Cilantro Lime Slaw Shrimp Tacos

Cilantro Lime Slaw Shrimp Tacos - A tasty, quick and easy meal. Crunchy, fresh, bright, tangy and delicious! Perfect for warm weather.

Cilantro lime slaw shrimp tacos topped with a lime cream sauce are a fresh, tasty, quick and easy meal. Crunchy, fresh, bright, tangy and delicious! Great warm weather meal in no time. Prep is the longest part of this recipe. The shrimp cook in less than 5 minutes, so it’s great for a busy weeknight. Prepare the shrimp with the seasonings, allow to marinate for about 10-15 minutes while you prep the slaw and cream sauce. These easy shrimp tacos were such a hit at our table I plan on making them all summer. Just like our Shrimp Stacks! It’s going to be a Summer Shrimp Fest at our house. I could literally...

Bacon Paste BBQ Chicken Kebabs

Bacon Paste BBQ Chicken Kebabs - These are not your average barbecue chicken kebabs. This is a bacon lover's dream come true!

These bacon paste bbq chicken kebabs are absolutely one of the best things to come off our grill recently. Well, besides my husband’s fabulous ribs, of course! It may be a weird method and make you take pause but you must try this recipe. Smoky bacon, barbecue grilled chicken is a bacon lover’s dream come true.  My husband talked about this chicken for days. Use the food processor and whir up the bacon paste recipe. Strange, right? Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce. Add the chicken pieces and rub the paste on until completely coated. It’s a little tricky. You might want to wear gloves for this part, I...

Homemade Coconut Cream Pie

Best Homemade Coconut Cream Pie - Super flaky, crunchy crust loaded with creamy, velvetly coconut custard and topped with homemade whipped cream. Sublime!

This homemade coconut cream pie is one of the best pies to come out of my kitchen thus far. This pie took weeks of testing…weeks! I am horrible at homemade pie crust but I was determined to make it work. I lost count exactly how many shells I tested and how many pounds of butter wasted. My daughter would walk into the kitchen and ask “how many does this make?”. Rude, right!  I used this recipe. I promise if you’ve never tried it, you must! I have never eaten a better pie crust, ever.  I also used Stella’s tips on how to blind bake the shell. This completely corrected my shrinking problem. In...

Horseradish Sour Cream Roasted Asparagus

Horseradish Sour Cream Roasted Asparagus is a great side dish. It's an elegant side to serve with Easter dinner or any holiday meal.

Horseradish sour cream roasted asparagus is my daughter’s favorite way to eat asparagus. We spent Christmas at my sister’s house one year and they served this side dish. So, I have listened to her beg for this recipe for almost four years. Well, I kept forgetting to ask for the recipe, until now. Another really simple recipe. Clean, trim and pat dry the asparagus. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil. Place the asparagus on the sheet pan and toss with the olive oil. Season with the salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 425º. Roast the asparagus for about 10 minutes. You could certainly steam the asparagus,...

Best Homemade Carrot Cake

Best Homemade Carrot Cake - Look no further! Moist, tender, perfectly spiced with a whipped cream cheese frosting.

Best homemade carrot cake with whipped cream cheese frosting is to-die-for! I will never try another carrot cake recipe again. This is the one! Super moist, perfectly spiced, topped with whipped cream cheese frosting. You can’t go wrong. The whipped cream cheese frosting sends this cake over the top for me. I usually end up scraping off half the icing from a piece of cake because it’s just too sickly sweet. The cake part is what I’m after most of the time. You know the basics of whipping up the cake batter, right? In one bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. In another combine the oil, applesauce, eggs, sugar and...

Creamy Herb Potatoes Gratin

Creamy Herb Potatoes Gratin - Rich, creamy, flavorful potatoes gratin. Elegant enough for parties yet simple enough for everyday meals!

Creamy herb potatoes gratin is the perfect side dish for any meal. But it’s also great for holidays or dinner parties. Elegant yet so simple. Rich, creamy, cheesy and touched with a mix of herb flavors. Honestly, it’s just plain delicious. My best tip for you with this recipe, use a mandolin. Set the mandolin to 1/8″ and slice away. Seriously, the most fun you will have all day! You can also use a very sharp knife, but be careful! Layer the potatoes in the pan, salting lightly after each layer. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, add the diced onion and saute for about 3-4 minutes until translucent,...

Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Dark Chocolate Biscotti - It's not just for the holidays! Enjoy one with your afternoon coffee anytime of the year.

Dark chocolate biscotti is not just for the Christmas holidays! Yes, biscotti makes great gifts but it also makes great coffee break snacks. Dark chocolate with chocolate chips biscotti is a scrumptious indulgent treat. I’ve been addicted to biscotti ever since I discovered how easy it is to make. You will be seeing way more varieties of this divine little cookie coming to the blog. Dark Chocolate Biscotti   Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour until combined, then fold in the chocolate chips. Form two 12×2 logs and...

Spicy Shrimp Sushi Stack

Spicy shrimp sushi stack is way easier to make than sushi rolls. So much so, that my daughter came to help in the kitchen. That doesn’t happen often. Oh, and let me tell you the about the two different sauces. A typical sriracha sauce PLUS a wasabi sauce. The two sauces together kick this simple shrimp sushi up another level. The hardest part of this recipe is chopping the ingredients and mixing the sauces. Just start layering in your vessel of choice. A one cup metal measuring cup works best for us. First, lay the cucumbers flat sides down. Spread a layer of the mashed avocado. Layer the shrimp flat sides...

Homemade Greek Salad

Homemade Greek Salad Dressing - The only recipe you will ever need! So easy you will kick yourself for ever purchasing the bottled stuff.

Homemade Greek salad can be on the dinner table in 10 minutes. I’m always disappointed when I order a Greek salad at a restaurant. Usually overdressed, limp and flavorless. We now make it at home and it’s 100 times better than any restaurant salad! Seriously, on your table in no time flat! First, mix the dressing ingredients so the flavors can combine. Prep the salad ingredients and place in a large bowl. I prefer to make individual bowls for my family. This way everyone receives extra of what they like and none of what they don’t like. Also, everyone can control the amount of dressing. No one likes a drenched...

No Knead Skillet Bread

No Knead Skillet Bread - Comes together in minutes! Yes, you CAN have warm, crusty homemade bread for dinner tonight!

No knead skillet bread is a super easy, simple bread recipe that whips up quick. Yes, you can have fresh, warm homemade bread on the dinner table tonight! It’s just that easy. This bread has a crusty outside and soft warm flavorful middle. Pull out that trusty cast iron skillet and put it to use. It’s basic, mix the ingredients and allow to double in size. The first rise usually takes only one hour. The dough will be sticky, so flour your hands. Remove it to the cast iron skillet that’s coated with olive oil. Allow to rise again about 30 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 30...