About Josee Lanzi

Happy!I enjoy making people happy good food makes people happy it's my way to show love for family, friends, co workers, neighbors, I just love it! You have to eat to live right? I was born in Quebec, Canada the biggest French part of Canada. My parents had a restaurant when I grew up and grandma was a great teacher too!I also have a second passion and that is fishing I have been fishing since the age of 4 first in the rivers in Canada but then moved to Florida when I was 10 years old and fell in love with Saltwater fishing, If you don't see me in the kitchen cooking you will see me out on my boat catching fish to create yet another fresh catch of the day dish! It just doesn't get better than that and that is what I mean about simplicity at its best! Off the hook, on the plate! Sometime Off the hook is really off the hook but sometimes it's an off the hook dish I just whipped up with a few simple on hand ingredients!! Got to love that!! Doing things you love and that lets' you enjoy others and makes others happy what else could you ask for really? Every day is a new day you never know what it will bring! Making the best of everyday is what I'm all about!

The Taste 2019 Golden Ticket Winner

The Taste Announces 2019 Winners
INVERNESS, Fla – The City of Inverness announces the winners from the Taste held April 13, 2019. The Taste is a one-day music, beverage and art festival that is also a qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC). WFC is the largest international food competition, with celebrity chefs and prizes estimated at $350,000 at the Dallas competition this fall.
The City announces the Bacon/Golden Ticket Winner is Grand Living, with a score of 75.5 out of 90. This was the only WFC Golden Ticket at the Taste. The winning dish: “Bacon Wrapped Citrus Glazed Sea Scallops” was prepared on-site by Chef Remco Van Asdonk. Asdonk has bragging rights and will take home a waived entry into the 2019 WFC.

The Taste in Inverness, Florida

Come and check it out neat town, Craft beer tasting, Food Trucks, Restaurants, Live Music it’s a lot of fun!  I’ll be judging again this year and I’m going to love every minute of it all the way to the end when we award “The World Food Championships” Golden Ticket to one of the Chef!  Need I say more?? lol Well worth the day out for this awesome event!

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The Taste in Inverness, Florida

Inverness, Fla. – The Taste is a one-day food, beverage and art festival that is also an elite qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC)https://worldfoodchampionships.com/ set for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Tompkins Street in downtown Inverness from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with live music by the Superstars Band

Sweet and Savory Glazed Salmon

This is perfect for you all that are watching your sugar intake It’s made with stevia and Monk fruit. Enjoy! To learn more about KetoseSweet see the links below, I absolutely love it!

16 ounces Salmon skinless filet
1 teaspoon sea salt
Glaze-
1 tablespoon KetoseSweet
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon fresh dill chopped fine
1 teaspoon water
Turn oven on broil placing the oven top rack in the second spot of the oven. Spray with non-stick cooking spray a baking dish.
Cut the salmon filet into 4 equal portions. Season Salmon with sea salt and place in baking dish.
In a small mixing bowl whisk together remaining ingredients brush top and sides of the salmon portion with glaze. Broil in oven 5 to 7 minutes.

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Banana Bread with Rum Caramel Sauce

You are going to love this version of Banana Bread and it’s made with KetoseSweet with Stevia & Monk fruit perfect when you are watching your sugar intake. To learn more about KetoseSweet and where to find it click on the links below.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
½ cup butter softened
¾ cup KetoseSweet
2 eggs
2 overripe bananas
½ teaspoon vanilla
Sauce-
1 cup KetoseSweet
4 tablespoons butter
½ tsp rum
Garnish with sliced almonds (optional)
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray with non-stick cooking spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl mix the first ingredients. In a separate bowl add remaining ingredients and with electric hand held mixer mix until well incorporated add dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Pour in loaf pan and bake 55 to 60 minutes.
When banana cake comes out of the oven add sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan on medium heat and whisk until the mixture has turn a caramel color and has thicken. Slice banana cake and drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve while still warm.

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Holiday Baking time has begun!!

Happy Holidays to all!! I am sharing with you an old cookie creation I came up with for a contest and this one has become our favorite cookie that not only pairs well with a glass of milk but even better with a glass or red wine!! I hope you enjoy it…

SAMSUNG

Walnut Cherry Cheddar Cookies
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
11/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup dried cherries chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate baking morsels
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl add first four ingredients and mix until smooth. In a separate mixing bowl add flour, baking soda and mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated should be stiff dough, next add cherries, cheddar cheese and walnuts. Use a small cookie scoop and place on lined cookie sheets you will get 26 to 30 cookies.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Place in a microwave safe glass bowl white chocolate baking morsels and vegetable oil microwave 30 seconds mix and if not all melted add to microwave and additional 10 seconds do this in increments not to burn the chocolate. Slightly cool and place in a small zip lock bag close and clip a corner of the bag to create a piping bag drizzle white chocolate on cookies. Place cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden back the chocolate. Let the cookies sit at room temperature before eating.

