Scrumptious Sides

Easy gourmet refried beans

Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

Don’t feel like soaking beans overnight, then cooking, and re-frying?  Well, here’s a super easy solution:  Easy Gourmet Refried Beans!  And trust me,  both…

Roasted Balsamic Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic and Herbs

These roasted potatoes with balsamic and herbs have been a staple at the Loon/Longwell house for many years.   I have played around with…

Classic Candied Yams

How to Make Candied Yams

How to Make Candied Yams is a fabulous segment from our Thanksgiving Episode on “How To Feed a Loon”! These are amazing!! The Loon…

Fried okra

Fried Okra

Fried okra.  Two words come to mind:  Southern.  Delicious.  I don’t know what else to say.   Fried okra is just so amazing.  And…

roasted corn gawker

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili, Lime and Cotija Cheese

Fresh grilled corn on the cob with chili, lime and Cotija cheese is incredible!   I know it may sound a little weird using…

fried potatoes feature

Breakfast Potatoes with Bacon, Peppers and Monterrey Jack Cheese

Breakfast potatoes with bacon, peppers and Monterrey Jack cheese are simply incredible.  I’ve been making these for the Loon for years, and they never…

Summer crab and tomato salad

Lump Crab and Tomato Salad

Chef Donald Link’s recipe for Lump Crab and Tomato Salad will literally make you feel like you are sitting on the beach at Martha’s…

cucumber salad feature two

Cucumber and Sesame Salad

This cucumber and sesame salad is so refreshing and perfect to make the night before.  Be sure to chill for at least 2 hours…

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

These loaded twice baked potatoes are truly LOADED with flavor.  Don’t have these when you’re on a a big diet.  But you should have…

steakhouse onion rings

Steak House Onion Rings

These steakhouse onion rings are so light and not heavy, but yet, still, bursting with flavor. I’ve played around with different kinds of battered…