Asian

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Appetizers

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 frying (vegetable, peanut, or canola)…

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 tries to steal your nacho…

Brocolli cheddar bits and fried mushrooms

Golden Broccoli/Cheddar Bites and Fried Mushrooms with Homemade Ranch

These are so good.  Be sure to make the Ranch.  Delish. Broccoli Cheddar Bites: 1 lb broccoli (steamed or blanched), dice up the florets…

Breads and Doughs

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Cajun

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Cele-Brunch

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Comfort At Its Best

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…

Apple Cider Cinnamon Doughnuts

Apple Cider Cinnamon Doughnuts

Warning: These Apple Cider Cinnamon Doughnuts are addictive.    They’re that good.  We just love apple cider, and mixed with cinnamon and then made…

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Weekend Food and Fun: Texas-Style!

Weekend Food and Fun: Texas-Style!! Here’s another edition of Weekend Food and Fun, and this week we got our inspiration for a Texas-themed weekend…

Chicken Francaise

Chicken Francaise

Chicken Francaise (also spelled: Chicken Francese) is an absolute favorite of ours.  It’s similar to Chicken Picatta, but the real difference is that “the egg…

How to Make Perfect French Fries

How to Make Perfect French Fries

Want to learn how to make perfect French fries at home?  Well, look no further!  Watch Kris and Wesley show you a fool-proof method…

How to Make Ancho Chili Short Rib Nachos

How to Make Ancho Chili Short Rib Nachos

Want to make something really amazing for the Big Game, or party…or just anytime you’re ready to impress…then watch How to Make Ancho Chili…

Braised Ancho Chili Short Rib Nachos

Ancho Chili Short Rib Nachos

These Ancho Chili Short Rib Nachos are to die for.  I mean, you just can’t get much more delicious than this dish.  Talk about…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

Chicken fried steak

Southern Chicken Fried Steak

Well, you can take the boy out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the boy.  I’ve been making Southern Chicken…

Skillet-roasted chicken with tomatoes, white beans and wine

Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes, White Beans and Wine

This skillet-roasted chicken with tomatoes, white beans and wine has been a go-to meal for several years for the Loon and me on a…

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, such a Littleneck, and you’ll…

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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 best.   Just make and…

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Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops

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

Braised short ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs are simply incredible.   Fall off the bone tender.  And so much flavor.  The Loon says it’s about as good as…

Chicken Parm

Authentic Chicken Parmigiana

This authentic chicken parmigiana is about as classic Italian American as you can get. Trust us, take a little extra time, and make the…

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Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Gnocchi, Reggiano, Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Every now and then you need to make something that is really special.   This dish takes some tender loving care, and Chilean sea…

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

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 so satisfying.  I played around…

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, our dear friend Jill (aka…

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.  Flank steak is perfect for…

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Fried Pickles With Ranch

Oh, how these Fried Pickles with Ranch are addictive.  It’s so much fun buying the big jar of pickles, too.  Totally takes me bake…

Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings

Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings

These Bourbon Maple BBQ Chicken Wings are…’off the hook’ (to use a favorite quote from the 90s).  Be sure to make the Perfect BBQ…

Wagyu Pastrami Sandwich

Wagyu Pastrami Sandwich

Wagyu Pastrami Sandwich is absolute perfection.  We got our wagyu pastrami from the amazing Food Shed Exchange Marketplace.  This place is incredible, and you’ll…

Brisket and Chipotle Tacos

Brisket and Chipotle Tacos

Slow cooking the brisket, and adding an amazing chipotle dressing, make these Brisket and Chipotle Tacos through the roof amazing!  Adjust the heat level…