Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Jul 26, 2014 | View Article

On my return home last night from the Alabama Gulf Coast, a gift of fresh local caught shrimp from Billy’s Seafood was waiting in my fridge. It had been overnighted from my friends at the tourism department along with a few perks like an entire Hope’s Cheesecake, Box of Zatarain’s Seafood Boil, a Beach Bag full of […]

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Boudin Balls & Rioja Wine #MatchMadeInHeaven

Boudin Balls & Rioja Wine #MatchMadeInHeaven

Jul 18, 2014 | View Article

Pair tapas with an excellent bottle of  Rioja Wine and you’ve got a #MatchMadeInHeaven! I am a big fan of tapas and small plates. One of my favorite memories of visiting Spain was the incredible bites served in the Spanish bars along with great wines by the glass. Tapas are basically snacks, appetizers or canapés, where […]

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Southern Fried Corn & Vintage Recipes From Old Seagrove #Giveaway

Southern Fried Corn & Vintage Recipes From Old Seagrove #Giveaway

Jun 18, 2014 | View Article

The Seagrove Village MarketCafe dates back to 1949 where generations of families and guests returned year after year to dine, purchase necessities, souvenirs and experience life on the beach. George and Ann Hartley purchased the cafe in 1998 filled with hidden treasures buried in the nooks and crannies of the restaurant. They located Junie McGee’s […]

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Sherry’s Sensational Strawberry Tall Cake

Sherry’s Sensational Strawberry Tall Cake

Jun 9, 2014 | View Article

Recently I was offered the opportunity to work with Driscoll’s Berries via The Daily Meal, and was asked to come up with a short cake recipe. Well, the first Strawberry Cake of any kind that popped into my mind was my ex-husband’s wife Sherry’s beautifully presented Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake! Every time I host a […]

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30A Eats Beach Recipe: Drunken Gulf Shrimp Taco’s & Your #SouthWalton #Local #Dining Guide

30A Eats Beach Recipe: Drunken Gulf Shrimp Taco’s & Your #SouthWalton #Local #Dining Guide

Jun 6, 2014 | View Article

  Last weekend I had Drunken Shrimp Taco’s at Cowgirl Kitchen in Rosemary Beach and it reminded me of how much I love those spicy and fresh Gulf flavors all infused together and wrapped in a taco, yum! I use to cook all of the time when my family was under one roof, but due […]

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Crustless Broccoli-Mozzarella Quiches #SafestChoice

Crustless Broccoli-Mozzarella Quiches #SafestChoice

May 29, 2014 | View Article

Breakfast. My favorite meal of the day, my husbands least. I love the creativity that evolves when cooking with eggs, and that they are packed with protein. In an agreement I made with myself, I prepared or cooked my son and daughter breakfast every single morning from birth until graduation from high school, including weekends, […]

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La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar: Seared Scallops on Agave Poblano Cornbread with Rajas Con Crema

La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar: Seared Scallops on Agave Poblano Cornbread with Rajas Con Crema

Apr 12, 2014 | View Article

Owners Ann and George Hartley moved back to the Panhandle from Dallas, Texas in the 1990′s to be close to family and where Ann was raised. They became the owners of Seagrove Village MarketCafe, and later expanded their enterprise with the addition of George’s at Alys Beach. With Coastal Tex-Mex night receiving rave reviews at […]

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Seagrove Village MarketCafe’s Barbeque Shrimp & Grits

Seagrove Village MarketCafe’s Barbeque Shrimp & Grits

Apr 9, 2014 | View Article

Seagrove Village MarketCafe is one of our favorite Gulf Coast Restaurants. Located at the corner of 30A and 395 in South Walton, they have been featured in Southern Living, Garden and Gun, Travel & Leisure, and Coastal Living. Known for having the best Seafood and Burgers served in a laid-back atmosphere, you will want to give […]

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West Indies Salad

West Indies Salad

Mar 9, 2014 | View Article

When it comes to the Lower Alabama Gulf Coast, there is no more quintessential dish than the West Indies Salad. It was (said to be) invented in Mobile, Alabama by William “Bill” Bayley, a former U.S. Merchant Marine who served on many voyages to the West Indies. In 1947, Bayley, the Mobile, Alabama steak & […]

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Chef Secrets: Chef Jim Shirley’s Red Beans & Rice

Mar 4, 2014 | View Article

Mardi Gras parading is tough work: Grueling hours sipping adult beverages at Mardi Gras balls and parades. You need lots of energy to fuel the bead-tossing and catching. Red beans and rice is the New Orleans staple of choice to get you through the day. Here is a great recipe from the files of Chef […]

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Mardi Gras Omelette – Another Broken Egg

Mardi Gras Omelette – Another Broken Egg

Mar 3, 2014 | View Article

Mardi Gras Omelette- adapted from Another Broken Egg recipe photo: Another Broken Egg Ingredients: Eggs 6 oz. Andouille Sausage 2 oz. Crawfish Tails 2 oz. Red Peppers, diced 1 oz. Green Onions, diced 1oz. +1tsp. Hollandaise sauce 2 oz. Salsa 1 oz. Diced tomatoes (garnish) 1 tbsp Potatoes 6 oz. English Muffin 1 ea Butter […]

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Eggs Sardou

Eggs Sardou

Jan 24, 2014 | View Article

I love eggs. Toad in the hole, fried, boiled, poached, Scotch…you name it. Today in Northwest Florida it is cold. Our news forecast even calls for sleet or snow. I decided it would be a good day to finish some writing assignments and spoil myself with brunch, using a recipe from one of my favorite […]

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