Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

It’s nearly the holidays, and you’ve been to your share of super-fun parties. But have you thrown one yourself? No need to be shy about it, counsels Aric Spiczka, Executive Chef of Eddie Merlot’s in Lincolnshire. “Simple things make a party great,” says Spiczka, like his seasonal and easy Cranberry Kiss Martini, made with cranberry […]

Quick Recipe: Sautéed Shrimp with Fresh Mango Salsa

This delicious and fresh shrimp dish is so fast, you can make it for a weeknight dinner. But even though it’s a quick recipe, it looks so good, you’ll feel like you could win “The Taste”  with it. Two tips: First, make sure the shrimp are totally dry before you sauté them. Drain them on […]

Crispy Shrimp with Scallions and Ginger

Take out Chinese food is so disappointing. Is that the Kung Pao Shrimp or the Szechaun Shrimp? Kind of taste the same. Here’s an easy and fast shrimp dish that you can make in less time than it takes to get delivery and it’s so much better. Crispy Shrimp with Scallions and Ginger  Serves: 4 […]

Shrimp and Sugar Snap Peas with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

This recipe can be made year-round, but it’s best in early summer with sugar snap peas and basil from the farmers market. Serves: 6 for lunch, 12 or more as part of a buffet Total Time: 30 minutes Complete the Menu: Crusty bread, St. Andre cheese and iced tea Vinaigrette Ingredients 1/3 cup lemon juice, […]

Recipe: Bacon and Shrimp Over Quick Creamy Polenta

Polenta cooks as fast as couscous and it’s a whole grain. The shrimp is also great over rice, but over polenta, it’s divine. Shrimp Juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (Tabasco, Frank’s, whatever you have is fine) 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp 3 bacon slices 1 […]