Christmas Potatoes

This morning we were up bright and early cooking for tonight’s family celebration and preparing for Christmas morning. When my daughter asked me to throw out some ideas for new recipes, I led her to my closet of cookbooks and told her to take her pick. With good taste she chose recipe’s from Chef John…

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The Best Big Easy Oyster Dressing

  This may not be the prettiest photo I have ever taken of food, as it was shot with my camera phone on the fly last Thanksgiving eve, right before we were all about to make our plates. I just knew that I needed to share this delicious recipe that I picked up while living…

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John Besh’s Big Easy Jalapeño Cheese Grits

  John Besh, a James Beard Foundation Award Winner, is a Louisiana rock star in his many restaurant kitchens that he has become so well known for, especially the main one in his home, where due to his long days away from his family for lunch and dinner, he wakes up extra early to prepare…

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Me Maw’s Corn Pudding

  My grandparents were peanut farmers in Statesboro, Georgia, and as a child I was giddy with glee each time we left Charleston to visit them. My grandmother always had a pot of peanuts boiling when we arrived, knowing they were my favorite. The smell of her buttery corn casserole baking has also become a favorite recipe…

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Herbed Gulf Oyster Stuffing

I have lived near the Gulf all but six of my almost 50 years and can’t imagine a holiday meal without Gulf Coast Seafood. The holiday season is all about gathering friends and family together for a time of fellowship, and here in the South, nothing brings folks together like big helpings of good food. In…

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I have been actively reading and making recipes from John Besh’s new cookbook, Cooking From The Heart. He recently came to Pensacola on a book tour and I had the opportunity to meet and to interview him for 30AEATS.com. Besh is genuine, warm and easy to talk to. I have enjoyed the soulful Europen dishes shared…

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Seafood Stuffed Mirletons

Seafood Stuffed Mirletons (French Creole for Chayote Squash) have made their way to our holiday table for years. We learned about them when we moved to New Orleans after my father was stationed in Nebraska when I was a young teen. Though moving to New Orleans was a culture shock, we all soon embraced the…

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Mashed Potato’s With Creme Fraiche and Chives

If you are looking for smooth and fluffy mashed potatoes for the holiday’s then only one item will do; A food mill or ricer is the key to the fluffiest of comfort foods! OXO sent me a slew of wonderful products to try and to giveaway to one of my reader’s! So stay tuned to 30A EAT’s this…

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

There are not too many food, travel & lifestyle bloggers in the Florida Panhandle other than myself at 30A EATS, Molly from Duchess of Fork, and Tara from  Della Rose Living, and today Tara has a guest recipe post to share! If I have missed an Emerald Coast blogger, let me know by commenting below, as…

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Kicked-Up Cole Slaw & #SeriousSandwich

This is my 6th recipe post for #SeriousSandwich, a promotion for Emeril Lagasse’s new cookbook Kicked-Up Sandwiches. As a side to a terrific sandwich, like those made in the last three weeks by the 22 bloggers in the promotion, you might consider Emeril’s Classic Cole-Slaw (page 66).

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