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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 […]

summer succotash in a blue enamel skillet

Squash Summer Succotash

Turn those yellow squash from the garden into a delicious summer succotash side dish. Fresh squash, zucchini, lima beans and onions are seasoned with crispy bacon and creamy butter. Succotash is one of those words that’s just fun to say, don’t you think? I developed this summer succotash recipe out […]

small clay bowl filled with homemade pickling spices with cucumbers and jars of pickles to the side

Homemade Pickling Spices

If you’ve got a lot of veggies this pickle this summer, making your own homemade pickling spices can not only save you money but also give you more control over the flavor. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on […]

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 […]