Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Steak with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce Recipe

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and I cooked dinner for Hubby and I. Many go out to eat on Valentine’s Day but I prefer to stay at home. I can cook, even a bit fancier meal, for less than it costs to go out and we don’t have all the crowds and waiting in line as if we go out. Hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so that was my focus for the meal this year. I decided to make filet mignon with garlic shrimp cream sauce along with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Bragging on … Continue Reading →
Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil Recipe

Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil Recipe

Hubby loves to cook in his cast iron Dutch oven outside so he is always tagging me in recipes to see if I would want to try this or that. A few weeks ago he had come across a low country shrimp boil and really wanted to try it. Of course, when it was time to cook he couldn’t find said recipe, men! No problem though, I did a quick search and found a lot of variations of the low country shrimp boil recipe and just adapted for what I had on hand for Hubby to use. This is a … Continue Reading →
National Shrimp Day, Easy Stir Fry, and a Coupon

National Shrimp Day, Easy Stir Fry, and a Coupon

National Shrimp Day Today (May 10) is National Shrimp Day! My family and I celebrated by having shrimp stir fry for dinner tonight. Being landlocked here in St. Louis it is hard to get super fresh shrimp, but frozen shrimp are usually not too bad. The only thing my family wishes is that they came with the tail off – no one likes having to cut them off at our house as they eat. If I have the time I cut them off before I add them into the dishes though because I’m just a heck of a nice person. … Continue Reading →
Holland House Basil Shrimp Pasta and Broccoli

Holland House Basil Shrimp Pasta and Broccoli

Tonight I tried a new recipe and a new product. The product was Holland House White Cooking Wine with Lemon. Now I cook with wine fairly often and so I wasn’t really sure about using “cooking wine” as many chefs honestly turn their nose up at it. However, I am not a big wine connoisseur truthfully. I do drink wine, but I can’t tell you what is what other than color. Some I like, some I don’t. When I cook with wine I like the flavor in the food, but I don’t always use the full bottle and it goes … Continue Reading →
Shrimp Sunday – Lemony Shrimp with Asparagus and Pasta

Shrimp Sunday – Lemony Shrimp with Asparagus and Pasta

Even though I do not consider myself religious, I was raised as a Catholic and so fish on Friday was a common occurrence, especially during lent. Even in our public school we seemed to have fish sticks each Friday (one of the few school foods I liked). I still love fish, but everyone at our house really loves shrimp too – so along with Fish Friday how about having Shrimp Sunday? While I never stopped eating shrimp, for a long time I heard that it was high in cholesterol. However, research is showing that there are good fats in shrimp … Continue Reading →
I Guess Shrimp Were Rubbery in the Wild West

I Guess Shrimp Were Rubbery in the Wild West

We went to Longhorn Steakhouse for dinner tonight and decided to try a new appetizer. We all like such different things so it’s sometimes hard for us to decide what to get, but Hubby, T, and I all like shrimp so we ordered the Wild West Shrimp. This is the menu description: A generous portion of crispy, batter-fried popcorn shrimp tossed with sliced cherry peppers, garlic butter and Prairie Dust™. Served with ranch dipping sauce. Hmmm, no mention of the rubbery texture in the description, but apparently in the Wild West they must have been rubbery if our order was … Continue Reading →
7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

Summer is still in full swing and sitting on the patio while grilling dinner and sipping a cold drink is a great way to relax and enjoy the season. Using marinades, sauces, and rubs is an easy way to change-up the same foods you are used to grilling and boost the flavor. While you can mix them up from scratch, it is even easier to get some help from McCormick Grill Mate products and add just a few of your own touches. Thanks to Family Features and McCormick for sharing these amazing recipes and ideas with me to share to … Continue Reading →
Grain Bowl Ingredients to Mix and Match #StoredBrilliantly Plus Giveaway!

Grain Bowl Ingredients to Mix and Match #StoredBrilliantly Plus Giveaway!

I love grain bowls for lunch. However, to prep one each day is a lot more work and dishes. Instead, prepare all of your ingredients once a week. This way you can mix and match the ingredients throughout the week in just a couple of minutes and there are far fewer dishes to wash daily. The new Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE (This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid® #StoredBrilliantly ) containers are perfect for all of your grain bowl ingredients to store them all week. If you aren’t familiar with grain bowls, you might just know them as cold salads. The can just … Continue Reading →
Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love healthy salads like this that are based on grains with tons of veggies and flavorful ingredients. This Edamame Quinoa Salad was inspired by The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipe, but I changed it up a bit to suit my own tastes and what I had on hand. The salad is so yummy and flavorful and very satisfying. I make this in big batches, like the recipe below, for me to eat at lunch throughout the week. To change it up throughout the week you can add things like leftover chicken, shrimp, feta cheese, etc. Whatever you have on … Continue Reading →
Bravo Cucina Italiana 2-Course Dinner Menu Review

Bravo Cucina Italiana 2-Course Dinner Menu Review

Sunday evening Hubby and I were invited to try out the latest menu specials at Bravo Cucina Italiana Restaurant. Disclosure – this means our meal was free, but these opinions are my own. They are offering a 2-course meal starting at just $12.99 which includes your choice of salad and an entree. That is a really good price in  my area for a nice meal that includes both parts. The special menu, as you can see above, offers several options for both the salad and the entree. I think just about everyone would be able to find a combination they … Continue Reading →