Asian

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Appetizers

Chinese noodle and chicken salad

Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad

This Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad is so good!  Serve it warm or at room temp…both the Loon and I love the peanut sauce….

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 Kolaches

Grandma’s Homemade Kolaches

Well, last week I posted about my Grandma Longwell’s amazing homemade cinnamon rolls.  As I said then, whenever we’d travel up to Belleville, Kansas…

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…

Comfort At Its Best

How to make Chicken Francaise

How to Make Chicken Francaise

How to Make Chicken Francaise (or Chicken Francese) shows you how easy it is to make this iconic dish.  I don’t add butter at…

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…

How to Make Classic Eggs Benedict

How to Make Classic Eggs Benedict

How to Make Classic Eggs Benedict shows you just how easy and simple this iconic dish can be. You just need: 4 English muffins,…

Roasted Chipotle Chicken

Roasted Chipotle Chicken

This Roasted Chipotle Chicken is so deep in flavor.   I’m always playing around with ways to roast chicken and The Loon and I…

New Potato & Radish Salad

New Potato & Radish Salad

This New Potato & Radish Salad with Mustard Dill Vinaigrette is so fresh and so vibrant.  We love all kinds of potato salad, but…

Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries

Asparagus is so versatile, and I have to admit, Asparagus Fries are about our favorite way to prepare them.  Crunchy and so delicious.  Be…

Cranberry Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

Cranberry Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

My mom is an amazing cook and every time we go back home, she always has one or two new dishes she surprises us…

How to Make the Best-Ever Chicken Salad

How to Make the Best-Ever Chicken Salad

Watch us make our most popular dish of all time in How to Make the Best-Ever Chicken Salad!  There is a reason this recipe…

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Comfort Sandwich!! How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich shows you the simple, but necessary steps to make the most buttery,…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

Pan-seared pork chops with Cajun rice

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Cajun Rice

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Cajun Rice are a house favorite and easy to whip up on a busy week night.   Of course, they’re…

Fantastic Chicken Florentine

Fantastic Chicken Florentine

We just love sauteed spinach, tender chicken, and top-notch Parmesan cheese.  Throw in shallots, garlic, chicken stock and some lemon…and you’ll just die for…

Perfect Pork Loin Roast

Perfect Pork Loin Roast

The brine for this Perfect Pork Loin Roast ensure this to be super moist and bursting with flavor.  I love to cook directly on…

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…

pasta meatsauce feature

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…

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

Seafood

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Southern

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TexMex

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Thanksgiving

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The Loon Favorites

Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is inspired from my mom, Maudell Longwell.  It really is the classic “make ’em smile” cake.  You know me,…

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs are about as good of a comfort food as you will find.  We love them, of course, on pasta, but they…

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller are one of those dishes that people look at and say “Wow!”…then they try one, and really say “Wow, oh wow!”  …

Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad

Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad

This Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad is so refreshing and has some of our most favorite flavors.  The fresh cucumber and dill match perfectly…

Lemon and Ricotta Pancakes

Ricotta & Lemon Pancakes with Vanilla Sauce

These Ricotta & Lemon Pancakes with Vanilla Sauce are incredible! Light, fluffy, and amazing flavor! The Loon took one bite and yelled out: “Are…

Authentic Steak Fajitas

How to Make Authentic Steak Fajitas

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest H2FaL Video:  How to Make Authentic Steak Fajitas.  This is one of those dishes that takes a little time…

Lobster Roll

Incredible Lobster Roll

Let’s face it…the star of this Incredible Lobster Roll is…LOBSTER!!  Keep it simple here folks.  It’s all about the amazing fresh lobster meat.  …

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…