Grillades and Havarti Aged Cheese Grits #CastelloArt

Grillades and Havarti Aged Cheese Grits #CastelloArt

Dec 4, 2014 | View Article

  For many years I would visit the French Quarter on Sunday’s and eat at a bistro called Petunia’s for brunch. The restaurant was filled with colorful people, had an over the top decor and served delicious comfort food, but sadly is know longer in existence. Petunia’s was well known for their enormous crepes, but one of […]

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Orca Bean Stew

Orca Bean Stew

Nov 14, 2014 | View Article

It has been a beautiful fall on the Gulf Coast with temps in the 60-70’s during the day. Yesterday we had a cold snap with wind, rain and 40 degree temps. My sister in Colorado would call this a cake walk. When cooler weather does arrive, I enjoy making chili, gumbo, soups and stews, so […]

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Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

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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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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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 Florida Avocado

Gulf Coast Shrimp Taco’s with Florida Avocado

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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