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Appetizers

Party Spanish Meatballs

Party Spanish Meatballs

I spend countless hours scouring cookbooks, magazines, my mom’s recipe files, and the internet for inspiring new dishes that I’d like to try out…

Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding

Fresh Spinach and Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding is amazing.  The Loon and I really love brunch…that’s why we call it Cele-Brunch.   You can…

Mushroom and Tofu Steamed Dumplings

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

These mushroom and tofu vegetarian steamed dumplings literally explode with flavor.  Who cares if there’s no meat in these…they are amazing.  (oh, and by…

Edamame with a Garlic Kick!

Edamame with a Garlic Kick!

Edamame with a Garlic Kick! We put this out at a party…and it’s literally gone instantly.  You just can’t have just one…and by the…

Italian-Style Braised Artichokes are amazing!

Italian-Style Braised Artichokes

These are really a great appetizer.  If you want to make them 100% vegetarian, use veggie stock…I use my standard chicken stock…either way..they’re chock…

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cakes with Citrus Kale Salad

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cakes On a Citrus Kale Salad

Well, lately, I can’t think of two more trendy, but delicious and healthy food items than quinoa and kale.  Seems like everywhere you look,…

Stuffed mushrooms with Italian Sausage and peppers

Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Peppers

These are mouth watering good.   Another great dish for serving at a party, or as an appetizer to a wonderful Italian dinner party….

Asian Shrimp Balls are wonderful for parties

Amazing Asian Shrimp Balls with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I made these last Thanksgiving as one of the appetizer dishes as people started to arrive…these were definitely the most popular…and were gone quickly….

Breads and Doughs

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Cajun

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Cele-Brunch

Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls

Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Okay…there is a bit of story with these incredible rolls of joy.   Growing up…we would go visit my Grandma and Grandpa Longwell every Christmas.  …

eppercorn Encrusted Tuna Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna with Goat Cheese and Strawberry Vinaigrette

This Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna with Goat Cheese and Strawberry Vinaigrette is so flavorful and really healthy!  Amazing! Use sashimi grade tuna if you can…if…

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cakes with Citrus Kale Salad

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Cakes On a Citrus Kale Salad

Well, lately, I can’t think of two more trendy, but delicious and healthy food items than quinoa and kale.  Seems like everywhere you look,…

homemade country white bread

Homemade Country White Bread

A perfect bread to try when you are starting your journey into baking.   Mmmm….this is so good good for sandwiches, next to roast…

polenta with sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions

Polenta with Sauteed Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

Words can’t describe this one: Velvety Polenta with Sauteed Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions.  A perfect start to an amazing meal.  Or…the perfect lunch.  This…

banana nut bread

Banana Nut Bread

Banana nut bread is one of the Loon’s favorite treats on the morning of Thanksgiving.  The banana nut bread recipe is so good fresh…

Everybody's favorite breakfast casserole

Day-After Thanksgiving Breakfast Casserole

Okay, this has been made in many kitchens for many years.  But, you just can’t go wrong with this one.  Perfect for a holiday…

TexMex Breakfast Casserole

TexMex Breakfast Casserole

TexMex Breakfast Casserole is so dad-gum good.  The Loon loves the traditional breakfast casserole, but he really loves this one, too.   Make this…

rav glam

Taste of Fall Ravioli: Butternut Squash Infused Pasta Stuffed With Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and White Truffle Oil in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce

If there ever was a dish that you wanted to emulate Fall, as well impress your guests to the hilt…make this for them.  …

Comfort At Its Best

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…

Coconut Cream Cake

Coconut Cream Cake

This Coconut Cream Cake is divine.  Moist and so flavorful.  I just love a cake with multiple layers, but you could easily do this…

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…

Hoppin' Jalapeno Poppers

Hoppin’ Jalapeno Poppers

We have always loved Jalapeno Poppers, and these Hoppin’ Jalapeno Poppers are so much better than the kind out of a box from the…

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Tacos

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Tacos – LICKETY SPLIT

Cinnamon Apple Sweets Tacos – LICKETY SPLIT!! Here’s the latest in our LICKETY SPLIT series – Cinnamon Apple Sweet Tacos!   Make the cinnamon…

