Asian

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Appetizers

The garlic Parmesan chicken wings explode with flavor

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Our very good friend, Nafeesah, asked me a few weeks ago if I had a good recipe for Garlic Parmesan Wings.  I told her…

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…

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…

This restaurant-quality Caesar salad is amazing

Restaurant-Quality Caesar Salad

Yep.  This is good.  Really, really good.   We love this Restaurant-Quality Caesar Salad.   Using homemade Caesar Salad (from HTFaLoon)…and you’ll be a…

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…

italian wings

Italian-Style Chicken Wings with Gorgonzola Sauce

So, these Italian-style chicken wings are a slightly different take on your standard wings, but, boy, oh boy, are they good.  Both the Loon…

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.  …

Salsa jar

Restaurant-Style Salsa

One of our favorite things about going to a great Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant is the salsa with warm tortilla chips.  Doesn’t get much…

Breads and Doughs

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Cajun

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Cele-Brunch

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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.  …

Shrimp Salad

Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad with Cilantro Dressing This is always a crowd favorite.  Really, really fresh…and just so dang delicious. INGREDIENTS: 1/2…

BLT

The Best BLT with Homemade Cole Slaw

This is summer at its best.  Be sure to get tomatoes and cabbage from your local farm! BLT: 1 lb sliced black pepper bacon…

Crab Benedict

Fresh Alaskan King Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

Using the freshest ingredients here transcends this dish to unbelievable heights!       Fresh Alaskan King Crab Cake Eggs Benedict   Print Ingredients…

Comfort At Its Best

Classic Homemade Chicken Soup

Classic Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This Classic Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup has got to be one of the most comforting soups of all time.  There’s a reason mom’s and grandma’s…

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…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

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,…

Sausage, Potatoes and Roasted Red Peppers

Baked Sausage, Potatoes and Roasted Red Peppers

This Baked Sausage, Potatoes and Roasted Red Peppers is yummy and baked in only about a 1/2 hour.  A mandolin ensures thinly, evenly sliced…

Chicken scarpariello

Chicken Scarpariello

This Chicken Scarpariello is one our favorite dishes at one of our favorite restaurants in New York City: Carmines.   Lemony, zesty, and with…

Beef Bouruignon

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is another incredible dish we loved while traveling in France (Sept, 2014).  Slow cooking the beef in the red wine is incredible….

Avocado chipotle-mayo burger

Avocado and Chipotle-Mayo Burger

Some restaurants call this Avocado and Chipotle-Mayo Burger a California burger.  I’m not sure why…but this is my version.   The flavors just go…

mushroom Swiss burger

Burgundy-Reduced Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Swiss Burger

This burgundy reduced-mushrooms, caramelized onions and Swiss burger is one for the record books.   Serve on a lightly grilled onion bun and you…

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

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…

black and blue burger feature

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…

Homemade S'Mores Ice Cream

Homemade S’Mores Ice Cream

It took a lot of attempts until I found what we think is ice cream perfection:  Homemade S’Mores Ice Cream.  As usual, something this…

Spiedini All Romano

Spiedini Alla Romano (Roasted Italian Loaf)

This appetizer  is heavenly.  It’s a re-creation of one of our favorite dishes at one of our favorite restaurant institutions in NYC:  Carmines.  Don’t…