Salmon Pesto Pasta

So this picture isn’t pretty. My daughter referred to it as looking like weird cat food. It smelled amazing and tasted really good. I have strange issues around foods that I don’t think go together like pesto and salmon. I was hesitant to try it because I couldn’t think of the two strong flavors going…

Blackened Cod

We don’t eat enough fish or salmon in our house. We love it but it is just not something we think about making. I am starting to stock up on more fish, salmon, and shrimp so we will eat it more often. Do you eat enough fish? Verdict: I love blacked fish. The sweet and…

Garlic Butter Salmon

I took yesterday off to regroup and spend the day watching the inauguration and the surrounding news programs and fetes. I don’t expect much to change but I am hoping for calm for a few days. With all the “classic” dishes the last few days, Classic Style Meatballs (click for link to recipe) and Classic…

Garlic Butter Cod

I have decided fish and mashed potatoes are two of the hardest foods to photograph. I just use my phone to snap pictures of my plate at the table as we sit down to eat most days. No special preparation or anything because as I said we are getting ready to eat and I am…

Garlic Shrimp Dip

We cannot go out to in restaurants, go to parties, or happy hours right now. So, we are making meals special by doing all the foods we love from these places at home. What does that mean? Lots of appetizer meals. You know those little noshy bites you seek out at the parties? Make them…

Blackened Shrimp Nachos

We love nachos for dinner. On busy nights or nights no one really wants to cook it is some chips, cheese, onions, and a meat. Then we pile all the toppings we each like on top of our plates. Don’t like onions? Leave them off. Want extra hot sauce? Go for it! Verdict: These nachos…

Cod Fish Cakes

It is actually been kind of nice having all four of us home again for a bit. It took my mind a few minutes to wrap around the idea of what was happening but now I like it again. With his extra time my son has been writing his college essays. He wrote one last…

Spaghetti with Salmon and Dill Cream Sauce

We are continuing with the comfort food for dinners. This creamy flavorful dish has all the things we want right now in comfort food. Verdict: My family said this reminded them of grown-up tuna noodle casserole. It was more fancy and flavorful that regular tuna noodle casserole but still had that same taste to them.

Blackened Fish Sandwiches

My entire family has had a case of the blahs lately. No one wants to do anything. Cooking, cleaning, etc… are a chore right now. Usually they are a chore but for some reason right now it just seems worse. We are actually thinking about making a quick getaway with the family for a few…

Grilled Cajun Honey Salmon

We love fish and seafood but do not eat nearly enough of it. No other reason than being in Michigan other than lots of White Fish and Perch there are not a ton of fresh choices around us. We can get some okay cuts at the local grocery store but it is not the fresh…

Grilled Salmon with Garlic Marinade

I mentioned yesterday this is our summer of grilling and we are jumping right in. Summer just screams for grilled fish. It is such a light dish on hot summer days and grilling out means no heating up the kitchen and it adds lots of flavor to your dishes. Whether you put it on a…

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables

Day 82 – So, are we all tired of making dinner every night yet? I know we are! We are trying to keep things simple, lots of grilling, because it seems the easiest thing to do right now. Let some meat marinate all day and then cook it for dinner. We never really went out…