Asian

Cha Lua Feature

Cha Lua (Vietnamese Ham) aka Pork Roll

When I decided I wanted to make my own Banh Mi sandwich, a Vietnamese classic street food item, I realized I needed to learn…

Spinach-Ramen Noodle Soup with Poached Egg

Spinach-Ramen Noodle Soup with Poached Egg

I’ll never forget back in my college days when we literally lived on Ramen noodles.  They were cheap, easy to buy in bulk…and I…

Amazing Asian Slaw

Amazing Asian Slaw

This amazing Asian slaw really is – amazing. The flavors are so bright and refreshing. As Springs kicks in full-time, and Summer is just…

Amazing Asian Ribs

Asian Braised Short Ribs

These Asian Braised Short Ribs are seriously finger-licking good.  The Asian influences are Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean.  They are literally fall-off-the-bone good.  It’s…

Thai Green Curry Chicken

Thai Green Curry Chicken

The Loon and I absolutely love Thai cuisine, and this is one of our favorite dishes.  Of course, Thai food has some heat to…

Korean Kimchee Beef Tacos

Korean Beef Tacos with Kimchi

I can’t even begin to describe how amazing this dish is.  This recipe comes from Tim Love, from his beloved restaurant Woodshed Smokehouse in…

Marinated summer vegetables over soba noodles

Marinated Summer Vegetables over Soba Noodles

Now that we’re fully into Summer, let’s make the most of it.  Marinated summer vegetable over soba noodles!  These are some of our favorite…

Chinese noodle and chicken salad

Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad

This Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad is so good!  Serve it warm or at room temp…both the Loon and I love the peanut sauce….

Appetizers

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…

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…

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!!…

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…

Breads and Doughs

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….

white chocolate blueberry muffin

White Chocolate Raspberry & White Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

These are the bomb.  White Chocolate Raspberry & White Chocolate Blueberry Muffins!  I got this recipe a while back when we visited San Fran…

foccia gawker

Fantastic Focaccia with Rosemary and Olive Oil

This fantastic focaccia with rosemary and olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt is pure perfection.  Serve this before your main feast, and folks will…

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Can you think of anything more  satisfying than warm homemade corn tortillas?  I didn’t think so.  These are incredible.  They are made with masa…

Buttermilk biscuit

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

These homemade buttermilk biscuits are flaky, buttery, and just wonderful.   Double, triple or even quadruple the recipe when making for a crowd.  These…

Hush puppies

Southern Hush Puppies

We just love homemade Southern hush puppies!  The mix of corn meal, with a hint of savory onion combined with a little sweetness, makes…

Perfect hamburger buns

Perfect Hamburger Buns

Making homemade hamburger buns may seem a little daunting…but they’re really not that hard…and lots of fun to make.  And when used with your…

Cajun

Cele-Brunch

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…

How to Make Classic Eggs Benedict

How to Make Classic Eggs Benedict

How to Make Classic Eggs Benedict shows you just how easy and simple this iconic dish can be. You just need: 4 English muffins,…

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…

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…

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 the Best-Ever Chicken Salad

How to Make the Best-Ever Chicken Salad

Watch us make our most popular dish of all time in How to Make the Best-Ever Chicken Salad!  There is a reason this recipe…

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…

Comfort At Its Best

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.  …

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…

Delectable Desserts

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…

Extreme Chocolate Layer Cake

Extreme Chocolate Layer Cake

Like chocolate?  Rich, dense, gooey, deeply flavorful chocolate?  Well, this Extreme Chocolate Layer Cake is your cake.  Chocolate through and through.  So moist, and…

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,…

Grilled peaches with rum caramel sauce

Grilled Peaches & Rum Caramel Sauce

Grilled Peaches & Rum Caramel Sauce.  What else is there to say?  Okay, let me be honest with you, the caramel can be tricky….

Chocolate and Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate and Cheesecake Brownies

If you love chocolate, and if you love cheesecake, well, of course you’re going to love these Chocolate and Cheesecake Brownies.  They pair with…

Sweet Corn and Pistachio Ice Cream

Sweet Corn and Pistachio Ice Cream

I mean, come on…you can’t go wrong with Homemade Sweet Corn and Pistachio Ice Cream.   Especially in the summer months when sweet corn…

Entrees

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…

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…

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…

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…

Turkey Cutlets with Honey Mustard-Lime Sauce

Turkey Cutlets with Honey Mustard-Lime Sauce

These Turkey Cutlets with Honey Mustard-Lime Sauce is truly something special.  It has a similar taste profile as Chicken Picatta, but even healthier.  Incredible depth…

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….

