I love crab cakes. They are expensive whether you buy them at the store or order them out. This is not your traditional Maryland style crab cake recipe. This is a very savory rendition that will allow you to add much flavor to canned crab, crab in the freezer case, or in the refrigerated case. I tend to use a lot of Penzey’s Spices. If you don’t have a location near you they take orders online. Their stuff is high quality and their stores are awesome. You can actually go into the store and sniff each and every spice they have. It’s also worth it to be on their mailing list. If you aren’t using Penzey’s, then by all means substitute what you can. I’ve included fresh and dry measurements so depending on what you have available so you can switch things out….
I recently went to Fig and Olive for dinner. The food was fantastic. There was one item that took me by surprise when we went there: Zucchini Carpaccio. I split an appetizer and it’s something I would have ever had ordered in a million years. Priced at $12 it’s not something I’m going to run there and order on regularly. It’s something tasty, simple, with a good balance between acid, texture, salt, and pepper. On top of everything else, it’s vegetarian and relatively healthy. It’s uncooked and with thinly sliced zucchini you won’t miss it being cooked….
Looking to change up a traditional Margarita? Here is a recipe using Cachaca instead of Taquila. If you haven’t had Cachaca, it tastes somewhere between Taquila and Rum. Use a middle brand or better Cachaca (same reason as tequila, the cheap stuff will punish you later). I prefer (and can only seem to find LeBlon)…
Perhaps, you just served bread with dinner. Or you still have half a loaf sitting around getting stale. Just waiting to become fuzzy or turn into a giant hockey puck. If it’s not fuzzy but not yet in its prime you face a cross roads. Do you: 1) Toss it 2) Make bread pudding out of it 3) Realize that croutons have a decent shelf life and are way tastier and will encourage people to eat a salad. This recipe is very simple, quick, and requires little thought….
Chocolate for some people is a dietary requirement. This is both rich and light in one delicious recipe….
This recipe makes light as a feather scones. The poppy seeds give this a nice textural element. The lemon makes it refreshing.
- If making a glaze, wait for the scones to cool completely. Then add glaze.