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 cake 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…

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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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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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Susan’s Guide To The Florida Keys & Grouper Fritters

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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George’s at Alys Beach: Wood-Fired Cauliflower T-Bone

  George’s at Alys Beach menu presentations offer behave and misbehave options, as well as gluten-free, making dining easy for all. If looking for something different on steak night, try this fantastic recipe for Wood-Fired Cauliflower T- Bone’s. Cauliflower is low in carbs and a great way to stay health conscious. Wood-Fired Curried Cauliflower T-Bone Ingredients:

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Easy Italian Sausage & Broccoli Casserole

I had a box of Bisquick in the pantry and decided I needed to try it out. I don’t normally have it in the house, but back in the 70’s my mom would make all kinds of “Impossible Pies” with the stuff, and they were often some of my favorite meals. I sometimes am called…

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