Italian

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…

How to make Chicken Francaise

How to Make Chicken Francaise

How to Make Chicken Francaise (or Chicken Francese) shows you how easy it is to make this iconic dish.  I don’t add butter at…

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…

WFF: Spring Dinner Party!

Weekend Food & Fun: Spring Dinner Party!

Weekend Food & Fun: Spring Dinner Party! Hey everybody!  It’s time for another Weekend Food & Fun!  This Sunday is the first day of…

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…

Authentic Osso Buco

Authentic Osso Buco

Authentic Osso Buco is one of those ‘special’ dishes for special occasions.  There is an amazing hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant in the Tribeca neighborhood of…

Fresh Fettuccine with Creamy Sausage Sauce

Fresh Fettuccine with Creamy Sausage Sauce

We just can’t get enough of good Italian pasta dishes.   And this Fresh Fettuccine with Creamy Sausage Sauce is something to behold.  The…

Country Italian Pasta

Country Italian Pasta

This Country Italian Pasta is hands-down one of the Loon’s all-time favorites and one he requests often.  This is especially good during the cold…

Kitchen Essentials

slow cooking the homemade beef stock is amazing

Homemade Beef Stock

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…using the freshest ingredients makes for the best dishes, ever.  Homemade beef stock is truly amazing….

roasted turkey stock

Roasted Turkey Stock – Liquid Gold

Roasted turkey stock is easy to make right after Thanksgiving, or the day after.  One tip to remember, whenever you have chicken wings, or…

Brown Sauce

This is a staple…especially for amazing Italian dishes.  I make a big batch, and freeze in separate containers. Recipe   ½ cup of unsalted…

Make the chicken stock the day ahead

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock 4 lbs of chicken – use whole legs, thighs and/or breasts Mirapoix: 2 medium onions – quartered 3 to 4 carrots…

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Sauces Dressing and Dips

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…

Scallion Buttermilk Dressing

Scallion-Buttermilk Dressing

This scallion-buttermilk dressing is so fresh and vibrant.  This is absolutely wonderful on a salad of young lettuce and farm-fresh tomatoes. And we just…

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…

Mustard Vinaigrette

Mustard Vinaigrette

This mustard vinaigrette uses simple ingredients, but is so flavorful.   Wonderful as a salad dressing, but also as a glaze for grilled meats…

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Like just about everything, when you make something from scratch, with quality, fresh ingredients, you’ll always end up with a better product than something…

Savory Soups

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…

WFF Planting Season!

Weekend Food & Fun: Name a 70s Duo!

This Weekend Food & Fun: Name a 70s Duo has us at our favorite nursery getting seeds….it’s planting time, y’all!  Gotta get that amazing…

Classic Homemade Chicken Soup

Classic Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This Classic Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup has got to be one of the most comforting soups of all time.  There’s a reason mom’s and grandma’s…

Black Bean with Andouille Sausage Soup

Black Bean with Andouille Sausage Soup

Need some soup to warm and comfort you?  Look no further.  This Black Bean with Andouille Sausage Soup is about as perfect a soup…

Italian Wedding Soup

How to Make Italian Wedding Soup

How to Make Italian Wedding Soup is from our TV episode “Rustic Italian.”  This soup is good anytime of the year, but is especially…

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

This recipe for Italian Wedding Soup is so very satisfying.  A beautiful marriage of vegetables and meatballs!  This classic soup has been warming souls…

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…

Scrumptious Sides

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…

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…

Easy Cheesy Ham Pie - LICKETY SPLIT

Easy Cheesy Ham Pie – LICKETY SPLIT

Here’s our latest LICKETY SPLIT recipe!  Easy Cheesy Ham Pie!   So cheesy!  So easy!  And just so delicious!  LICKETY SPLIT! Easy Cheesy Ham…

Wild Rice with Cherries and Pecans

Wild Rice with Cherries and Pecans

This dish of Wild Rice with Cherries and Pecans is bursting with amazing flavor.  Wild rice is nutritious and yet so tasty.  Combined with…

Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Scallion Dressing

This Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Scallion Dressing is really refreshing and bursting with wonderful farm-fresh flavors.  The dressing is similar to homemade…

Seafood

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…

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a real treat.  Fra Diavolo is Italian for “Brother Devil.”  The sauce is called this because it does carry some…

Seared scallops with stewed tomatoes and chickpeas

Scallops with Stewed Tomatoes and Chickpeas

These seared scallops with stewed tomatoes and chickpeas are exploding with flavor, and they’re also nice and healthy.  We just love all the components…

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller are one of those dishes that people look at and say “Wow!”…then they try one, and really say “Wow, oh wow!”  …

Lobster Roll

Incredible Lobster Roll

Let’s face it…the star of this Incredible Lobster Roll is…LOBSTER!!  Keep it simple here folks.  It’s all about the amazing fresh lobster meat.  …

Halibut with braised kale, beans & tomatoes

Halibut with Braised Kale, Beans & Tomatoes

We just love halibut.  Firm, yet flaky, and not too fishy.  (The Loon doesn’t like his fish too fishy…he reminds me this often).  Matched…

shrimp and grits 2

How to Make Shrimp & Grits

Hey everybody!  Welcome to our next installment in the H2FaL Video Library.  Brace yourself, this one is a doozy!  Watch Kris and Wesley in…

Southern

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…

Classic Southern Tomato Pie

Southern Tomato Pie

This Southern Tomato Pie is the quintessential summer dish.  Make this when tomatoes are perfectly in season.  We love heirloom tomatoes, but any variety…

How to Make Lazy Day Cobbler

How to Make Lazy Day Blueberry Cobbler

Hey everybody!  So, here’s the latest in our H2FaL library!  Here we are in How to Make Lazy Day Cobbler creating one of our…

Stweded Okra with Tomaotes

Stewed Fresh Okra and Tomatoes

Stewed Fresh Okra and Tomatoes are just so delicious.  Okra can be a little slimy, (I know, I hate that word), so give these…

pickles feature

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…

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!…

shrimp and grits 2

How to Make Shrimp & Grits

Hey everybody!  Welcome to our next installment in the H2FaL Video Library.  Brace yourself, this one is a doozy!  Watch Kris and Wesley in…

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits is classic Southern U.S.  cuisine.  These grits are loaded with flavor…they are creamy, cheesy and buttery…and sinfully delicious.  Topped off…

TexMex

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…

How to Make Fresh Guacamole

How to Make Authentic Fresh Guacamole

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest video in our H2FaL video library! Everybody just loves made-from-scratch fresh guacamole, right??  Well, watch us show you just…

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…

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…

Nacho Casserole

Nacho Casserole

All I can say, is this Nacho Casserole is “Na-Cho Every Day Mexican Casserole!!!” It’s easy to make and literally exploding with flavor.  Use…

Thanksgiving

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…

Wild Rice with Cherries and Pecans

Wild Rice with Cherries and Pecans

This dish of Wild Rice with Cherries and Pecans is bursting with amazing flavor.  Wild rice is nutritious and yet so tasty.  Combined with…

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Sherry Vinaigrette

Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Sherry Vinaigrette

Brussels sprouts have become an all-time favorite in our home.  Of course bacon has always a favorite.  So, let’s combine the two, cooked with…

Perfect Pork Loin Roast

Perfect Pork Loin Roast

The brine for this Perfect Pork Loin Roast ensure this to be super moist and bursting with flavor.  I love to cook directly on…

Salted toffee and chocolate bars

Salted Toffee and Chocolate Bars

Salted Toffee and Chocolate Bars are even better than they sound.  These are a favorite during the holidays and are always the first to…

Christmas Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Christmas Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

This Christmas Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce is such a wonderful dessert during the holidays…or, anytime, for that matter!  The lemon sauce matches perfectly…

Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts

Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts

These Naughty and Nice Spiced Nuts have become a Christmas tradition at the Loon/Longwell house.   We love them…start off sweet and inviting, and…

Christmas Crostini

Christmas Crostini with Cannellini Beans, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Oh, Christmas Crostini with Cannellini Beans, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes is the perfect appetizer for your holiday feast.   Crunchy toasted bread with a hint…

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…

The Loon Favorites

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…

Deep Dish Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

Deep Dish Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza

This Deep Dish Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Pizza is so delicious, you just won’t believe it.  I just love the medium heat in…

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…