Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas and Recipes – Around the Kitchen Table

Turkey Croquette

Thanksgiving and any of the winter holiday celebrations that follow always means there's going to be turkey on the table.   And that means leftovers and whats better than Thanksgiving Leftovers! But after a few days of turkey sandwiches and platters, you start thinking of other ways of transforming those leftovers into something not quite as … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with a Bleu Cheese Slaw – Around the Kitchen Table

bleu cheese slaw

One of my favorite meals growing up was tacos,  not only did tacos remind me of  Texas but they were a lot of fun to eat  and I have to admit  they still are fun to eat!   Over the years the lowly taco has gone through many culinary changes with the hard shell crunch taco giving way to the soft flour tortilla version that you find on most … [Read more...]

Skewer Recipes for Your Summertime Grilling – Around the Kitchen Table

Moroccan Vegetable Skewers, Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Summertime and the livin' is easy.... To me it wouldn't be summertime without cooking up some deliciousness on the grill and in this post I'm going to show you how to have some fun with Skewers as I share three of my favorite skewer recipes. But don't worry if you don't have a grill, a grill pan will work or even your broiler will do, but if you … [Read more...]

How to Make Chicken and Shrimp Pepperoni – Backstage at Around the Kitchen Table

Chicken and Shrimp Pepperoni 2

There's a saying in Florida "If you don't like the weather just wait 5 minutes" Well this week I waited and waited and waited, and finally after 3 days of rain the sun broke through to picture perfect weather....sigh So much for five minutes. But I really complain because compared to the winter we would have had in Philadelphia this year, … [Read more...]

How to Make Tex-Mex Jambalaya

Tex-Mex Jambalaya

Living in Florida has certainly enhanced our menu options with the wide variety of Regional and Southern cooking available.  When I shop I find different cuts of meat, tropical produce and a wealth of Latin ingredients to spice up my dishes! We still enjoy going out to dinner and experimenting with new restaurants and dishes and recently … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Toscano

chicken shrimp toscano 3

During my restaurant days I loved the saute station, blending ingredients together, finding the right balance, getting the sauce just right and providing my guests with a good value and a delicious meal. One of the ways I used to keep costs down was to mix chicken and shrimp together.  My guest still got the splurge of plump juicy gulf shrimp, … [Read more...]