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Shrimp Lo Mein [with Gluten-Free Options]

It’s a given for our family that Lo Mein is on the list when we order takeout—it’s easy to love a plate of noodles in umami rich sauce. Even better when you can make it at home to suit your preference for vegetables with that pile of noodles, or you want a gluten-free option. I’ve […]

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Pad Thai w/ Shrimp

Pad Thai with Shrimp ~ Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes

  Who loves Pad Thai? We do! Every sauce-soaked noodle, crunchy peanut, fresh cilantro and lime part of it! Spicy? Yes, but not scorched-earth spicy (a.k.a. Thai hot), I prefer just-gets-your-attention spicy, somewhere around medium, please. I’m not looking for a bead of sweat to form on my brow unless I’m trying to finish a […]

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Grilled Thai Chili Sesame Shrimp

  Having a new favorite sauce is like having a new hammer—everything starts to look like a nail, or in this case, everything on the grill looks like a smear-able recipient. When we reworked a sauce for Thai Chili Sesame Chicken Wings a few months ago, it was an instant favorite around our table. The […]

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Springtime in the Rockies and Salmon Dill Chowder

Writing and sharing food with friends is a delight, hardly something that warrants reprieve. However, even the work we enjoy benefits from our stepping back, reflecting, loosening our grip (or its grip) from time to time. It was hard to lay aside the routine of writing last week, though not completely unplugged from reading my […]

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Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops with Roasted Asparagus: 30-Minute Valentine Dinner

  Have you ever gone out for Valentine’s Day only to be disappointed by the noise level of the restaurant, food that didn’t quite measure up, or felt rushed by the wait staff to move along for the their next seating?  We have more than once. Are you tempted to try something different, skip the […]

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Crab Cakes with Mango-Lime Sauce: Easy Valentine Recipe

Super Bowl behind us, Valentine’s Day before us, there is always a reason to enjoy good food no matter what label is used.  Valentine’s Day has become a favorite time for us, especially since we began making reservations for an intimate dinner at our own table.  No crowds, no pressure, dress however you please (use […]

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Pad Thai with Beef

Pad Thai Recipe and Red Boat Fish Sauce

When writing about Emeril’s Wok Seared Duck Salad, I mentioned his recommendation for fish sauce with the ingredient list.  Shortly after posting, Red Boat Fish Sauce asked if I would try their sauce to compare.  I only recommend products I like and use, so it has taken me a couple of weeks to put it […]

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Emeril’s Cajun Shrimp Stew: A Hearty One-Pot Wonder

Perusing Emeril’s new Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders  this weekend was delightful, like having coffee with an old friend.  Part of the fun of the One-Pot Blogger Party hosted by The Secret Ingredient is sharing a few recipes so we all get a taste of what’s inside this versatile cookbook. Here in Colorado, crisp fall […]

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Emeril’s Rich Shrimp Stock: Getting Ready for Cajun Shrimp Stew

Homemade stock is a crucial element in delicious soups and stews. It was no surprise to find a great stock recipe in Emeril’s Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders  as the base for the Cajun Shrimp Stew, set to post on Monday.  Although it is easy to do the entire recipe in an afternoon, I […]

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Grilled Sea Scallops With Pasta Rags and Homemade Pesto: Test Kitchen Tuesday

Each week as I review scores of recipes for Test Kitchen Tuesday, I am reminded of the endless possibilities in the culinary world—flavors, textures, temperatures, all waiting to be explored.  Like any great adventure, disappointment and thrill are part of the risk and reward.  Last week, the Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta was a disappointment. However, […]

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