Caprese Burgers & Cubed Cajun Sweet Potatoes

And just like that..summer is here! Long, hot days paired with the countless possibilities for cocktails and summer fare, make summer one of my favorite seasons of the year. In Maine, you can count on three solid months of good weather, so us Mainers make these months count! Let’s celebrate the heat with these capreseContinue reading “Caprese Burgers & Cubed Cajun Sweet Potatoes”

Wild Turkey Pot Pie

Spring turkey season is here and it’s time to put that meat to good use. This recipe is the PERFECT use of that breast meat. My recipe uses wild turkey, a homemade turkey gravy along with a flaky pie crust. There’s nothing like putting a dish on the table that is naturally harvested. You’ll beContinue reading “Wild Turkey Pot Pie”

Slow-Cooked Wild Turkey Leg “Birria-Style” Tacos

Cooking wild turkey legs has traditionally been thought of as hard work with very little reward. However, I’m here to assure you that these tacos are well worth saving that meat. Even better? Once the legs are tossed in the crock pot, set a timer for 7 hours or so and go about your day!Continue reading “Slow-Cooked Wild Turkey Leg “Birria-Style” Tacos”

Asian Sesame Sea Duck

For those of you who don’t know, sea ducks are renowned for being difficult to prepare and tasting much like what they eat: mollusks (clams and mussels), crustaceans, and occasionally small fish. There are generally three categories of duck: Puddle, Diver, and Sea. Puddle ducks include: Teal, Pintail, Wood, Mallard, etc. Diver ducks include: Bufflehead,Continue reading “Asian Sesame Sea Duck”

Tomato Parmesan Tortellini Soup

Out of all the soups I’ve experimented with, I think this is by far the best soup I’ve ever cooked. This hearty soup will be on heavy rotation during the winter months at your house, I promise! With tortellini, sweet (or hot if you prefer!) sausage, and a delicious creamy tomato parmesan base, I thinkContinue reading “Tomato Parmesan Tortellini Soup”

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

During the Autumn months, I turn to soup as one of my favorite dishes. It’s warm, comforting, and the perfect comfort food as the days begin to get shorter and the nights much colder. I’ve made butternut squash soup without roasting it AND without adding the sweet component of maple syrup and I often findContinue reading “Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup”

Simple Salmon Florentine

Something that I never used to love but I’m gradually starting to gravitate towards is serving seafood with pasta. I’ve always loved shrimp scampi, but lately I’ve been branching out by cooking with different shellfish, i.e. scallops, lobster, haddock, etc. in a variety of pasta dishes. My newest creation is this Simple Salmon Florentine. WithContinue reading “Simple Salmon Florentine”

Spaghetti Squash on the Half Shell

Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite squash’s to cook with. When cooked, the squash has an incredibly unique texture that almost exactly replicates cooked pasta. I discovered this fruit (weird I know!) two years ago and haven’t stopped using it as a healthy alternative to its starchy counterpart. In this recipe, I replicated aContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash on the Half Shell”

Not-So-Rich Alfredo

I think we all know now that one of my favorite dishes is pasta. I LOVE alfredo but I often find it too heavy and rich, especially for a summer-time dish. However, by adding in tomatoes, the acidity cuts through the fats in alfredo and can feel much lighter than its traditional counterpart. My go-toContinue reading “Not-So-Rich Alfredo”

Prawn Pomodoro

I love to experiment with different pasta dishes and as we transition into summer, I also like to also transition my dishes into lighter, fresher forms. For winter pasta dishes, I’ll start out with a heavy tomato base, but this Pomodoro has fresh tomatoes, shallots, basil, shrimp, and parmesan cheese as the star ingredients. PerfectContinue reading “Prawn Pomodoro”