seafood

Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus Summer Salad

We celebrated Father’s Day in the traditional way – with a multi-course meat dinner! It’s a lot of fun having my parents and my in-laws in the same town. And when I say “fun,” I mean we can celebrate holidays together, thus turning every minor event into a gourmet potluck. What other kind of fun […]

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Crab Cakes Benedict with Avocado and Asparagus

My contribution to our family’s Christmas morning is breakfast. Well, I call it “brunch,” but by that all I mean is that mimosas are required. It’s still technically early enough to be considered breakfast.  I make the “staples” each year: a quiche (my sister’s very favorite thing that I make) and roasted potatoes. This year, […]

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Cranberry Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Crust

Crab Rangoon is such a delightful little decadence. I love the hot, fresh-from-the-oil crunch of the wonton wrapper and the smooth cream cheese-based filling. I also thought that those same flavor factors would be perfect to serve at a cocktail party to keep people from finding themselves overserved too soon into the evening.  However, I […]

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Pan-Seared Salmon with a Miso, Ginger, and Lemongrass Marinade

Halloween has long been one of my favorite holidays because it’s such a fun, lighthearted fall celebration. This year was the best Halloween thus far for me because it was the first Halloween that I’ve been a homeowner and also our first holiday as an old married couple! We commemorated the evening with holiday decor:  […]

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Grilled Scallops in an Herb & White Wine Marinade

Grilling season in the summer is something that I miss during the rest of the year. Sure you can fire up the grill during even the coldest months, but what is so great about warm-weather grilling is that everyone gathers around outside and keeps the cook company, instead of watching TV or scattering throughout the […]

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