snow peas in half on an angle
in a large pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium high heat until hot.
add the ginger, white bottom of the scallion and as much of the yuzo kosho as you'd like depending on how spicy you like your food.
season with salt and pepper to taste. stirring frequently, cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until softened and fragrant.
Add noodles to the mixture along with ponzu sauce and cup of water. Re-season with salt and pepper as needed
simmer for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until fully combined and noodles are heated thoroughly.
While the broth simmers, place the flour on a plate.
Pat dry the catfish with paper towels, season with salt and pepper on both sides, then dredge the catfish in the flour, fully coating both sides of the fillets
in a large skillet over medium high heat, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and allow to get hot.
carefully add the catfish fillets and cook for 3-5 minutes on the first side and 2-3 minutes on the second side. When both sides are lightly browned and fully cooked, remove from the heat.
While the catfish cooks, add the snow peas to the simmering pot of noodles and broth, stirring occasionally. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until snow peas are bright green and tender. Remove from heat and check your seasonings.
Divide the finished noodles, broth and snow peas between 2 bowls. Top with cooked catfish fillets.
Garnish with the green tops of the scallions and as much of the spice blend as you like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

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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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Food & Travel Blogger / Live Stream Specialist / Social Media Consultan
I am a Innovator, Facilitator and a Dreamer.......I make things happen.
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    Host / Producer, 2014 - present
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