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Sharing My Recipes, My Life, And The Food Tale Of Two Cities

Garlic Roasted Potatoes With Sautéed Peppers

Roasted Potatoes With Red Peppers And Garlic (1)

I think it’s just the English in me that always wants to make roasted potatoes. My Garlic Roasted Potatoes With Sautéed Peppers are so delicious you’ll want seconds. Let me show you how easy this dish is to make.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Equipment: large mixing bowl, 2 rimmed baking sheet pan, 12-inch sauté pan

Ingredients:
3 pounds of small white potatoes, quartered
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary, minced

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
Cut the potatoes in quarters, smaller ones in half, and mince the garlic. Place the potatoes into a large mixing bowl with olive oil, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and minced garlic, toss until potatoes are coated really well.  Transfer the potatoes to two baking sheets divided equally and spread out into one layer. Roast the potatoes for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Important: Fifteen (15) minutes into the roasting process, using a spatula, move the potatoes around to prevent them from sticking to the pan. Flip the potatoes twice more during cooking in order to ensure they brown evenly on both sides.

While the potatoes are roasting, dice the bell peppers. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add the diced peppers to the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or just until soft.

Turn the oven off.
Remove the potatoes from the oven, add the sautéed bell peppers, divided equally, to each pan of roasted potatoes. Sprinkle the freshly chopped rosemary over all the potatoes.

Note: If you need to keep the potatoes warm, place them back into the hot oven until you’re ready to serve.

 

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High Tea-Grand Floridian Resort Disney World

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My daughter never ceases to amaze me. I think I’ve mentioned that whenever she comes home for a visit she has a surprise for me, up her sleeve. Turns out that this food adventure was slightly different from all the others not only because it tugged on my heartstrings but because it was a way to pay homage to my mom. If you’ve been following my blog, thank you so much for that, then you know my mom (mum) was from England.

My mom loved her tea. Any idea where I’m going with this yet? Melissa made reservations for High Tea-Grand Floridian Resort, Disney World. OMG!, I couldn’t believe it the Garden View Tea Room.

An entire afternoon, in memory of my mom, Melissa’s Nanny Doris, having High Tea, and a day I’ll never forget. The beautiful view of the garden from the windows that lined the tea room was absolutely breathtaking. Here’s a peek into our day.

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Melissa and I had the Cheshire Tea option. We also each had our own pot of tea of our choosing, it was simply amazing. You really did feel like royalty.

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As you looked around there were guests that showed they were going all in for the full English experience. Throughout the tea room, all you would see were people dressed in a rainbow of pastel colors with their matching fancy hats that complimented their outfits so beautifully.

I don’t believe I’ve seen a bigger smile on Melissa’s face then when Cinderella and her Prince Charming entered the room. The little girl in her came shining through.

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A special day for both of us and one we’ll never forget.

 

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SOCO Restaurant Thorton Park

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On Melissa’s last day before heading back to Oakland, CA., we went out for dinner. This time it was my turn to choose the place. I decided on SOCO RestaurantThorton Park. 

SOCO (Southern Contemporary Cuisine) takes classic southern fare and kicks it up a few notches. The atmosphere is trendy, cozy, with a lot of natural light. Let me take you on a quick tour of our experience.

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Our server Jordan and the hostess Tiffany were both very professional and courteous. They both helped to make our dining experience one we’ll remember. Thank you both so much!

As I passed by I noticed a small bio on the wall, one about the Chef Greg Richie and another about how old favorites have been reimagined.

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For our appetizers, we had House Smoked Fish Dip Gratin.

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Melissa had their Lake Meadow Naturals Deviled Eggs.

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Soco-Style Chicken and Dumplings.

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Slow Roasted Barbecue-Glazed Pork Belly On Grilled Biscuits Topped With Chow-chow.

 

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Grilled Meatloaf On Lobster Mash Potatoes.

 

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Diver Scallops With Roasted Baby Carrots And Brussel Sprouts.

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A Trio Of Banana Puddings, Chocolate, Bourbon, and Peanutbutter With A Vanilla Wafer Waffle.

For more information on SOCO Thorton Park in Orlando visit their website at www.socothortonpark.com

 

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