Roasted Garlic Shrimp Cocktail

I am a seafood lover, as most of you know, with shrimp cocktail ranking in the Top 3 of my all time favorite foods. I have ALWAYS boiled my shrimp when making shrimp cocktail until one day The Universe told me to turn on the TV and there was Ina Garten from the Food Network […]

Tuna Cakes with Spicy Sriracha Aioli Sauce

I love crab cakes.  But I don’t love the cost.  Real crab can be very expensive so when I was in the mood for them the other day, I decided to make Tuna Cakes instead. These tuna cakes can be made as the recipe states, or if you like things a little hotter, add in […]

Beer Battered Fish

This beer battered fish is the lightest and crispiest fish I’ve ever had!   It’s so crispy your fork crunches through the outside to find a tender, white flaky fish on the inside! Fried fish reminds me of Lenten fish fries.  I remember growing up (and even now) seeing signs on the corner next to […]

Buttery Garlic Shrimp

Garlic and butter.  I ask you, is there anything better? This dish is so summery and light and comes together in under 20 minutes. There are several variations to this.  A traditional shrimp scampi recipe will have butter along with white wine and can be either baked in the oven or done on the stove. […]

Maple & Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

4 simple ingredients is all it takes to make this restaurant quality glazed salmon – PERFECT for a weeknight dinner! Salmon has to be one of the healthiest foods we can eat.  I know personally we don’t eat nearly enough of it. Part of the reason is that it’s hard to find Wild salmon in […]

Bobby Flay’s Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze

I am a big Bobby Flay fan.  I think his culinary intuition is amazing.  He knows how to perfectly balance flavors in a dish.  So I decided to give his Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze a try. Being a foodie myself and a food blogger I know how important each ingredient is when […]

Baked Scallops

For those of you who have been following our blog for a few years now, it’s no secret how much I love seafood!   Growing up on Long Island enabled me to eat fresh seafood on a regular basis and if I ate nothing else on the planet BUT seafood I would never complain. So you […]

Grilled Basil Shrimp

If I were stranded on an island with nothing but Grilled Basil Shrimp to eat I wouldn’t be calling anyone anytime soon to pick me up.  Especially THIS shrimp! My place to get shrimp these days here in the Midwest seems to be Whole Foods.  I like them big and Whole Foods has been the […]