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…

Shrimp and Orzo Skillet Dinner


Over the past year we have made Wednesday nights our date night. The local theater has a series of films for $2 that it runs on Wednesday nights for 10 weeks at a time. Each movie, usually an 80s, 90s or early 2000s movie is paired with a craft beer from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Last…

Salmon Noodle Casserole (The Un-Tuna Casserole)


Each day feels a bit closer to real Spring weather. Soon the snow fence on the beach will be down and we will once again be heading to the beach in the evenings to watch the sunset or grab an evening swim. It is a chilly 35 degrees as I write this but I know…

Cheddar Lobster Stuffed Potato


My family loves seafood but we live in the center of the country where fresh seafood, I mean REALLY fresh, is minimal at best. Living in New York we took the seafood for granted. In fact we never really thought about it until we got to Michigan and it was no longer in every restaurant…

Herbed Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce


Looking for an appetizer that is simple yet can appear to be elegant? This can also be a simple entrée for a small group. Add some rice or quinoa salad and a green salad to create a super simple meal. Verdict: This was super easy to make and serve. The hardest part was getting everything…

Shrimp Scampi Lasagna


Can you believe Christmas is just a week away? Where did all the time go? Even my daughter said that this Christmas season flew by. We had plans for so many wonderful things that we just haven’t gotten to. But, we did get to do lots of great things like see one of my daughter’s…

Roasted Salmon Tacos with Lemon and Feta Cream Sauce


My postings have been a bit sporadic lately. I am posting entirely from my phone or tablet since my laptop died two weeks ago. This is such a minor thing in the scheme of life but it is entirely frustrating to me as it takes so much longer to create a post and I don’t…

Pesto Crusted Mahi Mahi


We have been traveling so much lately I am trying to clean out the freezer a bit rather than buy more groceries. We had two pounds of Mahi Mahi to use and as I searched the pantry I came across a jar of basil pesto and a jar of sun-dried tomato-basil pesto. Perfect! Verdict: This…