Cajun Shrimp Tacos

These Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa are the easiest, most succulent shrimp tacos paired with a bright and flavorful homemade mango salsa. Ready in only 15 minutes – these tacos are fresh, simple and satisfying! Ingredients For Cajun Shrimp 1 pound large shrimp (shells removed)  1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon cajun seasoning  (or to taste) juice from half a lemon For Mango Salsa 1 mango (peeled and chopped) 1 cup cherry tomatoes (chopped) juice from 1 lime 4 green onions (chopped) 1 jalapeno (seeded and chopped) ½ cup cilantro (chopped)  salt and pepper to taste Directions In a large skillet melt the butter on high heat.…Read More

Classic Lobster Rolls

Ingredients 1/4 c. Garlic aoli 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard Kosher salt and black pepper 1 1/4 lb. lobster meat, cooked 8 split-top hot dog buns Lettuce leaves Directions Combine mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, fresh chives, Dijon mustard, and kosher salt and black pepper in a bowl. Add cooked lobster meat (cut into large pieces) and gently toss to coat. Butter sides of split-top hot dog buns and cook in a nonstick skillet until golden and crisp on each side. Line toasted rolls with lettuce leaves and fill with lobster salad.Read More

Classic Macaroni Salad

This macaroni salad always gets lots of compliments. It's an easy recipe to make and has a pleasing taste that everyone seems to love! Ingredients 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni 1 cup mayonnaise ⅔ cup white sugar ¼ cup distilled white vinegar 2 ½ tablespoons prepared yellow mustard 1 ½ teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 tablspoon diced garlic 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped ¼ cup grated carrot (Optional) 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers (Optional) Mix everything together and refrigerate for 1 hour and enjoy This homemade macaroni…Read More

Summertime Watermelon Salad

Watermelon salad is the essence of summer. The refreshing combination of sweet watermelon, cool cucumbers, and salty feta with a pop of fresh mint means this recipe is easy to make and great to enjoy with friends and family. INGREDIENTS 1 mini watermelon (approximately 4 cups), rind removed and cubed  2  cucumbers (approximately 1 cup), sliced , cubed 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon chopped mint 1 tablespoon chopped basil 1 lime, juiced Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste Olive oil to taste DIRECTIONS In a large serving bowl add the watermelon, cucumber, feta, basil and mint.…Read More

Chicken Citrus With Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Chicken recipe with amazing citrus-garlic Chimichurri. Sauce works double-duty, as marinade and as pour-over sauce. Easy and bold flavor recipe for this summer Bbq’s . INGREDIENTS  4 cups water 1/4 cup kosher salt 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each) CHIMICHURRI SAUCE 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 garlic clove, diced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, whisk water, salt, honey…Read More

Onions and How to Use Them 

Onions are a versatile ingredient used in everything, from roasted meats and pasta to soups and stews. They’re even added to some cocktails! They can be sweet and mild, or savory and intense. There are dozens of types of onion out there and each onion variety has its own unique flavor profile, and purpose in the kitchen. Knowing which type of onion to use and when will give you the perfect flavor every time. Take a look at this guide to help you navigate onions with ease. Yellow Onions: Yellow onions are the most common type of onion used in cooking.…Read More

Wine Pairing

Food and wine pairing is a culinary tradition that has been practiced for many years across cultures. With a wide selection of wines and foods, knowing how to pair them well requires a certain level of skill. However, you can ease into the world of wine pairing by first understanding the basics.  What Is Wine Pairing? Wine pairing is a process of combining dishes with wines that perfectly complement the flavors for an elevated dining experience. The main concept is that some characteristics of both the food and wine, such as flavor and texture, work well together to enhance your…Read More

How To Make Classic Chicken Alfredo Pasta: The Easiest, Cheesiest Method

Hey, welcome back . Chicken Alfredo is a beginner-friendly dish that truly anyone can master. With a creamy, cheesy sauce and tender chicken breast , it's the pasta dish we turn to time and time again when we're craving the ultimate comfort meal . This comes together in  about 30 minutes, making it a perfect easy meal to whip up for any occasion, whether you're searching for a romantic dinner for two or the most satisfying weeknight for the family . Never made Alfredo before? Well we're here to help . You’ll have two pans going at one time —…Read More

Homemade spinach artichoke dip

Hey, welcome back . you're just in time to learn the inside scoop about how to make the best homemade spinach artichoke dip. With your handiwork and a few tips from us you'll be the everyones favorite this year. So first things first . you will need to grow a few acres of spinach… Just kidding . Here's a list of ingredients you will need for this at home masterpiece.                                INGREDIENTS 15 ounce can of artichoke hearts or quarters, drained 12 ounce bag of frozen spinach, completely thawed or lightly microwaved 4-5 diced garlic cloves  8 ounces smoked mozzarella cheese,…Read More

Villa De Amore’s Chicken Marsala Sauce

A great sauce can make any dish something to remember, and Villa de Amore’s Chicken Marsala Sauce is definitely a crowd pleaser!            Our Marsala sauce is pretty easy to make, but it does take some time, and lots and lots of reduction. So, what ingredients will you need? Most important is a wide variety of wild mushrooms and classic button style.  In the picture below you can see a mix of mushrooms we are using for an event this weekend, looks pretty tasty.  From week to week the variety will change based on the season and availability from your local supplier. You really…Read More