Asian

Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms

This Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms tastes so authentic.  I picked up the trick of adding the fermented black beans from Fuchsia Dunlop…

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) is incredible.   It all starts with an amazing slow simmered chicken stock.   And then the wonderful fresh…

Chinese Pot Stickers

Chinese Pot Stickers

These Chinese Pot Stickers are probably the Loon’s favorite Chinese appetizer.  They have a pork, mushroom and cabbage filling with other classic Chinese seasonings….

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

This Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce is so flavorful, and the perfect accompaniment with your favorite dumpling…like Chinese Pot Stickers!  So delicious! Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce  …

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings shows you how easy it is to make a party dish that combines two of our favorite types…

How to Make Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

How to Make Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

How to Make Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps shows you how to make the most flavorful steak called ‘bulgogi.’   This is one of our…

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

These Teriyaki Chicken Wings are always the first to go when I serve them at parties or on game-day.  Take one bite, and you’ll…

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

Our love affair with Asian Cuisine continues, and this Sauteed Baby Bok Choy is as good as your favorite Chinese Restaurant…really!  And the wonderful…

Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

How to Make Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

How to Make Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks on a Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette is nothing short of a show-stopper.  Get high-quality tuna…and you…

Appetizers

Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Dip

Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Dip

Ooooh….let me tell you, this Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Dip is so good!   These flavors go together perfectly.  If you like it…

How to Make Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts

How to Make Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts

How to Make Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts shows you how to make a deliciously addictive snack, that’s perfect for the holidays!   We…

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs have always been a favorite of ours, especially when we our throwing a party.   Every time we serve these at a…

How to Make Classic Tapenade

How To Make Classic Tapenade

How To Make Classic Tapenade shows you how to make one of the most flavorful spreads ever known to the human-kind!  I mean with…

Classic Tapenade

Classic Tapenade

This Classic Tapenade is a true classic spread made popular in Provence, France, as well Southern Italy.  It stars two of our favorite items,…

Chinese Pot Stickers

Chinese Pot Stickers

These Chinese Pot Stickers are probably the Loon’s favorite Chinese appetizer.  They have a pork, mushroom and cabbage filling with other classic Chinese seasonings….

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings shows you how easy it is to make a party dish that combines two of our favorite types…

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

These Teriyaki Chicken Wings are always the first to go when I serve them at parties or on game-day.  Take one bite, and you’ll…

Breads and Doughs

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a house favorite of ours.   The pairing of strawberries with cream is unbeatable.  The fresh strawberry sauce…

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is the perfect morning treat.  Make yourself a delicious cup of hot coffee and a slice of this incredible…

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

These Jelly and Custard Doughnuts will blow you away at how delicious they are.  Wesley had a hard time deciding which he liked more,…

Kris' Kitchen Tips - The Value of a Food Scale

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – The Value of a Food Scale

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – The Value of a Food Scale clearly shows the importance of weighing your ingredients, not simply measuring them out –…

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Is there anything much more homey and comforting the Homemade Dinner Rolls?  I think not.   These are so nostalgic and just perfect.  …

How To Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

How to Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

How to Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread shows you how easy it is to make what The Loon proclaimed to be one of the most…

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

I know I say all the time that each recipe is hands down one of our all-time favorites.   Well, this Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread…

Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad) is the perfect warm weather salad, especially when tomatoes are in peak season.  Panzanella is a Italian dish originating…

Semolina Pizza Dough

Semolina Pizza Dough

I just love Semolina Pizza Dough.  It makes such a nice, crunchy crust that has incredible flavor.  It’s even better when you use a…

Cajun

Weekend Food & Fun: Big Bite of the Big Easy

Weekend Food & Fun: Big Bite of the Big Easy

Weekend Food & Fun: Big Bite of the Big Easy has us in one of our most favorite places in the world:  New Orleans,…

Classic Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

This Sazerac Cocktail is a New Orleans classic drink.  Wesley says it’s NOLA’s version of an Old Fashioned.  Well, call me Old Fashioned…but it’s…

Southern Crab Beignets

Southern Crab Beignets

It’s hard to find the words to describe how delicious these Southern Crab Beignets are.  Crunchy on the outside with luxuriously crab meat-filled inside.  Out…

Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Boy, oh boy, oh Po-Boy!  We’re talking Fried Catfish Po-Boy!! Nothing screams N’awlins more than a Po’Boy, and fried catfish is about as Down South…

Cajun Baked Shrimp LICKETY SPLIT!

