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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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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Herbed Gulf Oyster Stuffing

I love Gulf Seafood. 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…

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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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Southern Squash Casserole & Food Blogger’s Support For Sandy #FBS4Sandy

Today I am joining two awesome food bloggers, Jenn of Jenn Cuisine and Barb of Creative Culinary, who have spearheaded Food Bloggers Support For Sandy. 30A EATS along with other food bloggers were encouraged to post a bite of comfort food today, November 8, to help raise awareness for those that have lost so much due to hurricane Sandy.

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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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BLT Bacon Cups & Chipolte Ranch Dressing

  Bacon is beloved to many, and a favorite ingredient used in creative and innovative ways. This recipe is one that has a genius twist, as instead of relying on a bowl, tortilla shells or bread as a vessel for your food, you can use bacon! Here is how to make bacon cups.

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