Category: Seafood

Spanish Paella

I first had paella when I was visiting my in-laws. My mother-in-law Josefa, orginally from Madrid Spain, had made the traditional Spanish dish for me to try. She loves cooking as much as I do. From Wikipedia: Paella is a typical Valencian rice dish,…

Cheesy Seafood Dip

Need a quick and easy recipe to impress your holiday guests or a dish to take to an upcoming holiday party?  Look no further than my Cheesy Crab Dip. This is a hot dip I serve with toasted French bread and the best part…you…

Crawfish Pasta

Quick and easy Crawfish Cajun Pasta is a family staple around our house.  Simple ingredients let the crawfish take center stage, so I suggest getting the freshest crawfish tails you can.  The Farmers Market of the Ozarks has a great vendor that provides fresh…

She Crab Soup Winning Recipe

I love a good food competition, especially when I can use high-quality products from my local farmers market.  The Farmers Market of the Ozarks recently held it’s 4th Annual Soup-Off Competition to help raise funds for non-profit organization, Harvest on Wheels, and I decided…

True Shrimp & Grits…Southern-Style

We recently returned back from a family vacation to Charleston, SC, where a staple food is Shrimp & Grits; the entire south is called “The Grits Belt,” and every restaurant menu has some version of the historical dish. This simplistic meal is made of…

Lemon Shrimp Spaghetti

My two favorite foods are pasta and seafood, so I am always looking for ways to combine the two.  My family loves shrimp scampi and finding new ways to reinvent this meal can be a bit daunting. One way that my family loves to…

The Perfect Hush Puppy

Hush puppy you ask? Have you never indulged in these amazing little side poppers?  Please say it isn’t so….You can’t call yourself a Southern, unless you know how to fry up a batch. Wikipedia says, “A hushpuppy is a savory food made from cornmeal…

Salmon Fettuccine

This is a favorite dish around my house, actually it is the most loved meal of all. I came up with this dish while experimenting in college.  It’s easy to make for a weeknight meal and provides plenty of yummy leftovers. This sauce is…

Mom’s Shrimp & Grits

It’s usually about this time of the year that I realize that REAL produce isn’t almost in full bloom at the farmers market and I can again experience fresh, local produce.  Yes, I’m kinda a produce “junkie”. Sorry but those cardboard tasting tomatoes in…

Shrimp & Grits…A Family Favorite

Looking for a great way to warm your soul this winter?  I’ve got the perfect recipe- Shrimp & Grits! This is my mother’s recipe and I don’t think you can improve it one bit.  If you are looking for good shrimp, I happen to…

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