sides, vegetarian

Southern Deviled Egg Potato Salad

This recipe combines two of my favorite foods - deviled eggs and potato salad! I brought this to my horseback riding club's monthly potluck last night, and there was hardly any left. The dressing is creamy and tangy, and the ingredients provide a nice contrast of textures. The dressing uses mayo, but I'd also really… Continue reading Southern Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Sweet and spicy grilled shrimp
appetizers & snacks, main courses, seafood

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Shrimp

I made these yesterday as a late lunch / early dinner. They also make a great appetizer, a filling for lettuce wraps, or skewers. If making them for dinner, they can be served with yellow rice and grilled veggies. I made them in my Le Creuset grill pan because I didn't want to preheat the… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Grilled Shrimp

desserts

Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

I thought the 16th birthday of someone who really likes Moose Tracks ice cream would be a great time to try to make my first ice cream cake. I used store bought cake mix and frosting to cut down on the intensity of the experience since I thought this could be a bit labor-intensive. As… Continue reading Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

chicken, main courses

Chicken Fajitas

The boyfriend and I made chicken fajitas the other night. It was a nice easy dinner to make at the end of a work week. We used the rest of the chipotle lime crema from the mahi mahi tacos, too. We also had grilled corn on the cob on the side. I know the Italian… Continue reading Chicken Fajitas

Tempura Mahi Mahi sushi
appetizers & snacks, main courses, seafood

Tempura Mahi Mahi Sushi

I made mango salsa to go on top of grilled Mahi Mahi the other weekend, and I had some left over. I wasn't quite in a taco mood yet, so I wanted to try something else with it. One of my friends came over for dinner when I made these. She said these had a… Continue reading Tempura Mahi Mahi Sushi

Mahi Mahi tacos
main courses, seafood

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Chipotle Lime Crema

Prepare yourself for a lot or Mahi Mahi posts in the near future. My boyfriend went on a fishing trip last weekend, and caught a lot! So far, we've made it grilled, tempura fried, into cooked sushi rolls, and now tacos. These tacos were amazing. I'd pay good money for these in a restaurant. The… Continue reading Mahi Mahi Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Chipotle Lime Crema

make ahead / reheat, sides, vegetarian

Broccoli Slaw

I made this broccoli slaw to go on fish tacos, but it also makes a good side dish. It's easy to make a lot, so it would be a good make and take side for a potluck. This recipe uses Greek yogurt, which I used to hate, until my boyfriend made a corn salad using… Continue reading Broccoli Slaw

Mango Salsa
appetizers & snacks, vegetarian

Mango Salsa

My boyfriend went on a fishing trip last weekend and caught a ton of Mahi Mahi. I made this mango salsa to go with some of the grilled fish. Later in the week, I used it on tempura Mahi Mahi sushi. It's also a good snack with tortilla chips. You could also put avocado in it,… Continue reading Mango Salsa

appetizers & snacks, main courses

Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

I have to give credit to Better Homes and Gardens for the idea and the recipe that served as the inspiration for what I made here. I actually only saw the concept in the magazine, made my own, and checked back to compare the recipes later. This varies from the traditional hot brown because it… Continue reading Kentucky Hot Brown Stromboli

desserts

Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

I had a get-together to celebrate my new basement yesterday, and because it was Derby day, I had a few Derby-themed items on the menu. I was going to make a Derby pie, but I didn't want anything I was serving to require utensils. I've made bite-sized Boston cream pies before, so I decided it… Continue reading Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites