Shrimp Etouffee


This past weekend, I was digging through my Emeril Lagasse cookbooks and found a perfect weeknight recipe to celebrate Fat Tuesday. I shopped and bought the ingredients so I could prepare it, and was excited. And then I was sick Monday and Tuesday, making a Fat Tuesday etouffee celebration out of the question. So here…

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I love avocados. I could eat them every day. Just sprinkle a little bit of salt on it and I’m in heaven. They taste indulgent, almost. Creamy and delicious, but they’re good for you! So what if they have fat, it’s good fat. I like to experiment with avocados and imagine up all sorts of…

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Ponzu Grilled Chicken with Stir-Fried Vegetables


I feel as though I’ve been in a slump lately. A cooking “mental block”, if you will. It’s not that I haven’t been cooking. I have. It’s just that it seemed as though a lot of what I was cooking was either uninspired, boring, or otherwise just not all that wonderful. It wasn’t from lack…

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Farm Fresh Eggs and How to Hard-Boil an Egg


I recently discovered a nearby farm by searching called Jacob’s Reward Farm. Visit Cindy’s blog here: They are located in Parker, Texas. This farm sells fiber for handspinners and knitters, and even offers spinning classes. But more interesting to me is that they also have pasture-raised chickens that can provide fresh eggs. I…

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