Chef Secrets: Chef Jim Shirley’s Red Beans & Rice

  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…

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Touchdown Baked Buffalo Tenders

  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

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

  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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Hangover Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups

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

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 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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Comforting Chicken Pot Pie

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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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

There are not too many food, travel & lifestyle bloggers in the Florida Panhandle other than myself at 30A EATS, Molly from Duchess of Fork, and Tara from  Della Rose Living, and today Tara has a guest recipe post to share! If I have missed an Emerald Coast blogger, let me know by commenting below, as…

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Emeril’s Sopressata & Genoa Salami Calzone

This post is my fourth in the #SeriousSandwich cookalong to celebrate the publication of Emeril Lagasse’s “Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor” (Morrow, $24.99) released today, Tuesday October 16, 2012. You can view my other delicious sandwich recipes here, here, and here. 

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