Holiday Roasted Brussel Sprouts

My husband requested Brussel Sprouts for Thanksgiving dinner, and I knew right away my go to recipe. Easy to prepare, it includes bacon which is a no brainer! You can use olive oil instead of bacon fat for these sprouts. Simply make sure to coat each piece well so the sprouts don’t dry out. Use…

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Long Pond Eggplant Rounds

My Dad became an at home chef when he retired from the Navy after 30+ while we were living in New Orleans, though he has always enjoyed cooking, and grills the best burgers and flank steak to this day. Dad found himself interested in many things upon retirement, however, none caught his attention like cooking….

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The Best Oyster Dressing

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

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Christmas Potatoes

This morning we were up bright and early cooking for tonight’s family celebration and preparing for Christmas. 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 a book containing a recipe…

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Jalapeño Cheese Grits

  My dream breakfast is time spent around the family table with a big pot of cheese grits at the heart of the meal. From then, hot biscuits are pulled from the oven, country ham from the skillet, and farm eggs are cooked to order. Local produce, like seasonal Creole tomatoes and fresh fruit round out…

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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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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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