Moroccan Spiced Shrimp with Polenta Cakes

Moroccan Shrimp with Polenta Cakes

Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day… all in one week.   Boy, did those two events sneak up on me. Feeling like “Last Minute Karista”, I quickly planned my week’s menu and raced off to the market yesterday morning before the Andouille sausage could … [Read more...]

Shrimp Linguine with Fresh Arugula Lemon Pesto

From the time my two sassy gals were little, I’ve given them this tidbit of advice.  Be aware of your surroundings. Keep alert, watch where you’re going, and watch your step.  Excellent Motherly advice.  Right? Why you ask? Because I am notorious … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi Linguine With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Lemon

There’s a new guy in my life.   And I’ve fallen in love.  Again.  Another dark brown-eyed, silky smooth haired, cute as a bug Terrier. Gucci, a Biewer Terrier,  came to visit for a few days and we’re all smitten.  Especially Suzie Q. I … [Read more...]

Oven Barbecue Shrimp with Sweet Potato Polenta

Louisiana is where I learned to love seafood. With dishes like fish crusted in chopped pecans and smothered in fresh crab and a lightly spiced white wine beurre blanc, dark and richly flavored seafood gumbo that’s been simmering for hours, and finger … [Read more...]

Tropical Shrimp Curry over Coconut Rice

Ranger Craig and I found a beautiful blue summer sky in the mountains yesterday.  Our first cross-country ski of the season.  It was glorious.  Except when I was laying face first in the snow.  The first snow is always a little … [Read more...]

Grilled Gulf Shrimp with a Spicy Apricot Sauce

Many years ago while attending culinary classes, I would come home after each class and duplicate the recipes and techniques in my own kitchen.  The classes I attended were mostly classic French with additional classes concentrating in Italian … [Read more...]

Spicy Seafood Stew

With the cool weather comes the yearning for comforting stews and soups and hearty winter dishes that warm the soul and satisfies the hunger.  One of my family's favorites is a spicy seafood stew served over saffron or white rice.  Mildly spicy, … [Read more...]