Asian

Roasted Broccoli with a Kick - LICKETY SPLIT

Roasted Broccoli with a Kick – LICKETY SPLIT

Roasted Broccoli with a Kick is the latest in our LICKETY SPLIT series!   You just will not believe how easy this dish it,…

Beef & Broccoli Chow Fun

Beef & Broccoli Chow Fun

Beef & Broccoli Chow Fun is Chinese comfort at its very best.  They don’t call it FUN for nothing!  It’s always FUN to make…

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Authentic Bibimbap

There is a reason Authentic Bibimbap (pronounced:  BEE – beem – bap) is one of the most popular dishes served in Korean restaurants all…

Bulgogi

Korean Beef (Bulgogi) Lettuce Wraps

Korean Beef (Bulgogi) Lettuce Wraps!! The Loon and I have a love affair with almost all types of Asian cuisine, and Korean is definitely…

Pork Dumplings with Peanut Sauce

How to Make Pork Dumplings with Peanut Sauce

How to Make Pork Dumplings with Peanut Sauce is the next installment in the H2FaL Video Library!   Boy, oh boy, is this good!…

Szechaun Dumplings with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Pork Dumplings with Peanut Sauce

These Pork Dumplings with Peanut Sauce are absolutely delicious.  They are filled with a flavorful pork mixture. For the sauce, we love using probably…

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…

Seared Shishito Peppers

Seared Shishito Peppers

These Seared Shishito Peppers are such a crowd pleaser and couldn’t be easier to make!  Legend has it that 9 out of 10 shishito…

Appetizers

How to Make Cross Hatch Sweet Potato Chips

How to Make Cross Hatch Sweet Potato Chips

How to Make Cross Hatch Sweet Potato Chips has us in the kitchen making one of our favorite snacks in the world.  We had…

Grilled Chicken Skewers with White BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Skewers with White BBQ Sauce

There is something crazy-good about these Grilled Chicken Skewers with White BBQ Sauce. They really are just so incredibly delectable.  I love using boneless chicken…

Southern Crab Beignets

Southern Crab Beignets

It’s hard to find the words to describe how delicious these Southern Crab Beignets are.  Crunchy on the outside with luxuriously crab meat-filled inside.  Out…

Restaurant Style Salsa

How to Make Restaurant-Style Salsa

How to Make Restaurant-Style Salsa shows you just how easy it is to make as good as any salsa you’ll get your favorite Mexican…

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…

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…

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…

Breads and Doughs

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…

How to Make Fresh Banana Nut Bread

How to Make Fresh Banana Nut Bread

How to Make Fresh Banana Nut Bread is from our Cele-Brunch TV episode.  This bread, fresh out of the oven, is so amazingly delicious, so heartwarming,…

Church Social Corn Bake

Church Social Corn Bake – LICKETY SPLIT

This is everyone’s favorite Church Social Corn Bake and is our latest in the Licktey Split series.  So yummy and so delicious! Church Social…

Homemade Blueberry Pop Tarts

Homemade Blueberry Pop Tarts

Who doesn’t love a good ole Pop Tart every now and then?  Well, make them from scratch, and you’ll find an even greater appreciate…

Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins are really much easier to make than you might think, and they are SO delicious!  We love them toasted with some…

Biscotti with pistachios and dried cherries

Biscotti with Pistachios and Dried Cherries

Biscotti with Pistachios and Dried Cherries is just so good.  This is so perfect when served after an amazing meal with some espresso, or…

Caramel Banana Baked French Toast - Kris & Wesley

How to Make Caramel Banana Baked French Toast

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest in our H2FaL video library!  How to Make Caramel Banana Baked French Toast! It’s our favorite time of the…

Caramel Banana Baked French Toast

Caramel Banana Baked French Toast

Wow…nothing spells the holidays more than waking up to Caramel Banana Baked French Toast…well, at least that’s how it is in our house.  And…

Easy cheesy toasted garlic bread

Easy Cheesy Toasted Garlic Bread

Easy cheesy toasted garlic bread is just that:  Easy.  Cheesy.  Toasted…and loaded with Garlic (but not too much)!   The prep couldn’t be easier….