Cajun Baked Shrimp – LICKETY SPLIT

Here’s the latest in our LICKETY SPLIT series – Cajun Baked Shrimp!   I don’t think I know of any dish that is so easy…

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

There is just something so satisfying about New Orleans Red Beans and Rice.  Deep in flavor with a little heat…oh boy, do they get…

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Cajun Chicken and Rice has always been a favorite at our house.   There’s a little Cajun spice to give it some ‘kick’, but…

Cele-Brunch

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is the perfect morning treat.  Make yourself a delicious cup of hot coffee and a slice of this incredible…

Buckwheat waffles with blueberry syrup

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup

Um…look at these babies…That picture is worth a more than a thousand words.   And so are these Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup.  This…

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

These Jelly and Custard Doughnuts will blow you away at how delicious they are.  Wesley had a hard time deciding which he liked more,…

Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad

Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad

This Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad is so refreshing and just delicious.   The fact that it’s healthy is another bonus.   Look…

How To Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

How to Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

How to Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread shows you how easy it is to make what The Loon proclaimed to be one of the most…

How to Make a "Minnow" Apertif

How to Make a “Minnow” Apertif

How to Make a “Minnow” Apertif has Wesley pulling out his  best mixology skills.  This is a lovely rose champagne-based drink with a touch…

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

I know I say all the time that each recipe is hands down one of our all-time favorites.   Well, this Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread…

Weekend Food & Fun: Breakfast All Day!

Weekend Food & Fun: Breakfast All Day!

Weekend Food & Fun: Breakfast All Day! has us at one of our places in the world:  A Diner!!  Where amazing breakfast (as well…

Comfort At Its Best

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a house favorite of ours.   The pairing of strawberries with cream is unbeatable.  The fresh strawberry sauce…

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli is the perfect weeknight meal.  You can put this together in 30 minutes.   Serve with a nice…

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

This Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives is such an amazingly robust dish.  Choose a good, hearty wine that will stand up nicely against…

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is the perfect morning treat.  Make yourself a delicious cup of hot coffee and a slice of this incredible…

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula is an all-time favorite for both The Loon and me.  This is really an amazing BLT pizza….

Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta Pomodoro

There is just something so perfectly Italian about Pasta Pomodoro.  It’s not pretentious, yet it explodes with taste.  It is one of our favorite…

Buckwheat waffles with blueberry syrup

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup

Um…look at these babies…That picture is worth a more than a thousand words.   And so are these Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup.  This…

Kris' Texas Red

Kris’ Texas Red Chili

Well, I must say, I’m a bit partial to Kris’ Texas Red Chili, because, well, it’s my recipe!!  I’ve been playing around with this…

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

These Jelly and Custard Doughnuts will blow you away at how delicious they are.  Wesley had a hard time deciding which he liked more,…

Delectable Desserts

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a house favorite of ours.   The pairing of strawberries with cream is unbeatable.  The fresh strawberry sauce…

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies – What more needs to be said?  Decadent?  Yes.  Rich?  Yes. Unbelievably gooey?  Yes. Insanely delicious?  Absolutely. 130% Loon Approved. …

S'Mores Pie

S’Mores Pie

If you love gooey, chocolatey, marshmellowy, graham crackery S’mores…you’re going to flip for this S’Mores Pie.  It’s all the flavors rolled into a single…

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie, of course, is the ubiquitous dessert served during the holiday season.   But we’re here to tell you, it’s delicious year…

Raspberry Linzer Bars

Raspberry Linzer Bars

Raspberry Linzer Bars: I got this recipe from a college friend a long time ago, and have been making a version of these amazing…

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries is one of those desserts that people will take note of.  Use a really top notch…

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake.   Do I need to say anything else?  I think not.  Make this and your taste-buddies will thank you….

