Happy 5th Anniversary to La Cocina Mexican Bar & Grill #VivaLaco30a & Seared Scallops with Rajas Con Crema Recipe

Happy 5th Anniversary to La Cocina Mexican Bar & Grill #VivaLaco30a & Seared Scallops with Rajas Con Crema Recipe

Aug 21, 2014 | View Article

Today, August 21st, is La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar’s Fifth Anniversary and they are celebrating with food + drink specials and lots of interactive social media fun! My good friends and the owners of La Cocina, George and Ann Hartley, moved from Dallas to South Walton in 1997 to return home to the beaches where Ann […]

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Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Jul 26, 2014 | View Article

On my return home last night from the Alabama Gulf Coast, a gift of fresh local caught shrimp from Billy’s Seafood was waiting in my fridge. It had been overnighted from my friends at the tourism department along with a few perks like an entire Hope’s Cheesecake, Box of Zatarain’s Seafood Boil, a Beach Bag full of […]

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La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar: Seared Scallops on Agave Poblano Cornbread with Rajas Con Crema

La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar: Seared Scallops on Agave Poblano Cornbread with Rajas Con Crema

Apr 12, 2014 | View Article

Owners Ann and George Hartley moved back to the Panhandle from Dallas, Texas in the 1990′s to be close to family and where Ann was raised. They became the owners of Seagrove Village MarketCafe, and later expanded their enterprise with the addition of George’s at Alys Beach. With Coastal Tex-Mex night receiving rave reviews at […]

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Seagrove Village MarketCafe’s Barbeque Shrimp & Grits

Seagrove Village MarketCafe’s Barbeque Shrimp & Grits

Apr 9, 2014 | View Article

Seagrove Village MarketCafe is one of our favorite Gulf Coast Restaurants. Located at the corner of 30A and 395 in South Walton, they have been featured in Southern Living, Garden and Gun, Travel & Leisure, and Coastal Living. Known for having the best Seafood and Burgers served in a laid-back atmosphere, you will want to give […]

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West Indies Salad

West Indies Salad

Mar 9, 2014 | View Article

When it comes to the Lower Alabama Gulf Coast, there is no more quintessential dish than the West Indies Salad. It was (said to be) invented in Mobile, Alabama by William “Bill” Bayley, a former U.S. Merchant Marine who served on many voyages to the West Indies. In 1947, Bayley, the Mobile, Alabama steak & […]

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Marinated Crab Claws

Marinated Crab Claws

Dec 23, 2013 | View Article

I have written many times on this blog that my family loves seafood. We all can eat marinated crab claws like candy! With my kids, parents, friends and even my former husband and his spouse here for the holidays, we will be consuming quite a bit of shellfish, bivalves and other delicacies. I’m so happy […]

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Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

Dec 14, 2013 | View Article

We tend to consume quite a bit of gumbo in my family. There is nothing more comforting than a hot steaming bowl of seafood, or chicken & sausage gumbo. Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, we boil the turkey carcass for stock and make a rich and hearty turkey gumbo. With the temps dipping into […]

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Nordic Blackened Salmon topped with Danish Blue Cheese Crème Sauce

Nordic Blackened Salmon topped with Danish Blue Cheese Crème Sauce

Sep 15, 2013 | View Article

I have never traveled to Denmark though I have always wanted to go. My sister lived there for a period of time and sent us occasional goodies. I really want to attend the Hot Dog Championship, which takes place at the annual food festival, where top chefs take the humble dog to a new level […]

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Poached Salmon over Hirten Cheese Grits with Summer Succotash #CastelloMoments

Poached Salmon over Hirten Cheese Grits with Summer Succotash #CastelloMoments

Jul 19, 2013 | View Article

A big thank you to Castello Moments for sponsoring this post–and giving me the opportunity to share three delicious cheeses with readers! It was a Gouda day when three Castello Cheese Wheels arrived at my door! I mean, my name is @fromagechick on twitter for a reason. I became a twitter member ages ago, whey before I […]

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Gulf Coast Shrimp Taco’s with Florida Avocado

Gulf Coast Shrimp Taco’s with Florida Avocado

Jul 19, 2013 | View Article

Living in the Florida Panhandle I’m lucky to have an abundance of wonderful seafood that comes fresh off the docks from local fishermen. I decided to use the Classic Castello in my Shrimp Tacos as it is smooth and has a slightly smoky aroma with a spicy hint of mountain herbs. I found some wonderful corn […]

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Yellowedge Grouper with Savory Sweet Corn Pudding, Oyster Mushroom Vinaigrette & Petite Greens

Yellowedge Grouper with Savory Sweet Corn Pudding, Oyster Mushroom Vinaigrette & Petite Greens

Jun 12, 2013 | View Article

Recipe: Recipe courtesy Executive Chef Brian Murray, Fish Out of Water, WaterColor, Florida Show: Emeril’s Florida Episode: South Walton Beaches If you would like to read more about Executive Chef Brian Murray at WaterColor Inn & Resort, click here. Oyster Mushroom Vinaigrette: 2 cups oyster mushrooms stems removed 2 1/2 ounces fine quality extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt and […]

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Chef Steven Satterfield’s Savannah Red Rice

Chef Steven Satterfield’s Savannah Red Rice

May 20, 2013 | View Article

  Cast-iron pots and pans have a long-standing tradition in American cookery, and Lodge Cast Iron has stood the test of time. I’m excited about a new project that I just completed with this great company, and will be sharing that information very soon. I did a promotion with Lodge Manufacturing Company last year for The […]

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