Seafood

Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon

March 16, 2014
Spicy Honey-Glazed Salmon

Aside from pick-up-phone-and-order-Chinese, this might be the fastest non-cereal, non-PB&J, non-Hot-Pocket dinner ever. 5 minutes of prep, 7 minutes under the broiler. All while you’re microwaving some steam-in-bag broccoli or reheating the leftover roasted asparagus from the night before. Dinner? Done. Just like that. The spice rub comes from an oldie but insanely goodie, Spicy [...]

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Cheesy Crab & Artichoke Bread

December 12, 2013
Cheesy Crab & Artichoke Bread

One of the things I look forward to most every December is my friend (and realtor extraordinaire) Brandi’s cookie exchange. Two dozen women each bring six dozen cookies, dump them in the dining room on their way into the kitchen, and then proceed to drink two dozen bottles of Prosecco. It’s a cookie exchange that [...]

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Crabby Mac

October 30, 2013
Stovetop Crab macaroni & Cheese

I spent almost my entire October doing nothing that was on my To Do List. Or fun. We didn’t have time to move this blog over to its new location at The Brewer and The Baker (but that’s still coming), we let the blog’s 7th birthday go by (that, too, is still coming), we almost [...]

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Margarita-Glazed Fish Tacos

May 30, 2013
Margarita-glazed Fish Tacos

I get the best dinner ideas when I don’t have the ability to write them down. Like sitting at dinner with a fork in my hand. Or pushing The Little through HEB in one of those soul-killing plastic car-cart monstrosities. Or playing Candy Crush Then 2 nights later, I’m looking at a random collection of [...]

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Beer-Glazed Fish Tacos with Kiwi-Mango Salsa

May 1, 2013
Beer-Glazed Fish Tacos with Kiwi-Mango Salsa

Dinner tonight was supposed to look a little different. But when it was go-time, I found myself faced with a real sketchy looking mango that I couldn’t remember buying and 3 wrinkly kiwi that I could remember buying because it was the source of The Little’s real public tantrum during the busiest grocery shopping hour [...]

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Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

April 1, 2013
Grilled Tilapia with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Hi. It’s me again. And I’m back with math. Delicious math. Dinner = grilled protein + citrus/avocado salsa. The markets here are flooded with beautiful Texas citrus – 5 oranges for $1? An 8 lb bag for just under $5? Don’t mind if I do! We took a few of those Texas oranges, paired them [...]

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Spring in Texas: The Crawfish Boil (and Crawfish Mac & Cheese)

March 26, 2013
Crawfish Boil

Crawfish boils are kind of a big deal here in Houston. And by kind of a big deal, I mean how much more fun could a person want to have besides drinking beer (ahem, grapefruit margaritas), standing around a gigantic pot filled to the brim with corn, potatoes, crawfish, and scary amounts of cayenne pepper. [...]

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Eggs Trivette

March 23, 2013
Eggs Trivette (Crawfish Eggs Benedict)

What else would you have for breakfast after a crawfish boil but Eggs Benedict with a cajun twist? Honestly, after as much stuff as we indulged in, we probably should have just had a bowl of lawn clippings for breakfast. And lunch. But I thought that leftover crawfish, bacon, and a spicy hollandaise sauce sounded [...]

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