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royal red shrimp and cherry tomatoes garnished with fresh basil over linguine

Royal Reds over Linguine

Royal red shrimp are the star of Southern seafood. Serve these royal reds over a bed of tender linguine tossed in spicy garlic butter sauce. The best shrimp come from the Gulf of Mexico. You will never convince me otherwise. And the best of the best shrimp are royal reds. […]

shrimp in the process of being peeled and deveined on al gray stone cutting board

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp

Love fresh shrimp? Save money by learning how to peel and devein shrimp yourself in four easy steps! This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Once a year, my family and I make a trip to the […]

grilled pineapple chicken thighs and grilled pineapple rings on a blue platter with halved pineapple on the side

Grilled Pineapple Chicken + VIDEO

Pull yourself out of the grilling doldrums with grilled pineapple chicken thighs marinated in pineapple juice, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and chili garlic sauce. My family and I love grilling. In fact, we grill year-round when the weather permits. But I definitely notice we grill with more frequency as […]

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 […]

pan of red wine mushroom sauce for steak with a glass of red wine on the side.

Red Wine Mushroom Sauce for Steak

This velvety red wine mushroom sauce for steak tastes just like an expensive steak house dinner you can enjoy at home. My husband and I are lucky that our parents are very good about regularly taking our boys for a weekend and letting us have some time to ourselves. I […]