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...]

Welcome Back Summer with Bubba Veggie Burgers!

Fried Egg, Vegetarian

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUBBA Burger for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Summertime means Burgertime and if you're looking for a non meat alternative for friends and family, BUBBA Veggie Burgers could be just what you're looking for! BUBBA Veggie Burgers are not your average Veggie burger. They are made from … [Read more...]

Jonah Crab Claws

Stone Crab

What do you do when the price of Stone Crab Claws gets to high?  You buy Jonah Crab Claws and never miss a beat! Crab claws are great steamed with dipping sauces or simply served cold with cocktail sauce. Either way it's a great way to start a meal or add to your selection of seafood for a night of deliciousness! I steamed these … [Read more...]

Baltimore Clambake

Baltimore Clambake

People always ask me what my favorite dish is and that's a very hard question to answer because it changes every time I make dinner.   And today my favorite dish is an easy to make Baltimore Clambake. Truthfully I eat fairly simply but I also enjoy combining flavors, whether it's in a saute pan or on the plate as I put everything together before … [Read more...]

Chicken Merlot – Slow Cooker Recipe

Chicken Merlot

With summer in full swing and the beach calling me, its time to get out my slow cooker and begin planning my meals around our beach time.    Using a slow cooker to make Chicken Merlot is not only easy, but a great way to allow flavors to build gradually during the slow cooking process.    It also frees up your day for other activities......like the … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi Dip – Around the Kitchen Table

Shrimp Scampi Dip

There's something magical about a hot dip.  It's something we never make at home and save for those special occasions out at our favorite restaurants.  Why is that?  If you think its too hard to make or takes too much time, have I got news for you. My Shrimp Scampi Dip is not only easy to make, but so cheesy and delicious, you're guests will be … [Read more...]