Monday, August 21, 2017

Spicy Shrimp and Cheddar Grits

Spicy Shrimp and Cheddar Grits

“He can never leave well enough alone.” I heard this pretty much constantly throughout my childhood. (They were talking about me!) I love shrimp! I love grits! Shrimp and grits? Of course, but sometimes in its most basic traditional form it’s not really boring but maybe a canvas to be... adorned.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Ultimate Stacked Southwest Spicy n’ Sweet Burger

The Ultimate Stacked Southwest Spicy n’ Sweet Burger

This is our favorite “at home” burger. Actually it’s our favorite burger period! What makes it “Ultimate” and “Stacked”? The outstanding components that go together to make up this burger are each a taste treat in themselves, but put them together and you get a burger the likes of which you’ve never experienced before!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fettuccini and Prawns with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Fettuccine and Prawns in Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Way back before the turn of the century while living in San Francisco, one of our favorite restaurants was Caffe Sport, whose specialty is Italian seafood. This dish is inspired by one of their most popular menu items, “Scampi al’ Antonio”, created by Chef and founder Antonio La Tona.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cannellini and Escarole Soup

Cannellini and Escarole Soup

Whether you prepare Consommé, Bisque, Chowder or just Soup, you’re making something that just about everyone loves. 
Some soups, especially intense and clarified consommés or rich and creamy bisques are usually served as one of several courses in a meal. Others are equally appropriate occupying the “soup course” or as the star of the meal. 


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Baked Scampi

Baked Scampi


Here’s a dish that is so easy to prepare you’ll feel guilty when your dinner companion raves about it. The flavor combination of tarragon, garlic and lemon are a natural with just about any mild seafood. We use them all sparingly to avoid overpowering the distinctive but delicate taste of the shrimp.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Simply Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Number one on the list of the simplest things you can make in your kitchen is boiled water. Tap, pot, heat, done. Number two has got to be this dish. But roasted asparagus has boiled water beat, hands-down, when it comes to delicious things to eat. Frankly, asparagus prepared and served in any way is pretty okay in my book.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dirty Potato Salad

Dirty Potato Salad

Most potato salads have a nice, “linen” color. This one does not. Looks however, can be deceiving. Instead of boiling the potatoes we grill them until they are nicely charred, and mixing that flavorful carbonization with the pristine mayonnaise and sour cream doesn’t exactly look laundry fresh!