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”

Apple Crisp Muffins

It’s starting to truly feel like Fall in Maine; the leaves are turning color, the nights are crisp, and Autumn activities are in full swing. Fall is by far my favorite season and these muffins are the perfect breakfast to get you into the spirit of Fall. These muffins are a great way to useContinue reading “Apple Crisp Muffins”

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”

Yum Yum Shrimp

This is an appetizer that Connor’s parents introduced to me a couple years ago that I’ve been obsessed with since. This is a copycat version that I came up with to mimic The Black Whale’s dish in New Bedford named Boom Boom Shrimp. The creamy, sweet, and spicy sauce that coats crispy fried shrimp isContinue reading “Yum Yum Shrimp”

Sunday Morning Sliders

Lately I’ve been loving mozzarella, tomato, and basil on everything! This can even apply to breakfast. When making breakfast, I typically just throw something together from odds and ends around the house: that’s how this dish came about. Incredibly easy and very filling, these sliders include avocado, egg, and a spin off caprese salad forContinue reading “Sunday Morning Sliders”

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”

The Lilac Blossom

This drink is SURE to be a conversation starter at your next event. The combination of Empress 1908 Gin, Lime, and Elderflower Sparkling Water has this as maybe my favorite drink I’ve ever tried. Not only is it absolutely stunning, but the flavors come together to create a lovely, refreshing beverage perfect for sipping onContinue reading “The Lilac Blossom”