Cajun

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…

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…

Shrimp, tomatoes, and corn stew

Shrimp with Summer Corn and Tomato Stew

This Shrimp with Summer Corn and Tomato Stew is  recipe that I first discovered from Chef Donald Link…it has a distinctive Cajun flair, but…

tomato, cheddar, bacon pie

Tomato, Cheddar and Bacon Pie

This tomato, cheddar and bacon pie is a must when tomatoes are at their peak.  Heirlooms are the ideal pick here.   Even when…

Authentic New Orleans Beignets

Classic New Orleans Beignets

Nothing conjures the tastes of New Orleans much more than these French Quarter gems. Let the dough rise overnight…and you won’t believe how these…

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

N’Orleans at it’s best.  This is just so good, and can be easily adapted to your favorite tastes…try other types of fish, sausage, veggies…or…

Jambalaya with shrimp, chicken and smoked ham

Authentic Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken and Smoked Ham

Happy Mardi Gras! Wow.  I’ve been working on this recipe for years.  Both me and the Loon think it really explodes with N’oleans goodness….

Amazing Cajun rice

Perfect Cajun Rice

This rice is perfect for all your favorite Cajun dishes.  Oh boy, is it good.  The Loon said….”It’s just rice…it is so good!” Perfect…

Cajun baked shrimp

Cajun Baked Shrimp

Serve these gems with Cajun Dirty Rice and grilled andouille sausage…and boy oh boy…this is New Orleans’ cuisine at its best. Cajun Baked Shrimp…

Cele-Brunch

Skillet scramble with Fontina, tomatoes and basil

Skillet Scramble with Fontina, Tomato and Basil

Skillet Scramble with Fontina, Tomato and Basil transforms good ole basic scrambled eggs into something truly special.  We just love cherry (or grape) tomatoes…

How to Make Beet Salad with Burrata

How To Make Beet Salad with Burrata

How To Make Beet Salad with Burrata shows you how incredibly easy it is to make one of the most delicious salads of all…

Classic BLT with Garlic Basil Aioli

Classic BLT with Garlic Basil Aioli

This Classic BLT with Garlic Basil Aioli is so over-the-top good it probably should be outlawed.  All I can say…when you can get amazing…

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread is about as comforting a food as you’ll find.  I have such vivid memories of my Grandma Longwell baking cinnamon rolls…

Chilled Corn Soup with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chilled Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chilled Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes is an amazing soup, especially when the temperature is really heating up outside!  I came across this soup…

Summer's Best Fruit Salad

Summer’s Best Fruit Salad

Summer’s Best Fruit Salad really is the BEST!  So refreshing and absolutely beautiful!  Of course, you can vary up the fruits you use to…

How to Make Summer's Best Fruit Salad

How to Make Summer’s Best Fruit Salad

How to Make Summer’s Best Fruit Salad…show’s you just that…how to make the summer’s best fruit salad!  Chock full of delicious tropical fruits, coated…

How to Make Boardwalk Punch

How to Make Boardwalk Punch

How to Make Boardwalk Punch is really wonderful to serve to lots of people who are in the mood for something completely refreshing, with…

Comfort At Its Best

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew)

I can honestly say Pozole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew) would be in the top 5 of my all-time favorite things to eat.  …

Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms

This Stir-Fry Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms tastes so authentic.  I picked up the trick of adding the fermented black beans from Fuchsia Dunlop…

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Is there anything more satisfying or comforting that a piping hot bowl of French Onion Soup?   I’m pretty sure there isn’t.   This…

Sausage and Peppers Hero

Epic Sausage and Peppers Hero

This Epic Sausage and Peppers Hero is our hero, no doubt.  This has been a staple favorite sandwich in our house ever since we…

