14th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) April 26-28 + Sponsor Chuck Hutton Toyota

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) recently announced that Chuck Hutton Toyota will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 auction. The Memphis-based dealership is the Foundation’s first presenting sponsor in the organization’s 14-year history. Currently ranked number three for the second consecutive year, DCWAF has been listed among the “Top Ten Wine Auctions in…

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Seagrove Village MarketCafe

Seagrove Village MarketCafe has been serving up deep fried love on the corner of 395 and 30A in the Florida Panhandle since 1949. The location once boasted the first official business in Seagrove – an Exxon gas station. Originally owned by the founders of Seagrove Beach, the McGee’s, customers would drive their Plymouths and De…

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Crawfish Etouffee

I was contacted by author Paul Knipple who wanted to share with me a copy of the cookbook he wrote with his wife Angela called, The World In A Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour Of The New American South. I jumped at the opportunity, as anything having to do with a cast iron skillet, as…

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The Red Bar: Grayton Beach

Update 2/13/19: Saddened to share that our beloved and iconic historical landmark, The Red Bar and Piccolo Restaurant, at 6am has burned to the ground in what is being described as a structural fire. Owner, Oliver Petit, says they will rebuild.  Dining at the beach can be quite an adventure, and South Walton restaurants each…

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30th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival-February 15 & 16

I’m excited to be participating in the 30th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival as a judge once again! It takes place at the The Village of Baytowne Wharf the weekend of February 15 and 16, with a Kick-off Party on Friday from 5-7 pm where a delicious Baytowne seafood boil will be enjoyed.

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Gulf Seafood Stew

I prefer to use fresh Gulf seafood and organic produce and eggs, as well as read labels to avoid gluten due to my 2018 allergy diagnosis. However, you can follow this recipe as is with what is available to you, and it will be just as delicious. Gulf Seafood Stew Serves 4 Ingredients 12 ounces…

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Grilled Lobster Pops with Garlic & Butter

This recipe is so simple and so good! It’s perfect any time of year. We used Maine lobster, but when Florida spiny lobster is in season we are all over it! You can find them at Destin Ice 30A at Inlet Beach or Destin Ice in Destin from August to March. You can also charter…

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Shrimp Cobb Salad with Creamy Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

Maro Desjardins This hearty salad is healthy, delicious and satisfying.  It is easy to put together and makes for a beautiful presentation. The creamy dressing is full of cucumber, fresh herbs and adds just the right amount of bright flavor to pull it all together.  Starting out with great gulf shrimp is essential, and a…

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