Creole Shrimp Jambalaya 4 tbsp. butter 1 medium white onion chopped ½ cup celery chopped 1 medium green pepper seeded and chopped 3 gloves garlic crushed 2 cups cubed cooked ham 2 tbsp. tomato paste 2 dried bay leaves 1 tbsp. fresh thyme chopped finely ¼ tsp. cayenne ¼ tsp. chili powder ⅛ tsp. all spice ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. black pepper 1½ cups long grain white rice 1 540 ml can chunky stewed tomatoes 2 ½ cups chicken broth 1½ pounds fresh large shrimp peeled 1 tsp. paprika ½ c
Kick it up a notch!
If the world seems cold to you, fire up the stove and cook up some warmth.
I grew up on a small farm and we had limited funds so going to the local Co-op grocery store to purchase packaged foods or an array of expensive spices was not an option. I remember salt and pepper were my main source of seasoning. We grew an extensive garden so I would use such herbs as dill, mustard seeds, chives and parsley when fresh in the warmer seasons and then dry them t
Kenny’s Shrimp Tacos 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic crushed ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 shallots finely chopped 1 jalapeno seeded and fined finely 2 large tomatoes diced 1 tbsp. lemon juice ½ cup cilantro finely chopped 6 flour tortillas 2 avocadoes, peeled pitted and diced 1 mango, peeled pitted and diced 1½ cups cabbage and carrot slaw mix In an 8-inch skillet melt the butter over medium high heat; add the
Fear not! Patio season is still upon us, despite last week's scare. And with this lovely weather may I suggest enjoying a little fiesta this weekend. Tacos are delicious as well as diverse. They originated in Mexico, but have taken on an Asian, Korean and even Spanish influence. They can be stuffed with a large variety of ingredients and prepared by using different cooking techniques. You may think I am a little “Loco” but the basic structure of the taco reminds me of our liv
It is the early days of spring, yet it is quite hot today with a gentle breeze blowing through the air. As I sit on the back deck enjoying the weather, I can hear the hum of a lawnmower at work in the neighborhood. All of these triggers are taking me to a place of total relaxation. I don’t feel like cooking a big, heavy meal, just something quick, light and easy that suits my summer time mood -- perhaps fish with some colorful, seasonal vegetables. I ordered some beautiful th