Lavender Ice Cream with Honey Granola

Lavender Ice Cream with Honey Granola

I was inspired to make Lavender Ice Cream after our incredible visit to the South of France, specifically in the Provence region where lavender…

Entrees

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli is the perfect weeknight meal.  You can put this together in 30 minutes.   Serve with a nice…

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

This Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives is such an amazingly robust dish.  Choose a good, hearty wine that will stand up nicely against…

Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta Pomodoro

There is just something so perfectly Italian about Pasta Pomodoro.  It’s not pretentious, yet it explodes with taste.  It is one of our favorite…

Best-Ever Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Best-Ever Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

Well, I can honestly say this is the ‘Best-Ever Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy.’  I could have even shortened that statement to:  “This is…

Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms

This Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms tastes so authentic.  I picked up the trick of adding the fermented black beans from Fuchsia Dunlop…

How to Make Filet Mignon with Borderlaise and Marrow

How to Make Filet Mignon with Bordelaise and Marrow

How to Make Filet Mignon with Bordelaise and Marrow is a foodie’s dream dish.  We used our Sous Vide machine (click here to see…

Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing

Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing

This Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing is a stunning presentation and the taste is simply incredible.  I did a slight variation on my Cornbread,…

Roast Rack of Lamb

Roast Rack of Lamb

This Roast Rack of Lamb is incredibly delicious and so festive.  Perfect for a holiday gathering of friends and family.  I love to make…

Italian

Kitchen Must Have - Pizza Maker

Kitchen Must Have – Pizza Maker

This Kitchen Must Have – Pizza Maker showcases one of our most loved and most used kitchen tools: our Breville Pizza Maker!  It really…

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula is an all-time favorite for both The Loon and me.  This is really an amazing BLT pizza….

Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta Pomodoro

There is just something so perfectly Italian about Pasta Pomodoro.  It’s not pretentious, yet it explodes with taste.  It is one of our favorite…

Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad

Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad

This Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad is so refreshing and just delicious.   The fact that it’s healthy is another bonus.   Look…

Sausage and Peppers Hero

Epic Sausage and Peppers Hero

This Epic Sausage and Peppers Hero is our hero, no doubt.  This has been a staple favorite sandwich in our house ever since we…

How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo

How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo has us in the kitchen whipping up one of our favorite pasta dishes.   Both the Loon and…

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shrimp

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shrimp

This recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shrimp is one I learned while studying an intensive summer boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America…

Kitchen Essentials

Kris' Kitchen Tips - How to Peel Garlic - FAST

Kris’ Kitchen Tips: Peeling Garlic – FAST

Kris’ Kitchen Tips: Peeling Garlic – FAST shows you how easy it is to get lots of cloves of garlic peeled in just a…

Kris' Kitchen Tips: How and Why to Scald Milk

Kris’ Kitchen Tips: Scalding Milk

Kris’ Kitchen Tips: Scalding Milk explains exactly what scalding milk is, but also why in certain instances it is a very important step. Watch…

Kris' Kitchen Tips - How and Why to Peel a Tomato

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – How and Why to Peel a Tomato

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – How and Why to Peel a Tomato shows you how simple it is to peel the skin from a tomato…

Kris' Kitchen Tips - The Value of a Food Scale

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – The Value of a Food Scale

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – The Value of a Food Scale clearly shows the importance of weighing your ingredients, not simply measuring them out –…

The importance of Mise en Place

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – Mise en Place

Kris’ Kitchen Tips – Mise en Place shows you the most important technique you can learn to ensure your dishes and dinner parties are…

Sous Vide

The Sous Vide Cooking Method

The Sous Vide Cooking Method is literally a way of cooking meats and vegetables that is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.   Chefs have…

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock adds amazing depth and flavor to anything from gumbo, cioppino, fish chowder and so much more.   If you can…

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Is there anything much more homey and comforting the Homemade Dinner Rolls?  I think not.   These are so nostalgic and just perfect.  …

Cream of Mushroom Soup

How to Make Cream of Mushroom Soup

This Cream of Mushroom Soup is absolutely the most satisfying soup you’ll ever try.  Not too overly creamy.  It’s all about the mushrooms here!…

perfect Popcorn

Yep...these are Popcorn S'Mores Bars.  Kid and Loon Friendly!

