I received another incredible shipment from Wild Alaska Seafood...this time it was filled with delicious crab legs. King Crab Legs are fun to eat -- the meat is unmatched in tenderness, sweetness and delicate flavor. It’s so easy to cook and fun to crack open and enjoy. Because they are so delicious, just a few ingredients are needed to cook them up and savor.Read More
I always poo poo’ed the use of a slow cooker. It seemed so 1950s, creating a hot pile of mush to be eaten hours after prep time. It was an obligatory item on the wedding registry that me, a fancy pants chef, would just leave in the basement with the gift receipt still attached. However, recently, with my Facebook feed being bombarded with two minute videos of slow cooker recipes that actually looked edible I figured it might be worth a try.
What I discovered is that, with my trusty ol' slow cooker, I don’t have to stress that the minute we walk in the door I’m throwing food in a pan while answering homework questions, finding Peppa Pig on the DVR and stumbling over opened backpacks. In fact, after a little morning elbow grease, dinner is DONE! And, I can walk in, set the table and we can all eat like a (semi) civilized family.Read More
Today is Alaska’s Wild Salmon Day and I’m celebrating with some delicious salmon delivered straight from Anchorage, Alaska -- where more than ninety percent of the USA’s wild salmon supply comes from.
Salmon is a wonderful source of Omega-3 fatty acids, extremely high in protein and even a good source of potassium. A true super food! In addition, because it is such a sturdy fish, it stands up to delicious marinades, spices and sauces so the recipe possibilities are limitless. Grill, smoke, sear, bake or broil, there is nothing you can’t create with this wonderful fish.
One of my go-to weeknight meals is Salmon Teriyaki; a delicious soy based sauce on top of quickly seared fresh, wild Salmon.Read More
One good recipe to have in your cooking arsenal is caramelized onions. Sounds simple however, onions, when you cook them low and slow, pack quite the flavor punch. They truly transform from crisp and white to incredibly soft, dark brown deliciousness - making them the perfect complement to pretty much anything - omelets, burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and more.
So, grab a cast iron skillet and a handful of Spanish onions and you will see how a little work creates the most delicious condiment. So good you’ll cry! (Ok, this might also be from slicing so many onions, but still!)Read More
When you have a busy schedule from morning ‘till evening, it’s difficult to get dinner on the table without a little stress. For me, the kids get off the bus and it seems like a high speed chase until bedtime. I have found to make the nighttime shift a bit easier is to prep as much as I can during the day so that when six o’clock rolls around, dinner is on the table and everyone is able to enjoy a delicious meal.
My sister and her husband recently got back from a quick jaunt to Rome (lucky ducks!) and introduced me to a new cookbook, Tasting Rome. After scouring the pages, I found that his recipe fit the bill! Easy, delicious and like most Italian cooking, only a few ingredients that lead to the perfect dish.