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…

Stuffed Cod and an Anniversary


Day 72: First today is Memorial Day. The day in the United States we honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. To those who served, are serving, and those who are no longer with us we say, “Thank you for your service.” Second happy anniversary to my…

Dynamite Shrimp with Spicy Sauce


Day 61: As the headlines of meat production being slowed down have hit the news we have been working on eating out of our freezer as much as possible. Time to clean it out for summer fruits and veggies that will be coming in the next few months. In our area the price of meat has…

Best Salmon Patties


Day 38 – What is something that you miss from the shelter-in-place if you have it in your area? Mine is going to the grocery store. I love making al different kinds of meals and if I was missing something I could run up to the store (or send my daughter) for a quick one…

Beer Battered Fish Tacos


Day 25 – They say it takes 3 or 4 weeks to change habits. We have now been in shelter-in-place for 25 days. Have we changed any habits? I think so. We are a bit more patient with each other. If we snap we almost immediately take a step back and say, “I’m sorry.” We…

Cheesy Grits and Shrimp with Bacon


I honestly don’t think I have ever had grits in my entire life. If I did it was many, many years ago and they obviously didn’t make much of an impression on me. In a time of we need to stretch ourselves and our eating again we decided to try dishes we have never had…

Shrimp Scampi Ravioli – Revisited


This is one of our favorite “restaurant” style meals that we can make during the week because it is semi-homemade. Use your favorite frozen or fresh cheese ravioli and this meal is super simple! Now that we are going back and testing some of our older recipes this was one of the first ones the…

Blackened Shrimp Tacos


I love tacos! Basically anything on a tortilla will make me happy. We had a great sale on shrimp shortly before Christmas so I made sure to pick up several pounds of it.  As you know I am all about shopping only sales for most of our groceries. I know the bottom price for most…

Lemon Garlic Swordfish


You know life has been far too busy when your kids are upset because they are tired of buying their lunches because there have either been no leftovers or very little. So, we are getting back on track. Kitchen is cleaned, groceries are sort of purchased for the month but meals have been planned. This…

Simple Shrimp Tacos


The weather is definitely turning! I love the maple trees around the area as they turn the beautiful shades of red and gold. The wind has been picking up and these leaves will not last much longer on the trees but they are so beautiful while they last. They are predicting low 30s for Halloween…

Grilled Salmon with Dill Sauce


Still on the grilling kick. Usually for my birthday dinner I will choose steak but this year after eating lots of beef in Disney World it didn’t seem as festive as it did there. So, I decided to go with fresh grilled salmon with dill sauce. Similar to what we had at Akershus in the…