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…

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw


Slowly we are coming to the end of the school year. I just finished tax season last week and needed time to pull my life back together. We are almost to the bottom of the laundry and dishes! Yeah! Closer and closer we edge towards summer and grilling out. This dish would be amazing with…

Corn & Black Bean Shrimp Enchiladas


Still working on simple, flavorful meal that can be on the table in little to no time.  The toughest part of this meal is rolling the enchiladas and waiting for it to bake! These smelled so good while we were waiting that we had just enough time to set the table and  get the condiments…

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Corn Salsa


Flavor was the theme with these Blackened Salmon Tacos with Corn Salsa. The ingredient list seems long but it is mostly spices that you have on hand if you make homemade tacos or chili. This has a hint of heat at the end but it is so good! Verdict: The family loved these tacos! They…

Lemon Garlic Salmon (in Foil)


We don’t eat enough fish and seafood. I think that is something most of us could say. Being in the center of the US far from either ocean we tend to have more White Fish, Perch, and Walleye. We love fish and seafood but it seems so expensive that we rarely eat it. But, when…

Salmon Bowls


I am so excited! I think I may finally have a week where I can actually sit down and write something other than a grocery list on the back of an envelope. Even then it is only for one or two items as I am running to the store to get something I forgot. It…

Shrimp Scampi Ravioli


Sometimes we want a nice meal at home for a celebration or just a I’ve had a rough week and want something really delicious now. But, we don’t always feel we have time to make anything special. And, I don’t always want to spend the money to go out for a nice dinner. Looking for…