Crab and Corn Fritters

Crab and Corn Fritters

crab and corn fritters

 

It  should come as no surprise that I love food.

Always have.

Always will.

I’m usually dreaming about breakfast as I fall asleep at night, and as soon as breakfast is finished, I’m planning lunch and dinner.

Don’t even get me started about vacation eating.

Food always tastes better on vacation, and I right?

But recently I’ve learned something about how I like to eat.

I prefer snacks to meals. {continue reading}

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