Fish and potatoes are a classic combination that is tried and true. However, to make it an outstanding meal, the seasonings need to be spot on. I tried this recipe three times before I got the combination of seasonings just right. It is a simple dish, but the flavors are bold and meld well together. Brown sugar salmon and roasted potatoes with maple mustard dill sauce was an easy dinner that I put together on my flame-less grill. Continue reading →
There are some days that are simply meant for grilling. Those days when you want nothing more than to sit on the patio, sip a cold beverage, and enjoy some time in the sunshine. You also don’t want to fuss around with lots of prep, so simple is the name of the game. Try these grilled bagels with dill cream cheese spread. I top mine with smoked trout to make it even more smokey and filling! Continue reading →
It’s Monday morning and it’s raining. Days like this really make you appreciate the weekend! The weather this weekend was beautiful and I managed to get outside to do some yard work. It has been a long spring for us in Southern Illinois, and I have been trying to soak up as much as possible before the summer heat sets in. These fish tacos with pineapple salsa are a great refreshing dinner after spending the day in the sun! Continue reading →
I love watching football all season long. Football Sundays are cherished for us when the fall rolls around. It is special because there are so few games to the season, in comparison to other sports. We huddle around the couch, spending time together enjoying copious amounts of football food! I love to experiment with all kinds of foods, finding the most fun and creative to eat for those special days! Continue reading →
Smoked fish is a favorite of mine. I use it in many dishes because it is so rich and salty, it has the ability to make almost anything taste rich as well. When you add smoked fish to something rich and creamy, it becomes over the top! Continue reading →
Chowder is the perfect soup for cold days. We haven’t seen too much of winter here in southern Illinois yet, but the temperatures dropped this week, and it was time for chowder! It’s creamy and filling and warming. It will practically consume you with all of its comforting goodness. Spoonful after spoonful. Ready for chowder yet?
Soooooo…….. This is the recipe I shared with my family for Thanksgiving! Not very thanksgiving-y, but everyone loved it. We were trout fishing together for a week, and made this chipotle trout sliders recipe with fresh trout! Yum! It was served along with garlicky green beans, which is a lot more like thanksgiving.
As far as fish sandwiches go, this one is pretty classic. As I did my research for creating this recipe, I found that traditional crispy fried fish with slaw is really the way to go. It just works so well, don’t fix it if it’s not broken (I say that, but I will still try, sigh…life as a food blogger). If you’re not a huge fish fan, or eat a lot of it like I do, this sandwich is a great way to consume more fish without feeling like you are… it’s just a sandwich!
I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salads. But boy do I love them now! Anything can be tossed together and called a salad. This salad is traditional in the sense that I use greens to bulk it up. Roasted potatoes and flaky trout make this dish incredibly filling, which is rare to find in a salad. Pair it with the creamy dilled dressing and you have a winner!
Burgers are a favorite dish in my house. I love to play with flavor combinations, and burgers make this so easy. Because it’s a burger you can fold anything into it, and top it with anything that will fit inside the bun. Tangy mustard and sweet apricot compliment one another to make a gourmet burger that’s out of this world!