Sunday 4 February 2024

Angel hair pasta with crab

Create an elegant night with a crab meat pasta.

You will absolutely love this Crab Pasta With a Lemon Garlic Sauce! It's spectacular in both presentation and taste. With just a handful of fresh ingredients and 20 minutes, this succulent crab and pasta recipe will be a showstopper!!

Angel Hair pasta with Crab

1/2 lb angel hair pasta or a pasta of your choice

3 T unsalted butter

2 cloves of garlic crushed

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 of a lemon, squeezed

1 cup of crab meat

3/4 cup grated Parmesan Reggiano

2 T Heavy Cream

salt and white pepper to taste

Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water to al dente.

While pasta is cooking melt the butter and add the garlic, saute for about one minute, without letting it turn brown. Pour in the wine and squeezed the lemon juice in. Turn up the heat and let it reduce for a couple minutes to about 1/3-1/2 cup.


Stir in the crab and take it off the heat. Drain the pasta retaining about 1/2 cup pasta water. Add the pasta to the crab mixture and toss to combine. Add the Parmesan. Stir over low heat while the Parmesan melts into the sauce. Add the cream, salt and white pepper. If too thick add a little pasta water.


 We are missing our island paradise this February, however, we are looking forward to going in April/May....

Saturday 3 February 2024

Brown Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookie

This Brown Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies recipe is easy to make, freezer-friendly, and great for gifts! The cookies are made with toasted pecans and browned butter for the best nutty flavor and texture. Everyone will love these tender, buttery shortbread cookies – they’re irresistible. 

Friday 19 January 2024

Halibut Pie


Everybody loves pot pie. It has got to be in the top five of all comfort foods. Its buttery, flaky 'lid' keeps all the creamy goodness piping hot until you finally dig in and take that first bite. It's heaven on a chilly day! So a halibut pot pie is the perfect meal to keep us motivated and dreaming of summer.  I used my delicious Sour Cream pastry for the top crust, but of course, you can always use ready made puff pastry or really change it up with creamy mashed potatoes.

Friday 13 October 2023

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Bill and I are in Las Vegas enjoying some shows and of course amazing food! The other night we were at the Wynn, Cipriani restaurant, I had the most amazing salad and I immediately thought, "I need to create this at home"! I nailed it! 

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie

This is one of my favorite cookies! So quick and easy! This is best with real butter, don't cheat this recipe with a lesser type! 

Garden tomato sauce! Figure friendly!

I have an abundance of tomatoes this year....well, really, I have an abundance of everything! I have the Wee Bear running to the food bank once a week with a large shopping bag full of vegetables from my garden. I even put a basket on the board walk of the river in front of our Idaho home full of free veggies. So, I decided to make my own tomato sauce, Catsup and from this recipe for Tomato sauce, I made my own Enchilada Sauce
Fresh home made is full of fresh flavor!

Sunday 10 September 2023

Supremes de Volaille Orloff (Chicken)

A French recipe learned in my 20+ years with Eva Kenly. This is easy to make and can be made completely ahead. It's chicken breasts with mushroom duxelles (sauteed mushrooms with Madeira) and a Gruyere is easy and delicious!