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Appetizers

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Breads and Doughs

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Comfort At Its Best

Creamy curry cauliflower and Gruyère gratin

Creamy Cauliflower and Gruyère Gratin

This Creamy Cauliflower and Gruyère Gratin is truly transcendent.  It’s rich, but boy oh boy is it good.  The cauliflower mixed with homemade curry…

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Classic Banana Pudding Parfait

Oh…this Classic Banana Pudding Parfait (with Carolina Moonshine Whipped Cream) from Chef Donald Link is just incredible.  This recipe comes from the wonderful New…

Succulent shrimp scampi

Succulent Shrimp Scampi

I say this a lot, but this is honestly one of our all-time favorite dishes:  Succulent Shrimp Scampi.  Our dear friends, Alice and Mike,…

The ultimate fudge brownies

The Ultimate Fudge Brownies

Like brownies to be super fudgy, moist and exploding with chocolate flavor?  Who doesn’t, right?  Well, look no more…The Ultimate Fudge Brownies are the…

Southern-Fried Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Southern-Fried Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Ladies and Gents…it doesn’t get much tastier than this:  Southern-Fried Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce.  Of course, there are many, many ways to prepare…

Incredible slow cooker baby back ribs

Incredible Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

These Incredible Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs are the bomb.  Of course, being raised in Texas…I know all about good BBQ.  These aren’t slow-cooked…

Spinach and cheese cannelloni

Spinach and Cheese Cannelloni

Holy smokes, this spinach and cheese cannelloni is so good.  It is one of my (Kris’) all-time favorites.  The Loon used to not be…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

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Italian

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Kitchen Essentials

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perfect Popcorn

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Pizza

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Seafood

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Southern

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Thanksgiving

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The Loon Favorites

Bodacious Borracho beans

Bodacious Borracho Beans

Both the Loon and I really love these Borracho Beans.  Technically, Borracho means drunken beans…so, it’s like having a big party with every bite….

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…

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 (from HTFaLoon)…and you’ll be a…

the best Southern Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie is probably the Loon’s favorite dessert.  I’ve been working on perfecting the recipe for years.   This pie is pretty simple,…

Everybody's favorite breakfast casserole

Day-After Thanksgiving Breakfast Casserole

Okay, this has been made in many kitchens for many years.  But, you just can’t go wrong with this one.  Perfect for a holiday…

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Classic New England Clam Chowder

Classic New England Chowder   Okay, I’m a Texan boy…but I’ve been living in the Northeast U.S. for over 20 years now.   My cousin,…

Carrot Cake with Macadamia Nuts and Crystallized Ginger

Carrot Cake with Macadamia Nuts and Crystallized Ginger

This is yet another slight twist on everyone’s favorite cake…Carrot Cake.  The Loon has requested this version…carrot cake with macadamia nuts and crystallized ginger…many…

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Taste of Fall Ravioli: Butternut Squash Infused Pasta Stuffed With Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and White Truffle Oil in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce

If there ever was a dish that you wanted to emulate Fall, as well impress your guests to the hilt…make this for them.  …

cream of broccoli soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Slow-cooking the vegetables, pureeing them, and then adding in the super silky voulte sauce sends this soup through the roof.  In a word: AMAZING!…