Asian

Classic Pad Thai with Chicken

Classic Chicken Pad Thai

I love pad Thai with shrimp, but I thought I’d start with the classic:  Classic Chicken Pad Thai.  Find your closest Asian market, and…

Mushroom and Tofu Steamed Dumplings

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

These mushroom and tofu vegetarian steamed dumplings literally explode with flavor.  Who cares if there’s no meat in these…they are amazing.  (oh, and by…

Edamame with a Garlic Kick!

Edamame with a Garlic Kick!

Edamame with a Garlic Kick! We put this out at a party…and it’s literally gone instantly.  You just can’t have just one…and by the…

Hot and Sweet Thai Sauce

Hot and Sweet Thai Sauce

This a wonderful sauce for serving with grilled steak…or how we really love it…with freshly steamed dumplings.  The spicy, salty, and sweets flavors are…

eppercorn Encrusted Tuna Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna with Goat Cheese and Strawberry Vinaigrette

This Peppercorn Encrusted Tuna with Goat Cheese and Strawberry Vinaigrette is so flavorful and really healthy!  Amazing! Use sashimi grade tuna if you can…if…

This strawberry vinaigrette is amazing on a sashimi tuna salad...and more!

Strawberry Vinaigrette

This strawberry vinaigrette has the most wonderful flavors, that all work together, in an amazing Asian kind of way, that just bring a zing…

Asian Shrimp Balls are wonderful for parties

Amazing Asian Shrimp Balls with Spicy Dipping Sauce

I made these last Thanksgiving as one of the appetizer dishes as people started to arrive…these were definitely the most popular…and were gone quickly….

Chicken Fried Rice

Quick and Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Both the Loon and I love chicken fried rice. And you’ll love this easy chicken fried rice recipe!     There is a great…

Appetizers

Incredible baked clam dip

Incredible Baked Clam Dip

This incredible baked clam dip is like digging into a giant baked clam.  The flavors are all there…and really yummy.   A hint of…

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…

Beef Short Rib Empanada

Beef Short Rib Empanadas

Yep, you heard it right…Beef Short Rib Empanadas!!.  Find yourself some boneless beef short rib meat, and you’ll fall in love with this Latin…

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…

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs are about as good of a comfort food as you will find.  We love them, of course, on pasta, but they…

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!”  …

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

So, I’ve been seeing different versions of this Avocado Deviled Eggs all over Pinterest.   A friend sent me the recipe, and I decided…

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…

Breads and Doughs

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…

Grandma's Kolaches

Grandma’s Homemade Kolaches

Well, last week I posted about my Grandma Longwell’s amazing homemade cinnamon rolls.  As I said then, whenever we’d travel up to Belleville, Kansas…

Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls

Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Okay…there is a bit of story with these incredible rolls of joy.   Growing up…we would go visit my Grandma and Grandpa Longwell every Christmas.  …

homemade country white bread

Homemade Country White Bread

A perfect bread to try when you are starting your journey into baking.   Mmmm….this is so good good for sandwiches, next to roast…

perfect pie crust dough

Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust is really not that hard to accomplish.  This buttery, flakey pie crust is perfect for your favorite pies.   So delicious!…

fresh spinach pasta

Fresh Spinach Pasta

Fresh spinach pasta is just awesome.  Making fresh spinach pasta from scratch is actually very easy, especially if you invest in a few kitchen…

banana nut bread

Banana Nut Bread

Banana nut bread is one of the Loon’s favorite treats on the morning of Thanksgiving.  The banana nut bread recipe is so good fresh…

Cajun

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Cele-Brunch

Iced Green Tea Mojito with Asian Pear Juice

Iced Green Tea Mojito with Asian Pear Juice

Wesley’s Iced Green Tea Mojito with Asian Pear Juice is so unbelievably good!  It’s really refreshing and such a nice layer of flavors.  …

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…

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 Pomegranate Bellini Martinis

How to Make Pomegranate Bellini Martinis

How to Make Pomegranate Bellini Martinis is from our Cele-Brunch episode.   This will certainly liven up any brunch, that’s for sure!  And, for…

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,…

Skillet Breakfast

Skillet Breakfast

This Skillet Breakfast is so incredibly satisfying.  Easily serves six…right from your cast iron skillet!  Easy to make, and you just can’t believe the…

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…

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…

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…

Comfort At Its Best

Weekend Food & Fun: Amish Country!

