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Fruit salad with honey-lemon dressing

The “recipe” (if it can be called a recipe because it’s relatively simple) I bring you today is perfect for summer. Now that bbq season is here; you’ll need a…

Strawberry Cucumber Fruit Salad

If this looks familiar, that’s because I was, in fact, hugely inspired by a Bon Appétit recipe for strawberry cucumber fruit salad with lemon cream. It was featured in their…

Pan-Roasted Chicken

I’m seriously on a major chicken kick these days. I don’t know what it is, but I can go weeks without eating chicken, and then all of a sudden, it’s…

GRILLED STONE FRUIT & YOGURT PARFAIT

Until I grew up and began buying fruit by the pound at supermarkets, I didn’t appreciate how well-heeled my family was–in fruit. Peach, persimmon, plum, pomegranate, and fig trees flourished…

S’MORES PIE

You know that the homemade chocolate pudding is incredibly much better than the boxed stuff, don't you? It doesn't take long to make it homemade, and you use essential ingredients…

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler is a delicious way of enjoying blackberries. Made with blackberries and a crumbly crust on top, this cobbler recipe is super quick and convenient.Cobblers are popular and in-demand…
VEGAN BAKED BEANS

VEGAN BAKED BEANS

Vegan baked beans are less than the star of the cookout, but they are a beautiful sight to vegans, vegetarians, and pescetarians. Having vegan baked beans at the cookout as…
MIXED CRISPY ROASTED POTATOES

MIXED CRISPY ROASTED POTATOES

These eye-popping spuds make crispy roasted potatoes that are as fun to eat as fries–but are healthier. Spear a chunk of potato with your fork, swirl it in the wading…
ANCHOVY AND EGG SALAD

ANCHOVY AND EGG SALAD

I used to like winter. I think I still do, but there have been more than a few wind-chilled mornings and afternoons lately. So, I’m anticipating warming breezes, daffodils, and…
SHRIMP MISO NOODLE SOUP

SHRIMP MISO NOODLE SOUP

If you have miso paste in your kitchen, you have a base for savory dishes aplenty–like this Shrimp Miso Noodle Soup. You can assemble, prep, and cook this dish in…

Slow-Cooker Roast Beef

One of my favorite Sunday dinners ever since I was a child has been roast beef. So on those Sundays, when we're home in the evening, I grill the roast…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Freezer Bars

I like having a stash of chocolate treats that I keep all to myself, in case of emergency chocolate cravings. These little chocolate peanut butter coconut treats are stashed in…

GRILLED HALIBUT & SWEET PEPPER SALAD FOR FATHER’S DAY

‘Tis the season of salads, and Father’s Day is worth splurging on premium fish for a protein-packed meal to serve proudly to the Dad in your life. This recipe for…
Macaroni Salad

Coconut Adobo Macaroni Salad

The good old standard macaroni salad is excellent, but I decided to try something a little more interesting this time to stand out from the crowd. I made a Filipino-style…

SMOKY SHRIMP QUESADILLAS

Today I’m sharing the recipe for my son Omari’s favorite meal: Smokey Shrimp Quesadillas, made with sustainable shrimp. These shrimp quesadillas are a quick and easy meal for weekday Mondays,…

COD MEDALLIONS WITH PENNE RIGATE (GLUTEN-FREE & FOR KIDS!)

Cod is a good favorite among kids. We as parents know this because we grew up with breaded cod on our school lunch plates. We ate fish burgers from fast-food…

SPICY TUNA MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

This safe-seafood recipe for Spicy Tuna Monte Cristo Sandwich is tasty and will give your family and friends another reason to cheer on game day. Canned tuna is one of…

GRILLED SPICED KING SALMON

A whole side of king salmon sat in the freezer for weeks. David, my husband, kept asking about when I would blog about it, which meant “when do I get…

BEST SMOKY SHRIMP GUMBO RECIPE

I’m surprised by how many folks assume that a shrimp gumbo recipe is difficult to follow. While it’s true that it takes a (tiny) bit of practice to master roux…

GRILLED YELLOWFIN TUNA

Yellowfin tuna on the grill is one of the delicious summer grill dishes. As a pescetarian and seafood lover, I love to fire up the grill and cook a tuna…
GRILLED SHRIMP

OLD BAY GRILLED SHRIMP

This recipe for Old Bay Grilled Shrimp is familiar to seafood cooks throughout Maryland. So many cooks here keep Old Bay Seasoning in their pantries. It’s the native seasoning here…

SHRIMP GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES

In my home, Shrimp Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are fiercely famous as a weekday supper entree. Monday is usually the day that I will reach into the freezer for a bag…

BAKED HADDOCK WITH TOMATOES

Baked Haddock with Tomatoes is an easy-to-make, quick, and tasty entrée. Haddock is one of several whitefish that you’ve likely eaten before. It’s used in restaurant fish sandwiches, frozen meals,…

SURIMI SALAD

Right about now, on the East Coast, it’s sweltering. Every other day there’s a shocking storm with big lightning and heavy sheets of rain. After a day or two of…

SMOKED TROUT AND EGG SALAD

Today's offerings are a Smoked Trout and Egg Salad recipe–and a secret. I am an egg hoarder. Please put me in a room with deviled eggs, egg salad, and, hell,…

VEGGIE PASTA SALAD

What’s a picnic without Veggie Pasta Salad? It’s quick and easy to prepare and looks spectacular on the picnic table. Most everyone at the picnic will try it–even the kids.…

MISO SHRIMP AND GRITS

Grits Should Be GrittyWhen it gets to southern favorites like shrimp and grits, I'm hard to please. Shrimp and grits dishes show up on menus to the north of the…

Seafood Stew

This is my signature dish. Beloved by all the family members, it is frequently selected as the dish of preference for birthdays. It has been served at parties, large and…

Recipe Pumpkin Bread

An easy-to-make and healthy bread that is perfect for the fall season! With a few healthy swaps and a healthy dose of pumpkin, this dairy-free bread is ideal for breakfast,…
Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This is my mother’s carrot cake recipe. I swear this is the easiest cake to make, ever. The prep time is about 15 minutes, even if you’re inefficient and trying…
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