Baked Shrimp With A Lemon & Tarragon Mayonnaise: Revisited

Baked Shrimp With A Lemon & Tarragon Mayonnaise 1
Today I’m sharing a recipe I made back in 2018: “I like to entertain, but I do try to keep things simple. Baking the shrimp instead of boiling them takes way less time and ends up perfect every time.  Then, instead of the same old cocktail sauce (although I served that too), I made a mayonnaise-based sauce for dipping. My guests went crazy over it and the cocktail sauce was left untouched! The best part was that this time I got to share it first-hand with my Fabulous Fare Sister…Linda…she was there too! If you’re serving shrimp – try this method…and the sauce is better if made a day ahead, which is always nice…”  Continue reading

Indian-Spiced Rice

I’m a big fan of Indian cuisine…and I recently bought a few different types of all natural little packages of Indian food at the supermarket just to give them a try. To accompany the entree I created an Indian-spiced rice to compliment it and bulk it up for a quick lunch for my husband and I…the Indian Jaipur Vegetables entree was very good! And served on top of this tasty rice it was even better…. Continue reading

Lobster Bisque Scalloped Potatoes

Lobster Bisque Scalopped Potatoes
This Scalloped Potatoes dish is beyond decadent, it’s even crave worthy… Born out of our current shopping challenges, I was forced to get creative when I couldn’t find what I was looking for and had to figure how to create the dishes I wanted with what I had, or what I could get. I love Wegmans Lobster Bisque from the soup bar and as you know there are no open food bars in the grocery stores. Well, as fate would have it they did have it in containers so I bought a few…. Long story short, I wanted to make Scalloped Potatoes but couldn’t get milk that day so I improvised with what was in the refrigerator… and wait till you see what I used to substitute milk. (I’ve also now used the bisque as a pasta sauce adding shrimp, crab and scallops). Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash, Potato & Radish Salad

I love trying different combinations in salads…while perusing the fresh produce at my local supermarket I picked up some random items that I thought might work in a salad…and they did! I tossed them all in extra virgin olive oil and seasoned them with salt & fresh ground pepper then popped them in the oven to roast. Thirty minutes later I drizzled the roasted veggies with a savory dressing and a delicious salad was born… Continue reading

Charlotte’s Taco Salad

My good friend Charlotte has been making this Taco Salad for over 25 years! All our friends love it so much that it is a frequent request at our get-togethers….the original recipe came from who knows where…she got it from her boss and has been making it ever since….Thanks Charlotte for sharing it with me – my boys now love it too! Continue reading

Mushroom & Gruyère Soup

Mushroom and Gruyere Soup 3

Last weekend I made a cheese sauce that I like to serve with my Baked Sweet Potatoes. Well, today I paired the sauce with the mushrooms I had in the refrigerator that needed to be used. What a great combination…the nutty cheese pairs beautifully with the earthy mushrooms. I have to say it was my best mushroom soup yet! Continue reading

Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp with Fresh Dill Flowers: Revisited

Herb Marinated Curly Shrimp With Fresh Dill Flowers
Dill is again growing in wild abundance in my herb garden…so I’m revisiting a dish that is a perfect use of some that lovely dill…”One of the things I love about dill are the yellow flowering dill tops. These flowers are not only beautiful, but they are also edible. They have a very concentrated dill flavor and look stunning on any plate. If you have dill in your garden I encourage you to use the flowers. Just for fun and to impress my lunching friends I cut the shrimp in half lengthwise so when I cooked them they would curl up. It also creates a better bite for a salad or appetizer”…  Continue reading