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 Teriyaki Chicken Wings

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken Wings shows you how easy it is to make a party dish that combines two of our favorite types…

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

These Teriyaki Chicken Wings are always the first to go when I serve them at parties or on game-day.  Take one bite, and you’ll…

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…

Breads and Doughs

Semolina Pizza Dough

Semolina Pizza Dough

I just love Semolina Pizza Dough.  It makes such a nice, crunchy crust that has incredible flavor.  It’s even better when you use a…

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…

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…

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

Weekend Food & Fun: Breakfast All Day!

Weekend Food & Fun: Breakfast All Day!

Weekend Food & Fun: Breakfast All Day! has us at one of our places in the world:  A Diner!!  Where amazing breakfast (as well…

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…

Comfort At Its Best

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls are heavenly.  Fluffy, sweet and bursting with bright orange flavor.   Make a batch of these and see how…

Easy Tex-Mex Pasta Dinner

Easy Tex-Mex Pasta Dinner

You all know here at H2FaL we love dishes that require a little extra attention in the kitchen.  A little extra lovin, if you…

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a house favorite of ours.   The pairing of strawberries with cream is unbeatable.  The fresh strawberry sauce…

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli is the perfect weeknight meal.  You can put this together in 30 minutes.   Serve with a nice…

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

This Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives is such an amazingly robust dish.  Choose a good, hearty wine that will stand up nicely against…

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake is the perfect morning treat.  Make yourself a delicious cup of hot coffee and a slice of this incredible…

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula is an all-time favorite for both The Loon and me.  This is really an amazing BLT pizza….

Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta Pomodoro

There is just something so perfectly Italian about Pasta Pomodoro.  It’s not pretentious, yet it explodes with taste.  It is one of our favorite…

Buckwheat waffles with blueberry syrup

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup

Um…look at these babies…That picture is worth a more than a thousand words.   And so are these Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup.  This…

Delectable Desserts

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

Olive Oil Ice Cream with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries is one of those desserts that people will take note of.  Use a really top notch…

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake.   Do I need to say anything else?  I think not.  Make this and your taste-buddies will thank you….

Lavender Ice Cream with Honey Granola

Lavender Ice Cream with Honey Granola

I was inspired to make Lavender Ice Cream after our incredible visit to the South of France, specifically in the Provence region where lavender…

WFF: Wesley's Rocky Road

Weekend Food & Fun: Loony Rocky Road!

This Weekend Food & Fun: Loony Rocky Road takes us way, way back to Wesley’s favorite ice cream shop as a kid:  Zestos in…

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…

Entrees

How to Make Filet Mignon with Borderlaise and Marrow

How to Make Filet Mignon with Bordelaise and Marrow

How to Make Filet Mignon with Bordelaise and Marrow is a foodie’s dream dish.  We used our Sous Vide machine (click here to see…

Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing

Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing

This Royal Crown Roast with Stuffing is a stunning presentation and the taste is simply incredible.  I did a slight variation on my Cornbread,…

Roast Rack of Lamb

Roast Rack of Lamb

This Roast Rack of Lamb is incredibly delicious and so festive.  Perfect for a holiday gathering of friends and family.  I love to make…

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…

Italian

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…

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…

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…

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

Pumpkin Seed (Pepita) Sauce

Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas) Sauce

This Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas)Sauce, also known as Pipian Sauce, is popular throughout Central Mexico and we just love it.   Roasting the pumpkin seed (pepitas)…

How to Make Kickin' Remoulade Sauce

How to Make Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce

How to Make Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce really does show you how to do just that…make Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce!  Use this amazing dipping sauce for…

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…

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

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

This Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce is absolutely the perfect addition to your holiday table.   I’ll honestly say I’ve never been a big fan…

German Spaetzle and Cheese

German Spaetzle and Cheese

German Spaetzle and Cheese is pure German comfort food.  Making the spaetzle (which is German for “little sparrows”) is really a lot of fun….

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…

French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise)

French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise)

These French Gratin Potatoes (Dauphinoise) are one of our all-time favorites.  Leave it to the French to take some of the simplest ingredients and…

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…

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…

Southern

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…

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…

TexMex

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…

Pumpkin Seed (Pepita) Sauce

Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas) Sauce

This Pumpkin Seed (Pepitas)Sauce, also known as Pipian Sauce, is popular throughout Central Mexico and we just love it.   Roasting the pumpkin seed (pepitas)…

Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with Mexican Queso

Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with Mexican Queso

Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with Mexican Queso has been a favorite Mexican dish of mine since I was a young kid.   So flavorful, and…

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…

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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Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula

Pesto Pizza with Pancetta, Tomato & Arugula is an all-time favorite for both The Loon and me.  This is really an amazing BLT pizza….

Buckwheat waffles with blueberry syrup

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup

Um…look at these babies…That picture is worth a more than a thousand words.   And so are these Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Syrup.  This…

Kris' Texas Red

Kris’ Texas Red Chili

Well, I must say, I’m a bit partial to Kris’ Texas Red Chili, because, well, it’s my recipe!!  I’ve been playing around with this…

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

Jelly and Custard Doughnuts

These Jelly and Custard Doughnuts will blow you away at how delicious they are.  Wesley had a hard time deciding which he liked more,…

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies

Heath Bar Fudge Brownies – What more needs to be said?  Decadent?  Yes.  Rich?  Yes. Unbelievably gooey?  Yes. Insanely delicious?  Absolutely. 130% Loon Approved. …

Best-Ever Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Best-Ever Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

Well, I can honestly say this is the ‘Best-Ever Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy.’  I could have even shortened that statement to:  “This is…

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.  …

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…