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Tofu takes a turn on the rim

Published on April 6, 2011 By Therese

Sneaking tofu into Whole Grain Wednesday’s warm quinoa salad with shrimp and asparagus didn’t work out so well. “Mom, here’s the thing.  It has no taste.” Son #1 was carefully parking the fried tofu squares along the rim of his plate. “Don’t listen to him. It’s delicious!” declared my husband, ever the supportive voice at […]

Shrimp, chicken cacciatore = tasty bookends

Published on March 6, 2011 By Therese

Shrimp skewers with caesar-style romaine salad and citrusy chickpeas It’s amazing how fast good intentions for the family dinner can go sideways. All it takes is after-school sports practice in a school district two cities away, in rush hour traffic, and you have the perfect detour for the best-laid meal plan. We started off last […]

Two keepers for the Thanksgiving season

Published on November 30, 2010 By Trixie

By now you know I took a holiday in the kitchen last week. But I did stumble upon two amazing recipes that will forever be stashed in my Thanksgiving file, along with all my various November issues of Bon Appetit, Food&Wine and Gourmet dating back to 1994. The first: Mediterranean salad with pomegranate and prosciutto.  […]

Relaxing weekend faves

Published on April 12, 2010 By Trixie

Last weekend was nice and easy – hanging close to home after a busy vacation to regroup and yes, cook.  I retrieved two favorite recipes for a relaxed time in the kitchen. Greek Scampi with Orzo – I LOVE this recipe and it’s so easy. It’s my go-to recipe when I find wild domestic shrimp […]

Shrimp quesadillas, a kid favorite

Published on February 15, 2010 By Trixie

On night two of the “while dad’s away” meal plan, I got a thumbs-up from Erik. “I love these things,” he explained as he asked for his third helping of shrimp quesadillas. I do too. They’re easy, tasty and one of the best ways to use those tiny pink shrimp we often see in the […]

Dinner on the run

Published on January 28, 2010 By Trixie

Three nights in a row, I’ve grumbled, mumbled, bumbled my way to getting dinner on the table.  Leftovers saved me on Tuesday.  Wednesday I threw together that fried-rice dish lickety-split. Substituted raw sliced sugar snap peas for the frozen peas.  The locally harvested shrimpmeat (tiny little things) was a nice touch. Left the dish steaming […]

A flexible Friday night dinner

Published on January 22, 2010 By Trixie

I wasn’t planning to be in the kitchen tonight. Friday. Time to kick back and order out. (Actually, we rarely order out. I must be dreaming.) Then I remembered there’s broccoli in the fridge and my mind went immediately to the most fantastic recipe EVER: Roasted broccoli with shrimp. Found this first mentioned on Molly […]