Looking for some fresh cooking ideas? Here is a collection of recipes from Clermont Florida, Chef David Earl, and the Heart of South Lake Recipe contributors.
You can click on any recipe title for a list of ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and photos.
Main Entree Recipes
Looking for a dinner entree that is both simple and elegant? This Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe from Chef David Earl is your answer!
The flavors of balsamic, fresh sauerkraut, rye, and Swiss Cheese make for a flavorful grilled Chicken Reuben Sandwich, a Clermont catering favorite from Chef David Earl.
Tasty shrimp and fresh avocado are topped with an addictive cilantro lime sour cream sauce and wrapped in a warm tortilla for a light and easy summer meal.
Garlic and a Dijon Mayo Mustard sauce add flavor to the Baked Parmesan Dijon Chicken recipe. This is a family favorite that is quick, easy, and tasty enough to serve to company.
When the weather turns cold nothing tastes better than a pot of Pasta Fagioli Italian Soup Recipe. Packed with nutritious vegetables and beans, it can be made with our without meat.
Every holiday brunch needs a savory quiche to fuel the day’s festivities. This creamy egg custard is combined with bacon, Swiss cheese, and broccoli then baked to perfection in a flaky piecrust.
Yakisoba is a popular Japanese dish of noodles, vegetables, and meat served with a sweet tangy soy sauce. East meets West with this unique Yakisoba Chicken Pot Pie Recipe.
Enjoy chicken tenders without the mess or guilt of frying.
Simple and delicious, enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean with this one pot meal perfect for a family dinner or weekend gatherings.
A festive dinner entree made of marinated pork shoulder slow roasted until the meat is fall off the bone tender.
Key Lime Pie is a favorite here in Florida and often requested at the Wesley Center. With just the right balance of tart, sweet, and creamy, this chilled dessert is a great way to finish a meal on a hot summer’s day.
Take advantage of the abundant fall harvest with a delicious Apple Crisp spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg served over ice cream.
This yogurt cone topped with fruit is a healthy alternative to ice cream. Serve at your next brunch, baby shower, bridal lunch, or Clermont catering event.
The Dessert Plate at the 2013 Greater Clermont Cancer Society Tea and Luncheon featured a mini-chocolate dipped cone filled with creme brûlée. It was served with a fortune cookie and an almond or lemon flavored cookie.
Great hot from the oven, a breakfast treat, or a tasty edible gift for the holidays.
Chewy and moist, these over-sized oatmeal cookies are packed with raisins and walnuts for outrageous flavor in every bite.
Need a quick appetizer for your next office event, birthday party, or bridal shower? Always a Clermont FL favorite, this classic cold Spinach Dip gets a modern makeover with the addition of goat cheese and artichoke hearts.
Deviled Eggs are a staple at most family gatherings and holiday events. Turn the ordinary into extraordinary with this festive recipe for decorating eggs on Easter, 4th of July, Memorial Day, or other special occasions.
Hummus is a simple and tasty dip made from garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas). With Middle Eastern origins, it is a popular appetizer found in restaurants and grocery deli departments throughout South Lake County Florida. You can enjoy this snack at home for a fraction of the cost by learning how to make hummus from scratch.
All the flavor of spicy wings without the mess, this hot appetizer is a big hit at game day parties or potlucks.
Try a twist on an old classic with this Basil Walnut Pesto Recipe.
Banish boring and bland by packing school lunches that are both fun and healthy. Ideas include Ants on a Log, Pancake Sandwiches, Chocolate PB&J, Pinwheels, and more!
Salad and Side Dish Recipes
A popular Clermont catering choice for luncheons, this Courtney’s Chicken Salad recipe is served on a bed of lettuce and garnished with fruit and vegetables.
Looking for a protein rich salad? This recipe combines Quinoa, the super food of South America, with the flavors of Greece.
A refreshing green salad is a great way to beat the summer heat. This recipe takes the boring out of salad with surprising flavors of feta, walnuts, cranberries, strawberries, and balsamic in every bite.
Tangy vinaigrette, garlic, fresh basil, sundried tomatoes, and Kalamata olives make for a flavorful cold pasta salad. Serve as a side dish or a light lunch.
Sunomono, a vinegar based vegetable salad originating in Japan, was recently served at the 2013 Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation Tea and Luncheon at the Wesley Center. It delivers a light, fresh, and healthy salad that can be served at any dinner party requiring a light starter or a transition to another course. A versatile choice, it cleanses the palette and goes with everything.
Simple yet elegant, the popover is a tasty side for breakfast or dinner. But what makes it light and airy? The secret is revealed in the perfect popover recipe.
Try the delicious roasted flavor of this Grilled Cauliflower Recipe.
Enjoy a staple of Latin America with Habichuelas Rojas Guisadas or stewed red beans.
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