Southwestern Shrimp Salad

June 5, 2014
Southwestern Shrimp Salad | Magnolia Days

My shrubs have doubled in growth in what seems like overnight. They were trimmed and shaped earlier this year. Apparently the lovely spring weather caused an explosion of new branches and leaves. This is a good thing and it also means another round of trimming and shaping. A full day of lifting and handling a […]

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Grilled Bread with Shrimp, Portuguese Aioli, and Green Olive Relish

May 29, 2014
Grilled Bread with Shrimp, Aioli, and Olive Relish | Magnolia Days

Click, click, click, click, woosh. Those are the sounds of firing up the grill. There are more than flames ignited at that moment. Memories of grilling from long ago spring into mind. Back then it was my dad who was manning the flames. He diligently watched over to make sure the steaks were perfectly done. […]

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Grilled Herb Shrimp With Chimichurri Sauce for #SundaySupper

September 1, 2013
Grilled Herb Shrimp With Chimichurri Sauce | Magnolia Days

My rosemary bush is on the curve of a flower bed. It is next to the walkway that leads to my front door.  Each time I pass by it, my hand is drawn down to brush against it. I’ll bring my hand up to my face to breathe in the delightful scent. The same happens […]

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Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad

August 20, 2013
Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad | Magnolia Days

The mall directory offered the same dining choices. Hopes of finding a new restaurant vanished. I stood there gazing up and down the list wondering if one would call out to me. The fast food court was quickly eliminated from the options. Full restaurants would take too much time. I opted for the least previously […]

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Thai Noodle Salad With Shrimp

July 16, 2013
Thai Noodle Salad With Shrimp | Magnolia Days

The bowl of green peppers was sitting pretty on the kitchen counter. The harvest from the jalapeño plant was a trophy of the success of my garden. Those peppers quietly called out to be used. Morning brought the surprise of a color change. One of them had transformed from green to red. The now colorful […]

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Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche for #HolidayFoodParty

April 26, 2013
Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche | Magnolia Days

Cinco de Mayo will be here soon. It’s a fun celebration and the best part is the food and beverages. Mexican cuisine is so popular. I have it in my dinner rotation often (usually burritos, nachos, or tacos). There are more Mexican restaurants near my home than any other ethnic cuisine. There was one that […]

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Shrimp and Grits

April 9, 2013
Shrimp and Grits | Magnolia Days

Shrimp and grits is a very Southern dish. What’s interesting is that I never had it until several years ago. Why? Well, it has to do with my history of grits. I thought of grits as breakfast. Even more, the grits I had growing up were sweet. My dad would mix in sugar and cream. […]

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Shrimp and Vegetable Couscous for #WeekdaySupper #SauteExpress

February 12, 2013
Shrimp and Vegetable Couscous | Magnolia Days

Ever have one of those running behind days? When something comes up and blows your whole schedule. You put yourself in high gear to get back on track and then yet another thing arises. I had one of those days recently. Everything I had planned was disrupted. Next thing I knew it was after lunch […]

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo for #WeekdaySupper

January 10, 2013
Shrimp Fra Diavolo | Magnolia Days

How often do you cook dinner during the week? These days it averages about four times a week for me. My goal is to cook all five days, Monday through Friday. Most of my weekday suppers are fairly simple and easy recipes. Sometimes we have sandwich night or soup or salad. Every now and then I make […]

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Roasted Shrimp With Chili-Lime Sauce for #SundaySupper

September 30, 2012
Roasted shrimp with chili-lime sauce

Hooray for a short list of ingredients! I’m sure you feel that way sometimes when searching for something to cook. I have those times too. It is usually on a very busy day or when the pantry is bare. There are the times I entertain too. Preparing a spread of food for guests sure can […]

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