Red Beans & Rice – Not Just For Washday Anymore!

Red Beans & Rice, a New Orleans Monday washday meal, where the Sunday ham bone gets put to use, is a recipe I learned how to prepare at the age of fifteen when living in New Orleans. It is one of my top comfort foods, in the family recipe box now, and has been perfected over time….

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Orca Bean Stew

It has been a beautiful fall on the Gulf Coast with temps in the 60-70’s during the day. Yesterday we had a cold snap with wind, rain and 40 degree temps. My sister in Colorado would call this a cake walk. When cooler weather does arrive, I enjoy making chili, gumbo, soups and stews, so…

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Chunky Chicken Soup #SundaySupper

Butternut squash is the most popular among winter squash varieties and can be recognized as a large pear shaped golden-yellow pumpkin fruit. Butternuts have high levels of vitamin-A, providing about 354% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by body for maintaining the integrity of skin. It is also an essential…

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Seafood Gumbo Recipe & What Makes Gumbo, Gumbo?

In light of the 24th annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival next Saturday, February 16, and having the honor of being asked to be part of the celebrity judging panel, I was recently asked to share a little history of what I felt were the key ingredients in creating a good pot of gumbo, and asked to…

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Better Than Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup #WeekdaySupper

  The weather has been odd on in South Walton recently, with days that fall into 30’s, jump to the 70’s and drop back into the 40’s which has left many of my friends and family with the sniffles, colds and flu. I myself had quite the ugly bug over Christmas, an illness I hope…

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Warming White Bean Chicken Chili for Halloween

With the crisp nip in the air and the prospect of witches and goblins arriving at your door, kick back and relax on Halloween with a bowl of warming White Bean Chicken Chili. Your family will appreciate this comforting dish upon their return from trick-or-treating, and you will enjoy the ease of clean-up! This recipe…

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Comforting Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken potpie is an example of the best of American home cooking. A kind of culinary miracle worker, with a creamy sauce and a flaky pastry top that is guaranteed to calm even the most stressed nerves, Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Both the pastry and the filling can be made ahead…

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Elkmont-Alabama Belle Chevre Tomato Soup, Croque Monsieur

I have always loved cheese. Most people that know me personally know that fact. When I began my twitter feed, I was not yet 30A EATS, and I called myself @fromagechick, as I was looking for a specific hard-to-find cheese, and was connecting with all of the creameries that I could via social media. I am…

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Game-day Bloody Mary Gazpacho & A #SundaySupper Tailgate

I am having a difficult time this football season, as we once were a family of united LSU fans, and now I am a loner. My daughter chose to attend school at BAMA last year, and now is rooting them on to victory with my Alabama husband, who converted with her as he too has…

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