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Sanibel Island and Coconut Shrimp

I found out that Sanibel Island and Coconut Shrimp go hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other. The Butcher and I just got back from Sanibel Island. I would highly recommend this destination. It is easy to get there–direct flight to Southwest Florida Airport on Frontier Airlines. The shells are amazing–unlike anything […]

Cheesy Potatoes with bacon

Well, it’s Tuesday, and that means you are getting a blog post whether you want one or not. Today is a very special Tuesday–35 years ago the Butcher and I got married. I am not cooking on my anniversary, but I will share a side dish I made on Sunday for Mother’s Day.  I have […]

Shrimp Curry

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. I am giving everyone a head’s up because you don’t want to forget about Mom. I have the perfect meal for you to make for mom this Mother’s Day–Shrimp Curry. This is a delicious meal and even though it is gourmet cooking at its best–you don’t have to fret. All […]

Oven Fried Chicken

This is such a gloomy day in May. I am feeling the need for some comfort food. I don’t have to go too far to feel the “love” when I make oven fried chicken. Put potatoes in the oven, make a salad and you have a meal fit for a king–or at least a Butcher […]

Banana Pancakes–Paleo style!

My customers give me the best tips. One of my customers told me about banana pancakes. I am sorry I can’t remember who it was or I would give him proper credit. He told me he mashed up a banana and mixed eggs with it, and poured them and cooked them and voila–banana pancakes. I […]

Pulled pork using a pressure cooker

When you are in the mood for pulled pork you don’t always want to wait 12 hours to have it. That is where the pressure cooker comes in. You can make a delicious pulled pork in about 2 hours. Serve with or without a bun, pickles and coleslaw and you are all set. Pulled Pork […]

Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb Roast

Cliff Seiler is our guest blogger this week.  He cooked one of the boneless leg of lamb roasts last year and he is sharing his technique.  I will be back next week with another exciting recipe. In the meantime, have a blessed Easter with your family and friends. Instead of doing a Ham like we […]

Zucchini Noodles with Bolognese Sauce

I have a great new gadget I have been wanting to try.  I know a lot of you probably already have this, but you have to understand, I am still using a grater instead of a food processor. Enough said–my new device is a Veggetti. This little marvel will turn zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes or […]

Chicken Fried Steak

My mother is from Texas so I grew up on Southern Cooking. One of my favorite meals is my mom’s Chicken Fried Steak. 2 to 3 pounds of cubed steak (4 to 6 ounce portions work well) (available at your local meat market) 1 cup of milk 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 Tablespoons Michael’s […]

Gourmet Shrimp Dinner

This is such an amazing recipe. You won’t believe how easy it is to make and it is absolutely delicious. The Lent season is the perfect time to spoil your family and serve this recipe. It will easily feed 6. 2 pounds of frozen easy peel shrimp (available at your local meat market) 1 stick […]