Weekend Food & Fun: Amish Country!

Weekend Food & Fun: Amish Country! has us deep in the heart of Amish country and beautiful Lancaster County, PA.  We are on 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…

How to Make Easy Refried Beans

How to Make Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

How to Make Easy Gourmet Refried Beans is hilarious and delicious all at the same time.  Watch how to take two cans of your…

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…

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…

Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

Well, hello comfort food at its best!  Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches with Sriracha Mayo is absolute perfection.   The chicken is crunchy…

Weekend Food & Fun: Oktoberfest!

Weekend Food & Fun: Oktoberfest!

Weekend Food & Fun: Oktoberfest! has us celebrating German style!  Oh, we just love good German food.  It’s so comforting on so many levels….

How To Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

How to Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread

How to Make Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread shows you how easy it is to make what The Loon proclaimed to be one of the most…

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….

Delectable Desserts

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…

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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…

Homemade vanilla wafers!

Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Who doesn’t like vanilla wafers?  Well, The Loon certainly loves them, and so do I!  And you would be surprised how easy these Homemade…

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…

Rustic ricotta cheese cake

Rustic Ricotta Cheesecake

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

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…

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…

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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

Entrees

Seared Pork Chops with Caper Sauce

Seared Pork Chops in Caper Sauce

Seared Pork Chops in Caper Sauce is truly one of those dishes that looks gorgeous, and is equally as delicious.  We just love the…

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 German Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy

How to Make German Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy

How to Make German Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy has us in the kitchen making one of our all-time favorite go-to dishes.  It’s the perfect…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to make a baked ham

How to Make Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze

How to Make Baked Ham with Bourbon Honey Glaze is a true showstopper.  This ham is so easy to make, and one of the…

Italian

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…

How to Make Porcini Risotto

How to Make Porcini Risotto

Hey everybody!  How to Make Porcini Risotto is the latest in our H2FaL Video Library!  Risotto is one of our favorite dishes, and porcini…

Porcini Risotto

Porcini Risotto

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

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Homemade Italian Meatballs are about as good of a comfort food as you will find.  We love them, of course, on pasta, but they…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Do you know of anyone who doesn’t like a good hearty plate of Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs?  Okay, you can probably think of one…

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…

Authentic Eggplant Parmigiana

Authentic Eggplant Parmigiana

This recipe for Authentic Eggplant Parmigiana is about as 100% Italian -American comfort food as you will find.  This is one of those ‘spend-a-few-hours-in-the-kitchen-on-a-Saturday-afternoon’,…

Spiedini All Romano

Spiedini Alla Romano (Roasted Italian Loaf)

This appetizer  is heavenly.  It’s a re-creation of one of our favorite dishes at one of our favorite restaurant institutions in NYC:  Carmines.  Don’t…

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Real Deal Fried Mozzarella

The Loon and I have always enjoyed fried mozzarella with marinara.  There is something about it that is just so satisfying.  I played around…

Kitchen Essentials

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perfect Popcorn

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Pizza

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Sauces Dressing and Dips

best-ever creamy onion dip

Best-Ever Creamy Onion Dip

I’m not kidding when I tell you this is the Best-Ever Creamy Onion Dip.  The flavors come to life.   You can’t stop eating…

No fuss hollandaise sauce

No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce

This No Fuss Hollandaise Sauce is just that…no fuss.  You don’t need to worry about pulling out that double-boiler…this recipe gives you the trick….