How To Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes shows you how to make this iconic Southern New Year’s Eve/Day traditional dish that is…

S'Mores Pie

S’Mores Pie

If you love gooey, chocolatey, marshmellowy, graham crackery S’mores…you’re going to flip for this S’Mores Pie.  It’s all the flavors rolled into a single…

How To Make a Cinnamon Snuggler

How to Make a Cinnamon Snuggler Cocktail

How to Make a Cinnamon Snuggler Cocktail shows you hot to make a hot chocolate adult drink that is so yummy and comforting, you’ll immediately…

Delectable Desserts

How to Make a Spiked Grasshopper Milkshake

How to Make a Spiked Grasshopper Milkshake

How to Make a Spiked Grasshopper Milkshake has Wesley back in his element in the kitchen – making a killer good cocktail.  And with this…

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…

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…

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…

Kicked Up Grasshopper Milkshake

Spiked Grasshopper Milkshake

Wesley likes to say his milkshake brings all the grasshoppers to the yard…that is – his Spiked Grasshopper Milkshake does!! Well, I’m not sure what…

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…

Incredible Key Lime Pie

Incredible Key Lime Pie

Okay…this Incredible Key Lime Pie really is INCREDIBLE.   I absolutely love using fresh ingredients in recipes.  But, there are some that are just…

Lazy Day Cobbler

Lazy Day Cobbler – LICKETY SPLIT

This Lazy Day Cobbler is the latest installment in the LICKETY SPLIT series.  Super easy and incredibly delicious! Lazy Day Cobbler – LICKETY SPLIT…

Entrees

Spatchcocked Turkey

Spatchcocked Turkey

Spatchcocked Turkey is a breakthrough technique that actually has been around for quite sometime.  The origins of the technique are a little unclear, but…

How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo

How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo has us in the kitchen whipping up one of our favorite pasta dishes.   Both the Loon and…

Pennsylvania Dutch Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Pennsylvania Dutch Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

These Pennsylvania Dutch Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are absolutely amazing.  There is a touch of sweetness to the sauce, which counters perfectly against the beef…

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shrimp

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shrimp

This recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi with Shrimp is one I learned while studying an intensive summer boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America…

Ale-Braised Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Ale-Braised Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Braised Bratwurst and Sauerkraut is a H2FaL absolute favorite dish, hands down!  And when Fall is upon us, there is nothing better than this…

How to Make Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

How To Make Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

How To Make Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs shows you just how easy it is to make some of the best BBQ ribs you’ll…

Authentic Chicken Curry

Authentic Chicken Curry

Authentic Chicken Curry The Loon and I live in a very culturally diverse part of the Northeast, United States.  And many of our neighbors…

Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino (San Francisco-Style Seafood Stew)

Classic Cioppino is a hearty Italian seafood stew that became famous in San Francisco.  San Francisco is one of our most favorite cities in…

Filet Mignon with Classic Bordelaise Sauce

Filet Mignon with Classic Bordelaise Sauce

This Filet Mignon with Classic Bordelaise Sauce is a triumph of flavors.  I fell in love with it when we traveled a couple years…

Italian

Classic Cioppino

Classic Cioppino (San Francisco-Style Seafood Stew)

Classic Cioppino is a hearty Italian seafood stew that became famous in San Francisco.  San Francisco is one of our most favorite cities in…

Weekend Food & Fun: Little Italy, NYC!

Weekend Food & Fun: Little Italy, NYC!

