Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer 'n Cream

Holler if you hear me, dear readers: do we really need one more food blogger waxing poetic about the vibrant bounty of summer fruits that...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SHRIMP DELIGHT

1 can tomato soup 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 c. Real mayonnaise 1 pkg. Knox unflavored gelatin 1/4 c. water 1 c. celery, v...

CRAB CROSTINI

8 oz. crabmeat 1/2 c. diced red bell pepper 2 tbsp. + 2 tsp. mayonnaise 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives 1 tb...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Seven Minute Year Frosting

There are a few things that give me a fair amount of anxiety in life. One is air travel. And not just the flying in the airplane part of it....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP AND ZUCCHINI

2 med. sized zucchini 2 tbsp. olive or salad oil 1 lb. shelled or deveined lg. shrimp 1 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning salt 1/2 tsp. sa...

SHRIMP MOUSSE

1 can cream of shrimp soup 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese 1 pkg. Knox gelatin 1 (10 oz.) box cooked shrimp, thawed 1 c. mayonnaise 1/4 c. finel...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A few weeks ago I was asked by Gaea if I'd be interested in reviewing some of their products. I am by no means an olive oil expert but...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Sweet Gingered Biscuits!"

"Now THAT's what I call a cobbler!" Ring a bell? Like a catchphrase from days gone by? No? Well, that's because it's...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

German Pancake/Dutch Baby with Apricot and Raspberry

Steven and I bought a half flat of the biggest raspberries we'd ever seen from our local berry stand. We're lucky enough to live blo...

Monday, July 20, 2009

CUCUMBER VINAIGRETTE

1 med. unpared cucumber, very thinly sliced (about 2 c.) 1 med. green pepper, cut into thin strips (about 1 c.) 1/4 c. vinegar 1/4 c. l...

SALMON MOUSSE WITH CUCUMBER VINAIGRETTE

1/2 c. dry Vermouth 1 env. unflavored gelatin 1 c. smoked salmon, flaked 3 hard-cooked eggs, mashed 3/4 c. sour cream 1/2 c. sliced gre...

SMOKED SALMON ECLAIRS

1/2 c. water 4 tbsp. butter, cut into sm. chunks 1/2 c. flour 2 extra lg. eggs, beaten lightly 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. dry dill...

HERRING TIDBITS

2 c. (1 pt.) sour cream 1 (12 oz.) jar herring tidbits in wine, undrained, chopped 2 apples, peeled, quartered, cored and chopped 1 med...

BAR-B-QUED SHRIMP

1 lb. shrimp Olive oil Cracked black pepper Salt Lemon juice Tabasco Lea & Perrin's Butter Place whole shrimp, keep shells o...

SEVICHE SEAFOOD SHELLS

1/2 lb. bay scallops 1/4 c. fresh lime juice 1/3 c. diced med. bell pepper 1/3 c. thinly sliced green onions 1 tbsp. fresh minced cilant...

SHRIMP BUTTER

2 cans shrimp, broken 1 tbsp. onion, minced Juice of 1 lemon 4 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 1/2 sticks soft butter Salt to taste 1 (8 oz.) pkg. ...

NOEL KIRK ERICKSON'S SARDINE ROLLS

2 cans of sardines in mustard sauce 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 2 hard boiled eggs 2 loaves of sliced white bread Lemon juice Mayonnais...

BAKED CLAMS

2 doz. clams 4 tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 med. onion, chopped 1 tbsp. bread crumbs 1 tsp. parsley or chives 1/4 tsp. or...

SEAFOOD FANCIES

8 oz. can Pillsbury refrigerator butterflake dinner rolls 7 1/2 oz. can crab meat, rinsed & drained 2 1/2 oz. can tiny shrimp, rinse...

Bolder, Brighter, Sweeter

Nearly 11 months into parenthood, and I have to say, we are on a roll over here, people. One of the biggest things for me has been balancing...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tasting Green

Little known fact about me: I taste words. Meaning, when I hear or read or speak a word, even non-food words, I can experience a taste with ...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's Get This Straight

You know what drives me crazy? When I go to a restaurant and try to order dessert and the whole pastry menu is full of savory. I mean, I app...

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Really Bad Idea

WARNING : If, like me, you are prone to becoming obsessed with a certain food and wanting to eat nothing but that food for many days on end,...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Duck Noodle Soup

I walked into the Asian market only needing some tofu but walked out with over $80 of groceries and a whole roast duck. $1.28/lb white peac...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mmm, Tastes Like Freedom

Happy Fourth of July, dear readers! I hope this summer holiday finds you surrounded by fun people, cold beverages and lots of great food coo...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eating in West Africa: Senegalese Style

A couple of years ago I went to Dakar, Senegal. I was fortunate enough to be able to learn about their food, how they cook some of their cl...