Beach Eats: Fattoush-ish

Contributor: Caroline Coker I love pretty much everything about this recipe, but take note, I’m a dipper. I prefer to use store bought pita chips, or house made baked pita chips for this healthy and satisfying dish. When home, I stop by the Seaside Farmers Market on Saturday, or Modica Market to pick up grocery…

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30A Drinks: Summer On 30A

Shaken, stirred, infused or spritzed, nothing beats a great cocktail, and in South Walton we have some of the finest mixologists that are passionate about honing their craft. One of them is Corey Jernigan from The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach who is artistic with his creations, and during the Food Film Festival South Walton this year,…

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Filipino Pansit with Shrimp & Lime + How To YouTube Video

Have you tried Pancit? It is pure comfort food in our home, right up there with chicken adobo as far as Filipino recipes go. It is a noodle dish often served on birthday’s for longevity. We crave a taste of the Philippines now and then, as my father was stationed in Subic Bay during the bicentennial…

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Beach Eats: Zesty Open Faced Summer Sandwich

Nutrition Contributor: Caroline Coker My mom is a pretty sensible “nose-to-tail” cook, but also an avid avocado lover, who got my vegetarian aunt hooked on smashed avocado toast before it was the rage. My stepfather who raised me likes to think of himself as a vegetarian, but he is definitely a very loosely defined flexitarian,…

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Sherry’s Sensational Strawberry Cake

Recently I was offered the opportunity to work with Driscoll’s Berries and was asked to come up with a recipe. Well, the first Strawberry Cake of any kind that popped into my mind was my former husband’s wife Sherry’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake. Every time I host a birthday party or family function, this is the…

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Super Easy Grilled Shrimp

We are big on grilling at our house, especially on holiday weekends. This Thursday our son graduated from high school Summa Cum Laude, and will be heading to Georgia Tech in August to begin college. I can’t tell you how proud we are of him! With family in town for graduation, and this being Memorial…

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How To Boil Crawfish: The Complete Guide

  Crawfish. One of the food world’s blessings bestowed upon us. I’m thankful for whoever decided that it was a good idea to pull a creature from the mud, wash it off and eat it. Though called a crawfish or seafood “boil”, it is really more of a simmer & poach process. This allows the…

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Beach Eats: If You Are Thirsty, Then You Are Dehydrated!

  Contributor: Caroline Coker Recently, my grandfather was hospitalized at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast. We thought it was a cardiac episode and so did his doctors, until tests revealed that he was not properly hydrated. It can happen to babies, pets, children, the elderly, so no one is immune. Dehydration can sneak up…

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Caroline’s Quick Chicken & Dumplings

My daughter called me from the grocery store in Tuscaloosa today in a panic about what to purchase in order to make Chicken & Dumplings. Her cell phone was about to die, and she needed the info… pronto. She had decided that Sunday was the perfect time to have a go of it, and I…

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#FFFSW Recipe: Kevin Gillespie’s Framish Pie

  With a last name that spells pie, I’m certain that Chef Gillespie’s Framish Pie will be a big hit when served at the Food Film Festival South Walton. A 3-day event on April 8-10, patrons along 30-A will be tasting a variety of cuisines while watching food films sponsored byThe Local Palate. Framish Pie, A French…

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A Perfect Weekend In The Florida Keys

Though the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast attracts many celebrities, an eclectic mix of locals and visitors, and those seeking the sugar white beaches like myself who call the Panhandle home, a completely different destination is at the opposite end of the state and offers an exciting array of activities, cuisine and the most beautiful sunsets…

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Smoked Oysters with Jalapeño Lemon Butter

  This is a recipe from Chef Ryan Prewitt of Pêche Seafood Grill in New Orleans, Louisiana, who will be showcasing his talents during the Food Film Festival South Walton on April 8-10, 2016. Patrons will be noshing on the most delicious dishes from the regions top culinary talent, while watching the best in food…

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