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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Touchdown Baked Buffalo Tenders

Touchdown Baked Buffalo Tenders

Sep 28, 2013 | View Article

  Contributor: Sarah Robertson There’s not a mom out there who hasn’t felt like a short order cook at some point.  Well maybe she’s out there, but I don’t feel like making her acquaintance. For the great majority of us, life is hectic enough without also juggling the culinary requests of every member of the […]

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Gulf Coast Shrimp Taco’s with Classic Castello & Florida Avocado #CastelloMoments

Gulf Coast Shrimp Taco’s with Classic Castello & Florida Avocado #CastelloMoments

Jul 19, 2013 | View Article

Living in the Florida Panhandle I’m lucky to have an abundance of wonderful seafood that comes fresh off the docks from local fishermen. I decided to use the Classic Castello in my Shrimp Tacos as it is smooth and has a slightly smoky aroma with a spicy hint of mountain herbs. I found some wonderful corn […]

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Chef Steven Satterfield’s Savannah Red Rice

Chef Steven Satterfield’s Savannah Red Rice

May 20, 2013 | View Article

  Cast-iron pots and pans have a long-standing tradition in American cookery, and Lodge Cast Iron has stood the test of time. I’m excited about a new project that I just completed with this great company, and will be sharing that information very soon. I did a promotion with Lodge Manufacturing Company last year for The […]

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Red Beans & Rice – Not Just For Washday Anymore!

Red Beans & Rice – Not Just For Washday Anymore!

Apr 8, 2013 | View Article

Red Beans and Rice, a New Orleans Monday washday dish, is one I learned how to prepare at the age of fifteen when living in New Orleans. It is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. Perfect for football parties, Mardi Gras, or any large gathering, a pot of Red Beans can be made […]

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Gulf Coast Crab Cakes

Gulf Coast Crab Cakes

Feb 13, 2013 | View Article

Crab Cakes are a staple in many restaurants along the Gulf Coast often appearing on brunch menus topped with incredible delights. Prejean’s in Lafayette, Louisiana, a favorite old haunt I used to frequent when attending college at LSU-Baton Rouge, is known for their Crab Cake Napolean-a fried sweet potato cake, underneath a crab cake, topped […]

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Le Bistrot Paul Bert Steak Frites Recipe, “Best In Paris”

Le Bistrot Paul Bert Steak Frites Recipe, “Best In Paris”

Jan 22, 2013 | View Article

On my jaunt to Paris last May I was introduced to Bertrand Auboyneau, the owner of Le Bistro Paul Bert, whose incredible plating of steak frites is still etched in my mind. He uses an essential ingredient in the cream sauce for his steak frites which sends the dish over the top with customers naming it […]

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Hangover Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups

Hangover Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups

Dec 31, 2012 | View Article

After a night on the town ringing in the New Year, you will want something delicious, quick, and easy to munch on come January 1st! These Bacon, Egg and Toast cups are a snap to throw together in just 10 minutes, baking for 20, and are perfect for one, six, or double the recipe for […]

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Better Than Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza

Better Than Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza

Dec 10, 2012 | View Article

If you or your kids like Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza, then you need to try this tasty, healthy and easy version inspired by Trader Joe’s! Two crisp tortillas are filled with seasoned ground turkey, hearty beans, and then topped with chunky salsa, a three cheese blend, green onions, black olives, and diced ripe tomatoes. 

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Ham & Cheese in Puff Pastry

Ham & Cheese in Puff Pastry

Nov 27, 2012 | View Article

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

Convivial Cool Weather Cheese Fondue

Nov 24, 2012 | View Article

 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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Comforting Chicken Pot Pie

Comforting Chicken Pot Pie

Oct 27, 2012 | View Article

Chicken potpie is an example of the best of American home cooking. A kind of culinary miracle worker, with a creamy sauce and a flaky pastry top that is guaranteed to calm even the most stressed nerves, Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Both the pastry and the filling can be made ahead […]

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