Moonstruck Bay’s Rustic Country Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust

Hello loves! It’s been awhile I know…but I’ve had so many inquiries on the recipe for this quiche after I posted a picture on my Facebook page, Moonstruck Bay; Instagram–moonstruckbuni and Twitter–@MoonstruckBuni that I just had to take the time to sit down and get it to all of you! […]

It’s Moonstruck Bay’s Italian-style Grilled Octopus

It’s Moonstruck Bay’s Italian-Style Grilled Octopus There’s no doubt that, for many, octopus is not exactly that “go to” seafood protein that jumps to mind when thinking about what to serve one’s self or for dinner guests. Just the look of it–particularly raw–can be a just this side of a […]

An Amazingly Easy and Absolutely Picture Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving, my darlings! As I was planning my own turkey and fixings this morning I thought that maybe–just maybe–some of you are overwhelmed by the innumerable processes and recipes out there for roasting a turkey.  So, I would like to share mine as a tried and […]

Virginia State Fair Salted Buttermilk Grits and Pan Seared Shrimp in Red Eye Crema

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”–La Rochefoucauld   (Surely with great great grandma’s best China bowl nestling a rich creamy cushion of salted buttermilk grits, blessed with a smokey ladleful of red eye gravy crema, tantalizingly teased by the ooey gooey guilty pleasures of […]

Old Fashioned Herbed Chicken and Rice

Old Fashioned Herbed Chicken and Rice   Ingredients: 1/2 c. butter (salted) 1 c. sweet onion, diced (one medium) 1c. sliced celery (heart and all) 1 T. fresh Thyme, minced 1 t. fresh oregano, minced 1/2 t. fresh rosemary, minced 1/2 t. freshly cracked black pepper 2 c. long grain rice […]

Bev Clark’s Insanely Luxurious and Oh So Southern Grape Salad 2

A girl of the American prairie by birth, I have spent the majority of my life in the South and while the wind and wide-open landscape that defines the Dakotas remains my heart, I find myself utterly entranced by all things Southern—the people, the land and waterways, the music and […]

Oh-So-Creamy Coconut Icebox Cake Dessert

Oh-So-Creamy Coconut Icebox Cake Dessert An updated version of the original Lady Bird Johnson (LBJ) Icebox Pudding Cake   My mother always called this her “Yummy Dessert” and it was a delicious staple of spring and summer family get-togethers during the 70s at our house! Sadly, the recipe went missing […]

Smokin’ Sloppy Joe Sliders–Simple Super Bowl Party Entertaining

This recipe has its genesis in my Mom’s Sloppy Joes. Over the years I’ve added a number of ingredients–most notably my “secret ingredient” black coffee after reading in a western novel that chuck wagon cooks often added that ingredient to stews and chilis to give a more “robust” flavor base! […]