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30 Minutes or Less

Need an easy dinner recipe, but don’t have a lot of time? Each one of these simple and delicious meals can be made in 30 minutes or less. The kids are sure to love Homemade Sloppy Joes or Pulled Pork Crescents. 10 Minute Easy Shrimp Scampi is ready in the time it takes to boil pasta and Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream Gravy will put an end to boring chicken dinners.

mason jar full of simple syrup with sugar and water in the background

How to Make Simple Syrup + VIDEO

Every home cook should know how to make simple syrup at home. With only two ingredients, the process is “simple” and the uses are endless. I was astonished recently while perusing the cocktail aisle of my grocery store. There sitting between the Agnostura bitters and the grenadine was a small […]

large white casserole dish of shrimp creole garnished with sliced green onions

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp creole is a popular dish in Louisiana made with shrimp, diced tomatoes, vegetables and served over cooked white rice. While attending a food bloggers’ conference in New Orleans many years ago, someone in the audience asked a panelist what the difference was between Cajun and Creole cooking. The panelist’s […]

overhead shot of a blue skillet of tomato gravy with plates of biscuits topped with gravy and a basket of biscuits to the side on a dark wooden background

Tomato Gravy + VIDEO

Tomato gravy is a breakfast essential in the South. Fresh or canned tomatoes are simmered with a roux and served over flaky buttermilk biscuits. Tomato gravy. If you’re not from the South, you might assume it’s something your put over pasta for dinner. While you certainly can eat it for […]

Three crab stuffed shrimp and a fork on a teal plate.

Crab Stuffed Shrimp

Crab stuffed shrimp are a tasty appetizer that can be made ahead of time. Jump butterflied shrimp are stuffed with a mix of crab and veggies. These little crab stuffed shrimp look so elegant perched on a platter and served as an hors d’oeuvre. Everything can be made ahead of […]

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Shrimp Nachos

Shrimp nachos are loaded with spicy succulent shrimp, creamy chili cheese sauce, black beans, diced tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. I don’t make nachos enough. I’m not sure why. Chips are the only real requirement, which means you can go crazy with the toppings. Not to mention it’s a complete meal […]