Filipino Pansit with Shrimp & Lime

Susan Benton Have you tried Pancit? It is pure comfort food in our home, right up there with chicken adobo, as far as Filipino recipes go. It is a noodle dish, often served on birthday’s for longevity. We crave a taste of the Philippines now and then, as my father was stationed in Subic Bay…

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FloriRado Cowboy Caviar #MemorialDay2015

Contributor: Ginger Sayor (my sister)   On this Memorial Day that tugs at emotions for a number of reasons, I gratefully decided to channel my heart into making something with leftover boiled peanuts purchased on a trip home to Miramar Beach a couple of weeks ago. My parents and I stood over a large bucket at…

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The Best Barbecue Shrimp

If my heart could take it, I would probably eat Barbecue Shrimp at least twice a week, but I will admit that not a month goes by where this family staple is not on our dinner table. Cooking the shrimp with the heads on preserves the natural juices and enhances the flavor, but on occasion (usually by request),…

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Red Beans & Rice – Not Just For Washday Anymore!

Red Beans & Rice, a New Orleans Monday washday meal, where the Sunday ham bone gets put to use, is a recipe I learned how to prepare at the age of fifteen when living in New Orleans. It is one of my top comfort foods, in the family recipe box now, and has been perfected over time….

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How To Boil Crawfish: The Complete Guide

Crawfish. One of the food world’s blessings bestowed upon us. I’m thankful for whoever decided that it was a good idea to pull a creature from the mud, wash it off and eat it. Though called a crawfish or seafood “boil”, it is really more of a simmer & poach process. This allows the tails…

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Best Southern Cornbread You Will Ever Eat!

  If you are looking for a delicious and truly Southern cornbread recipe, this is it! It is the best cornbread you’ll ever eat, because it’s my Dad’s! With no wheat, flour or sugar, baked in a sizzling hot cast iron skillet seasoned with bacon fat for that golden brown crust, it is truly a…

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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 are…

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Filipino Chicken Adobo & My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday, and now that I am an empty nester it was a pretty quiet one. Since my husband had to be at his practice in Pensacola Tuesday, we decided to celebrate Monday by having a day date. We went to Destin Commons to see Lincoln (which was awesome, and I recommend you…

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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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Southern Squash Casserole & Food Blogger’s Support For Sandy #FBS4Sandy

Today I am joining two awesome food bloggers, Jenn of Jenn Cuisine and Barb of Creative Culinary, who have spearheaded Food Bloggers Support For Sandy. 30A EATS along with other food bloggers were encouraged to post a bite of comfort food today, November 8, to help raise awareness for those that have lost so much due to hurricane Sandy.

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Gumbo Z’ Herbs or Green Gumbo

  Southerners love their greens. A time honored tradition, greens have held an important role for well over a century and there is no other vegetable that is so unique to the region. Greens do not form a compact head, and therefore I am referring to mostly kale, collards, turnips, spinach or mustard. I was…

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