• Grilled Fish

    In the past year I have become OBSESSED with fishing.  There is nothing like being on the water with a fishing pole in my hand.  I don’t even care if I catch a fish, I just love being out there.   Now trust me it is SUPER FUN to catch a lot (see below) but I love it regardless. Just a Few… This summer some of my girlfriends and I hosted a fishing tournament of girls vs guys.  Needless to say the girls won, I mean look at the fish we caught, and we had the best time ever.   It would not have mattered if we caught anything, I…

  • Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

    Have you ever had Bang Bang Shrimp?  I LOVE IT!  It is actually more like OBSESSED!   If you have you know why I love it so much, and if you have not well then you need to make this ASAP.   Not your typical version The typical Bang Bang Shrimp is fried and then tossed in this amazing creamy sweet and spicy sauce.  It is crispy and delicious but also pretty heavy, and well fried.  For this pasta I wanted to lighten it up a bit, but still give you everything that makes Bang Bang Shrimp so amazing. Instead of frying the shrimp I decided to pan sear them…

  • a little caper to make dinner something special

    I am a BIG, BIG fan of capers.  There is just something so wonderful about these salty, briny little balls of goodness.  I use them in my chicken salad (check back soon for that recipe), I use them in place of olives in A LOT of recipes and I use them in dips and spread for appetizers.   As good as those all are my favorite way to use a caper is in a picatta.   Just like this one! Salmon Piccata (in no time) Ok, Ok I know what some of you might be thinking…Picatta sounds kinda fancy, but trust me it really isn’t, it just looks fancy.  In…

  • Avocado Cream Tilapia (KETO Friendly)

    The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer and school is winding down…that means Spring is here!  With Spring comes lighter dinners, citrus kissed almost everything and beautiful colors everywhere, even on your dinner plates. Light but so full of flavor In my family Spring means seafood and lots of it.  One of our favorites is tilapia.  Each filet is frozen individually making it so easy to fix just what you need and it cooks so quick making it perfect for quick dinners. One of my tricks is to season the heck out of it but with just a few spices…salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little chili powder.  Just…

  • dill has a new friend

    Salmon is a go to dinner for The Hubby and I.  We always have some in the freezer.  Quick tip, we buy in bulk on sale and cut into serving size portions.  It is quick to thaw and quick to fix, my kind of weeknight dinner.  A fan or not…. Dill is one of those herbs that people love or hate it seems.  Me I am a big fan, The Hubby thinks he is not…well that is until now.   Now I completely understand that there be some out there who are not big fans of this little herb.  It can be very overpowering, but it doesn’t have to be.…

  • Super Special Salmon (that comes together in no time)

    The Hubby and I LOVE salmon.  We grill it, roast it, spice rub it and anything else in between. And now we have a salmon topped with a delicious sauce that is baked on the salmon making it something truly special. Making it something The Hubby will love Now as much as The Hubby loves salmon he is NOT a fan of mustard.  In most restaurants if salmon has a sauce paired with it, it is normally a mustard sauce of some sort and The Hubby is not a happy camper. As a special treat I decided to create a restaurant style salmon that The Hubby will love….so off I went on a…

  • Chili Rubbed and oh Sooooo Good

    School is back in session for most everyone and that means busy weeks, busy weekends and practically no time to cook.  It is crazy I don’t even have any little people and my days and nights are busier than ever.  How does that happen?  Maybe I am just amping up for the Holiday season. Well whatever the reason….I am here to help you.  This fish is a perfect recipe for the busiest of nights. First lets rub it down… Now I love salmon on it’s own but when you rub it with a little goodness then it becomes even better.  For this salmon I wanted to give it a little…

  • simple, grilled salmon that is so good

    Simple is sometimes so, so good.  You know like an apple on a hot day, or just a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream…sometimes simple really is best. Salmon can be simple? Sure it can be, but it is a special simple.  This salmon is seasoned with a favorite little blend, giving it a ton of flavor while still letting the fish be the star.    You could definitely use some fresh herbs or additional spices if you wish, but this is a favorite blend for us. Grilled?  Why? Why not? I mean it’s summer here in SE Texas and that is grilling weather.  Anytime we can cook outside and…

  • simple salmon = delicious

    As I have said before simple really is sometimes the best way to go…and this simple salmon is definitely the best I have had in a while.   The Hubby and I love salmon and we have had many different ways.  Some with sauces, such as this Lemon Caper Salmon, or some grilled like this Grilled BBQ salmon … but I have to tell you one of our favorites is just this simple salmon and this spice combo makes it AMAZING!! The spices are simple, and you probably have them all on hand…and if you don’t you really should because they can make almost anything yummy…but anyway this simple combo adds just…

  • quick, easy and salmon

    I don’t know about you but my schedule is so crazy right now.  There are some days that I don’t get home until  super late and I am hungry and The Hubby is super hungry.  To be honest I just don’t want to take a ton of time to fix dinner and especially clean-up. On these nights a pan dinner is a perfect go to option. One pan and done I have done some one pan pasta dinners, one pan chicken dinners but this one pan salmon dinner is so good.  It is not only good it is easy and loaded with veggies.  This well rounded dinner is low in fat…