Skillet Strata

I wrote my first post on Bouillabaisse for the Emeril Lagasse, One-Pot Wonder Bloggers Party, while in Pensacola with my husband who was on call.  Last weekend, we traveled the area and stopped by some of my favorite farmer’s markets, and also as paid a visit to Mary and Paul, owners and cheese makers of…

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Lobster Ceviche

Summer is a fantastic time to make the cool refreshing dish of ceviche, but with the weather we have here on 30A and the Gulf Coast, I make it year round. Of course it varies depending on seasonal ingredients, but it never ceases to please a small group or crowd. Ceviche is especially transportable, and…

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am sure many remember the urban legend about the woman who was charged $250 for the recipe for Neiman Marcus’s famous chocolate chip cookies. The woman thought she was paying $2.50 in addition to her salads on her charge, and was livid at being taken advantage of, so she shared the secret recipe with…

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Grayton Beer Battered Onion Rings

I love onion rings. Fresh large cut beer battered onion rings. I have fond memories of Mike Anderson’s opening in Baton Rouge when I was attending college at LSU (telling of my age), and serving the biggest, baddest plate in town. Cooking with beer is also something I do quite a bit of, and when…

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Lobster Mac and Cheese

I made this bowl of goodness last night, as we had family in town visiting for Labor Day. My wonderful husband set up an umbrella over the grill, and bravely faced Tropical Storm Lee, so that he could cook the steaks we had purchased prior to the storm, to go with the new recipe. The mac &…

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Mini Carolina Biscuits

  Called Carolina Biscuits by some, these are the kind of Southern hors d’oeuvre that rapidly disappears. Without a doubt, these are the flakiest, richest and tastiest biscuits of all time, and they melt in the mouth like butter! They are best served warm, or at room temperature. Use your food processor to make this…

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MeMaw’s Southern Biscuits

  My grandmother Lillie, AKA MeMaw, was the sweetest, kindest, most gentle soul in the world. She loved to cook, bake, and was the best biscuit and pound cake maker on the planet.When she would visit, I would awaken to the billowing smells of bacon, biscuits, sausage gravy and coffee coming from our kitchen. MeMaw always…

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Bay Scallops with Corn and Pancetta Salsa

I personally think we have the Best bay scallops around. They are so succulent, juicy and in abundance from Pensacola to Apalachicola, the areas where I spend the majority of my time. Sadly, I have not gone scalloping yet, but I have plans to take my family this month. The season in Florida runs June…

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Brioche with Chicken Salad & Bacon

  I make chicken salad at least once a week, and if I don’t, I head to Modica Market in Seaside to visit my friend and lead cook, Ms. Lisa to buy hers. She does magical things  to her chicken salad involving milk and herbs, and it is heavenly! Since my favorite foods for the…

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