This Weekend Food & Fun: Little Italy, NYC! has so much inspiration for an amazing Italian feast….fuhgettabout it!! The smells and sounds of amazing…

Rotini alla Caprese

Rotini alla Caprese

Caprese salad is one of our all-time favorite dishes, especially when tomatoes are at their peak.  So, let’s go a step further, and do…

Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad) is the perfect warm weather salad, especially when tomatoes are in peak season.  Panzanella is a Italian dish originating…

Classic Chicken Marsala

Classic Chicken Marsala

Classic Chicken Marsala is such a staple at your favorite Italian-American restaurant, and for good reason…it’s amazingly delicious!  This recipe is simple, straightforward, and…

Seared Haddock with Mushroom Agrodolce Sauce

Seared Haddock with Mushroom Agrodolce Sauce

Seared Haddock with Mushroom Agrodolce Sauce is nothing short of perfection.  Agrodolce is an Italian sauce which means sweet and sour combined.  The onions…

Pappardelle with Seasonal Veggies

Pappardelle with Seasonal Vegetables

You won’t find a much more vibrant, delicious and fresh dish than this Pappardelle with Seasonal Vegetables. I just love making this in the…

Kitchen Essentials

How to Make a Perfect Poached Egg

How to Make a Perfect Poached Egg

How to Make a Perfect Poached Egg has Kris in the kitchen showing you his simple, but foolproof way of making a perfectly poached…

No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce - LICKETY SPLIT

No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce – LICKETY SPLIT

No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce is the latest in our LICKETY SPLIT video series.   You just won’t believe how easy this is, and when…

How to Use Gourmet Salts

How to Use Gourmet Salts

How to Use Gourmet Salts! Gourmet Salts, or ‘Finishing’ Salts, are an amazing way to take your top-notch home-cooked meal to the next level,…

Fresh Marinara

Fresh Marinara

This Fresh Marina is the basis for so many awesome dishes – from pizza, to Italian meatballs, to shrimp marinara.   It’s perfect for…

Weber 22" Kettle Master-Touch

How To Prepare Your Grill for Low & Slow Cooking

How To Prepare Your Grill for Low & Slow Cooking is a quick tutorial for when you want to grill something, like ribs, on…

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s good to know (as best you can) what exactly is going into your recipes.  This homemade taco seasoning is packed with flavor, a…

Perfect BBQ Rub

Perfect BBQ Rub

So versatile and just so delicious, this Perfect BBQ Rub really is perfect.  We just love it on grilled chicken, pork and beef.  Amazing!…

Homemade Curry Powder

Homemade Curry Powder

This homemade curry powder is really incredible.  You can find most of the ingredients at specialty markets, such as Whole Foods, or certainly at…

ancho red enchilada sauce

Authentic Ancho Chili Red Enchilada Sauce

Oh…this authentic Ancho red enchilada sauce is perfect for TexMex cheese, beef or chicken enchiladas.  A touch of heat that feels so good.  Use…

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Sauces Dressing and Dips

Garlic Basil Aioli

Garlic Basil Aioli

Garlic Basil Aioli is such an amazing flavor boost to so many dishes.   You can cheat and start with good-quality mayonnaise, and that’s…

White BBQ Sauce is so good!

Tangy White BBQ Sauce

Tangy White BBQ Sauce is a true Southern classic.  Head down to Alabama, and you’ll find it on pork chops, spare ribs and grilled…

How to Make the Perfect Vinaigrette

How to Make The Perfect Vinaigrette

How to Make The Perfect Vinaigrette shows you exactly how to do just that!  A Vinaigrette has a pretty standard formula that honestly works…

White Remoulade Sauce

White Remoulade Sauce

This creamy White Remoulade Sauce is a wonderful dipping sauce for chips, veggies, and one of our all-time favorite appetizers, Crab Beignets.  Just amazing!…

No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce - LICKETY SPLIT

No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce – LICKETY SPLIT

No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce is the latest in our LICKETY SPLIT video series.   You just won’t believe how easy this is, and when…

How to Make Incredible Baked Clam Dip

How to Make Incredible Baked Clam Dip

This “How to Make Incredible Baked Clam Dip” is from our TV episode “Holiday Fare.”  Looking for the perfect appetizer to have as guests…

Savory Soups

Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad)

Panzanella (Tomato and Bread Salad) is the perfect warm weather salad, especially when tomatoes are in peak season.  Panzanella is a Italian dish originating…

