Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Dip

I don’t think there is a single holiday season that there hasn’t been shrimp served at our gatherings. True story, and maybe this won’t be funny to you, but I’m telling it anyway. Every year for as long as I can remember, we all go to my Aunt Sylvia’s house for Christmas Eve.  Aunts and […]

Honey Walnut and Shrimp Salad Bites

I travel a lot, as you may already know, and when I do?  I find inspirations for recipes in so many places.  Bakeries, food trucks, Mom & Pops, and of course, fine restaurants.  So, when SeaPak asked me to develop a new recipe for their Shrimptacular celebration of all things shrimp this month, I already […]

Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Peppers

One of the most visited posts on my site is about Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos.  It’s gone crazy on Pinterest, on StumbleUpon, on Facebook, on Twitter.  It’s a crowd pleaser and the men love it as much as the women. It’s a party food.  A shareable snack.  it offers meat and heat and it’s poppable. These […]

Kraft Recipe Makers…Asian Shrimp Tacos

I’m still not exactly back into the swing of things here at home. I think I have gotten used to room service and fancy restaurants serving me meals any time I get hungry, and for whatever reason, that just doesn’t go over really well here at the house. I mean, Seven will happily fetch me […]

Smooth Roasted Corn Soup with Peppers and Shrimp

One of the best things about my job as a blogger is the amazing places I get to travel.  Take for example, late September in Fresno when I was on the Raisin Tour…miles and miles of grape vineyards, gorgeous sunsets, and farms as far as the eye can see.  One evening we gathered at the […]

Twisted Tailgate…Coconut Baked Shrimp with Piña Colada Dipping Sauce

  Still loving all this football?  I know I am!  In fact, I may have a bit more money than I used to, based on my ability to pick winners.  But I can’t admit to something like that, nor can I admit to having a need to want to buy cowgirl boots with any monies […]

Cabo Fish Taco: Review & Recipe

  For nearly ten years, I have been avoiding Cabo Fish Taco, a restaurant in downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, purely based on the name. Fish and Taco…not things I would normally combine.  First of all, I’m not a fan of fish.  It frightens me a little – all those teeny tiny bones.  And the smell is […]

Jumbo Gumbo for National Gumbo Day

  Believe it or not, I had never eaten gumbo until a couple of weeks ago, when I decided to make this dish.  I knew that National Gumbo Day was approaching, and I though I’d give it a shot.  I mean, all of the ingredients seemed good on their own, why not together? So, I […]

Beam Bourbon Bacon, Shrimp & Avocado Pockets

  Or, in my house, Drunken Shrimp and Lizardberry Baconaters. Have you ever watched the Annoying Orange videos on YouTube?  Ridiculous.  I’m embarrassed to say how many times I have watched it…especially the walnut episode.  It is here that I was first introduced to Lizardberry – aka Avocado.  Doesn’t Lizardberry give you the giggles?  No? […]