What’s for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Sweet potato casserole 2

To get us in the mood for Turkey Day – but let’s be honest here I don’t need to be put in the mood for a day full of glorious carbs that don’t count (shhh…don’t tell Tony H.) – I thought we’d pull together a collection of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes. So here’s what may or may […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


I’m sharing a recipe from our Panache Bake Shoppe days that was a seasonal favorite among friends, taste-testers and customers. Bonus: it’s perfect for this time of year, for your Thanksgiving table and I’ve made the cupcake recipe into a bread to giveaway at Christmas! The flavors in this cupcake are so perfectly balanced – […]

Perfect Praline Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet potato casserole 2

This is a guaranteed side dish at our Thanksgiving table each year – even if it doesn’t make it to our family meals, we can’t go a year without making it. Over the years, we’ve taken my mother-in-law’s beloved sweet potato casserole recipe and come up with a few different revisions adding this or that […]

Brown(e) 2014 Vacation : What to do on 30a

Dodge - Grayton Dunes

Oh, so you wanna know what to do in Seaside? Good news! The answer is just about anything you want. Here is a breakdown of how we spent our time though. Eating: You may recall from our Foodie Mecca blog, that there is no shortage of amazing places to eat along 30A. Thus, I won’t make you sit […]

Brown(e) Vacation 2014 : Beach

Seaside - Coleman Pavilion beach entrance

There’s only so much one can say about a beach, therefore I’ll be a man of few words today. The stretch of beach along 30A is simply gorgeous. Clean, white, powdery sand. Crystal clear aquamarine waters, brilliant sunsents, and warmer water temperatures (that’s the gulf for ya). Suffice to say, our beach days were full […]

Urban Accents Giveaway & Recipe | Manchego & Roasted Garlic Turkey Meatballs

urban accents - veggie roasters

We’ve recently discovered this wonderful little small batch company in Chicago called Urban Accents. They are doing amazing things with cooking & baking mixes and spice blends like these ginger carrot cake flapjacks that were out of this world. Perfect for a special fall weekend breakfast. They sent us three of their new Veggie Roasters to try […]

Brown(e) 2014 Vacation : Seaside Foodie Mecca

Great Southern - Grits A Ya Ya

Oh man. This is it. 30A is no slouch when it comes to places to chow down. Look, if you’re not planning on eating within the next hour, just close this window and come back. I am not responsible for teeth marks on your monitors. A brief overview:  A mutual love the Browns & the […]

Brown(e) Vacation 2014 : Seaside Accommodations

Truman House

Welcome back! I hope you’re ready to dive in to all the goodness Seaside, FL has to offer. Today we’re going to focus on where to stay. There is absolutely no shortage of options for where to stay in or around Seaside, Florida. You won’t find many hotels, motels, or B & B’s. What you […]