Asian

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Appetizers

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…

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Restaurant-Style Salsa

One of our favorite things about going to a great Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant is the salsa with warm…

Mexican Potato Skins

Mexican Potato Skins

Ooooh.  I love potato skins…and here they are with a Mexican twist… 6 to 7 russett potatoes Oil for…

Restaurant-Quality Nachos

Joe T. Garcia’s Nachos

Inspired by the amazing nachos at the infamous Joe T. Garcias in Fort Worth, TX. And just remember…if someone…

Breads and Doughs

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Cajun

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Cele-Brunch

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Comfort At Its Best

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…

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…

Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries

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

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…

Coconut Cream Cake

Coconut Cream Cake

This Coconut Cream Cake recipe is divine.  Moist and so flavorful.  I just love a cake with multiple layers, but…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

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….

Pasta with White Clam Sauce

Pasta with White Clam Sauce

Pasta with White Clam Sauce is an all-time favorite at the Loonwell house.   Go with the smaller clams,…

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Italian Baked Stuffed Shells

These Italian baked stuffed shells pack so much flavor, it’s kind of ridiculous.  This is Italian cuisine at its…

Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops

Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops

These grilled lambs chops are marinated in a simple mix of garlic, rosemary, thyme and olive oil.   Quickly…

Steak Fajitas

Authentic Steak Fajitas

I can honestly say that the Loon and I love Authentic Steak Fajitas about as much as any dish…

Braised short ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs are simply incredible.   Fall off the bone tender.  And so much flavor.  The Loon says…

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

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….

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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…

Classic Reuben Sandwich

Classic Reuben Sandwich

Boy, oh boy…I would have a hard time finding a better sandwich than this one.  A lot has to…

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Best Ever BBQ Shrimp

As you can probably tell, The Loon and I LOVE shrimp.  And we think one of the most amazing…

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Loon and I have always enjoyed fried mozzarella with marinara.  There is something about it that is just…

Amazing Chicken Quesadilla

Amazing Chicken Quesadillas

Here’s short story about the evolution of the Amazing Chicken Quesadillas:  One snowy New York City afternoon in 1997,…

Marinated Grilled Steak Sandwich

Marinated Grilled Steak Sandwich

This marinated grilled steak sandwich is melt-in-your mouth good.  The Loon nearly fainted when he took his first bite….