• Golden crispy air fryer catfish plated with a side salad.

    Catfish Recipes

    Every single one of these catfish recipes looks mouthwateringly delicious. A few years ago I learned that August happens to be National Catfish Month. It seems everything has a holiday now … even catfish! I’m always on board for celebrating a food holiday, and of all the fish options out there, catfish seems like a missed opportunity so much of the time. You see lots of tilapia and salmon on restaurant menus and in the grocery store, no matter where you live. It’s like chicken, they’re so common. In the Mid-Atlantic region, common fish you find available include striped bass (also locally known as striper and rockfish), Bluefish, Blue Marlin…

  • This avocado tuna salad is creamy and delicious, with just the right amount of salt and tang. Perfect eaten on toasted sour dough bread or atop a piece of butter lettuce!

    Avocado Tuna Salad

    This avocado tuna salad is creamy and delicious, with just the right amount of salt and tang. It’s perfect eaten on toasted sour dough bread or atop a piece of butter lettuce! Many of my lunches are leftovers from dinner during the week. Things like meatloaf, soup and pasta are almost better a day or two later than they are day of! But, sometimes I like a good sandwich—anything from a classic PB&J or B.L.T, to something with a little more flair. When I was at ALDI recently, I found these great packets of original chunk light tuna in water from Northern Catch® Harvest of the Sea. It’s labeled as…

  • This shrimp and chicken jambalaya made in an Instant Pot is a simple and unique take on the traditional, melt-in-your-mouth savory stew.

    Instant Pot Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya

    This shrimp and chicken jambalaya made in an Instant Pot is a simple and unique take on the traditional, melt-in-your-mouth savory stew.  Having realized a bag of frozen raw shrimp in my freezer, along with a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs nearing expiration in the fridge and some leftover steamed rice, I felt it was my duty to create a Chopped-style dinner last week. It was a weeknight, so in addition to having fun with a random assortment of ingredients, I was also faced with the time crunch of “after work” cooking mania. This is where the Instant Pot can be so very handy. I decided on a jambalaya-style stew.…

  • This baked tilapia is topped with a creamy Dijon mayo sauce before being baked in a hot oven for 10 minutes. Another quick weeknight meal to add to the rotation!

    Baked Tilapia with Dijon Mayo Sauce

    This baked tilapia is topped with a creamy Dijon mayo sauce before being baked in a hot oven for only ten minutes. It’s another quick weeknight meal to add to the rotation! A few weeks ago ALDI had nice cuts of fresh (never frozen!) tilapia on sale for some sort of ridiculous “this must be expiring soon” price. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. I couldn’t help myself from buying a couple packages, and then promptly throwing them into our freezer chest for use at a later date. Tilapia’s thin, which means thawing it out takes practically no time. If it’s not…

  • The 10 Best Things About Picking Maryland Crabs!

    The 10 Best Things About Picking Maryland Crabs

    Obviously there are plenty of places along the East Coast (and around the world, for that matter) where you can enjoy a fine plate of fresh seafood. Even with all that at our fingertips, there is nothing — I repeat, nothing — that can bring a Marylander more joy than picking blue crabs. Or, rather, Maryland crabs. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. I think I was in elementary school when I picked my first crabs — a late bloomer, by our state’s standards. As far as I can remember, though, I was hooked as soon as I had my first taste…

  • Seared salt and pepper shrimp over thin spaghetti with a mushroom and garlic cream sauce sounds like a fancy dinner, but it's actually super easy!

    Seared Shrimp Over Thin Spaghetti With a Mushroom and Garlic Cream Sauce

    Seared shrimp, seasoned with salt and pepper, over thin spaghetti with a mushroom and garlic cream sauce sounds like a fancy dinner, but it’s actually super easy! This title might win in “the longest recipe title ever conceived by anyone anywhere” category. But, really, I’m not sure how else to explain this simple recipe I made a couple of months ago. That’s exactly what’s pictured — except I should have also added and fresh tomato and basil to the title, if I were truly trying to be exact about things. Because, you know, there’s fresh tomato and basil sprinkled right on top. I originally posted an Instagram shot of this recipe…

  • This bratwurst and shrimp jambalaya is the ultimate comfort food, layered with all sorts of savory flavors and ready on your stove top in a little over an hour.

    Bratwurst and Shrimp Jambalaya

    This bratwurst and shrimp jambalaya is the ultimate comfort food, layered with all sorts of savory flavors and ready on your stove top in a little over an hour. Writing is a big part of my life, but it’s not my livelihood. I actually have a job in marketing for a large company, and I spend about fifty percent of my time in an office without windows. Before you get all, “That sucks, I feel really sorry for you!” on me, don’t. I really love my job, the building and with the people with whom I work, are amazing! I actually have large floor-to-ceiling windows about twenty feet away, just…

  • seared scallops, scallop recipes

    Pan-Seared Scallops With Lemon Butter Sauce

    These delicious pan-seared scallops are a simple way to have a fancy dinner at home! Anniversaries used to mean reservations at the restaurant where we had our wedding rehearsal dinner. A leisurely glasses of wine, expensive cuts of steak and decadent dessert. Then we had little kids and tighter budget and suddenly going out to eat was more complicated than it was worth. I’m sure many can relate. That said, we still like to do a little something special for our anniversary dinner. Nowadays it’s just usually cooked in the comfort of our home. We’ve enjoyed steamed lobsters (yes, cooked fresh), crab imperial, fresh spinach and lump crab meat omelettes,…