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Photos by Dan Whalen

On our menu this week: Southern food. First course: fried pickles. From foodie Dan Whalen‘s blog, The Food in my Beard (it’s one of our faves), this bite-sized appetizer is equal parts crunch and flavor.

Kick it up a notch by making your own tart pickles soaked in apple cidar vinegar. Then finish with a spicy horseradish aioli. Just one bite. Mood = instantly improved. There’s a reason it’s called “comfort food,” after all.

Our Sunday Supper: Serve Up the South Boutique opens Sunday, July 28, at 11AM ET.

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July 28, 2013

Serve Up the SeaPhotos by Dan Whalen

Sailing. Beaching. Nautical stripes. Summer and the sea go hand in hand – making seafood a no-brainer come dinnertime (all season).

Dan Whalen knows what we’re talking about. His blog, The Food in my Beard, features two original recipes in particular that we’re especially obsessed with (pictured above, from left to right): Seafood Fra Diavolo with Linguine and Summer Celsius Mussels.

Not only are both summer on a plate, but they’re super easy to make, too. The Fra Diavolo calls for oh-so-glorious sriracha for a little kick, and the mussels are simmered in beer (note: Baxter Brewing Company‘s “Summer Celsius” brew has since been renamed to “Summer Swelter“). Served together or on separate nights, each dish has the makings of ideal beach day closer. Grab the recipes on Dan’s blog now – and get cooking.

Our Sunday Supper: Seafood Night Boutique opens Sunday, June 23, at 11AM ET.

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June 23, 2013