Chargrilled Oysters

I have been making these for years and have somehow never written about it. Probably because I’ve never measured! These are my favorite oysters in the world. They’re perfectly good with just the cheese mixture but if you’re feeling chef-y, make the quick butter sauce and pour it a bit over on the grill. The…

Smoked Salmon Crostini

A quick and easy Norwegian appetizer This was the very first Disney dinner dish I thought of. I researched Norwegian food for countless hours and found that smoked salmon is a really big deal in Norway. Apparently Norwegians happily eat smoked salmon morning, noon, and night and to that I say, sign me up! I…

Rosemary Grilled Salmon

Practically everyone who’s had dinner at my house has had my Rosemary Grilled Salmon. I make it all the time because I don’t have to think twice about it and it always turns out perfect. This recipe easily doubles or halves. You can even make just one packet for yourself! I often pair this main…

Fideos with Chorizo and Mussels

This was my first attempt at making the Spanish pasta Fideosย at home and I can honestly tell you this is one of the best dishes I’ve ever made. Creamy, smoky, with a touch of heat from the chorizo, this is a winner. And it’s so simple to make! The garlic paprika aioli really sends it…

Seafood Chowder with Mussels

The only thing better than a Sunday is a rainy Sunday. Those close to me know to drop by my house when it’s raining. I get into so much trouble in my kitchen on rainy days! This weekend I had a craving for seafood chowder. Here’s what I came up with. This is not a…

Bell Pepper Tilapia with Basmati Rice

This is a happy, easy weeknight dish. I say happy because it’s bright, colorful, full of nutrients and bell peppers always taste like sunshine to me. This is the kind of dish I like to cook during the week when it’s just me because it’s healthy and easy. (Contrary to popular belief, I don’t cook…

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Orzo Salad

Do you ever crave something you’ve never eaten? I do all the time! I rarely experiment when I have guests coming over but Iย really wanted to try grilled bell peppers and asparagus in an orzo shrimp salad for The Rose Table en Blancย and it was hands-down one of the best dishes I’ve ever whipped up….

Steamed Mussels with Fresh Tomatoes and Parmesan

Breaking news: this is my new favorite dish to make! I know you’re not supposed to play withย your food, but mussels play back and I found it positively delightful. All in all this dish took about 15 minutes to make and, while I have no problem paying for quality food, the whole dish cost all…

Summer Garden Party

There are few things I love as much as cooking good food for good people. I recently had friends over for a summer garden party on my flagstone patio. We played croquet, drank wine and champagne, and enjoyed each other’s company. For the table, I chose a simple white tablecloth. Since I had an umbrella in…

Grilled Swordfish Pasta

Today I visited Jimmy’s Food Store, a speciality Italian grocery in Dallas, for the first time. I got the most delightful Mafalde pasta imported from Italy and had to think up a dish worthy of such fine pasta. Enjoy this little taste of Italy! Grilled Swordfish Pasta Two swordfish steaks 1/2 package pasta (I used…

Creamy, Dreamy Salmon

Cream cheese is rarely a bad idea, especially in a salmon dish. If you want a healthy fish dinner than you can forget about after you throw it in the oven, you’ll love this recipe. Creamy, Dreamy Salmon Two 4 oz. pieces of salmon One lemon Two Yukon gold potatoes, cut into small pieces 2…

Fish in a Flash

Tilapia isn’t boring. I repeat: Tilapia isn’t boring. Whoever started this rumor obviously never prepared tilapia well. Whole Foods has particularly meaty, delicious tilapia that comes in freezer packs, two fish for $3. I stock up every time I go to WF. I happen to prefer handling tilapia when it’s frozen, which means I can…