Sun-dried Tomato, Kalamata Olive and Basil Pesto Flat Bread

Now could not be a better time to take the ‘Tasty and Healthy New Year Challenge’, and to reevaluate the brands you are using in your kitchen. California Olive Ranch (COR) and Bob’s Red Mill (BRM) have teamed up with our Virtual Potluck, to bring you the healthiest and most delicious recipes possible, along with fabulous…

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Butternut Squash Lasagna with Basil

Yesterday was blustery and the temperatures dropped along the Gulf Coast. I for one was ready. This morning I actually lit my fireplace, and as my son was eating his breakfast he said, “It feels like Christmas and it’s not even Halloween yet!” The morning sunlight was shining in on the spot where we put…

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Italian Sausage, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper Bread Pudding

I am thankful that The Secret Ingredient-Morrow Cookbooks decided with Chef Emeril Lagasse, to have a blogging party to promote his newest cookbook, Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders. It has proven to be a hit with all of the bloggers, and I am sure the public will devour it. The last few weeks have…

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One-Pot Wonders: Wok-Seared Duck Salad

Wok-Seared duck Salad, is one of the recipes from Emeril Lagasse’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders, that we were allowed to share. There were so many wonderful foods to prepare, I let this one slip by, but not for long! I wanted to pass it on to you anyway, as many of the bloggers…

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Grillades & Grits

Remember a few days ago, when I was having that reflective moment on the beach, writing about Cajun Shrimp Stew, and thinking about the fall? Well, ditch that, because the temps are back in the 90’s, the sun is out, and the Gulf of Mexico is shimmering! I am still trying to keep my fall…

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One-Pot Wonders: Chicken In The Pot

Most of you are aware by now, if you have been following along on 30AEATS, that I am taking part in a cookbook review for Emeril Lagasse‘s Sizzling Skillets and other One-Pot Wonders, to be released September 27, 2011 by Morrow Cookbooks – The Secret Ingredient. We are already on Post #7, and you can see…

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One-Pot Wonders: Cajun Shrimp Stew

Today was one of my favorite days, only happening as seasons change. It was gray and drizzling, and the air was just starting to get crisp, teasing that fall was around the corner. The Gulf of Mexico was roaring, and a light clap of thunder played overhead. The yellow and purple beach flags were waving,…

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Southern Savory Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a fall staple at my house and is a true comfort food. There are so many approaches to making pot pie, that we all seem have our own version, or favorite. Whether it is quick and easy in a store bought pie shell with a double crusted top, or with biscuits,…

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One-Pot Wonders: Chicken Sauce Piquante

Being a New Orleans girl at heart, and finding my passion for food in the Big Easy at fifteen, one of the dishes I have grown to love is Chicken Sauce Piquante. A full flavored, chunky, peppery, mouthful of goodness, this is a go-to dish for many reasons. Chicken Sauce Piquant reminds me of fall,…

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Skillet Strata

I wrote my first post on Bouillabaisse for the Emeril Lagasse, One-Pot Wonder Bloggers Party, while in Pensacola with my husband who was on call.  Last weekend, we traveled the area and stopped by some of my favorite farmer’s markets, and also as paid a visit to Mary and Paul, owners and cheese makers of…

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