Shrimp Stir Fry

by kara on January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!  I don’t know about you all, but I needed a serious dose of healthy eats after all the wine and cheese I consumed over the holiday season.  What the heck was I thinking?  And then we came down with that nasty cold that everyone shared with each other over the holidays.  I was in need of […]

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Coconut Curry Shrimp

by kara on April 23, 2012

  We went to NYC last weekend and had a fantastic time.  I got to meet up with my girlfriends on Thursday night.  Jack and I toured Rockefeller Center, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial on Friday. Then on Saturday, we took a day trip to Southhampton to visit family and go to the beach. Of course we ate some seriously rich food […]


Shrimp Pesto Pasta

by kara on September 17, 2011

Fall is approaching us in Minnesota.   There’s no denying it.  Fortunately, we still have a bunch of basil in our herb garden.  I love being able to walk outside in my yard and grab what I need to make a simple and fresh dinner.  This was the first time my 4 year old, Jack, tried this […]

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Corn Chowder with Bacon, Shrimp, and Fennel

by kara on December 20, 2010

Corn chowder.  We love it at our house.  I’ve tried various recipes. . .Ina Garten has a winner.  This one may have Ina beat.  This one is an adaptation of  “Shrimp and Corn Chowder with Fennel” from Real Simple.  I did change it up quite a bit, adding turkey bacon,  a sweet potato instead of yellow or red potato, and used 2% milk instead of […]