The Best Chili Con Carne

Just like good gumbo, everyone has their favorite chili recipe. Texas beef with no beans, white chicken chili, even vegetarian, but I make my flavor packed version with black beans for added fiber, and to create texture. Since our kids were little and heading out to trick or treat with my husband pulling them along…

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Chicken Adobo

Sunday was my birthday, and now that I am an empty nester it was a pretty quiet one. Since my husband has to be at his medical practice in Pensacola on Tuesday, we decided to celebrate on Monday by having a day date. We went to Destin Commons to see Lincoln (which was incredible and…

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Beach Eats: Baked Shrimp with Cilantro & Lime

Contributor: Caroline Coker Since I love fresh shrimp, whether seasonal royal reds, brown, white, or on occasion rock, and I was passing by Maria’s seafood in Pensacola today, like a moth to a flame I was sucked in to purchase the crustaceans. With it being royal red season (the very deep water, salty shrimp caught miles out…

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Long Pond Eggplant Rounds

My Dad became an at home chef when he retired from the Navy after 30+ while we were living in New Orleans, though he has always enjoyed cooking, and grills the best burgers and flank steak to this day. Dad found himself interested in many things upon retirement, however, none caught his attention like cooking….

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Ellie’s Eggs in Purgatory

  First things first, I’m not Catholic. I’m Methodist, but I married into a devout Catholic family. My wedding had to be blessed by the family priest to be considered official in the eyes of the church and most importantly my by former husbands grandmother, Marguerite Calico. My mother in law was a self trained…

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Jalapeño Cheese Grits

  My dream breakfast is time spent around the family table with a big pot of cheese grits at the heart of the meal. From then, hot biscuits are pulled from the oven, country ham from the skillet, and farm eggs are cooked to order. Local produce, like seasonal Creole tomatoes and fresh fruit round out…

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Me Maw’s Corn Pudding

  My grandparents were peanut farmers in Statesboro, Georgia, and as a child I was giddy with glee each time we left Charleston to visit them. My grandmother always had a pot of peanuts boiling when we arrived, knowing they were my favorite. The smell of her buttery corn casserole baking has had me drooling, and has…

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Bleu Cheese Biscuits

Bleu Cheese Biscuits 20 biscuits Ingrediesnts 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon soda 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup blue cheese 1 tablespoon chives 3/4 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons melted butter Preparation Preheat oven to 450°. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter with your fingertips until…

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