Thanksgiving and Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast

A family Thanksgiving tradition: we host our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren for breakfast, gift-giving, watching the Macy’s Parade and the dog show. In Thanksgiving days past I have made Sushi, Mushroom Spinach Quiche, and Croque Monsieur Breakfast Casserole. This year we enjoyed Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast. YUM! Reading from The New York Times: “YouContinue reading “Thanksgiving and Overnight Pumpkin Spice French Toast”

Spicy Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy

On a recent Sunday, I made a Pork Roast Smothered with Sauerkraut. A few days later, I made Spicy Pork Fry with the leftover pork. So delicious. Ingredients -1 pound boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), thinly sliced across the grain into 2-inch-long strips (I used the leftovers from a 3 pound pork roast; photo below.)-1½Continue reading “Spicy Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy”

Chile-Crisp Shrimp and Green Beans

The following recipe from Ali Slagle, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, is superb. But first I ask are Crispy Shallots the new food trend? Lately, I can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper without reading about crispy shallots. I remember years ago Bran was the new food trend. And if my memoryContinue reading “Chile-Crisp Shrimp and Green Beans”

Chicken and Shrimp Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, and Wonton Strips

I made this salad years ago but without the shrimp. We are experiencing a heat wave here and a special salad, and this salad is very special, seemed like a great dinner choice on a hot day–and the serve to our special guests; Julia and Daryl before they return to Colorado. FYI: Daryl is myContinue reading “Chicken and Shrimp Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, and Wonton Strips”

Abuelas Albondigas

Last weekend, Susan and I watched a few episodes of The Great American Recipe on PBS. One of the contestants, Silvia Martinez, made Abuelas Albondigas, also known as Mexican Meatballs. It looked so delicious. I turned to Susan and said, “I have to make this for our Sunday dinner.” And I did. And it wasContinue reading “Abuelas Albondigas”

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

This is one of the most delicious chicken dinners I have ever made. The recipe is by Yasmin Fahr , food writer and contributor to The New York Times Cooking. Did I say DELICIOUS!!! Yasmin writes: “This comforting one-pot dinner is reminiscent of a rich French onion soup, but made in less time and withContinue reading “Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions”

Shrimp Scampi

Simple and delicious! Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup dry white wine or broth ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper 1 ¾ pounds large or extra-large shrimp, shelled ⅓ cup chopped parsleyContinue reading “Shrimp Scampi”

Shrimp Burger

I threw this together a few nights ago. Approximately 20 small shrimp, peeled, deveined, and diced. One egg, beaten. Two scallions chopped. 1/3 cup Panko. Some lemon juice and Old Bay seasoning. Fried in butter for about 7 minutes per side. Served with a mayo, grain mustard, Frank’s Hot Sauce, lemon juice and Old BayContinue reading “Shrimp Burger”

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry with Veggies

For years I have wondered why do I only find shrimp from Thailand here in New England–both at the supermarket and a favorite fish store. Why? Why aren’t Gulf Shrimp distributed and sold here in New England? I recently discovered a company called Biloxi Shrimp. And I ordered 10 pounds from them. I couldn’t beContinue reading “Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry with Veggies”

Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread

I never made Irish Soda Bread until this recent St. Patrick’s Day. Susan has been asking me to make it for years. “My mother always made it,” she said. “Would you make it for me?” I did. It was delicious. I used a recipe from Julee Rosso’s cookbook, Great Good Food. Rosso is the co-authorContinue reading “Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread”

Fat Tuesday Jambalaya

Somebody has said that if ever a good Louisianian died, went to heaven and found no gumbo there, he’d come straight back! I’m not from Louisiana. I am still standing. And I made gumbo a few months ago. Fat Tuesday called for Jambalaya. Homemade Hot Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya. I based my recipe on this:Continue reading “Fat Tuesday Jambalaya”