The Best Pimento Cheese In The South!

  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…

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Ham & Cheese in Puff Pastry

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…

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Convivial Cool Weather Cheese Fondue

 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…

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Southern Cheese Straws

Today Brandy of Nutmeg Nanny and Brandi of Bran Appetit are hosting a surprise virtual baby shower for our friend Rachel of Rachel Cooks. Already the mother of a sweet little girl, Rachel is expecting a bouncing baby boy in just a few short weeks.

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Abacus Restaurant, Dallas & Lobster Scallion Shooter’s

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.

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BLT Bacon Cups & Chipolte Ranch Dressing

  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.

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Wild Mushroom Tart

  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…

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Grilled Jumbo Gulf Shrimp With Tomatoes & Chef Fabio Viviani

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…

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Shrimp Remoulade

New Orleans has been on my mind quite a bit lately, and I think I’m ready to go visit my old stomping grounds. With the Jazz Fest just ending and the Oyster Festival coming up June 2nd and 3rd, there is always something exciting happening in The Big Easy. When recently invited to create a…

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