Cheese Ravioli with Pesto and Shrimp


“Some days are like that even in Australia,” is a phrase often repeated in our house when the day goes all wrong and seems to be busting at the seams. This was one of those days. I am still nursing a sore knee. It is much better than it was three weeks ago but I…

Shrimp Quesadillas


The first day of school started off at a run, literally. My son slept through his alarm.  Thirty-five minutes of a loud beeping alarm, he slept through. Of course we also overslept until 6:30 am. Oops. He needs to be at the bus stop by 7:05. This is a kid who needs at least an…

Vegetable and Shrimp Enchilada Verde


We have some new followers to a bit about us. I am trying to make a different meal each week night for my family. I have been on this quest for about 2 years. My son decided last month that he was going to be a vegetarian so I am trying to now balance his…

Slow Cooker Jambalaya


Most of my dinner photographs are pretty awful.  I am not a photographer.  This has to be one of the worst pictures I have ever posted.  This was taken after dinner when I realized I forgot to take a picture and there was just a little bit of Jambalaya left in the bottom of the…

Garlic Baked Shrimp


When I saw this recipe on Pinterest I thought I had hit the Holy Grail of recipes.  A Weight Watchers recipe  with garlic and shrimp.  Two of my families favorite items.  I should have been a bit more skeptical when I was making this that something wasn’t quite right. The original recipe I followed is…

Shrimp with Bertolli Vodka Sauce


I can count on my two hands the number of times I have bought jarred spaghetti sauce.  To me it is just easier to use crushed tomatoes and spices and make my own.  Plus having a child with many food sensitivities makes finding ready to use products difficult. But, there was a sale last week…

Crock Pot Jambalya


This is not in any way “real” Jambalaya.  This is my creation with what I had on hand to make a Jambalya-esque meal.  I am trying to use as many ingredients in my cooking as I can find in my pantry without having to go by new spices and ingredients. Ingredients: Chicken Andouille Sausage –…

Garlic Shrimp with White Wine Sauce


This was a delicious and easy week night dinner for us.  I started with the recipe for Garlic Shrimp and White Wine Sauce from Cooking-Out-Loud.com. Ingredients: 6 cloves of garlic, minced Salt Pepper 4 Tablespoons olive oil 1 pound shrimp (I used frozen cooked shrimp) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white wine Parsley Basil Feta…