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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Gumbo Z’ Herbs or Green Gumbo

  Southerners love their greens. A time honored tradition, greens have held an important role for well over a century and there is no other vegetable that is so unique to the region. Greens do not form a compact head, and therefore I am referring to mostly kale, collards, turnips, spinach or mustard. I was…

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Southern Fried Corn & Vintage Recipes From Old Seagrove #Giveaway

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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Blue Cheese-Sour Mashers & Slow Cooker and Cookbook Giveaway

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

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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Spinach Soup with Tofu Saute’, Ginger, and Pea Shoot Garnish

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, I decided to get back on track by visiting For The Health Of It…

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Spring Power Foods & Roasted Spring Vegetables

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

Love Pi (e)? Today is Pi Day.  3.1415926 = Pi. The Virtual Potluck crew 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 made…

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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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