Shrimp Scampi

I hope you all don’t think any less of me, but I have to tell you, dinner isn’t always the time of day I look forward to the most.  It’s so easy to get tired and uninspired after a busy day, and especially so after a series of busy days.  Some days the kitchen is the last place I want to be.  That’s when I

Shrimp Feta and Tomato Bake – a healthy shrimp recipe

baked shrimp feta tomatoes

Easy Shrimp, Feta, and Tomato Bake – a healthy shrimp recipe This meal is a perfect example of my cooking philosophy: it doesn’t take a huge investment of time or money to create an incredible meal.  This healthy shrimp recipe feels like a splurge, but remains budget-friendly by using a few well chosen ingredients. Feta cheese, garlic, onions, and fresh herbs are ingredients that are

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

coconut shrimp

Crispy, crunchy, lightened up Coconut Shrimp that are baked, not fried – perfect for a quick dinner or to serve as a party appetizer.  This is just what you need to cure a case of the winter blues.  This meal was such a breath of fresh air after eating my fill of soups and stews this winter.  And it’s a meal I will be making

Classic Crab Cakes | Easy Crab Cake Recipe

easy, oven baked, crab cakes

Classic Crab Cakes | Easy crab cake recipe I’ve never made crab cakes at home before this attempt.  I don’t know why exactly.  I guess I thought they would be difficult to make, or take too much time.  Crab cakes just seemed like something that wouldn’t be worth the trouble at home.  Consider my mind completely changed.  They come together so quickly, and except for

Shrimp Tacos with Green Onion and Cilantro Crema

Summer is winding down and the back to school frenzy is gearing up.  With one week left before I’ll have an official kindergartener in the house my mind has been pre-occupied with a to-do list longer than my arm.  When we finished the official registration last week they handed me a calendar with little stickers on each day of the school year that had something

Linguine with Clam Sauce

When you’re looking for a quick, frugal weeknight meal seafood may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but this recipe may change that.  I admit that I was skeptical about this one.  I’m a seafood lover at heart, and have enjoyed clam sauce countless times in restaurants.  But I’ve never cooked with canned clams, and wasn’t expecting much in terms of flavor.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Winter blues starting to get to you?  Then I have the perfect little pick-me-up to remind you that Spring is indeed on its way.  I was feeling a bit in a rut after months of eating copious amounts of soup, stews, and casseroles.  I needed a bright spot in the menu.  And boy did this hit the mark.  It changed my whole attitude about dinner,

Shrimp Po’ Boys

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and my to-do list is growing instead of shrinking.  I’m betting most of you are feeling that mounting panic – I mean excitement – as well.  With all the preparations going on, getting dinner on the table this week is almost an afterthought.  Then the week after Thanksgiving is usually spent recovering from all the activity, and the calories.  Super