Corn and Shrimp Chowder with Mashed Potatoes

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Remember when you were a kid and did strange things with your food at the dinner table?  Like make a mountain of mashed potatoes in the center and a moat of gravy with green peas sprinkled around like trees?  I should have become a food stylist.  I have continue to do fun things with the food I’m serving through the years.  The kids enjoyed meatloaf volcanos or carved watermelon beasts spewing watermelon chunks.  One year a pumpkin monster vomited out guacamole. Continue reading

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Avocado Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

I picked up frozen precooked shrimp a couple of months ago and am finally getting around to trying some recipes.  The first was fairly simple, it was the combination of ingredients that interested me.  I love cucumbers, I eat them often.  I also love avocado and shrimp.  Combining them with a simple cocktail sauce sounded like a good way to start my personal shrimp fest! Continue reading

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce {Copy Cat Recipe}

Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp

Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp

Since we became “empty nesters” several years ago, it’s amazing how fast all of our condiments expire.  I’m always looking at dates on bottles and wondering why we haven’t eaten green olives, Ranch Dressing or cocktail sauce since 2014.  Even the backup bottles and jars we’ve bought and stored in the cupboard are way out of code.  I’ve slowly learned to make sauces to avoid this frustration.  Cocktail sauce is one of these.
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