Appetizers and Tapas
I happen to love smoked tuna dip. Not canned, overly wet, and not whipped in a blender. I also happen to think Chef Dave Bishop at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant located in Seaside, Florida, makes the best. It is packed with fresh smoked chunks of fish, full of flavor and served with lavash. Chef [...]
College is a time of discovery-including cooking for yourself for the first time. Though I became passionate about food and cooking at an early age, and tried to instill this in my own children, it was really never of much interest to them. My son could live off chicken tenders and Ramen, but does love [...]
Pimento cheese is a way of life for Southerners, and I grew up with either egg salad or pimento-cheese on white bread in my lunch pail. It is a staple at most bar-b-que’s, church luncheons, funerals, or potluck reunions and everyone seems to have their own version claiming theirs to be the best. Southerners are [...]
Ham & Cheese in Puff Pastry is an all-time favorite of mine and a delectable recipe for a quick and easy appetizer or main meal. You do have to thaw the puff pastry, but just follow the instructions on the package. The best way to let it thaw is in the refrigerator overnight, but thawing [...]
It is a chilly morning in Northwest Florida, and today is the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree in Seaside, a few streets from our house. With both kids home from college, it is fun to relive childhood memories and delight in our family tradition of watching the Holiday Parade on 30-A, followed by the [...]
When I think of food during the holiday’s I think of crab dip. Growing up in New Orleans, fresh Gulf Coast crab dip was a traditional appetizer served in most homes, especially on Christmas Eve. This dip is terrific with toasted french bread slices or melba toast rounds. It is quick, easy, and a crowd [...]
Chef Kent Rathbun is the owner of the 13-year-old crown jewel on Dallas’s dining scene, Abacus Restaurant. He is also famously known for defeating Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, along with his brother Kevin Rathbun, an Atlanta Restauranteur, who was last seen about town at the Destin Charity Wine Dinner and Auction.
Bacon is beloved to many, and a favorite ingredient used in creative and innovative ways. This recipe is one that has a genius twist, as instead of relying on a bowl, tortilla shells or bread as a vessel for your food, you can use bacon! Here is how to make bacon cups.
Not long ago, Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels was visiting Rosemary Beach, Florida on 30-A with her adorable family. Amanda is one of my blogging friends who lives in Nashville, and celebrates her family and love of food on her website, but today is a guest blogger on 30A EATS! A bean [...]
I just returned from Atlanta to find my family facing Hurricane Issac. As I write this new post, the Gulf Coast is battening down its hatches, and we have been busy protecting our homes in Walton County and Pensacola, by putting up hurricane shutters and bringing everything out in. With that, Virtual Potluck was invited [...]
This week Virtual Potluck has partnered with Bertolli Olive Oil, and is trying recipes by Chef Fabio Viviani; you may remember him from Top Chef. He is known for his sexy accent and how he says “hamburger”, but also for having two restaurants, Cafe Firenze and Fiernze Osteria! Chef Fabio is also the spokesperson for Bertolli, and is kicking [...]