Lionfish Nachos

You may have heard the terms “bycatch” or “trash fish”, and that Lionfish is an invasive species that’s threatening the ecosystem and stability of our Gulf Coast. We need to spear as many of them as we can, and thankfully, Lionfish are quite tasty, so they won’t go to waste. Talk to your local chefs that serve Lionfish to…

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The Best Beef Tenderloin

  The holiday season has already begun at our home, and I’m cooking for my husbands wine group this evening. The guys gather in our guest house out back, tell jokes and sip on different vintages in a blind tasting, while noshing on a couple of charcuterie trays I put together, along with something in…

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The Wharf Uncorked| Sip, Savor & Stroll | September 24, 25 & 26

The Wharf Uncorked will take place Sept. 24-Sept. 26, 2015 and I’m geared up and ready to judge. I’m also looking forward to my stay at Turquoise Place, the most beautiful and luxurious condo overlooking the Gulf Of Mexico in Orange Beach. The Wharf Uncorked is bringing culinary talent, fresh coastal flavors, and the finest wines to Orange…

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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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Beach Eats: Fajita Chicken Salad

Contributor: Caroline Coker This is an easy and delicious weeknight meal, or one to enjoy any time of day. For breakfast top this salad with a poached egg, cut the recipe in half, or double depending on the number of people you need to feed. My dry rub is the perfect marinade for the chicken. I…

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Chef Emeril Lagasse wows attendees at Taste of the Race

  Though change can be difficult — specifically for those who have grown up in South Walton and seen widespread and swift development, as well as constantly changing county codes over the last couple of decades — it must be embraced when it is for the greater good. And that is exactly what took place…

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Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off Benefit’s Extra Table

  This year’s Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off won’t just name the state’s top seafood chef, but also will help feed the hungry along the Gulf Coast and aid tornado victims in North Mississippi. Hattiesburg chef, author and restaurateur Robert St. John will emcee the event set to take place on May 30. Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters…

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The Pearl at Rosemary Beach

The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, a luxury hotel and resort boasting a restaurant, lounge, and cabanas, has chosen art photography exclusively by artist and award winning photographer, Tommy Crow. The Pearl, a 55-room hotel features most rooms with a private balcony; in-room spa treatments; a Keurig coffee and tea brewing machine; and complimentary overnight valet parking. The tech-savvy…

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Rich Shrimp Stock

We are coming into the home stretch in Emeril’s One-Pot Blogging Party, and I have had a ball! It has been a lot of work but also fun meeting my new blogging buddies from all across the country. We use Facebook and Twitter to keep up with what each is cooking from the book. For…

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Gulf Coast Cioppino

A Sicilian dish first concocted by Italian Fisherman in San Francisco, Cioppino is a saffron based seafood stew made with shrimp, fish, mussels and other seafood. The secret to classic bruschetta is stale bread. 2 servings Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup fresh basil Italian seasoning, a…

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Fancy French Fondue

My mother, Charlotte,  has always reminded me of Doris Day. Hip, sophisticated, funny and charming, she could (and still can) bat her eyes to get what she wanted. Like at the local butcher using her charms to get the best cuts of meat. In the 70’s, mother would throw fondue parties and try her recipes…

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