Awesome Popcorn S’Mores Bars

Yep.  That’s what these are…popcorn s’mores bars.   Serve these with a cold glass of milk…and the kids will think you are a super…

black pepper bacon and maple popcorn

Black Pepper Bacon and Maple Caramel Popcorn

Want to impress when you have guests over for New Years?  Or 4th of July?  How about Flag Day?  Well, this will do the…

popcorn with garlic, thyme and black pepper

Popcorn with Garlic, Thyme and Black Pepper

Popcorn with garlic, thyme and black pepper has an amazing, yet subtle flavor.  If you can, use a fabulous popcorn whirlypop that are available…

Pizza

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula is an all-time favorite for both The Loon and me.  This is really an amazing BLT pizza….

Deep Dish Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

Deep Dish Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

This Deep Dish Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza is so delicious, you just won’t believe it.  I just love the medium heat in…

tomato, cheddar, bacon pie

Tomato, Cheddar and Bacon Pie

This tomato, cheddar and bacon pie is a must when tomatoes are at their peak.  Heirlooms are the ideal pick here.   Even when…

Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

What can we say about Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza?  Well, honestly, both the Loon and I are crazy about New York Pizza.   But…

Med pizza 2

Mediterranean Pizza

Oh boy…okay…the Loon and I were going out to have dinner tonight, because its a beaufiful night here near Princeton, NJ.  But, we were…

Pep and Sausage Pizza

The Loon’s Favorite Pizza

Homemade pizza dough and sauce with his favorite toppings (Italian meats, basil and parmesan), makes for a happy Loon… Pizza Dough (use a bread…

Sauces Dressing and Dips

Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Dip

Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Dip

Ooooh….let me tell you, this Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Dip is so good!   These flavors go together perfectly.  If you like it…

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

This Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce is so flavorful, and the perfect accompaniment with your favorite dumpling…like Chinese Pot Stickers!  So delicious! Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce  …

Filet Mignon with Classic Bordelaise Sauce

Filet Mignon with Classic Bordelaise Sauce

This Filet Mignon with Classic Bordelaise Sauce is a triumph of flavors.  I fell in love with it when we traveled a couple years…

How to Make Homemade Cocktail Sauce

How to Make Homemade Cocktail Sauce

How to Make Homemade Cocktail Sauce shows you just how easy it is to whip up this classic dip.  Perfect for chilled steamed shrimp…or…

Pumpkin Seed (Pepita) Sauce

Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas) Sauce

This Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas)Sauce, also known as Pipian Sauce, is popular throughout Central Mexico and we just love it.   Roasting the pumpkin seed (pepitas)…

How to Make Kickin' Remoulade Sauce

How to Make Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce

How to Make Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce really does show you how to do just that…make Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce!  Use this amazing dipping sauce for…

Savory Soups

Kris' Texas Red

Kris’ Texas Red Chili

Well, I must say, I’m a bit partial to Kris’ Texas Red Chili, because, well, it’s my recipe!!  I’ve been playing around with this…

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

I can honestly say Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew) would be in the top 5 of my all-time favorite things to eat.  …

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Is there anything more satisfying or comforting that a piping hot bowl of French Onion Soup?   I’m pretty sure there isn’t.   This…

Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad

Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad

This Italian Tuna and White Bean Salad is so refreshing and just delicious.   The fact that it’s healthy is another bonus.   Look…

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) is incredible.   It all starts with an amazing slow simmered chicken stock.   And then the wonderful fresh…

Cream of Mushroom Soup

How to Make Cream of Mushroom Soup

This Cream of Mushroom Soup is absolutely the most satisfying soup you’ll ever try.  Not too overly creamy.  It’s all about the mushrooms here!…

