A Taste of Lafayette, Louisiana

First appeared in Coastal Lifestyle Magazine A different world exists in the Cajun country of South Louisiana. Lafayette, a city of 120.000, and about a two-and-half-hour drive from New Orleans has caught up with the Big Easy on culinary allure, showcasing exotic foods with distinctive French flavors. Chefs and business entrepreneurs have returned home to their…

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Thanksgiving Dining At The Beach

Some like to think that it is not possible to capture the holiday spirit in Florida, though nothing could be further from the truth, especially if spending time with family and friends along the Emerald Coast. In the past dining in or out for Thanksgiving vacationers could pose a hassle, but not any longer. Check out…

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Chef Gio of Vue On 30A

Chef Spotlight: Giovanni (Gio) Filippone of Vue on 30a If you are seeking a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere to nibble on tapas while sipping on a glass of wine, thirsting for a craft cocktail at the bar after a busy day, or wanting to dive into a four or five course chefs tasting, then…

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The Best Big Easy Oyster Dressing

  This may not be the prettiest photo I have ever taken since it was shot with my camera phone on the fly last Thanksgiving, right before we were all about to make our plates and devour. I just knew that I needed to share this delicious recipe that I picked up while living in New…

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Willie’s Armadillo Eggs

I judged The Big Green Egg Fest last weekend aptly called Eggs On the Beach at Seascape Resort. One of the teams had a delicious popper that caught all of the  judges attention. It reminded me of how great this recipe is, and how much I love it. I don’t make it often for good…

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Alabama Festival Of Flavor in Foley- Come Hungry!

October is National Seafood Month and there’s no better time to experience what food the Alabama Gulf Coast is all about than during the Alabama Festival of Flavor (this weekend) on October 8. I’m getting my stretchy pants ready and looking forward to meeting some of the state’s most revered chefs and restauranteurs who will…

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Bloody Mary Gazpacho

With a husband that graduated from Florida State and Alabama medical school, a son at Georgia Tech, and a daughter who just graduated from the University of Alabama, being the lone LSU fan & grad of the family gets tiresome, especially after what happened with the Auburn last Saturday and Coach Les Miles being let go…

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Nordic Blackened Salmon topped with Danish Blue Cheese Crème Sauce

I have never traveled to Denmark though I have always wanted to go. My sister lived there for a period of time and sent us goodies on occasion. Foodies know that when it comes to finding authentic, superior tasting products origin matters, and in this post for Honest Cooking I was sent the highest quality Nordic farmed salmon available,…

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Eggs On The Beach EggFest Competition Returns To Seascape

It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it, and I’m certainly thrilled to judge the 2016 EggFest competition! Bay Breeze Patio, an official retailer of the Big Green Egg, will host the third annual Eggs on the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seascape…

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Savoring Paris One Bite At A Time

Story & Photos by Susan Benton Originally written for Vie Magazine   (Photo: Susan Benton Savoring Paris) For the culinary connoisseur, foodie, or anyone who loves to try new things, tasting exotic foods from other parts of the world is an adventure. For those, like me, who also love to travel, Paris is the ultimate…

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