Sherry’s Sensational Strawberry Tall Cake

Sherry’s Sensational Strawberry Tall Cake

Jun 9, 2014 | View Article

Recently I was offered the opportunity to work with Driscoll’s Berries via The Daily Meal, and was asked to come up with a short cake recipe. Well, the first Strawberry Cake of any kind that popped into my mind was my ex-husband’s wife Sherry’s beautifully presented Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake! Every time I host a […]

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Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro Chef Manny Augello & Bacon and Waffle Recipe #TasteLaf

Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro Chef Manny Augello & Bacon and Waffle Recipe #TasteLaf

Jun 5, 2013 | View Article

On my recent visit to taste and tour Lafayette, Louisiana, I had the pleasure of dining at Jolie’s, a beautiful restaurant with an ode to George Rodrigue, world-renowned Blue Dog artist. The name from one of his paintings titled “Jolie Blonde” (Pretty Blonde) was originally painted in 1974, and depicts the artist’s vision of the fictional Cajun woman. According to the […]

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Katherine Hepburn’s Brownies

Katherine Hepburn’s Brownies

Apr 9, 2013 | View Article

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all of the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn Katherine Hepburn, known for her wit and spunk as well as her impecable acting, also has a brownie recipe of some fame. I began making these brownies about 2003 when my kids were 9 and 10. They loved them then, […]

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Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Caramel Whiskey Sauce #SundaySupper

Irish Coffee Ice Cream with Caramel Whiskey Sauce #SundaySupper

Mar 16, 2013 | View Article

The warm weather is creeping up on us on the Gulf Coast and the first day of Spring, March 20th, is right around the corner! We are meeting today around the table with our friends from the #SundaySupper team and sharing delicious spring time recipes! Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or spring inspired, the group […]

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Maker’s Mark Bourbon Butter Pecan Milkshake

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Butter Pecan Milkshake

Dec 21, 2012 | View Article

Grown-up milkshakes are all the rage today, and restaurants like Marina Kitchen in San Diego, and The Tin Cow in Downtown Pensacola are  serving them up with style. I’m old school and have always been a fan of the Bushwacker, a Gulf Coast favorite, topped with a shot of 151 rum. Though temps are unpredictable […]

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Fail-Proof Tart Pastry Dough & Tate’s Bake Shop Giveaway

Fail-Proof Tart Pastry Dough & Tate’s Bake Shop Giveaway

Oct 22, 2012 | View Article

The first time I saw Tate’s Bake Shop was on a Food Network Show with Ina Garten. She visited with owner Kathleen King and toured the baking facility, creating and sharing a delectable cookie recipe at the end of the episode. Located in a quaint building in the Hampton’s, I knew after seeing Tate’s Bake […]

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Serious Chocolate Shake & Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes Giveaway!

Serious Chocolate Shake & Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes Giveaway!

Jun 25, 2012 | View Article

I love milkshakes, and when my husband got wind of the news that I was going to be sent a copy of Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes by Adam Reid, he was elated. He often talks of his fondness for Awful-Awful where he fell in love with “the best milkshakes ever”, when visiting Newport, Rhode Island. A […]

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Strawberry Gelato from Hazen Family Favorites

Strawberry Gelato from Hazen Family Favorites

May 22, 2012 | View Article

If you are a foodie, love food, especially Italian food, I am sure you have heard of Marcella Hazan. Her recipes call for ingredients that would actually be used in Italian kitchens. Cooks like me sing praises to her, and I often make her famous tomato sauce. Her son Giuliano, a noted cookery, writer and […]

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Oreo Cookie Cheesecake, The Marlin Grill

Oreo Cookie Cheesecake, The Marlin Grill

May 16, 2012 | View Article

Chef McAnulla of Marlin Grill located in The Village of Baytowne Wharf,  is known is known for his New Zealand Spring Rack of Lamb. He is also known for serving 28-day dry-aged beef which he cooks on the restaurants wood burning grill. But, have you tried his cheesecake? Below is the recipe which was shared […]

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Key Lime Pie and a True Citrus Giveaway

Key Lime Pie and a True Citrus Giveaway

Mar 14, 2012 | View Article

The folks at True Lemon sent each member of  Virtual Potluck a set of their products for us to sample. I was hesitant at first, living in Florida, citrus capital, but decided to give it a try as my readers live all over the world, and many don’t always have access to to fresh local produce.

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Virgin Chocolate Chunk Brownies with Maple & Benton Bacon

Jan 25, 2012 | View Article

  Today marks the last week in the Bobs Red Mill (BRM) and California Olive Ranch (COR) ‘Tasty New Year Challenge’ with Virtual Potluck. Both BRM and COR have been fantastic to work with on this challenge. Not only are they both terrific companies, they both provide the highest quality products that all readers should […]

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Spicy Shrimp Ball, Dirty Rice, Bread Pudding, Rum Sauce and Amelia’s Spicing Pecans Giveaway

Spicy Shrimp Ball, Dirty Rice, Bread Pudding, Rum Sauce and Amelia’s Spicing Pecans Giveaway

Jan 3, 2012 | View Article

I was recently contacted by a wonderful new company called Amelia’s Spicing Pecans, a product line from a small company located in Birmingham, Alabama. I am partial to Birmingham, since I have family there, and my husband was born and raised there as well. Good food certainly comes from in and around Birmingham, so the […]

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