Crab and Bacon Savory Pie {grain free}


I’ve nearly stopped buying bacon altogether instead favoring bacon ends and pieces. It’s rare that I eat bacon for the sake of eating bacon (like with eggs or pancakes). I’m usually buying it for a recipe with bacon as the star of the show or even a side act. Bacon ends and pieces are significantly…

Smoked Salmon Chowder {Seattle style}


One of the things I loved about living in Portland, Ore., was how close it was to Seattle. I love, love, love Seattle. I love Pike Place Market. I could walk around it for hours and I have before. One of the things I’ve never tried while in Seattle was Smoked Salmon Chowder. Clam Chowder,…

{low-fat} Cheesy Tuna Casserole


Folks, I never thought I would be doing this. Honestly. When I started this blog I pledged (in the back of my mind) to only make good-tasting and (for the most part) completely unhealthy recipes. There was a time when I would take healthy recipes and make them unhealthy. (Recipe calls for low-fat milk? I’ll…

Fish Stew


I ❤️ Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes. Every time I do a google search for a recipe and Elise’s website pops up in my browser, I know I have to look no further. The other day I bought some cod pieces at Trader Joe’s. I was planning on making them for my dog, who has diabetes….

Smoked Salmon Dip


One of my friends has a house on an island in Alaska. Her family convenes there every summer (at the least) and they fly back to the Pacific Northwest with as much fish as they can carry. Just kidding. I think they have the fish shipped back. When I lived in Portland, she was nice…

Garlicky Lemon Greek Yogurt Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Feta


It was determined after the Saturday night fat bomb late night snack that a lightened up dinner was needed on Sunday. I’ve always shied away from using Greek yogurt in pasta because… Why would I want to eat pasta unless it was full of fat? However, I was persuaded to try Greek yogurt in pasta…

Salmon Nachos


I found the idea of salmon + nachos at once intriguing and slightly disgusting. The most out-on-a-limb I normally go when eating nachos is subbing chicken for beef. But I had this one lone salmon fillet in my fridge this week and didn’t feel like having salmon and spinach again. So I got a little…

Brown Sugar-Chipotle Salmon with Honey-Berry Glaze


My grandma clipped a chipotle salmon recipe from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. I’m a sucker for anything chipotle so I, of course, thought the recipe looked amazing. My adapted version of the recipe is below. ingredients. 1 c. blackberries 2 T. honey 2 T. butter, melted and cooled fresh lime juice of two slices of lime…

Bad Baby Smoked Salmon and Brie Pie


Updated 10/22/2017 Shh! I’m inventing a new pie in my head. Tomorrow’s blue plate special. I’m calling it: I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie. I don’t think we can write that on the menu board, hon. Then I’ll just call it Bad Baby Pie. What’s in it, honey? It’s a Quiche of egg and Brie…

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops


I never used to like scallops. I think this is in part because I first tried them in a seafood pasta dish, and the scallops were small, overcooked and rubbery. Then I tried the large scallops. Huge ones you can buy fresh at Pike Place Market. And when I tried those delicious large scallops fresh…

Salmon and Cream Cheese Pizza with Tomato, Red Onion and Dill


I’ve been dreaming of this recipe for a week now. Scanning the internet for recipes I discovered there aren’t that many salmon pizza recipes out there – unless you’re looking for smoked salmon. I found a few people who used either fresh or leftover salmon and stole bits and pieces of the ingredients and directions…

Salmon Chowder


Some of the best clam chowder I’ve ever had can be found at The Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos, Calif. When I’m nostalgic for my former California life, a lot of times it’s the food I crave. Though I haven’t come across a great recipe for Clam Chowder as of yet, my grandma sent…

Salt Lick Salmon


About a year or so ago my dad was visiting me in Long Beach, Calif., when he stumbled upon a restaurant that sold Himilayan salt plates. Having recently heard rave reviews from friends who had learned to cook using these salt plates, Dad was intrigued. But not intrigued enough to buy one to lug home…

Italian Tuna Melt


This is just your standard tuna melt with Italian seasonings on Italian bread.

Linguine and Clam Sauce


The first time someone made this for me I thought it was just OK. The more I ate this dish, the better and better it got; however, I never made it for myself. And so it became time to perfect this recipe on my own.

Baked Tuna Melt


The tuna melt is one of my favorite open-faced sandwiches in existence. The best part? So easy to make.