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…

Super Simple Parmesan Fish


We finally arrived home yesterday. It certainly has been a crazy month! First our trip to Walt Disney World then home for four days and then to visit my parents in North Carolina. We arrived home for about 20 minutes and then I had to drop her off at work. I needed to get a…

Stuffed Tilapia


You know I try to use up everything in my freezer and pantry. Throwing away food bothers me. Not only for the amount of money I am wasting but I feel guilty about the energy, animals and everything else that went into making or growing the food I bought. I was cleaning up the freezer…

Slow Cooker Fish Chowder


We need things that are quick, easy and will hold up to staying warm for an extended period of time on dance class nights. The first shift of meals may be anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and the last at 9:00 pm. Simple meals in the slow cooker are what I have found work…

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…

Spring Break and Tilapia with Balsamic Butter Sauce


It is Spring Break here in Southwest Michigan.  The temperature actually broke 60 this week.  Things are definitely looking up.  We don’t travel during Spring Break because our job demands do not match up with the school calendar.  This is a heavy work time for me and I really can’t take vacation until after May…

Beer Battered Fish with Remoulade


We have been talking quite a bit lately about the traditions we have surrounding food.  Ours are probably similar to yours in some ways as most people have a turkey on Thanksgiving or a ham on Easter but then there are those that are unique to our culture, family or location we live in. We…

Cod Au Gratin


This is another month of tight budgets.  With all the summer fun we have been having and back-to-school right around the corner I am ever mindful of money right now.  I am trying to use as many items as I can out of our freezer as possible. Recently I have been allowing my children to…

Guinness Beer Battered Fish and Salt Potatoes


I will admit that this recipe took a bit more time than most of my other dinner dishes.  I bought a package Gorton’s Fish Fillets a few weeks ago when they were on sale thinking I could use them for a quick dinner one night.  What was I thinking?  The minute I made the suggestion…

Blackened Fish Tacos


This past weekend we attended an Irish Festival in Big Rapids, Michigan.  It was the first year of this festival and it was quite a bit of fun.  But we did not get back home until 1:15 am Saturday night.  It threw the rest of our weekend out of order and by last night I…

Tilapia with Lemon Butter Sauce


I am trying to get my family to eat more fish.  I keep seeing reports that we should eat fish 2-3 times a week.  I can barely get them to eat it once a week.  Even then it is usually met with “the face.”  You know “the face” – the scrunchy nose, the pursed lips…

Tilapia over Wild Rice and Spinach Casserole


This recipe started as a Creamy Chicken, Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole from Womansday.com.  As you can see from the title I did not use chicken because in the process of trying to clean out my freezer and pantry by instituting a personal No Buy Month I had no chicken in the house.  I always have…