Healthy & Light Shrimp Stir-Fry


1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons light olive oil
1/3 cup onion julienne
1 garlic clove minced
¼ cup soya sauce reduced sodium
¼ teaspoon red pepper crushed
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon Allulose Natural rare sugar sweetener
12 ounce bag steamed broccoli stir fry frozen steam in a bag
Follow instruction on the bag of steamed broccoli stir fry to cook it and set aside.
In a large sauté pan on high heat add olive oil when hot add onions and sauté about 4 minutes add shrimp and sauté just until they turn pink in color. Add Garlic and sauté an additional 2 minutes.
In a small mixing bowl add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well. To the sauté pan add cooked stir fry vegetables and sauce sauté 2 minutes until the sauce has coated all of the shrimp stir-fry. Serve immediately. Serves 4. You may also serve with cooked rice. Bon Appétit!
For more information about All Allulose Natural rare sugar sweetener see links
below.
https://www.langschocolates.com/keystone-pantry/

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Another Allulose Challenge Recipe!

Simple Cinnamon Rum Sauce

It’s delicious on ice cream, bread pudding, cakes, apple pie you name it to be serve immediately.

Yield: 1 cup Prep time: 5 minutes Cook: 5 minutes
¾ cup water
½ cup Allulose Natural Rare Sugar Sweetener
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoon rum extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch salt
In a sauce pan bring water to a boil. In a mixing bowl whisk together the sugar sweetener and cornstarch until well blended slowly add to boiling water while whisking.
Remove from heat add cream, butter whisk. Add rum extract, cinnamon and salt whisk until well incorporated. Serve immediately.
Suggestions: Great on ice cream, bread pudding, pancakes, French toasts and pound cake.
Their website links are below to try it yourselves…

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Allulose Recipe Challenge

I was super excited to be asked to create recipes with this Natural Rare Sugar Sweetener a healthier sugar! I have to say I’m very pleased with the results! Here is one of the recipes below I created using the product. More to follow in the next couple of weeks.

Cinnamon Rum & Red Grapes Clafoutis-

Cinnamon Rum & Red Grapes Cafloutis

Serves: 4 to 5 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook: 35 to 40 minutes
1 cup half & half
3 eggs
½ cup Allulose Natural Rare Sugar sweetener
2 tablespoons butter melted
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon rum extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup red grapes (you may substitute with green grapes)
Preheat oven at 325 degrees. Spray a pie plate with butter flavor non-stick cooking spray.
In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until you have a smooth batter. Pour batter in pie plate add the grapes and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a light golden brown color.
Serve immediately.

You can find this rare natural sugar sweetener at: https://www.langschocolates.com/keystone-pantry/
as well
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Hood Calorie Countdown Cook-Off and Giveaway!

For those of you who know me you know I love competing in cooking competition and Hood Calorie Countdown cook-off was one I so wanted to be part of. It was off the hook I tell you, We were greeted with open arms (hugs) everyone was so excited to see us arrive they had a nice little spread for us to enjoy and relax before the cook-off in an awesome location what a great kitchen to be cooking in at a cook-off it had everything and I mean everything 🙂 We all walked around and introduced each other prior to set up our kitchen area they gave us a good 30 minutes to do that and get organized with our ingredients “that was much appreciated”. Before the cook-off we had an introduction of the wonderful product “Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Beverage” and its history by their lovely ambassador wow a product that has over 100 years of history you know it’s a delicious product! We were judge by Hood Calorie Countdown nutritionist eeeek no pressure lol just kidding it was so full of excitement. The judge and nutritionist for Hood Calorie Countdown also spoke to us as well prior to the cook-off introducing herself and her role for Hood Calorie Countdown and what she would be looking and not looking for in our recipes her too as lovely as she could be.
The Clock started and off we were cooking. Countdown all turned in their dishes. The judging was taken very serious. The winner was announced “ME” my Sundried Tomato Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese Soufflé WON!! They had a table set us to sit and relax while we tasted each other’s dishes family style it was such a nice end to a cook-off. I hope this will become an annual cook-off and if you have the opportunity to thrown in your recipe at a chance of making it at this cook-off I highly recommend trying it one of the best cook-off I have competed in.
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Cook-Off Highlights-