Category: Recipes

Gimme Chimichurri, Baby!

Gimme Chimichurri, Baby!

Chimichurri is a great sauce for fish, chicken, shrimp, steak, pork…you name it. It’s great as a dip for crudités. It’s a perfect condiment for a panini.

Fall in Love with this Arugula, Goat Cheese and Shrimp Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Fall in Love with this Arugula, Goat Cheese and Shrimp Salad with Balsamic Dressing

This is a winning team of ingredients, my friends! The peppery arugula is the perfect foundation for the creamy goat cheese and shrimp, and the balsamic dressing ties it all together like a bow on a birthday present.

Call It What It Is: “The Sandwich”

Call It What It Is: “The Sandwich”

A guest recipe for Sandwich Wednesday that bears some resemblance to a muffuletta, but only as a distant cousin. I present to you The Sandwich, from Stacy.

A Super-Easy Way to Cook Shrimp for Use in Recipes

A Super-Easy Way to Cook Shrimp for Use in Recipes

Here’s an easy, foolproof, delicious and quick way to cook shrimp: roasting it in a very hot oven. And then you can use it in a variety of dishes, like this lovely salad.

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

The strawberry lemonade from Mockingbird Cafe is a drink that instantly transports you back to childhood summers, all reminiscent of church picnics, sunburns and innocence.

Shrimp and Avocado BLT, Another Sandwich Wednesday Home Run

Shrimp and Avocado BLT, Another Sandwich Wednesday Home Run

Once a recipe from a cookbook evolves this much from the original and becomes its own wonderful, unique thing, it’s time to document.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado-Dill Pita

Smoked Salmon and Avocado-Dill Pita

The smoked salmon pita with avocado-dill spread is the essence of summer, whether at a picnic or a ladies’ luncheon.

Avocado-Dill Spread, a Multi-Purpose Condiment

Avocado-Dill Spread, a Multi-Purpose Condiment

Avocado-dill spread is a super-simple, creamy, tangy condiment that stands up to spicy food and holds its own. In other words, it’s a keeper!

The Hills are Alive! Picnic on a Mountain Top

The Hills are Alive! Picnic on a Mountain Top

A mountaintop picnic in Colorado’s Pike National Forest sparkled with nature and pineapple mimosas.

Crab, Corn and Black Bean Salad with Guacamole

Crab, Corn and Black Bean Salad with Guacamole

Combining black bean salad with lump crab creates an elegant, delicious and easy starter course.

Beyond Banana Bread (a recipe)

Beyond Banana Bread (a recipe)

Beyond Banana Bread: Is it for breakfast? Yes. Is it dessert? Yes. Is it an afternoon snack or the reason to take a coffee break? Yes. Is it a replacement for lunch sometimes because you had a slice every time you walked through the kitchen? Yes, yes and yes. It’s that good.

A Recipe for Bruschetta, “Summer on a Plate”

A Recipe for Bruschetta, “Summer on a Plate”

Bruschetta is so simple, so summery, so garlicky-good. Ripe red tomatoes meet their life partner in soft green basil, with garlic and oil to seal their commitment.

Seafood Boil Leftovers Make a Great (Easy) Chowder

Seafood Boil Leftovers Make a Great (Easy) Chowder

Loose guidelines for a super-easy chowder that’s ready in about a half hour. And wowza, is it good!

Call It Louis or Call It Louie? Either Way, It’s a Great Summer Salad

Call It Louis or Call It Louie? Either Way, It’s a Great Summer Salad

Crab Louie is a perfect summer salad, but you don’t have to stop at crab – other seafood like plank-grilled salmon or shrimp are just as good.

Eating Like It’s Jazz Fest: Congo Square Fish Nachos

Eating Like It’s Jazz Fest: Congo Square Fish Nachos

We took a walk on the wild side and used blacked fish on nachos. Here’s how it went down … it’s not a recipe as much as a set of loose guidelines, kinda like jazz is.

Missing Jazz Fest; But at Least We’ve Got Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Missing Jazz Fest; But at Least We’ve Got Muffuletta Pasta Salad

A Jazz-Fest inspired recipe: to soothe our lonesome-for-NOLA feelings, I made a Muffuletta Pasta Salad.

Double Trouble Burgers: Our Best Burger Recipe

Double Trouble Burgers: Our Best Burger Recipe

Burgers are classic comfort food, a warm and satisfying heartland-conjuring entree you can eat with your hands, accompanied by sides you can also grab and gobble. We’ve perfected our recipe in a dozen years of cooking together.

Zippy Crostini

Zippy Crostini

My mom used to make little toasts like this, but the recipe has been lost, so I made up a new one. The Grill-Meister was a big fan.

Easy Side Dish Recipe: Pan-Fried Risotto Cakes

Easy Side Dish Recipe: Pan-Fried Risotto Cakes

Making risotto cakes from leftover risotto is super-easy, and super-good.

The Best, Easiest Hollandaise Sauce Recipe (hint: you make it in the microwave)

The Best, Easiest Hollandaise Sauce Recipe (hint: you make it in the microwave)

Hollandaise is a perfect little creation, a bright, tart and smooth sauce that transforms whatever it tops.


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