Red Snapper en Papillote

Red Snapper en Papillote

I had a request from one of my friends to make poisson en papillote  aka fish cooked in a parchment paper. It's been ages since I've cooked fish using this method and I've never made this type of dish for Lisa so I thought it would be fun to revive this healthy and delicious style of cooking in our home.   Looking at the fish I had on hand I … [Read more...]

Have your cake and eat it too with Duncan Hines “Everyday Celebrations” Mini Cakes

Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duncan Hines. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was first contacted by Duncan Hines to try their new Everyday Celebrations Mini Cakes, I had my doubts.  I mean after all I'm a chef and a food blogger, we make our cakes from scratch......right? Well truth be told there isn't always time … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Halibut with a Garlic Crab Topping

pan seared halibut with a garlic crabmeat topping

Halibut has become one of my new favorite seafood options because of its flavor and texture.  Halibut is a lean fish with mild, sweet tasting white flesh, large flakes and a firm but tender texture.  Because of its leanness halibut becomes dried-out if overcooked, so make sure not to let this gorgeous fish dry out. I recently posted an image my … [Read more...]

How to Make Salmon Cakes

How to make Salmon Cakes., remoulade

To think that six months ago I didn't like salmon and now I'm not only eating it, I'm making Salmon Cakes out of it.  It's not that I didn't try to like salmon, as a chef I kept experimenting with specials stuffing, seasoning, and cooking it as many ways as I could think of.  But it just never tasted good to me...sigh Then I found Pacific … [Read more...]

Bread Crumb Crusted Baked Halibut with an Quick Lemon Beurre Blanc

Baked Halibut crusted with Lemon Romano Breadcrumb

As part of my new healthier lifestyle I've been adding more fish to my diet, simply roasting or grilling with sea salt, black pepper and olive oil. But as you can guess with my restaurant background I tend to do a little more than simply roasting from time to time. My Baked Halibut crusted with a mixture of bread crumbs, aged Romano cheese, … [Read more...]

How to Make Delicious Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

One of the great joys in life has got to be meatballs.   Wonderfully seasoned balls of meats, pan fried to give them a little bit of crunchiness to the exterior then simmered for hours in tomato sauce to keep them plump, juicy and delightfully delicious. For almost 20 years now I've been making Turkey and Chicken Meatballs and have enjoyed them … [Read more...]

Garlic Shrimp and Supergreens with Pasta

Shrimp with Super greens over pasta

I love the simplicity of pasta dishes, creating a topping in the saute pan and tossing it with perfectly cooked pasta. Just the words Garlic Shrimp start the juices flowing, and trust me this simple and delicious dish did not disappoint. I've switched over to Gluten-Free pasta (Barilla has been my GF pasta of choice) but Lisa still prefers … [Read more...]

Healthy and Delicious Blackened Salmon Salad

Summer, Healthy

What's not to love about summer time?  The bounty of fresh produce just makes you want to eat healthier and my Blackened Salmon Salad is just what you need to excite your taste buds while keeping you fit and trim for swimsuit season! It's not hard being good when you have all of these amazing flavors to enjoy.  Northwest Coho Salmon, fresh … [Read more...]

Stuffed Salmon with Cream Cheese and Crabmeat

crabmeat, cream cheese, seafood

Since  discovering Northwest Wild Caught Salmon earlier this year, I've been having fun finding different ways to prepare and enjoy this lovely fish.  I was lucky enough to pick up some nice sockeye salmon at Sam's Club. This week Stuffed Salmon was on the menu at home, and I decided to try something a little different with the stuffing using … [Read more...]

Hot Fun in the Summertime with Clementine Colada & Clementine Gelato #drinknoble

Seminole Pride Noble Juices, Florida,

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine. Anytime is the perfect time for fresh Florida Juices and Seminole Pride Noble Juices simply can't be beat!  Florida grown and manufactured by fourth Generation Floridians is a definitely a recipe for success!   And speaking of recipes … [Read more...]