Portuguese-Style Clam Chowder

Portuguese-Style Clam Chowder

We just love the cream-based New England Clam Chowder, but we also really love tomato-based clam chowder. Portuguese-Style Clam Chowder is incredible.  This recipe…

How to Make Beet Salad with Burrata

How To Make Beet Salad with Burrata

How To Make Beet Salad with Burrata shows you how incredibly easy it is to make one of the most delicious salads of all…

Scrumptious Sides

How To Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes shows you how to make this iconic Southern New Year’s Eve/Day traditional dish that is…

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

How to Make Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs have always been a favorite of ours, especially when we our throwing a party.   Every time we serve these at a…

Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs

Roasted Root Vegetables and Herbs

Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs is just so simple, earthy, and truly comforting.   Use whatever root veggies you can find, but I just…

These maple braised carrots are amazing with a combo of sweetness of maple combimed with shallots, black pepper and fresh parsley

How to Make Maple Glazed Carrots

How to Make Maple Glazed Carrots are braised in pure maple syrup, along with shallots, butter, black pepper, a pinch of salt, and finished…

How to Make Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

How to Make Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

How to Make Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing shows you how to make one of the best dressings in the world.  The sage sausage…

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

This Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce is absolutely the perfect addition to your holiday table.   I’ll honestly say I’ve never been a big fan…

German Spaetzle and Cheese

German Spaetzle and Cheese

German Spaetzle and Cheese is pure German comfort food.  Making the spaetzle (which is German for “little sparrows”) is really a lot of fun….

Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad) is the perfect warm weather salad, especially when tomatoes are in peak season.  Panzanella is a Italian dish originating…

French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise)

French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise)

These French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise) are one of our all-time favorites.  Leave it to the French to take some of the simplest ingredients and…

Seafood

Weekend Food & Fun: Cruisin' The Foodie Way

Weekend Food & Fun: Cruisin’ the Foodie Way!

This Weekend Food & Fun: Cruisin’ the Foodie Way has us out on the high seas dreaming of tropical drinks, desserts and amazing seafood!…

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock

Shrimp / Crab Stock adds amazing depth and flavor to anything from gumbo, cioppino, fish chowder and so much more.   If you can…

Portuguese-Style Clam Chowder

Portuguese-Style Clam Chowder

We just love the cream-based New England Clam Chowder, but we also really love tomato-based clam chowder. Portuguese-Style Clam Chowder is incredible.  This recipe…

Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino (San Francisco-Style Seafood Stew)

Classic Cioppino is a hearty Italian seafood stew that became famous in San Francisco.  San Francisco is one of our most favorite cities in…

Southern

Kris' Texas Red

Kris’ Texas Red Chili

Well, I must say, I’m a bit partial to Kris’ Texas Red Chili, because, well, it’s my recipe!!  I’ve been playing around with this…

How To Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes shows you how to make this iconic Southern New Year’s Eve/Day traditional dish that is…

Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

Well, hello comfort food at its best!  Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo is absolute perfection.   The chicken is crunchy…

How to Make Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

How To Make Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

How To Make Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs shows you just how easy it is to make some of the best BBQ ribs you’ll…

Grilled Chicken Skewers with White BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Skewers with White BBQ Sauce

There is something crazy-good about these Grilled Chicken Skewers with White BBQ Sauce. They really are just so incredibly delectable.  I love using boneless chicken…

Southern Crab Beignets

Southern Crab Beignets

It’s hard to find the words to describe how delicious these Southern Crab Beignets are.  Crunchy on the outside with luxuriously crab meat-filled inside.  Out…

Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Boy, oh boy, oh Po-Boy!  We’re talking Fried Catfish Po-Boy!! Nothing screams N’awlins more than a Po’Boy, and fried catfish is about as Down South…

TexMex

Weekend Food & Fun: Ooh La Loco!

