Welcome to the first-ever, LKLD Cookbook! I want to give a HUGE thank you to the 30+ local restaurants that submitted a recipe for this issue. We LOVE to go out to eat, but with restaurants at 50% capacity, it’s not always easy to find a seat. We encourage you to get takeout when you can, especially from the restaurants in this issue that shared a recipe for you to try at home. It’s important to support our small, local businesses as much as we can during this difficult time. Hopefully, you will find some comfort in making these recipes for your family. Please, let us know how your dishes turned out! I’m sure you’re going to impress those you love! Use #lkldhaven on your Facebook or Instagram post along with which restaurant the recipe is from, and you might find it in the July issue of LKLD!
Our kids are all grown now, but when they were younger I cooked almost every night. I learned everything from cookbooks, I would read them front to back, every page. We had a few family favorites like my “Flat Chicken” named by our daughter or the carrot cake that I make for my husband’s birthday every year. I’m hoping one of the recipes in this issue will become your family’s new favorite. I’ll share our family’s favorite recipes with you throughout the month, look for them on our Facebook page @havenlakelandfl.
This month we’re introducing for the first time, the BEST OF LKLD Awards! Voting goes from June 1 through August 1, with winners featured in the September issue. Haven Magazine in East Polk has been awarding the best local businesses for 2 years now and we’re moving into Lakeland for 2020. Last year, over 2,000 people voted for the Best of Haven awards, we expect even more this year so vote early and vote often! Visit havenmagazines.com to cast your vote for the best local businesses. Good luck to all!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, dad-figures, stepdads, grandpas and dads-to-be out there! Have a happy & safe June! #supportlocal