Sausage Balls

My father has made sausage balls for Christmas morning as long as I can remember. I often wonder why he did not get recipe credit for this amazing comfort food as he has been making them for 50 + years! Sausage balls are wonderful for tailgating and a delicious cocktail appetizer, but most of all…

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Ginger’s Chocolate Bourbon Balls

If you read my blog or know me, then you are aware that my only sibling lives in Colorado. After Ginger attended college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, she did her graduate studies in Colorado, and never left the state again (well, she did dip over to Dallas for a moment). My sis…

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Holiday Potatoes

Last Christmas we were up bright and early prepping for our feast to come later. When my daughter asked me to throw out some ideas for new recipes, I led her to my closet of cookbooks and told her to take her pick. With good taste she chose a favorite old church cook book of…

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Breakfast Casserole

For as long as my memory can recall, my family has eaten the same breakfast every Christmas morning: my mother’s breakfast casserole, warm homemade cranberry bread, and my dads sausage balls. The strata, essentially a savory bread pudding with eggs, sausage, and cheddar cheese, is made the day before, and easily baked on Christmas morning….

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Southern Cheese Ring

Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings, or tailgating, I hope you enjoy one of our family favorite appetizers. Just make sure to run the Jello Mold under hot water before popping off the bottom and the top of the mold. and setting the ring on a platter. Top the cheese ring with pecans, fill with…

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Turkey Banh Mi Sandwich + Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

What could be better than Thanksgiving leftovers, right? I decided after a big heavy Thanksgiving feast that nothing beats the refreshing and bold flavors of a Turkey Bahn Mi the following day! It is a take on the Vietnamese Banh Mi where I spice thing up by combining Sriracha mayonnaise with roast turkey, and then…

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Crab Stuffed Avocado aka Galatoire’s Crabmeat Maison

I’m sharing one of my favorite New Orleans recipes adapted from my Galatoire’s cookbook, which is one of my favorite New Orleans restaurants, called Crabmeat Maison. Galatoire’s is an iconic and James Beard Award winning restaurant nestled in the heart of the French Quarter. It’s cuisine is anchored in French Creole traditions, which reflect the…

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Kevin Gillespie’s Framish Pie

  With a last name that spells pie, I’m certain that Chef Gillespie’s Framish Pie will be a big hit when served at your Thanksgiving! Framish Pie, A French Coconut and Amish Buttermilk hybrid created by Chef Kevin Gillespie, is a specialty at Gunshow in Atlanta (Photo by Angie Moser). Gunshow, offers a bold, new take…

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Southern Squash Casserole

  My mother, Charlotte, makes the best squash casserole, and no matter how I try, mine is never as delicious as hers. It is always a favorite, and a dish that is comfort food to me. Whether at a church social, a holiday gathering, a family dinner, or to share with a friend in a…

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My Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

  Cooler temperatures and the holidays bring family and friends to the beach. While activities together are always important, so is the need to eat good food, and together is the way we like to do it! Unfortunately, this year, it’s difficult with the pandemic. Whatever you choose to do, I wish you and your…

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Thanksgiving In Seaside & Oyster Dressing Recipe

Fall in South Walton is a time to celebrate cooler temperatures, less crowded beaches, local cuisine, and to appreciate family and friends during a Thanksgiving week spent in Seaside. For many Americans, the Thanksgiving meal includes seasonal dishes such as roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. The holiday feast dates…

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