Weekend Food & Fun: Ooh La Loco

This Weekend Food & Fun: Ooh La Loco has us hoping to kickoff our dreams of starting our own mariachi band…and following it up…

Kitchen Must - Have Taco Holder

Kitchen Must Have – Taco Holder

WE LOVE TACOS!! But they can be messy.   Problem solved:  Watch Kitchen Must Have – Taco Holder to see what we mean.  You’ve…

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

I can honestly say Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew) would be in the top 5 of my all-time favorite things to eat.  …

How to Make Easy Refried Beans

How to Make Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

How to Make Easy Gourmet Refried Beans is hilarious and delicious all at the same time.  Watch how to take two cans of your…

How to Make Homemade Tamales

How to Make Homemade Tamales

How to Make Homemade Tamales has us making one of our most favorites culinary creations ever…TAMALES!!  They actually are not too difficult to make,…

Veracruz-Style Shrimp with Tortillas in Peanut Seed Sauce

Veracruz-Style Shrimp with Tortillas in Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Pipian)

Veracruz-Style Shrimp with Tortillas in Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Pipian) is a stunning dish.  I’m not going to lie…it takes some work.  But, boy oh…

Pumpkin Seed (Pepita) Sauce

Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas) Sauce

This Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas)Sauce, also known as Pipian Sauce, is popular throughout Central Mexico and we just love it.   Roasting the pumpkin seed (pepitas)…

Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with Mexican Queso

Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with Mexican Queso

Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with Mexican Queso has been a favorite Mexican dish of mine since I was a young kid.   So flavorful, and…

Thanksgiving

Weekend Food & Fun: Black Friday

Weekend Food & Fun: Black Friday

This Weekend Food & Fun: Black Friday may have the Loon a little cranky about shopping for beautiful (and always needed) Christmas decorations, but…

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie, of course, is the ubiquitous dessert served during the holiday season.   But we’re here to tell you, it’s delicious year…

Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs

Roasted Root Vegetables and Herbs

Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs is just so simple, earthy, and truly comforting.   Use whatever root veggies you can find, but I just…

Weekend Food & Fun: The First Thanksgiving

Weekend Food & Fun: The First Thanksgiving

Well, we went there with this week’s Weekend Food & Fun: The First Thanksgiving.   We are most thankful that our fans, friends and…

These maple braised carrots are amazing with a combo of sweetness of maple combimed with shallots, black pepper and fresh parsley

How to Make Maple Glazed Carrots

How to Make Maple Glazed Carrots are braised in pure maple syrup, along with shallots, butter, black pepper, a pinch of salt, and finished…

How to Make Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

How to Make Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing

How to Make Cornbread, Sausage and Cranberry Dressing shows you how to make one of the best dressings in the world.  The sage sausage…

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

This Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce is absolutely the perfect addition to your holiday table.   I’ll honestly say I’ve never been a big fan…

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Is there anything much more homey and comforting the Homemade Dinner Rolls?  I think not.   These are so nostalgic and just perfect.  …

Spatchcocked Turkey

Spatchcocked Turkey

Spatchcocked Turkey is a breakthrough technique that actually has been around for quite sometime.  The origins of the technique are a little unclear, but…

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Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is the perfect morning treat.  Make yourself a delicious cup of hot coffee and a slice of this incredible…

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula is an all-time favorite for both The Loon and me.  This is really an amazing BLT pizza….

Buckwheat waffles with blueberry syrup

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup

Um…look at these babies…That picture is worth a more than a thousand words.   And so are these Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup.  This…

Kris' Texas Red

Kris’ Texas Red Chili

Well, I must say, I’m a bit partial to Kris’ Texas Red Chili, because, well, it’s my recipe!!  I’ve been playing around with this…

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

These Jelly and Custard Doughnuts will blow you away at how delicious they are.  Wesley had a hard time deciding which he liked more,…

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies – What more needs to be said?  Decadent?  Yes.  Rich?  Yes. Unbelievably gooey?  Yes. Insanely delicious?  Absolutely. 130% Loon Approved. …

Best-Ever Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Best-Ever Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

Well, I can honestly say this is the ‘Best-Ever Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy.’  I could have even shortened that statement to:  “This is…

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

I can honestly say Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew) would be in the top 5 of my all-time favorite things to eat.  …