Chef Darek Tidwell-George’s at Alys Beach: Wood-Fired Curried Cauliflower T-Bone

Chef Darek Tidwell-George’s at Alys Beach: Wood-Fired Curried Cauliflower T-Bone

Oct 16, 2014 | View Article

Chef Darek Tidwell is the new Executive Chef at George’s at Alys Beach and has been taking 30A taste buds by storm. The Hartley’s (owners of George’s), have selected menu presentations with behave and misbehave options, along with Gluten-free, making dining easy for all. If looking for something different on steak night, try this fantastic […]

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Southern Fried Corn & Vintage Recipes From Old Seagrove #Giveaway

Southern Fried Corn & Vintage Recipes From Old Seagrove #Giveaway

Jun 18, 2014 | View Article

The Seagrove Village MarketCafe dates back to 1949 where generations of families and guests returned year after year to dine, purchase necessities, souvenirs and experience life on the beach. George and Ann Hartley purchased the cafe in 1998 filled with hidden treasures buried in the nooks and crannies of the restaurant. They located Junie McGee’s […]

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Southern Zipper Peas

Southern Zipper Peas

Dec 31, 2013 | View Article

Named zipper peas for the way the pod opens when the fibrous strand down its center is pulled, these peas are grown primarily in the Southern states due to the warm climate. Freshly picked from their pods, zipper peas have a mild-flavor, are a great source of protein and a classic Southern comfort food. I […]

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Nov 26, 2013 | View Article

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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Blue Cheese-Sour Mashers & Slow Cooker and Cookbook Giveaway

Blue Cheese-Sour Mashers & Slow Cooker and Cookbook Giveaway

Oct 22, 2013 | View Article

In trying to find  ease in weeknight cooking, I can tell you that I have become attached to my slow cooker. Hamilton Beach sent 8 from our Virtual Potluck team the 6-quart programmable Set ‘n Forget cookers , and each of us also received a different copy of Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann’s Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker for […]

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Savory Spinach & Buttermilk Pancakes with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Savory Spinach & Buttermilk Pancakes with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Sep 9, 2013 | View Article

I was invited to develop a pancake recipe for today’s “Stonyfield Cook-a-thon” by blogging friend Marnely over at Cooking With Books. She is a spectacular baker and chef on Martha’s Vineyard, a place I have been wanting to visit for some time. Also coming to the Pancake Party are Nutmeg Nanny, Food Hunters Guide, Hungry Food […]

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Romaine Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing and Garlic Croutons & Prime Time Emeril Cookbook Giveaway

Romaine Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing and Garlic Croutons & Prime Time Emeril Cookbook Giveaway

Apr 19, 2013 | View Article

To begin, I have to start by saying my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston, the Boston Marathon, and Texas. Those individuals and families that have been part of this weeks horrific events. Emeril Lagasse is from Falls River, Massachusetts. This week I reviewed Prime Time Emeril: More TV dinners From […]

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Spinach Soup with Tofu Saute’, Ginger, and Pea Shoot Garnish & The Improvisational Cook Giveaway

Spinach Soup with Tofu Saute’, Ginger, and Pea Shoot Garnish & The Improvisational Cook Giveaway

Apr 14, 2013 | View Article

Today I was taking a que from Sally Schneider, ICAP Cookbook Award Winner, and author of The Improvisational Cook. Oprah calls her book “Innovative…A delicious revelation.” After being in Pensacola on assignment this week and eating some fine food at Jackson’s Steakhouse for one, I decided to get back on track by visiting For The […]

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Red Beans & Rice – Not Just For Washday Anymore!

Red Beans & Rice – Not Just For Washday Anymore!

Apr 8, 2013 | View Article

Red Beans and Rice, a New Orleans Monday washday dish, is one I learned how to prepare at the age of fifteen when living in New Orleans. It is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. Perfect for football parties, Mardi Gras, or any large gathering, a pot of Red Beans can be made […]

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Spring Power Foods & Roasted Spring Vegetables

Spring Power Foods & Roasted Spring Vegetables

Mar 20, 2013 | View Article

Today is the first day of Spring and I am ready to celebrate! Having one home form college right now, and the other arriving Friday for Spring Break has been a lot of fun; it also has required me to make a few requested favorite family meals again. Spring brings lots of healthy produce, including some of […]

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Savory Southern Tomato Pie for #PiDay & #VirtualPotluck Giveaway

Savory Southern Tomato Pie for #PiDay & #VirtualPotluck Giveaway

Mar 13, 2013 | View Article

Love Pi (e)? Today is Pi Day.  3.1415926 = Pi. The Virtual Potluck team decided that we needed to get our Pi on and we created delicious pie recipes to share on this great mathematical day! We also have an awesome giveaway, because we appreciate our followers, and well….pi(e).   See the full list of who […]

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Better Than Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup #WeekdaySupper

Better Than Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese Soup #WeekdaySupper

Jan 14, 2013 | View Article

  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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