Mama’s Deviled Eggs

I absolutely adore deviled eggs and so does my husband. Sometimes I like to mix things up, but he is a purist. If he is being a grump, or I have something to “spring” on him, a nice plate of deviled eggs makes things a lot easier to swallow! Phil raves about my mother’s deviled…

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Gulf Coast BBQ Oysters

   Photo: SoWal.com Enjoy the oyster log at Stinky’s Fish Camp on 30A in Dune Allen, or at their sister restaurant, Trenasse in New Orleans. Their motto is oysters are served all day all ways, and as an expert on bivalve consumption, I can attest to the fact that they have an amazing array for…

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The Hartley’s Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Apricot Jam

I was raised on bacon wrapped water chestnuts and bacon wrapped scallops. Mother always served them when she entertained, which was quite often. I learned to love anything wrapped in bacon, and these bite size goodies are protein packed and hit the spot. This is a recipe that George and Ann Hartley learned while at…

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Cole Slaw

Coleslaw often just sits on the side of the plate, and most of the time is not very good. With that said,  it is still a popular side dish seen throughout  summer BBQs and picnics. Coleslaw can be a delicious addition to a meal or even a sandwich; I happen to like mine on a…

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Mac Farms of South Walton, Florida

Mac Farms, established in 2009 by locals Jen and Andy McAlexander, grow and distribute the highest quality, locally grown herbs and vegetables available in South Walton. Located in Point Washington, the McAlexander’s use the hydroponic style of farming that they learned from Stan Meadows, a local vegetable farmer. The actual farming process takes place at the front…

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Breaded Pork Loin Marsala

  Chef Nick Farkas enjoys living in Pensacola but often misses his hometown and the food. He is a transplant of Indiana and says “Many transplants from Indiana and other portions of the Midwest miss the same thing, the beloved breaded pork loin. This version isn’t served as a sandwich or with mashed potatoes and gravy,…

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Eggplant Parmesan

One of my Favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is visit my local Farmers Market. Looking for the freshest Eggplant, I can’t wait to head home to put together this cheesy concoction of layered goodness. I also prefer to make my own tomato sauce and use canned or jarred San Marzano tomatoes if…

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Lillie’s Southern Fried Chicken

Helpful Hints: – The pan. Every Southerner knows that a cast iron skillet is the way to go. If you don’t have one passed down by generations, start your own tradition and get one from Lodge Cast Iron. They’re great for frying chicken,  baking cornbread, stews, and greens! -The chicken. A Free-range, preferably organic chicken…

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Lightened Squash Casserole

Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings Recipe Time Hands On: 25 Minutes Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes Ingredients 3 pounds yellow squash 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1 cup grated carrots 1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup 1 (8-oz.) container light sour cream 1/4 cup chopped fresh…

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