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples

These baked cinnamon apples are one of our all-time favorite dishes.  These are amazing in desserts, or even just a wonderful side dish.  We…

How to make a baked ham

How to Make Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze

How to Make Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze is a true showstopper.  This ham is so easy to make, and one of the…

Holiday Ham

Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze

This Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze is one of our all-time favorite meals of the year.  Absolutely perfect for Easter, or any other…

Gourmet Tuna Casserole

Gourmet Tuna Casserole

Everyone loves a good tuna noodle casserole, right?   Well this Gourmet Tuna Casserole forgoes the canned soup version and ramps up the flavors…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

How to Make Southern Crab Cakes

How to Make Southern Style Crab Cakes

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest in our H2FaL video library!  How to make Southern Style Crab Cakes! Watch Kris & Wesley (the Loon) make…

Southern Style Crab Cakes

Southern Style Crab Cakes

There are crab cakes, and then there are these Southern Style Crab Cakes.   This recipe comes from Donald Link, one of our all-time…

Wonderful roasted whole chicken

Wonderful Roasted Whole Chicken

This wonderful roasted whole chicken is so easy, and so amazing.  Perfect for the holidays.  This is a recipe I’ve adapted from Julia Childs…

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Pappardelle al Ragù alla Bolognese

Pappardelle al Ragù alla Bolognese is a traditional meat sauce over pasta.  I love to use pappardelle, which is the nice wide pasta…it just…

Roasted Turkey Enchiladas

Authentic Enchiladas with Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving produces a lot things…family gatherings, football, pies, stuffing…and of course copious amounts of roasted turkey.   Everyone loves a good turkey sandwich the…

Turkey Enchiladas

How to Make Authentic Enchiladas with Roasted Turkey

Hey everybody!  Here is the latest in the How To Feed A Loon video library showing you how to take all that leftover Thanksgiving…

American Pot Roasted

American Pot Roast

Boy, oh boy…who doesn’t love an American Pot Roast?  Well it you don’t, you haven’t tried THIS American Pot Roast.  This recipe takes your…

Turkey perfection

The Perfect Turkey

Nothing spells the holidays more than the perfect turkey.   I’ve been tweaking this recipe for about 15 years…and I think I’m there.  Although,…

Italian

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Kitchen Essentials

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perfect Popcorn

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Pizza

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Sauces Dressing and Dips

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Savory Soups

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Scrumptious Sides

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Seafood

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Southern

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TexMex

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Thanksgiving

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The Loon Favorites

Seared Shishito Peppers

How to Make Seared Shishito Peppers

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest H2FaL Video:  How to Make Seared Shishito Peppers.  This is literally the perfect party finger food.  So easy to…

Sweet Corn and Pistachio Ice Cream

Sweet Corn and Pistachio Ice Cream

I mean, come on…you can’t go wrong with Homemade Sweet Corn and Pistachio Ice Cream.   Especially in the summer months when sweet corn…

How to Make Lazy Day Cobbler

How to Make Lazy Day Blueberry Cobbler

Hey everybody!  So, here’s the latest in our H2FaL library!  Here we are in How to Make Lazy Day Cobbler creating one of our…

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Rockin’ Black and Blue Burger

All right, folks, this Rockin’ Black and Blue Burger kicks ass.   Sorry, but it does.  Just enough spice with the rub and killer…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Do you know of anyone who doesn’t like a good hearty plate of Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs?  Okay, you can probably think of one…

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Steak and Eggs with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Well, as you can imagine, this Steak and Eggs with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes is one of the Loon’s all-time favorite breakfast dishes.   Eggs…

Amazing Beef Back Ribs

How to Make Amazing Beef Back Ribs

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest video in our H2FaL video library! Watch us grill up some Amazing Beef Back Ribs!  We used Wagyu beef…

Beef Back Ribs

Amazing Beef Back Ribs

These amazing beef back ribs are incredible.  Beef back ribs are different than the popular pork baby back ribs.  They come from the same…