Zucchini and Summer Squash "Pasta" Salad

Zucchini and Summer Squash “Pasta” Salad

Zucchini and Summer Squash “Pasta” Salad is literally brimming with fresh garden flavors.   I love the trick of adding a little salt to…

Chilled Corn Soup with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chilled Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chilled Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes is an amazing soup, especially when the temperature is really heating up outside!  I came across this soup…

Greek Salad with Grilled Steak

Greek Salad with Grilled Steak

This Greek Salad with Grilled Steak is so satisfyingly delicious.  We just love a good Greek salad.  And we just love grilled skirt steak….

Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

How to Make Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

How to Make Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks on a Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette is nothing short of a show-stopper.  Get high-quality tuna…and you…

Summer's Best Fruit Salad

Summer’s Best Fruit Salad

Summer’s Best Fruit Salad really is the BEST!  So refreshing and absolutely beautiful!  Of course, you can vary up the fruits you use to…

How to Make the Perfect Vinaigrette

How to Make The Perfect Vinaigrette

How to Make The Perfect Vinaigrette shows you exactly how to do just that!  A Vinaigrette has a pretty standard formula that honestly works…

How to Make Summer's Best Fruit Salad

How to Make Summer’s Best Fruit Salad

How to Make Summer’s Best Fruit Salad…show’s you just that…how to make the summer’s best fruit salad!  Chock full of delicious tropical fruits, coated…

Scrumptious Sides

Roasted Broccoli with a Kick - LICKETY SPLIT

Roasted Broccoli with a Kick – LICKETY SPLIT

Roasted Broccoli with a Kick is the latest in our LICKETY SPLIT series!   You just will not believe how easy this dish it,…

How to Make Summer's Best Fruit Salad

How to Make Summer’s Best Fruit Salad

How to Make Summer’s Best Fruit Salad…show’s you just that…how to make the summer’s best fruit salad!  Chock full of delicious tropical fruits, coated…

How to Make Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad

Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad – LICKETY SPLIT

Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad is the latest in our LICKETY SPLIT series…and boy, oh boy, is this a good salad.  Just like Kris…

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…

Amazing Asparagus Risotto

Amazing Asparagus Risotto

I love making this Amazing Asparagus Risotto in the Spring when asparagus is at it’s freshest.  But, really, it’s so great, you can make…

How to Make Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs and Duck Fat

How to Make Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs and Duck Fat

How to Make Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs and Duck Fat shows you how to make the most amazing side dish for that special occasion…

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…

Wild Rice, Kale and Fontina Casserole

Wild Rice, Kale and Fontina Casserole

Let me tell you, this Wild Rice, Kale and Fontina Casserole is amazing any time of the year, but when it’s cold outside, there’s…

Seafood

Veracruz-Style Shrimp with Tortillas in Peanut Seed Sauce

Veracruz-Style Shrimp with Tortillas in Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Pipian)

Veracruz-Style Shrimp with Tortillas in Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Pipian) is a stunning dish.  I’m not going to lie…it takes some work.  But, boy oh…

Grilled Salmon with Roasted Poblano Lime Butter

Grilled Salmon with Roasted Poblano Butter

Grilled Salmon with Roasted Poblano Butter is a beautiful dish, and so flavorful.  The simplicity of the grilled salmon is so wonderful, and then…

Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

How to Make Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks

How to Make Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna Steaks on a Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette is nothing short of a show-stopper.  Get high-quality tuna…and you…

Seared Haddock with Mushroom Agrodolce Sauce

Seared Haddock with Mushroom Agrodolce Sauce

Seared Haddock with Mushroom Agrodolce Sauce is nothing short of perfection.  Agrodolce is an Italian sauce which means sweet and sour combined.  The onions…

Southern Crab Beignets

Southern Crab Beignets

It’s hard to find the words to describe how delicious these Southern Crab Beignets are.  Crunchy on the outside with luxuriously crab meat-filled inside.  Out…

