Entrees

Barbecued Shrimp

It’s hard to say what I like best about this recipe: the barbecued shrimp itself or French bread dipped in the savory, buttery sauce.  Twenty years ago, this was one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. In 2003, after I eliminated gluten from my diet, I quit making it […]

Lobster grilled cheese sandwich

Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Lobster! Who doesn’t love lobster? We’ve had three memorable lobster meals in our motorhome in Utah (what?!), Maine, and Colorado. I’ll tell you about all three, and share the recipe for the last one, a lobster grilled cheese sandwich.  When we got our first motorhome in 2002, our first RV […]

Carnitas Nachos

Carnitas Nachos

Carnitas nachos! Imagine Mexican slow-cooked pork over tortilla chips and topped with jalapeños, avocados, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. Doesn’t that make your mouth water? Not long ago I saw that on the appetizer menu in a barbecue restaurant. I didn’t order them, but didn’t forget about them either.  One […]

Chicken peanut sauce over yellow squash noodles

Chicken Peanut Sauce

Chicken peanut linguini was one of the meals I missed most when I first went gluten free in 2003. Since then I’ve discovered chicken peanut sauce is just as tasty over zucchini noodles (or “zoodles”), yellow squash noodles (are they “yoodles” from yellow squash?), spaghetti squash, rice or gluten-free linguini. […]

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is a delicious barbecue meal, and there are plenty of ways to cook it. The traditional way is to brine it overnight, then smoke it for 8 hours or so. With a crock pot, it cooks for 8 to 10 hours. An Instant Pot can get the job […]

Almond Chicken Salad

My sister-in-law, Roxanna Zalmanek, made a big batch of this at a family reunion. We all loved it and I asked for the recipe.  To me, it’s the Smokehouse almonds that make this so tasty. The first time I made it, I used extra almonds, which made it too salty. […]

Salmon with pesto and orange sauce

Salmon with Pesto and Orange Sauce

Salmon is a healthy, versatile fish.  I like it however it’s prepared, but this unique blend of flavors with pesto and orange is one of my favorites. Sometimes this blog reminds me of what a lazy cook I’ve become. In 1999, I fell in love with a recipe in a […]

Salmon over Cannellini Beans and Spinach

Wichita Salmon

I suppose this dish could be called Salmon over Cannellini Beans and Spinach or something a bit more descriptive, but I’ve always called it Wichita Salmon. Years ago on an RV trip through Kansas, we ate at a restaurant in Wichita whose name I long ago forgot. After I raved […]

Flambeed Shrimp with Fennel and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Flambéed Shrimp with Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

With shrimp fresh off the boat and fennel and tarragon from a farmer’s market, this is one heavenly dish.  Even with previously frozen shrimp and dried tarragon, it’s very good.  If you want to double the recipe for company, keep in mind the more liqueur, the bigger the fire.  For […]

Clam and Artichoke Sauce Over Linguini ​or Zucchini Noodles

The original recipe calls for linguini. Since I’m on a gluten-free diet, I substitute zucchini noodles or rice, or use gluten-free pasta.  It’s easy to make zucchini noodles — some people call them “zoodles” — using a small, hand-held spiralizer. I have a Veggetti, which works fine for my purposes. […]