Recipes Posts

Harissa Roasted Potatoes with Tahini Sauce

A bowl of spicy roasted potatoes with tahini sauce drizzled on top. Served with scallions and sesame seeds.

Who doesn’t love some crispy roasted potatoes? These potatoes are ESPECIALLY tasty and packed with flavor. Why? They’re roasted with harissa! The harissa gives them a bit of a spicy kick and the tahini sauce adds a nice, creamy element. All topped off with green onion and toasted sesame seeds—so delicious! I’ve been wanting to share this recipe since the Read More

Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad

There’s nothing like a good, fresh, cooling salad when the weather warms up, Am I right? Want to know what makes the salad even better? Beef! This Thai Beef Salad is filled with crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and super flavorful, thinly sliced steak. This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. I Read More

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

chicago style hot dog

If you’re from Chicago, I know you know how to make a Chicago dog so you can skip right over this post. Might I suggest this one? Now if you’re not from Chicago, stick around! I’m going to show you how to make a proper Chicago style hot dog! Living in and around Chicago my entire life, Chicago dogs have Read More

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

What’s better than a couple grilled shrimp skewbobs in the summertime? Not much! Especially if you call them skewbobs, but that’s just my opinion. In all seriousness though, how good are Shrimp skewers in the summer?! I am requesting that all my meals, no matter what they are, be skewered and grilled in the summer. That’s that. Since it’s finally Read More

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

soft shell crab sandwich

One of the best ways to enjoy soft shell crab is in a good old sandwich. Salty, crunchy crab and spicy, sweet sauce in a warm bun—what’s better than that? I like to keep everything really simple in these sandwiches to make sure the soft shell crab is the star. Okay, the sauce is also a star but let’s try Read More

Soft Shell Crab Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary with Soft Shell Crab

I swear I’m not a psycho (true, probably only a psycho would say that) but OH MY GOD, Soft Shell Crab Bloody Marys are a freaking revelation. You guys gotta trust me on this one, okay? By now you might have noticed that I love crab and I LOVE soft shell crab. When soft shell crab season rolls around, it’s Read More

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

There are tons of fun ways to enjoy soft shell crab and then there’s my favorite. Simply pan fried. When the weather starts warming up, the first thing on my mind is: it’s almost soft shell crab season! By the time May get’s here, I’m SO ready to enjoy one of my favorite foods! The first thing I do when Read More

Squid Ink Pasta with Soft Shell Crab and Tomatoes

Would I even be Carolyn Mazzocco if I let soft shell crab season come and go without making soft shell crab pasta?! I mean, any excuse to make pasta, right? The squid ink pasta goes perfectly with the crab and all it needs is the simplest cherry tomato sauce and maybe (definitely) a glass of wine. If you’re not familiar, Read More

Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp, Watercress and Feta

I’m sure some of you are rolling your eyes at the cauliflower rice thing but, it’s actually really tasty! I promise. Want to know how to make it extra tasty? Add shrimp, watercress and feta. You’ve got a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner! I make this about once a week in my house. Since it’s so quick and healthy, it Read More

Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip

Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip

I love making this Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip for parties. Nobody has ever complained about having this dip around! (Except maybe when the bowl is empty.) I was going to say this is perfect for game day—and it is—but you know what else it’s perfect for? Binge watching real housewives. That’s right, sports, you don’t get to have all the Read More