Asian

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Appetizers

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Breads and Doughs

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Cajun

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Cele-Brunch

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Comfort At Its Best

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches are truly something special.   Don’t have a smoker to slow cook your pork shoulder? Trust me, these…

Vegetable & Black Bean Chili

Vegetable & Black Bean Chili

We love chili, and this Vegetable & Black Bean Chili is so perfectly heart-warming and delicious.  And…it’s meatless and super healthy to boot!  Really,…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

You can’t find a much more comforting soup than Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.  Oh, you probably could…but this one is right up there with…

Amazing Chicken Pot Pie

Amazing Chicken Pot Pie

Brace yourself…this recipe for Amazing Chicken Pot Pie is almost too good to mention.  But I will.  This is comfort food at its all-time…

Porcini Risotto

Porcini Risotto

Risotto is such a classic Italian dish and it is without doubt a favorite for Wesley and me.  And porcini mushrooms are another absolute…

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,…

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

There is just something so satisfying about New Orleans Red Beans and Rice.  Deep in flavor with a little heat…oh boy, do they get…

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…

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…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

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Seared Scallops with Asparagus

Oh, this is just wonderful.   I can’t say enough about this dish.  It’s so good.  Cook the scallops until nicely browned and crisp…

Authentic TexMex Beef Tacos

Authentic TexMex Beef Tacos

Okay…I love making things the Loon loves to eat…but these are my all-time favorite!   I trim about a half inch (use a pizza…

rustic lasagna with fresh spinach pasta and bolognese sauce

Rustic Bolognese Lasagna With Fresh Spinach Pasta

This is probably my most classic dish: Rustic Bolognese Lasagna with Fresh Spinach Pasta.  I have been making some variation of lasagna for me…

Veal Marsala

Veal Marsala

This can be made with chicken or veal.  Tenderize the meat between two sturdy freezer bags until thin scaloppini thin meat (between a 1/8…

Big Pork

Roasted Pork Loin Stuffed With Spinach, Pine Nuts, Proscuitto & Fontina Cheese

This takes some time…but it is truly amazing.  Wonderful with polenta or roasted garlic whipped potatoes. Fresh spinach, blanched and finely chopped in a…

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

Buffalo on the Ranchwiches

Buffalo on the Ranchwiches

I’ve been making this sandwich since the early 90s when The Loon and I lived in Greenwich Village in NYC.   We love buffalo…

Rustic ricotta cheese cake

Rustic Ricotta Cheesecake

Boy, oh boy, this Rustic Ricotta Cheesecake is so satisfyingly wonderful.   Deep in flavor.   Rich, layered, and really divine.   Make a…

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Tortilla Soup with Ancho Chile and Avocado

This Tortilla Soup with Ancho Chile and Avocado has been a favorite in our house for many, many years.  The ancho chiles and avocado,…

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…

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes are absolutely one of the Loon’s favorites, a top favorite…and I have to say…this has been one of my favorites, since…

How to Make Apple Brown Betty

How to Make Apple Brown Betty

Hey everybody!  Here is the latest in the How To Feed A Loon video library showing you how to make one of our all-time…

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…