Mussels and Chorizo

I love dishes like this in winter – hearty, spicy, full of flavor. Fresh mussels with flavorful chorizo and a creamy wine-shellfish broth. The great part, it’s easy to cook, less than 40 minutes. Add a baguette to dip the broth, and you have a great winter dinner. This also gave me a chance to…

Fried Ravioli

This is a St Louis creation. I believe that if you go to St. Louis, you have to eat ribs, gooey butter cake, and fried ravioli.. I had this in1996 after a business meeting in St. Louis. I had forgotten about them until my daughter visited a friend and raved about them. Now, I have…

Smoker Prime Rib

I do a prime rib for Christmas almost every year. This year I did it on the pellet smoker. There are some great reasons to do it, it gives you the use of your oven for twice baked potatoes and any other sides you want to make. Simple ingredients, simple techniques delicious results. I hope…

Crab and Avocado Egg Roll

This one is another dish for watching sports. Sweet crab, creamy avocado, crunchy slaw all in an egg roll wrapper. It kinda has a California vibe. Like all good sports food, delicious and portable. I hope you like it. 8 ounces crab meat8 ounces avocado chunks3 tablespoons green onion1 red pepper, diced1 lime8 ounces red…

Lobster Thermberg

I asked for opinions about this, but after doing research I found I liked things about both Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor, so I did a mash-up. First, quality ingredients – I got my lobsters at Crosby’s Crabs. This is a special occasion dish because of the lobster cost but also the richness of the…