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Category Archive: Seafood

Simple and Healthy Sesame Crusted Swordfish plus Tasty Tuesdays

I am trying to make healthier food choices these days, including eating more fish. I scored some great deals on seafood recently at the grocery store, which is always a thrill for me. First up, I made this ridiculously easy and flavorful Sesame Crusted Swordfish. Did I mention it was easy? Splash on some tamari …

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Tea Smoked Pork Chops – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Do you want the taste of smoked meat but don’t have one of those fancy smokers? Well, I have a recipe for you using simple equipment and ingredients you already have in your home: Tea Smoked Pork Chops.   I made this for our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge post. Each month the bloggers in the …

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Salmon and Potato Pancakes plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Make a double batch of mashed potatoes the next time you make them, then toss in some cooked salmon and eggs and you have a quick and easy meatless (and gluten free) meal with these Salmon and Potato Pancakes. You can use canned salmon if you want, or quickly steam a fillet. I don’t usually get …

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Cajun Gumbo: “Big Easy” Comfort in About an Hour

Cajun Gumbo. Simple Cajun stew with chicken and or shrimp and okra in a thick gravy like base. Paul Prudhomme’s browned flour roux substitute.

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Healthy Spring Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day or Easter

Healthy and Simple Recipes for a Spring Brunch. Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch.

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Top Meatless Meals from February – Tasty Tuesdays Linky

I am always looking for new meatless meals, especially this time of year. One can only serve fish sticks and/or bean and cheese burritos so many Fridays during Lent before there is a revolt. Luckily last month the Tasty Tuesdays Contributors had some great ideas to inspire me. You might also like these posts Healthy …

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20 Recipes for Pancake Tuesday – Fastnacht – Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, and depending on where you are from, or your personal tastes, it can dictate the food choices on that last day before the fasting and abstinence begins. In England, Ireland, Australia and Canada it is Shrove Tuesday, with pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes. In German areas it is Fastnacht and gorging on donuts is …

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Panko Crusted Salmon with Orange Sauce

Wow, the two ingredients for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge stumped me for a bit this month: citrus and bread crumbs. I’d be shocked I am the only one in the group to make something breaded with an orange sauce, but I have a secret ingredient. This Panko Crusted Salmon with Orange Sauce is simple and quick …

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Calabrese Antipasto and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Nothing says Thanksgiving to me more than Antipasto and Pate. Huh? When you party with the Lalanne clan it is pretty easy to figure out the Pate part and our family recipe is oh so easy to make and delicious too. But the Antipasto, well I have to admit, I have no idea where the recipe came …

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Jambalaya

An easy one dish meal that can be adjusted to your family’s tastes and cooks in about 30 minutes? Oh! count me in! I know I just posted Shrimp Creole last week, but as I mentioned in that post, we have loved Lousiana cuisine for a long time in my family. And even though the …

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Weeknight Fast, Delicious and Healthy Shrimp Creole

I seem to be posting quite a few quick weeknight meals lately. But, I am not hearing any complaints so I figure there are plenty of other people who are looking for fast, easy and healthy meals to prepare. This Shrimp Creole definitely fits the bill. And, is pretty darn delicious if I do say so …

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Cold Rice Salad

In 1999, my parents hosted a family reunion for the Lalanne and Vineys families. It was a bit bigger than our usual 4th of July party. And everyone had a blast getting to know each other. Some cousins hadn’t seen each other in decades, and to watch them scamper after each other you’d have thought they were …

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Garlic Garlic Everywhere!

Another year, another missed Gilroy Garlic Festival. Some year maybe M won’t have summer school. But, if any of his campuses are offering him a class to teach at any time, he’ll take it! If you have never been to the Garlic Festival, put it on your Gotta Go list. Great music, fun arts/crafts sale, and INCREDIBLY …

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Gid and Clark’s Righteous Rib Rub

I have been known on occasion to pester my brother to send me recipes for the site, like his Peppermint Bark Cheesecake. After I received an e-mail from my Uncle Clark recently, all I can say is “like daughter like mother”. Ma’am has been pestering her little brother to share some of his recipes with us. Technically, Clark used the …

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Salmon Cakes

A few years ago, my brother and I were discussing Feta cheese. I don’t really remember how the subject came up, but he said “I use it in a cream sauce that goes great with Salmon Cakes.” My brain only registered the words, “Salmon Cakes“. I demanded politely asked if he would please be so kind …

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And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight – Super Bowl Party

And they’ll be saying, “Who’s got it better than us? NOBODY!” I have waited 18 years for this, as have the rest of the 49er Faithful. Oh, and I suppose Ravens fans are pretty excited too. But, for the rest of the world that doesn’t care who wins or loses, this coming Sunday is about …

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That time of year ALREADY?!

  This year is just flying by, I can scarcely believe it is already time for Mardi Gras/Pancake Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. I don’t have to much new to add since I have already posted some ideas for Mardi Gras and a few Pancake recipes as well as some meatless meal ideas in the past. Our Meatless …

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The Stinking Rose

It’s time to Eat, Drink and Stink! If you are anywhere near San Francisco’s South Bay Area this weekend you will probably smell the festivities of The Gilroy Garlic Festival, an annual fundraiser/food festival dedicated to all things garlic! It features great music, arts and crafts vendors, rides and activities for children, beer and wine …

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Laissez les bon temps roulez!

On March 8 of this year, the Christian world will celebrate Shrove Tuesday aka Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras aka Pancake Day. The Reader’s Digest explanation of the day is that it marks the final day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season. The 40 days of Lent commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and praying in the desert and …

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Big C Little c, What Begins With C?

Yes, I know I did that title already with “B”. But, as I was typing up the Carrot Cake Light recipe I realized I made a lot of things last week that begin with C: carrot cake cupcakes with pineapple cream cheese icing caramelized onion dip with crunchy pita chips candy cane heart confections chicken …

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