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 →
Recipe: Smoked Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon

Recipe: Smoked Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon

  Okay, so some chefs will say the jalapeno popper movement is past its prime, but honestly people still love them. If you are one of the lovers of poppers go ahead and make them anytime you want and rejoice! Today I dressed this up by adding crab meat to the mix!  You can use canned crab meat or fresh, whichever you like, I used canned in my recipe and it great. These were smoked, but you could easily grill without smoke or even bake them in the oven on a rack.   Start with fresh jalapenos and slice them in half lengthwise. … 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 →
Las Brisas in Laguna Beach

Las Brisas in Laguna Beach

Last week I went to southern California for a blogger event (more to come on the trip). On our first night we were treated to dinner at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach. I thought I would share a few pictures. I was so excited to see the ocean and the beach. This is in front of Las Brisas at Laguna Beach. We had an overcast day, but it was still so pretty and serene I thought. I have no idea what this sculpture is supposed to be – real or abstract – but it was interesting and I just loved … Continue Reading →
4 Delicious Salads with Tuna for Summer

4 Delicious Salads with Tuna for Summer

In the summer when it is very hot we do not necessarily like to cook all that much inside. We are actually overdue for a new air conditioner for the house and so even turning on the stovetop can add unwanted extra heat to the house this time of year. The following are some of my favorites from Bumble Bee Foods that I will be making this summer on those hot days. If some of the ingredients need cooked a bit I do this all on one day and keep in the fridge. While this are tuna salads – they … 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 →