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

This is a good solid recipe for Homemade Cocktail Sauce, however, of course, you can tweak to you own liking.   The horseradish and…

Easy BBQ sauce

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

This Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce is so good, and really so easy.  You’ll probably have everything you need already in your pantry.  You’ll never…

Amazing Ranchero Sauce

Amazing Ranchero Sauce

This amazing ranchero sauce is just that…amazing.   We LOVE to add this to our favorite dishes, especially brunch dishes, anywhere from huevos rancheros,…

Remoulade Sauce

Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce

This Kickin’ Remoulade Sauce bursts with flavor.   Use your favorite grain mustard, or even better, and nice Creole grain mustard, and you won’t…

Sausage gravy loves to lay on top of flay biscuits!

Sausage Gravy

This sausage gravy is perfect for biscuits and gravy.  Of course, you can omit the sausage, if you’d like.  Then you’ve got yourself a…

Bearnaise Sauce

Classic Bearnaise Sauce

So, Bearnaise Sauce is a close sister to Ms. Hollandaise.    Rich, buttery and flavored with fresh tarragon and chervil.  This version is not…

Savory Soups

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…

Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad

Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad

This Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad is so refreshing and has some of our most favorite flavors.  The fresh cucumber and dill match perfectly…

Homemade Coleslaw

Homemade Coleslaw

This recipe for Homemade Coleslaw is fresh and super easy.  It’s not too heavy and has a nice zing!  Using fresh green cabbage from…

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Shaved Zucchini Salad with Pecorino & Almonds

It’s that time of Summer when zucchini and yellow squash are in abundance!   Here’s a light and absolutely wonderful salad that will make…

Classic Cobb Salad

Classic Cobb Salad

There is something just so satisfying about a Classic Cobb Salad.   All the flavors come together to make such a wonderful taste combination….

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…

Shredded Romaine and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing

This recipe for Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing (aka: Shredded Romaine and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing) comes from one of our favorite Boston…

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…

Scrumptious Sides

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…

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Classic Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

Classic Steakhouse Creamed Spinach is a bit decadent, but mercy is it yummy.  Grill up some amazing steaks, maybe prepare some baked potatoes, and…

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…

Shredded Romaine and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing

This recipe for Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing (aka: Shredded Romaine and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing) comes from one of our favorite Boston…

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…

Sauteed white beans with garlic, sage and tomatoes

Sauteed White Beans with Garlic, Sage and Tomatoes

Sauteed white beans with garlic, sage and tomatoes is a really wonderful side dish to so many main dishes, including Mediterranean Tuna Steaks.  …

Roasted cauliflower with olives and lemon

Roasted Cauliflower with Olives and Lemon

This roasted cauliflower with olives and lemon matches the mild taste of the cauliflower against the tangy green olives and lemon zest.  This is…

Seafood

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,…

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…

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

This is a good solid recipe for Homemade Cocktail Sauce, however, of course, you can tweak to you own liking.   The horseradish and…

Mediterranean Tuna Steaks

Mediterranean Tuna Steaks

These Mediterranean Tuna Steaks are loaded with flavor.  The Tuscan influenced sauce marries perfectly with the Mediterranean flavors of tomatoes, olives, olive oil, capers…

Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Au Gratin

Jumbo Lump Crab Au Gratin

This Jumbo Lump Crab Au Gratin is incredible.   Rich and decadent…and all about the crab.    Pick yourself up some good quality lump…

How to Make Southern Crab Cakes

How to Make Southern Style Crab Cakes

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest in our H2FaL video library!  How to make Southern Style Crab Cakes! Watch Kris & Wesley (the Loon) make…

Southern Style Crab Cakes

Southern Style Crab Cakes

There are crab cakes, and then there are these Southern Style Crab Cakes.   This recipe comes from Donald Link, one of our all-time…

Southern

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…

Easy BBQ sauce

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

This Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce is so good, and really so easy.  You’ll probably have everything you need already in your pantry.  You’ll never…

Restaurant-Quality Hash Browns

Restaurant-Quality Hash Browns

The trick to making perfectly crisp restaurant-quality hash browns, just like you’d get at your favorite breakfast/brunch place is really simple.  First, make sure…

