Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz

With the holidays rapidly approaching it's not too early to start thinking about dishes to make your holiday gatherings more delicious!  Everyone of us becomes an event planner when the holiday season starts and whether its a cocktail party, dinner or even a brunch, my Pasta Nests with Shrimp will leave a lasting impression. Let's start by … [Read more...]

How to Make Skillet Jambalaya

If you want to excite your tastebuds and put some life into that tired old weeknight dinner routine everyone seems to fall into, try my Skillet Jambalaya.   A world of flavors awaits you and it's not that hard to make that journey, simply by taking that path a little bit outside of your flavor comfort zone. What awaits you is a whole new world … [Read more...]

Garlic Shrimp and Supergreens with 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...]

Shrimp Scampi Dip – Around the Kitchen Table

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...]

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella

Chicken and Shrimp Orzo Paella could be on your dinner table tonight, its easy to make, healthy and delicious! All you need is a few ingredients and you're ready to get cooking.   I did add clams to my version, and forgot to add them into this pic, but they are optional. Of course you can personalize this dish using just chicken and … [Read more...]

How to Make Quick and Easy Stir Fry Dishes

What could be better than an quick and easy stir fry dish for dinner tonight?  Creating a healthy and delicious dinner in just minutes using a variety of fresh vegetables and proteins changing with the seasons or your cravings. Especially when its a one pan meal!  You can use a wok if  you have one, a large saute pan, or a sauteuse like I … [Read more...]

Shrimp Étouffée Recipe for Mardi Gras

With Mardi Gras quickly approaching I thought I would share one of my favorite dishes from N'awlins, Shrimp Étouffée.   If you look up Étouffée in the dictionary you'll find the literal translation to be smothered.  Étouffée uses a technique known as smothering, which is a popular method of cooking in the Cajun areas of southwest Louisiana … [Read more...]

Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp and Stuffed Mushrooms for the Holidays!

With the winter holidays just a few weeks away, its time to kick the menu up a few notches to give your holiday guests something to talk about!  And what could be better than Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp or Mushrooms all stuffed with a delicious crabmeat stuffing!   Now thats something to celebrate! The crab imperial I use for those delicious … [Read more...]

How to Make Pesto Three Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

To me fresh basil and classical Pesto Genovese will always mean summer, the aroma of fresh basil always transports me to a warm and sunnier climate no matter what time of year it is.   For me basil is a state of mind, a calming herb.  But it's also has been touted as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and helpful in improving your cardiovascular … [Read more...]

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

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...]