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Tortilla de Patata or Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla also called Tortilla de Patata or Potato Omelette Recipe This is a wonderful filling dish, eaten across Spain. You can eat this dish warm, or cold. It is great in wedges warm, but it is also great served in thin slices on a fresh baguette. Serve with...

100 Easy Recipes for Memorial Day BBQ

21 Easy Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ. Celebrate Memorial Day with super easy recipes and Memorial Day barbecue ideas.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Grilled Mexican Street Corn and Black Bean Salsa is the perfect warm salsa to serve tacos, enchiladas, and your favorite nacho recipe.

Spicy Mango Salsa Recipe

Spicy Mango Salsa Recipe is the perfect compliment to fresh seafood, chicken, and pork. Mango salsa makes an awesome fish taco.

Salsa Verde Mexican Chicken | Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Mexican Chicken is the perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. Super easy to make – just set it in the morning and you’ll have tender shredded chicken for dinner.

Tequila Mockingbird – Spicy Tequila Cocktail

Tequila Mockingbird – Spicy Tequila Cocktail. Muddled watermelon and fresh jalapeno with tequila is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita. This spicy tequila cocktail mixed with a traditional Jalisco Sangrita. Sangrita’s are my new cocktail obsession. Sangrita or “little blood” has traditionally been served as a chaser for excellent quality tequila. It would have been a mixture of fruit juices and finely ground chili pepper. Many sangrita recipes call for tomato juice, but that would not have been part of the traditional recipe, the original recipe would have been made from leftover juice from fresh fruit salads and changed based on the fruits used.

Today’s cocktail culture is creating very intriguing sangritas as an ingredient in some pretty amazing tequila cocktails. This recipe calls for a combination of grapefruit, orange, and lime with a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper.

Spicy Blackberry Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers

Spicy Blackberry Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers is an easy appetizer or main dish for your next backyard barbecue. The tartness of blackberries combined with the smoky bourbon and a touch of honey makes these chicken skewers irresistible.

Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

Sheet Pan-Roasted Root Vegetables pair perfectly with grilled or slow-cooked meats, BBQ chicken, and roast pork.

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets

Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets are by far my favorite beignet in the New Orleans area. Served with café au lait beignets are quintessential New Orleans breakfast or late night treat, and makes an awesome brunch dessert.

Kell-

Kell-

Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

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Smoked Salmon Black Bean Chili Recipe

Wild smoked salmon black bean chili is a unique and tasty riff on traditional chili. When I lived in Alaska, late summer into fall was time to smoke salmon for the winter. Fall is chili season, so it just made sense that I’d create a wild smoked salmon chili.

Easy Shrimp and Scallop Pozole

Easy Shrimp and Scallop Pozole is a great variation of traditional pozole. Pozole is a hearty Mexican or New Mexican hominy soup, is traditionally prepared with pork or chicken. Shellfish make this version special enough for any occasion.

Quick and Easy Homemade Pesto Sauce

I have to admit that I’m a little lazy when it comes to pesto, I always have a jar in my pantry or fridge. But it really is easy to make. Try this Quick and Easy Homemade Pesto Sauce recipe. This is is a great way to use that bumper crop of basil I always seem to have in the summer.

Stuffed Turkey Burger with Pesto and Bacon

For a lighter burger option try the Stuffed Turkey Burger with Pesto and Bacon recipe. the feta cheese adds a nice salty flavor. This Stuffed Turkey burger will be a welcome addition to your backyard barbecue.

Don’t be Crabby Burger – Crab Cake Sandwich

Sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and serve an unexpected burger like my Don’t be Crabby Burger – Crab sandwich recipe. The combination of rich crab meat with melted brie and a spicy pineapple slaw is the perfect tropical vacation as close as your backyard.

Simple and Easy Fra Diavolo Sauce

I love spicy tomato sauce. This Simple and Easy Fra Diavolo Sauce, is so good. You'll never buy jarred tomato sauce ever again. It really is almost as easy as opening a jar.  Manga!   Simple and Easy Fra Diavolo Sauce Making this spicy sauce couldn't be easier....

Spicy Italian Burger – with onions and peppers

Add a little spice to your life with the Spicy Italian Burger - with onions and peppers and provolone. Add Hot Dry Capocollo and a Fra Diavolo sauce and you have a burger that will have everyone saying mama mia! Manga!   Spicy Italian Burger - with onions and...

Aloha Burger with Grilled Pineapple

Take your taste buds on a trip to Hawaii with the Aloha Burger with Grilled Pineapple and teriyaki BBQ sauce. Top with sliced red onions and blue cheese. Can you say Aloha?   Aloha Burger - with Teriyaki BBQ Sauce and Grilled Pineapple 2 lbs 80/20 ground beef4 oz...

South of the Border Burger with Guacamole

South of the Border Burger with Guacamole Recipe Add a Mexican flair to your next burger with this South of the Border Burger with Guacamole and Fried Jalapenos. Creamy guacamole, paired with fried jalapenos and pepper jack cheese and you have a fiesta of flavors,...

Easy Homemade Fried Jalapeño Slices Recipe

This recipe for fried jalapeños is super easy and you can make a batch of fried jalapeños slices and keep them in an airtight container for a week or so. You can use these to top tacos, burritos, burgers, pizza or a salad. They also look great served on top of...

Homemade Guacamole Recipe – Simple and Easy

Guacamole is so simple to make. After you make this Homemade Guacamole Recipe you'll wonder why you don't make guacamole all the time! The key to awesome guacamole is ripe avocados plus salt, fresh ground pepper, and lime juice. The acidity of the lime juice balances...

Burgers and Brews | Memorial Day Cookout

"Burgers and Brews" Memorial Day Cookout Throw a backyard cookout to celebrate Memorial Day and National Hamburger Day. Plan a Burgers and Brews Memorial Day Cookout. What's more American than a burger cooked on the grilled enjoyed with an ice cold beer? Happy...

Homemade Onion Rings Recipe

Amazing Homemade Onion Ring Recipe Homemade onion rings are amazing. This easy homemade onion ring recipe will have you making amazing onion rings in no time at all.   Homemade Onion Rings Homemade onion rings are so easy to make.  I was visiting home from...

How to Make Cajun Seasoning Mix

How To Make Cajun Seasoning Mix I like to know what's in my spice mixes and am not crazy about ingredients I can't pronounce. So I never buy spice blends.  I make a large batch of this Cajun seasoning mix and store it a glass bottle so I have it ready when I need it....

Party Philosoph-

Who doesn’t love a good party?  We love to entertain.  Any excuse to get the gang together is a great reason for a party.  We do lots of easy poolside BBQs + lunches, snack, and cocktails on the boat.  I spent years throwing parties that we great for guests but I never left the kitchen.  Now I’ve learned to make entertaining spree-free and fun for me and my guests.  I’ll share what I’ve learned and hope it will make it easier for you to throw awesome parties – that get you out of the kitchen and into the party.

Let’s get this party started!

Kelly

Kelly

Kelly

Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

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