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…

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…

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…

How to Make Incredible Baked Clam Dip

How to Make Incredible Baked Clam Dip

This “How to Make Incredible Baked Clam Dip” is from our TV episode “Holiday Fare.”  Looking for the perfect appetizer to have as guests…

Southern

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…

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…

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…

WFF Fort Worth F

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…

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…

Braised chicken and savory peaches

Braised Chicken & Savory Peaches

This Braised Chicken & Savory Peaches dish is really something special.  Peaches work wonderfully in sweet dishes as well as savory.  Or even just…

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…

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Cajun Chicken and Rice

Cajun Chicken and Rice has always been a favorite at our house.   There’s a little Cajun spice to give it some ‘kick’, but…

TexMex

Restaurant Style Salsa

How to Make Restaurant-Style Salsa

How to Make Restaurant-Style Salsa shows you just how easy it is to make as good as any salsa you’ll get your favorite Mexican…

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…

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…

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…

Vegetarian Nachos

Vegetarian Chili Nachos

Well, being born and raised in Texas, I am always a little uncertain when I hear something like “vegetarian chili” or “veggie nachos.”  It…

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…

Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

I know I say all the time that each recipe is hands down one of our all-time favorites.   Well, this Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread…

How to Make Fresh Banana Nut Bread

How to Make Fresh Banana Nut Bread

How to Make Fresh Banana Nut Bread is from our Cele-Brunch TV episode.  This bread, fresh out of the oven, is so amazingly delicious, so heartwarming,…

Open Faced After Thanksgiving Day Sandwich

After Thanksgiving Open-Faced Sandwich

After Thanksgiving Open-Faced Sandwich If you still have leftovers the second day after Thanksgiving, MAKE THIS! This is almost better than the Thanksgiving Day…

Fried Turkey Balls

Fried Turkey Balls – LICKETY SPLIT

Here’s the latest from our LICKETY SPLITY series – Fried Turkey Balls!  Wondering what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers?  Well…wonder no more!!…

How to Make Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

How to Make Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

How to Make Gourmet Green Bean Casserole is from our Holiday Fare TV episode, and this is one of our most popular holiday dishes!  Watch…

Gourmet green bean casserole

Gourmet Green Bean Casserole

Everyone loves the classic green bean casserole during the holidays, right?  Well, let’s kick it up a notch, and scratch the canned soup and…

Classic Cheese Ball

How to Make a Classic Cheese Ball

Hooray for How to Make a Classic Cheese Ball!  This is from our TV episode:  Holiday Fare!  You can’t get much more classic than…

Classic Cheese Ball

Classic Cheese Ball

The Classic Cheese Ball has been around for many generations…and for good reason!  It’s just so yummy!  Perfect for the holidays, especially as guests…

Church Social Corn Bake

Church Social Corn Bake – LICKETY SPLIT

This is everyone’s favorite Church Social Corn Bake and is our latest in the Licktey Split series.  So yummy and so delicious! Church Social…

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Is there anything more satisfying or comforting that a piping hot bowl of French Onion Soup?   I’m pretty sure there isn’t.   This…

Sausage and Peppers Hero

Epic Sausage and Peppers Hero

This Epic Sausage and Peppers Hero is our hero, no doubt.  This has been a staple favorite sandwich in our house ever since we…

How To Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes

How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon and Tomatoes shows you how to make this iconic Southern New Year’s Eve/Day traditional dish that is…

S'Mores Pie

S’Mores Pie

If you love gooey, chocolatey, marshmellowy, graham crackery S’mores…you’re going to flip for this S’Mores Pie.  It’s all the flavors rolled into a single…

Weekend Food & Fun: The Big Day

Weekend Food & Fun: The Other Reason for the Season

Weekend Food & Fun: The Other Reason for the Season explains a very important day that happens during the holiday season.  And this very…

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) is incredible.   It all starts with an amazing slow simmered chicken stock.   And then the wonderful fresh…