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Shrimp pad thai in a white bowl with chopsticks.

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Easy shrimp pad thai.

This Easy Shrimp Pad Thai recipe is one of my family’s favorite dinners! It is quick to make, and can easily be made on a busy weeknight in less than 30 minutes so you can have dinner on the table quickly.

Easy shrimp pad thai in a bowl with chopsticks.

Pad Thai can seem like a complicated meal, but it is really not that difficult. The recipe is long, but almost all the work is just chopping up different vegetables. The key to making this Shrimp Pad Thai is to take the time to chop everything up and get all the ingredients ready to go because it cooks quickly. I like to put all the ingredients in bowls next to the stove, and then just dump them into the pan one at a time.

A plate of pasta with shrimp and tomatoes.

Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes

My family loves seafood, so I make sure I serve it for a dinner regularly. And seafood dinners don’t have to be complicated! This Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes meal is quick and easy, and sure to be a family favorite.
Shrimp scampi with tomatoes on a plate.
Using frozen shrimp makes meal preparation fast, so that I can have a tasty dinner on the table in 20 minutes. I combined SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co.‘s Shrimp Scampi with fresh grape tomatoes and green onions for a fresh coastal flavor.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice in Puffed Pastry Cups

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Cheesy chicken and rice puffs.

This time of year my family is very busy and we are always looking for ways to save time. It is important to my family to sit down together for a family meal most week nights, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an elaborate time consuming meal. I find that a frozen dinner is a great way to save time and still allow us to enjoy eating together. And it is fun and easy to add a little bit of a twist to the dinner to make it even more special, like I did this week when I served Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice in Puffed Pastry Cups.

Puffed Pastry Cups with Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

A bowl of asian food with chopsticks.

Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl

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California Dried Plums are a delicious fruit that is perfect not just for snacking, but for cooking too. I recently made this Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl recipe from the California Dried Plums Website, and it was a tasty dinner that the entire family enjoyed.

Shrimp noodle bowl with vegetables and chopsticks.

The recipe combines the dried plums with lots of vegetables like carrots, red peppers and scallions, and tops it all off with shrimp. I shredded the carrots and zucchini and cut all the ingredients finely for an easy to eat stir fry, suitable for using chopsticks.  I served it over rice noodles, and it was delicious.

Easy Steak Fajitas with Redd’s Apple Ale

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I love to cook outside on the grill whenever I can. It is less cleanup for me, and the food just tastes better cooked over an open flame – especially steak! Last week I made these Easy Steak Fajitas for a quick and delicious summer meal.

Easy steak fajitas on a white plate with avocado and limes.

The secret ingredient in these fajitas is the marinade. I marinaded them in Redd’s Apple Ale, which gave the meat a delicious subtle flavor. The enzymes in the alcohol help break down the tough fibers in the meat, making it more tender and giving it more flavor. I picked Apple Ale for the marinade because it is one of my favorites, and the sweetness of the apple flavor makes it extra good.

Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Tuna is one of my favorite sources of protein, since it is so quick and easy to make.  I recently made these tasty Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats, which are perfect for a lunch or quick dinner.

Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats - a quick and easy meal with zucchini and tuna.

This time of year I always have more zucchini than I know what to do with!  So I like to experiment with new and different ways to serve it. I used Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna with Jalapenos & Olive Oil to make the Stuffed Zucchini Boats.  The Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna combines the highest quality albacore tuna with the finest, restaurant-inspired ingredients. It is convenient and nutritious, and is available in 2.5oz pouches or 5oz cans.

Grilled Turkey Cutlets with Mango Salsa

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Memorial Day and summer are almost here, and that means it is time to fire up the grill and do some outdoor cooking! I want to branch out this year and make some new and different grilled recipes, like this recipe for Grilled Turkey Cutlets with Mango Salsa.

Grilled Citrus Turkey Cutlets with Mango Salsa - and easy grilled turkey cutlet recipe for summer time cooking

Turkey Cutlets are perfect for the grill, because they cook quickly and are tender and moist. This recipe uses a citrus marinade to flavor the cutlets and adds a Mango Salsa on top.  The resulting dish is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy!

Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings

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During Lent this year I have been making meatless soup recipes inspired by cuisines from around the world, and this week I made a delicious Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings.

Mexican tomato soup with dumplings.

This soup combines traditional Mexican flavors like tomatoes, hominy, and chiles, and adds in bite sized corn dumplings for a soup that is rich and filling without any meat. This soup is quick and easy to make, and using shortcuts like RO*TEL diced tomatoes with green chiles makes it even easier!

A bowl of vatapa with mussels on a wooden table.

Vatapa with Mussels

Traditionally, Vatapa is a Brazilian stew made with shrimp or fish.  This week I decided to change it up a little bit and make it with mussels.

Vatapa with mussels in a bowl.

I was planning to use fish, but my grocery store had mussels on sale, and they were very fresh, so I changed it up and make Vatapa with Mussels.  Mussels are much cheaper than most seafood, so they make an economical choice. The broth for this stew is kind of unusual, as it is made from fish stock, beer and coconut milk.  It sounds like a strange combination, but it made for a rich broth that really enhanced the flavor of the seafood.

Guinness Lamb Stew

This hearty stew combines Guinness with lamb for a rich and tasty Irish Stew.

Guinness Lamb Stew - a tasty Irish stew that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day with lamb, potatoes and carrot in a riich Guinness sauce

I usually see recipes for Guinness Stew with beef, but Guinness Lamb Stew is more traditionally Irish and it tastes great too.  The stew is better with a long slow simmering, so I like to add the potatoes and carrots for only the last 45 minutes, so they don’t get over cooked.

Shepherd’s Pie with Lamb

Shepherd’s Pie is perfect comfort food for the cold winter months!

Shepherd's pie on a white plate.

Shepherd’s Pie is an English recipe that is traditionally made with lamb. But here in the U.S. it is usually made with ground beef, which in my opinion makes it not nearly as tasty! So I make Shepherd’s Pie with lamb, and I use chunks of lamb too, so it is more like a delicious stew, with lots of meat and vegetables.

Southwestern Tuna Wrap

I am sure I am not the only person looking for healthy and delicious recipes this New Year!  For me the hardest meal to eat well at is lunch, because I get bored with the same old lunches day after day. So this week I put a different twist on basic tuna salad to make this tasty Southwestern Tuna Wrap.

Southwestern Tuna Wrap - an easy and healthy lunch idea featuring tuna fish with black beans, tomatoes and cilantro, with a Greek yogurt dressing, wrapped in corn tortillas.

To make it I combined Bumble Bee® Albacore White Tuna with vegetables and beans for an easy and healthy lunch.

Chili-Lime Shrimp with Rice

Fast and easy meals are a necessity for my family!  There are many nights I only have half an hour to get dinner on the table before rushing off to Scout meetings or sports.  This recipe for Chili-Lime Shrimp over Rice, made with the reformulated I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, is perfect for those busy nights.

Chili Lime Shrimp with Rice

The original recipe was for Chili-Lime Shrimp Over Quinoa, but my husband won’t eat quinoa, so I changed the recipe to use rice instead.  The meal is ready in about 30 minutes, and I made a quick salad while the rice cooked for a complete quick and easy meal.  I usually just serve rice plain, but adding the I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter Spread! to the rice along with some cilantro was a big hit with my family.  It adds a delicate flavor to the rice, and makes it taste much richer.