Heavenly Huevos Rancheros

Heavenly Huevos Rancheros

Make this Heavenly Huevos Rancheros…and there’s no breakfast/brunch joint that will have anything on you.  They are that GOOD.  Heavenly Huevos Rancheros is absoltuely…

How to Make Southern Crab Cakes

How to Make Southern Style Crab Cakes

Hey everybody!  Here’s the latest in our H2FaL video library!  How to make Southern Style Crab Cakes! Watch Kris & Wesley (the Loon) make…

Southern Style Crab Cakes

Southern Style Crab Cakes

There are crab cakes, and then there are these Southern Style Crab Cakes.   This recipe comes from Donald Link, one of our all-time…

The best-every turkey chili

The Best-Ever Turkey Chili

This Best-Ever Turkey Chili just makes you feel good. The Loon and I always say it really warms our cockles.  Yes, it’s that’s good….

Fried okra

Fried Okra

Fried okra.  Two words come to mind:  Southern.  Delicious.  I don’t know what else to say.   Fried okra is just so amazing.  And…

TexMex

Easy gourmet refried beans

Easy Gourmet Refried Beans

Don’t feel like soaking beans overnight, then cooking, and re-frying?  Well, here’s a super easy solution:  Easy Gourmet Refried Beans!  And trust me,  both…

Amazing Ranchero Sauce

Amazing Ranchero Sauce

This amazing ranchero sauce is just that…amazing.   We LOVE to add this to our favorite dishes, especially brunch dishes, anywhere from huevos rancheros,…

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Tortilla Soup with Ancho Chile and Avocado

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

Jalapeno soup

Jalapeño-Cilantro-Cheddar Soup

Jalapeño-Cilantro-Cheddar Soup is the perfect soup for when the weather turns chilly and you’re looking for a dish that will warm you and make…

Roasted Turkey Enchiladas

Authentic Enchiladas with Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving produces a lot things…family gatherings, football, pies, stuffing…and of course copious amounts of roasted turkey.   Everyone loves a good turkey sandwich the…

Turkey Enchiladas

How to Make Authentic Enchiladas with Roasted Turkey

Hey everybody!  Here is the latest in the How To Feed A Loon video library showing you how to take all that leftover Thanksgiving…

Tortilla video

How To Make Homemade Corn Tortillas

Hi Ya’ll, Here is the latest installment of the How to Feed A Loon video collection.  This demonstrates how easy it is to make…

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles: Fried Egg, Salsa Verde, Tortillas and Queso

I only have one word for Chilaquiles: Fried Egg, Salsa Verde, Tortillas and Queso:  Bueno.  Actually two words:  Muy bueno.   This is Southwestern…

Thanksgiving

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…

Roasted Balsamic Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes with Balsamic and Herbs

These roasted potatoes with balsamic and herbs have been a staple at the Loon/Longwell house for many years.   I have played around with…

Chorizo stuffed dates

Chorizo Stuffed Dates

Look no further, there is no better holiday appetizer than this one.   Chorizo stuffed dates are simply amazing.  Decadent, yes…incredible flavor in every…

Roasted Turkey Enchiladas

Authentic Enchiladas with Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving produces a lot things…family gatherings, football, pies, stuffing…and of course copious amounts of roasted turkey.   Everyone loves a good turkey sandwich the…

Turkey Enchiladas

How to Make Authentic Enchiladas with Roasted Turkey

Hey everybody!  Here is the latest in the How To Feed A Loon video library showing you how to take all that leftover Thanksgiving…

Turkey perfection

The Perfect Turkey

Nothing spells the holidays more than the perfect turkey.   I’ve been tweaking this recipe for about 15 years…and I think I’m there.  Although,…

Classic Candied Yams

How to Make Candied Yams

How to Make Candied Yams is a fabulous segment from our Thanksgiving Episode on “How To Feed a Loon”! These are amazing!! The Loon…

Pureed cauliflower with roasted garlic

Pureed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

This pureed cauliflower with roasted garlic is so good, and I am telling you, you could serve this, and your guests would swear it’s…

The Loon Favorites

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…