Seafood Gumbo

I first came across this amazing dish when I was living and working in East Texas. A coworker who hailed from Louisiana brought me in some to taste. Fell in love with it immediately. She gave me her recipe and I tweaked it to fit my taste. She used squid and octopus in her recipe.Continue reading “Seafood Gumbo”

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a popular Mexican salsa tracing back to ancient Aztec cuisine and specifically from the Yucatan Peninsula, Sonora, Guanajuato, and Oaxaca regions of Mexico. It also goes by the name salsa bandera, which means flag salsa, because it depicts the green, white, and red colors of the Mexican national flag. It isContinue reading “Pico de Gallo”


Equipment Needed: Instant Pot Jelly Bag or Cheese Cloth (jelly bag is best) Fine Mesh Strainer Thermometer (Quick Read or Candy) Wooden Spoon Non-Metal Whisk *All equipment needs to be bacteria free.  Make sure your equipment is thoroughly cleaned. Ingredients Needed: Whole Milk – ½ Gallon, I use Oakhurst (use any really good pasteurized milk)Continue reading “GREEK YOGURT – INSTANT POT RECIPE”

Mama Saluzzo Parmigiana di Pollo

INGREDIENTS: Boneless Chicken BreastItalian Bread Crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheeseEggsMarinara Sauce (homemade)Fresh Mozzarella CheeseFresh Parmesan CheeseFresh Ricotta Cheese (seasoned)Cooked Spaghetti Noodles Preheat oven to 400 degrees Boil your noodles, drain, and then toss around in your seasoned ricotta cheese.  I make fresh ricotta but you can use store bought.  I season my ricotta with ItalianContinue reading “Mama Saluzzo Parmigiana di Pollo”

Up River Granola

I have finally created a granola recipe that makes my tummy and brain happy.  I have not had much luck creating some granola that had me go “WOW, damn, this is better than sex” and now I have!!!  High protein too!! Rolled oats — 4 cupsDried cherriesHemp seedsAlmonds – whole or slicedPecans – whole orContinue reading “Up River Granola”

Lumberjack Pot Pie

Both my great grandmother Edith and grandmother Olive were cooks at a lumber camp in Dead River Plantation and Big Island, Maine in the late 1800’s.  Back when the rugged lumber jacks felled trees with axe and various hand saws and used oxen/work horses to haul the timber. After I came up with recipe, IContinue reading “Lumberjack Pot Pie”

Red Curry Shrimp

INGREDIENTS1 Pound of Shrimp (I used 2 pound frozen)1 Extra long Carrot sliced like a 25 cent piece1 Medium Red Onion (quartered) I sliced mine1 Red Bell Pepper cut in chunks1 Medium Zucchini cut into chunks1 – 14 oz can of Coconut Milk1 good size handful of Cilantro chopped1 Tbsp Red Curry Paste1 Tbsp ofContinue reading “Red Curry Shrimp”

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