January 25, 2017

Wild Alaskan Red Salmon Chowder


Yesterday was cold, wet, and wicked windy. I was totally in the mood for a hot bowl of chowda. The last thing I wanted to do was hop in the car and head to Safeway, but luckily I happened to have a couple cans of Bumble Bee Wild Alaska Red Salmon in my pantry. I found this salmon chowder recipe at allrecipes, and let me say, it's a keeper. The addition of chicken broth, creamed corn, and cheddar cheese took this chowder to another level of richness. I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo of the chowder in my LeCreuset Dutch Oven yesterday because today there wasn't enough left to get a decent shot. Oh well, next time :)


FYI: The recipe called for canned condensed milk but I used fresh milk instead.  I also used 1/4 pound of shredded cheddar cheese, half of what the recipe called for. For me, it was the perfect amount to add flavor to the chowder but not make it overly cheesey. 

Check out my husband's favorite clam chowder recipe from Stew Leonard's!






January 18, 2017

Barefoot Contessa's Grilled Herb Shrimp




I fell in love with Barefoot Contessa's Grilled Herb Shrimp recipe last March when we went to visit Morgan's Grandpa, Nana, and Aunt Rachel in San Diego, CA. Nana suggested that we make this quick and easy recipe after spending the day at Moonlight Beach. The marinade was so fricken flavorful, I couldn't wait to fly home and make it again. I use this recipe for make-ahead meals because there are so many ways you can serve the shrimp throughout the week.