Christmas 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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Christmas Strata

For as long as my memory can recall, my family has eaten the same breakfast every Christmas morning: my mother’s egg strata, 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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A Day At Grand Boulevard & Dinner At Emeril’s Coastal Italian

Located at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, Emeril’s Coastal Italian is the first of Emeril’s Restaurants in Northwest Florida. Originally, Emeril was not entertaining the idea of opening a restaurant in his adopted home town of South Walton where he lives with his family. But, many like myself were thrilled when he reconsidered. Emeril’s Coastal Italian…

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Moroccan Meatballs

It’s fall y’all, and this recipe is perfect for tailgating, Sunday supper, or cozying up on the sofa and watching your favorite shows! Meatballs in a red sauce are a classic combo that pops up in cuisines all over the world, from Italian pork meatballs in marinara sauce to Spanish albóndigas in chunky romesco sauce. Although…

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The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival!

The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity Walton County is taking place on Saturday, November 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm in South Walton, Florida.  This year’s festival welcomes many favorite restaurants, bars and culinary artists from around South Walton and Destin. Get your tickets here! Who’s ready to #EatDrinkBMary? Dubbed…

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Ham & Cheese Sliders

  Perfect for tailgaiting or any type of holiday entertaining, ham rolls are simple to make and easy to eat! Ingredients: 3 packages Pepperidge Farms Party Rolls, King’s Hawaiian Rolls, OR if Gluten Free try Schar’s Ciabatta Rolls 1 pound ham, shredded (great to use leftover if on hand) 1/2 pound good Swiss cheese like…

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Harvest Wine & Food Festival October 24-26

It’s my favorite time of year at the beach, October! That means cooler temps (still waiting), smaller crowds, and lots of festivities! Following their most successful auction to date, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has grand plans for the return of Harvest Wine & Food Festival to South Walton October 24-26 at WaterColor! Buy…

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Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Avocado

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

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Harbor Docks Celebrates 40 Years on July 4th!

  The community is invited to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Harbor Docks with a special celebration on the restaurant’s actual birthday – July 4th! Guests will party like it’s 1979, as the restaurant will bring back several original menu items and selling Budweiser at the original price of $1! The celebration is free to attend…

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