Long Pond Eggplant

My Dad became an at home chef when he retired from the Navy. As a Naval Officer of 30 years it was difficult for him not  be challenged on a daily basis. Dad found himself interested in many things and pursued them with vigor, however none caught his attention like cooking did. He watched Earl…

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Bay Scallops with Corn and Pancetta Salsa

I personally think we have the Best bay scallops around. They are so succulent, juicy and in abundance from Pensacola to Apalachicola, the areas where I spend the majority of my time. Sadly, I have not gone scalloping yet, but I have plans to take my family this month. The season in Florida runs June…

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The Hartley’s Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Apricot Jam

I was raised on bacon wrapped water chestnuts and bacon wrapped scallops. Mother always served them when she entertained, which was quite often. I learned to love anything wrapped in bacon, and these bite size goodies are protein packed and hit the spot. This is a recipe that George and Ann Hartley learned while at…

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Breaded Pork Loin Marsala

  Chef Nick Farkas enjoys living in Pensacola but often misses his hometown and the food. He is a transplant of Indiana and says “Many transplants from Indiana and other portions of the Midwest miss the same thing, the beloved breaded pork loin. This version isn’t served as a sandwich or with mashed potatoes and gravy,…

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Eggplant Parmesan

One of my Favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is visit my local Farmers Market. Looking for the freshest Eggplant, I can’t wait to head home to put together this cheesy concoction of layered goodness. I also prefer to make my own tomato sauce and use canned or jarred San Marzano tomatoes if…

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Chicken Tortilla Pie

Photo: BettyCrocker.com This is a Yummy quick pie to put together when at the beach, for the teens to heat up, or as a comfort casserole dish! I often make this spicy chicken pie using rotisserie chicken, especially if I really need to cut the time. Browned ground beef or turkey can also be used…

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