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Enjoy Florida's "Golden Gem"

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The city of tropical, urban chic 

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Florida Gulf Shrimp 

With Delicious Pasta

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Superb Orange Rolls  

Florida Never Tasted Better

Sweet, tangy orange glaze

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Wild, Wacky & Wonderful 

Even Old Florida Wasn't This Good

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Oh, Ocala!

Ocala is a central Florida treasure and an adventurer’s paradise with rolling hills, 700 horse farms, the Ocala National Forest and one of the state's oldest tourist attractions, Silver Springs State Park    

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Florida Kumquat Cake

This Florida Kumquat Cake recipe incorporates the little “golden gem” and member of the citrus family resulting in a dessert masterpiece that is moist and flavorful with a sweet and sour finish 

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