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Seafood

Easy and Delicious Fried Shrimp

Easy and Delicious Fried Shrimp

Full disclosure, this is really a cooking 101 post.  The super simple technique used here also works perfectly for chicken nuggets or strips! I’m a pretty huge fan of almost anything fried.  I love sprinkling salt on freshly fried chicken, potatoes, tempura veggies, you get […]

How to Build a Sushi Tower

How to Build a Sushi Tower

My daughter, Jovie, loves to cook and has recently been attending a weekly cooking class for children.  They work on knife skills, using the stove, knowing their way around the kitchen and following recipes.  Parents drink wine and watch.  Well, we mostly watch but I’ve […]

Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Pork and Shrimp Wontons with Spicy Chili Oil – The Slanted Door

Am I the only one that thinks wontons are sexy?  Not the steamed, dry, plump (and delicious) potstickers, but the sloppily made, boiled ones, dripping in sauce.  Like this for instance: I could write an entire post on foods that are sexy, all the while […]

Cheesy Shrimp and Mushroom Capellini

Cheesy Shrimp and Mushroom Capellini

Let’s just break down all our deeply rooted prejudices and admit that Pasta Roni is f’ing delicious.  I remember when I was a moody, irrational, hormonally-imbalanced teenager who was unfairly forced to do the nightly dishes, because as you know, parents are jerks.  My dad […]

Fried oyster BLT – Williams Sonoma

Fried oyster BLT – Williams Sonoma

If you have any Williams Sonoma cookbooks in your personal collection, you know they tend to be full of vibrant photos.  This particular cookbook, Cooking at Home, is the exception.  This text-only cookbook is ginormous, super user friendly and chock full of short recipes that […]