Spring has been a long time coming here in East Tennessee.   In fact, we are still struggling to get away from Winter’s chilly grasp but the fresh flavors that we all love about this time of the year, are readily available in our local markets.  One of my favorite ethnicities in food comes from the Mediterranean and not only is …

Recently, I was looking for a quick and easy recipe for a busy week day.  I was in the mood for shrimp but still wanted a variety of veggies so I went through some old recipes  and found one I made years ago from Cooking Light Magazine.  In the margin, I had written notes about …

 I love shrimp!  It can be prepared in so many different ways and is especially fun to eat in these warm summer months!  I went looking for a light but tasty shrimp dish with a Cajun twist and I came upon an old favorite chef of mine, Martha Stewart.  Let’s face it, she was the …

Shrimp Tacos topped with Tropical Guacamole Salad and a Creamy Lime Sauce…wow, doesn’t that sound delicious!  This is my personal creation made in my kitchen this week and it embodies all the “fresh flavors” that I have always wanted to include in my food.   Fresh Flavors….Those two words were my inspiration a couple of years …

Being a true Southern girl, I LOVE Grits…add some shrimp to them along with a few of my other favorite ingredients and you have a tasty sensation in one dish…Shrimp and Grits!  But, what we commonly call “Shrimp and Grits” varies quite a bit from city to city in the south and it even varies …

My husband, Jeff, LOVES crab cakes!  Me, not so much.  I find that often they are heavy and “bready” tasting or have too many ingredients that take away from the crab.  They are also usually very fattening so I would rather save my calories for…perhaps a glass of Chardonnay? 😉 I have tried many recipes …

As you may know, last week I was very excited about trying a recent Cooking Light Magazine recipe of Spicy Shrimp Noodle Soup.  Even though, the ingredients  tasted “OK”, the flavors didn’t meld and I was disappointed after all that work in the kitchen.  Hence, my hubby’s need to find a similar recipe that included …

Spicy Shrimp Noodle Soup….some of the tastiest ingredients in one bowl and even better, it was from Cooking Light Magazine  which always has some of my favorite recipes.  As many of you know, Cooking Light is a part of a group of magazines featured on a website called myrecipes.com.  I get daily recipe emails from …

My husband, Jeff, loves to cook almost as much as me and he loves to try new recipes.  It is quite humorous to watch him search for hours and plan his menu but I love it and do not take it for granted for one minute!  On Sunday, his search was for a fish that …