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Cuban Mojo Shrimp

Cuban Mojo Shrimp

There is nothing better than grilled, plump, juicy shrimp complemented by Cuban mojo (pronounced “mo-ho”) on a hot summer night. It would be even better if such a meal could be enjoyed on the humid island overlooking a white sandy beach. Citrus, garlic and herbs 

Lime Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Lime Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Its a much lighter meal when cauliflower rice fills your plate. Its not hard to skip the carbs and fill your rice with flavor instead. This is the perfect accompaniment to Cuban Mojo Shrimp, so if you want a full meal, this is it! In 

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

Mince or Ground Meat Wellington

My kid’s have excellent taste. They asked me to cook a Beef Wellington. Right….  I guess the a la carte must be excellent at Bistro SmellaQue?  How am I going to execute this dinner request? Foodies often miss the level of difficulty in cooking a 

Roasted Whole Sablefish (Black Cod)

Roasted Whole Sablefish (Black Cod)

Asian cultures cook and serve whole fish all the time, so when I saw a fresh whole sablefish (black cod) at the store, my jaw dropped and I couldn’t wait to take it home and enjoy it roasted at home. My favorite dish at Japanese 

Apple Cider Biscuits with Pepper Jelly and Apple Slices

Apple Cider Biscuits with Pepper Jelly and Apple Slices

These Apple Cider Biscuits with Pepper Jelly and Apple Slices are phenomenal! I started the week stumped on how to create a dish from “apple cider” for our weekly @supperchallenge. But as I thought about the familiar flavors of apple and buttery biscuits in a 

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

What does one do with leftover turkey or chicken when you’re looking for flavor punch? Tortilla soup has all the makings of a hearty meal and its easy to assemble! After cooking a turkey dinner, the next couple days, I want to cook with as 

Orange Cranberry Icebox Shortbread Cookies

Orange Cranberry Icebox Shortbread Cookies

There’s something festive about orange cranberry icebox shortbread cookies that I love. While everyone else bakes up chocolate or fudgy treats, I like to break the mold <haha, break the cookie mold>. That’s the great thing, not only is this cookie equally as festive, but 

Whipped Shortbread

Whipped Shortbread

Old fashioned whipped shortbread with a maraschino cherry is classic. I have to confess that any Christmas cookie platter holding whipped shortbread will mean that I will make a hurried walk to snatch up this melt-in-your-mouth treat. <I can’t even say I’m embarrassed. First one 

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pheasant Breasts

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pheasant Breasts

When my neighbor generously shared the finds of his hunting trip, I was ecstatic. Pheasant? Cleaned and prepped pheasant breasts? YES, I WOULD LOVE SOME <in my most polite and rational voice>. The real question was – how was I going to cook it. BBQ 

Smoked (or Baked) Oyster Rockefeller Casserole

Smoked (or Baked) Oyster Rockefeller Casserole

Save yourself some $$ and enjoy Oyster Rockefeller at home in a casserole form with a touch of smoke.  When you can get double or even triple the value in oysters, this is a great deal.  Even better, oysters pairs with smoke beautifully, so this