Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos


Labor Day, I was out manning my grill late into the night. When you’ve got smoked pork butt on the menu, you might want to avoid the rookie error I made and fire up your grill no later than midday. But I got distracted in the Wastelands, when I was finally like, “oh crap, I’m…

Summer Rolls with Lemongrass Ginger Shrimp


    Saturday, Harvest Ridge Winery hosted another Wine Pick Up Party for club members. We don’t always make it down to Marydel for every pick up party, but when we can make it we always have a great time. This month’s wine pack included: Blue Line White, a crisp, semi-dry, refreshing white wine Blue…

Orange Ginger Salad with Sesame Shrimp


After the wife and I hiked the roughly 6 mile Orange Trail at the Fair Hill NRMA we could not stop thinking about dinner. We are beginner hikers and the trail took us about 3 hours to complete. We got home, stretched, and cleaned up and then I went to work in the kitchen. I…

Smoked Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with Shrimp and Okra


  Growing up next door to Louisiana, I was privileged enough to eat several scrumptious, steaming bowls of Gumbo at various cook outs, potlucks, and football games over the years. It is a very comforting and nostalgic stew for me and I love to make it. I usually only treat myself to it during Mardi…