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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

Italian Antipasti with Prosciutto Di Parma

Italian Antipasto Platter

Whether it’s a holiday or just a regular dinner with your family, Anitpasti is all you need to keep a group happy! I’ll show you how to assemble the perfect Antipasto Platter with Prosciutto di Parma. Antipasto (Antipasti is the plural) is the first course of an Italian meal or an appetizer—it literally translates to, “before the meal.” Growing up, Read More

Lamb Meatballs with Carrot Tomato Sauce

I love lamb meatballs. They have an incredible amount of flavor and they always turn out perfectly juicy and tender. Since spring is just around the corner, I figured it was a great time to share this delicious recipe with you guys! People don’t seem to cook with lamb enough, in my opinion. If you’re one of those people who’s Read More

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Fennel

This Spaghetti with Shrimp and Fennel has quickly become a favorite in my house. I recently made it for my boyfriend and he was so impressed, he thought I had gone out of my way to make a really special meal for him. Little did he know, it was beyond easy to make! (but let’s just keep that on the Read More

Spicy Shrimp and Smashed Avocado Bites

These spicy shrimp and avocado bites get gobbled up in minutes every time I make them so you might want to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe!  Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I have been making these for years and am just finally getting around to posting the recipe because, well, I’m an idiot. No seriously, that’s the reason. Read More

Beet Carpaccio with Goat Cheese and Pepitas

This Beet Carpaccio is one of those recipes that looks fancy, but is incredibly easy to make. Like, seriously, it’s almost embarrassing how easy it is. You’ll roast some beets, slice ’em up, add some delicious toppings and there you go, a beautiful and tasty dish! Speaking of beautiful, can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty beets Read More

Easy Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs In Purgatory with Cheese

Eggs in Purgatory might take the blue ribbon for coziest breakfast ever (if anyone is giving out ribbons for that.) In addition to being the coziest, it’s also one of the easiest! I’m telling you, it looks fancy, but it’s a breeze to make. I mean, I regularly make this on weekdays—that’s how easy it is! It’s a healthy and fun Read More