Cookies-Bars

Lime Meltaways

I think I fell in love today. No, not my future, but with a new way to use lime in cooking. Have you had those meltaway cookies covered in powdered sugar? They look so appealing from afar but then you take a bite and the cookies are a bit hard. They do not live up…

Party Planning

Cocktail Party 101

I was pulled out of catering retirement by a dear friend looking to plan a surprise party for her husband’s birthday. I thought I’d share for you how I plan out a party and give you a few tips to make yours a bit easier. Planning First you need to determine a few things: How…

Cookies-Bars

Lime Cornmeal Cookies

I think that this blog has documented I have a thing for limes. Sweet or savory dishes taste great with the addition of lime. A few summers back I was looking for something to bring to our annual 4th of July barbeque. On the Martha Stewart website I came across these cookies. The cornmeal gives…

Recipes | Shellfish

Shrimp Two Ways

I have had a few shrimp recipes waiting to be tried so I thought I would try both in one weekend. A little shrimp cook off shall we? The first was from Cooking Light and featured a Jalapeno Lime Marinade. This one is easy. Marinade for a half hour and off to the grill. This…