Asian

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Appetizers

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

There is simply nothing more delicious than produce fresh from the farm.  I have felt very lucky to live…

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Tomato, Cheddar and Bacon Pie

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

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

These loaded twice baked potatoes are truly LOADED with flavor.  Don’t have these when you’re on a a big…

steakhouse onion rings

Steak House Onion Rings

These steakhouse onion rings are so light and not heavy, but yet, still, bursting with flavor. I’ve played around…

Breads and Doughs

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Cajun

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Cele-Brunch

Buttermilk biscuit

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

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

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Lovely Lemon Bars

I’m kind of nut for lemons.  And I guess I have forced my lemon love onto the Loon possibly…

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The Best-Ever Deviled Eggs

I know it’s annoying when people claim to have the ‘best ever’ of anything…but as far as the Loon…

Comfort At Its Best

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…

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…

How to Make Key Lime Pie

How to Make Key Lime Pie

How to Make Key Lime Pie shows you how easy it is to make this iconic pie.  We just…

Delectable Desserts

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Entrees

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…

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…

Kung Pao Shrimp

Kung Pao Shrimp

Both the Loon and I love Chinese food so much.  As kids, we weren’t exposed to really good Chinese…

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…

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…

Italian

Classic Penne Alla Vodka

Classic Penne Alla Vodka

Classic Penne All Vodka: This dish is one of mine and the Loon’s all-time favorite.  Be sure to use…

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…

homemade Caesar dressing

Homemade Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar Dressing is the way to go when you serve Caesar Salad.   It’s good for dipping veggies,…

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…

Kitchen Essentials

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perfect Popcorn

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Pizza

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Sauces Dressing and Dips

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Savory Soups

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Scrumptious Sides

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…

Best-Ever Baked Potato

Steakhouse Baked Potato

Treating these a little differently than how you usually make baked potatoes, the Steakhouse Baked Potato will make you…

Cajun Dirty Rice

Authentic Cajun Dirty Rice

Brace yourself for this flavor explosion.  Authentic Cajun Dirty Rice will transport you down to New Orleans with one…

Roasted broccoli with a kick

Roasted Broccoli With a Kick

Roasted Broccoli with a Kick! This is fantastic.  And so quick and easy.  It’s healthy, it’s gluten-free, and it…

Seafood

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Southern

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TexMex

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Thanksgiving

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The Loon Favorites

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…

Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin

Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin

Ready to impress?  Make this Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin.  This roast is incredibly moist and explodes with flavor.  We just…

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…

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…

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…