Busy, Busy, Busy: Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Basmati Rice

It has been one busy week since my last blog post. Over the past week I have decked out the house for our Big Kahuna Company Luau Party.  We had to moved most of the party indoors because the weather has been so wet. Cooked all the “Hawaiian Style” food for about 50 people.  Thankfully […]

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Cajun Gumbo Pot Pie With A Cornmeal Pastry Crust

You know those times when you just can’t decide what to make for dinner? It’s cold outside and a big pot of Cajun Gumbo sure sounds good. Then again nothing beats a good ol’ Pot Pie. Well why not combine these two classic dishes into one extraordinary meal like Cajun Gumbo Pot Pie…. This Cajun […]

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Hawaiian Huli-Huli Marinated Salmon & Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Some of my cousins are currently enjoying a family trip to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. I love Hawaii and I hope they are having a wonderful time and making memories they will never forget. Their trip has had me thinking though…. Is it possible for someone to travel to Hawaii and not fall instantly in […]

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A Super Bowl of “Seattle” Style Salmon Chowder…..

Several years ago I visited Seattle for a friend’s wedding. It was one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. Everything was so green and the food was delicious. One day, after a long morning walking around Pikes Place Market we stopped for lunch at this little shop advertizing bowls of “Salmon” Chowder. […]

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The Holiday Hustle and Spicy Shrimp Scampi Pasta…..

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far. Things have been good here in Texas even though it’s been unseasonable warm. All I want is just a foot or two of snow… That’s not too much to ask for is it?  I can’t sing about Frosty the Snow Man, while dreaming of a […]

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Mel’s Easy 8-Minute Broiled Salmon…

Those hot summer days are fast approaching here in North Texas. Usually they are already here by now but so far we have been lucky this summer and it hasn’t been too unbareable. Knock on Wood…. I know on those hot summer days when it’s 100+ degrees outside the last thing that we want to […]

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Mel’s Spicy Baja Style Fish Tacos

One of my favorite places to travel to is San Jose del Cabo, in Mexico. San Jose is this beautiful little art town at the very tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The landscape is a hot, arid and rather prickly set up against the beautiful deep blue Sea of Cortez. It’s an oasis in the […]

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Mel’s Spicy Spanish Grilled Shrimp

  Want to take a trip to Spain with your friends without leaving the comforts of your own home? Well here’s your ticket….. These Spicy Spanish Grilled Shrimp are a showstopper at parties. The first thing you notice about these shrimp is their vibrant yellow-orange color from the turmeric and paprika. Then the smell hits […]

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