Seafood Salad


Let’s get this out-of-the-way first. I grew up with “imitation” crab meat. I don’t think I ever tasted real crab or lobster until I was well into my 20s. It was just what we had. Now, I know there is this thing about real crab versus imitation crab. I get it. Real crab is delicious….

Baked Pesto Salmon – Update on Those Resolutions


As I mentioned before I chose JOY as the word to guide my decisions and intentions this year rather than make regular New Year resolutions. I really have been trying to keep this word in front of me to help me at those moments I feel overwhelmed or uncertain. It doesn’t mean I walk around…

Flamingo Pizza


Did you know that there is an International Pizza Expo held in Las Vegas, March 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center? Neither did I until a few weeks ago. They have seminars and exhibitors in all things pizza and pizza related. I don’t know about your family but my family LOVES pizza! Think of…

Asian Salmon in Foil


Have you kept your resolutions so far? If you are like most of the world, no. I stopped making resolutions many years ago. But, I did like the idea of finding one word to guide your intentions in 2016. I immediately thought of three words (I always was an overachiever.) that I really liked but…

Hot Crab Dip


Okay, is it just my family or is everyone surviving the holiday season on eating out, appetizers and sweets? It seems to be a theme at our house right now. Between Christmas concerts, parties, meetings, classes and other things it is crazy busy. But, I keep adding more to our schedule because I don’t want…

Crispy Shrimp and Pasta


When I first started talking about making this dish the kids looked at me skeptically. They love shrimp but they usually have it cooked in garlic butter or maybe an alfredo sauce but when I said I was going to put a light coating on it before frying it I got, The Look. Neither one…

Shrimp Po-Boys


We have been eating quite a bit of shrimp and fish lately. Still trying to stick to the mostly vegetarian diet while still eating fish and seafood, and dairy. I noticed today our milk consumption is slowly dropping as I am sure our cheese consumption will slowly start to go down to as we slowly…

Beer Battered Fish and Chips


My kids love having food from different countries. When I first mentioned making Fish and Chips the first thing they asked me to do was to get Malt Vinegar for the chips (fries). To make this dish a bit healthier, and I mean just a little bit, I made oven fries rather than deep-frying them…

Blackened Tilapia and Roasted Vegetable Taco Bowls


We were supposed to go away to a Feis this past weekend but due to car issues and my daughter coming down with a cold we missed for the first time, in five years, a dance competition that we had signed up for. I think that is pretty good considering we attend 10-14 Feis each…

Buffalo Shrimp Tostadas


When I first told my kids about this dish I got “the Face.” You know the scrunchy face your kids make when they think something sounds weird or yucky. They both said, “Buffalo sauce on shrimp? That will be disgusting.” They love Buffalo wings and Buffalo sauce and I guaranteed them they would like it,…

Sweet and Spicy Salmon


I have been reading quite a bit about the troubles students are having in college. Students are increasingly seeking out ┬ácounseling services for depression and anxiety. ┬áColleges are having meetings and strategy planning sessions to try to figure out how to deal with the increase needed in counseling and mental health services. Teachers in college…