Saturday, May 30, 2015

Margarita Marinated Shrimp

A light bulb moment that pays off! Margarita Marinated Shrimp and grilled vegetables combine forces to create a stunning and delicious summertime supper.

One of the fun things I get to do as a blogger is to imagine recipes in my head and then go through the process of creating them to see if the recipe I had rolling around in my head actually comes out delicious. Sometimes there is an epic failure, most times success. It is as they say, "a crap shoot". As it turned out, this recipe idea paid off . Despite the recipe title of "Margarita", there is no tequila in the recipe therefore it is an acceptable recipe for children who like shrimp.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Firecracker Chicken Wings

The Firecracker sauce while baking undergoes a transformation into this magnificent glaze. Bath the wings in the glaze for a glorious coating and they are just finger licking good.

A couple of weeks ago we dined at one of our favorite restaurants with another couple. Every part of the meal was fabulous but this one condiment sauce they made resonated with all of us. It was their Firecracker Sauce that was served with calamari. I have actually purchased some calamari rings and plan on making them at home; that is however, for another day and another post.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Baked Cod with Warm Tomato Salad

A French inspired preparation of a beautiful loin of cod makes you feel like you are dining out in a fine restaurant but without the hefty restaurant price!

While I was growing up we did not eat much fish in our home except those nights when we made the trek into West Haven and my grandmother prepared fish for Lent. I can't even tell you what kind of filets she used. Back then we didn't ask those kinds of questions - we just ate what was put in front of us. It was not a matter of choice but rather you eat it or you go hungry. That's how we were raised back in the day.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Playing Around with An iPad Application

Today I was bored and I saw this short video that Dan of Platter Talk did for his chicken recipe and it triggered me into thinking I'd like to create a video of some kind. Lo and behold there was an application on my iPad that I played around with.

This is a movie trailer and it was so much fun to make. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Marinated and Grilled Chicken Thighs

There's nothing quite like crispy skin on chicken, where the skin is crispy from the top all the way to the bottom of the chicken skin. That is what Graham Elliot was looking for in last nights Master Chef competition. So I know that if he had my marinated and grilled chicken thighs that they would meet that criteria. Come find out how I did it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Crispy and Sweet Pineapple Rings

Pineapple happens to be a favorite fruit of mine and I jump at the chance when they go on sale in our local store. When you first bring a pineapple home from the market allow it to sit out on your counter and give it a few days to ripen. As it ripens it emits its wonderful aroma and once you can begin to smell it, do not let days go by until you use it.

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