Quick Chicken & Dumplings

My daughter called me from the grocery store in Tuscaloosa today in a panic about what to purchase in order to make Chicken & Dumplings. Her cell phone was about to die, and she needed the info… pronto. She had decided that Sunday was the perfect time to have a go of it, and I…

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Egg Salad Supreme

Egg Salad is simple to prepare, and brings back a flood of memories from my childhood. In my early years, family vacations included long drives to visit my relatives in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. We’d set out in the family truckster, the name I gave my my parents olive green and gold station wagon with…

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Pensacola Egg Fest Nov 8 & 10

I’m excited about Pensacola Egg Fest, and honored to be a judge this year! Join Pensacola Egg Fest from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10th to sample delicious bites cooked on nearly 100 Big Green Eggs at beautiful Blue Wahoos Stadium! From savory classics like BBQ pulled pork and brisket, to sweet desserts…

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Beach Eats: Grilled Royal Red Shrimp Kabobs & Gulf Shrimp Facts

Nutrition Contributor: Caroline Coker I was born in Mobile, Alabama, but also into Louisiana’s seductive food culture, as my biological father grew up in the restaurant business in New Orleans, and my aunts and uncles were (and a few still are) in the fishing and shrimping industry, working in Venice (not Italy), Grand Isle, and…

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Shrimp & Grits A-Ya-Ya

  Shrimp & Grits A Ya Ya Served at Great Southern Cafe in Seaside, Florida and Pensacola Fish House in Downtown Pensacola, this is chef Jim Shirley’s signature dish. Ingredients Grits 4 cups chicken stock 2 cups grits, such as Dixie Lily 1 cup heavy cream 4 ounces unsalted butter One 14- to 16-ounce can creamed corn 1 cup…

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Register Family Farm in Freeport, Florida Is The Bees Knees

Walton County is flourishing with an abundance of farmers and producers supplying the highest quality products to locals and visitors, and their bounty is often celebrated in many restaurant presentations along the Gulf Coast. Register Family Farm is one of those businesses, an aviary (honeybee farm) operated solely by members of the Register family and…

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Farming Our Local Waters: Trey Nick of Nick’s Seafood

As a food writer and blogger living by the waters edge of the Emerald Coast, one of the first questions people ask when they visit our area is how they can be certain that they are buying or being served fresh seafood. It would appear that answer would be a simple, but many restaurants do…

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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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