Spicy Shrimp + Guacamole

Spicy Shrimp + Guacamole

Easy Shrimp + Guacamole in 20 Minutes

Easy Shrimp + Guacamole

Some days, it seems like there is simply no time to make dinner.  Let’s face it- we’re busy.  We work, go to school, have lives.  However, no matter what food choices we make on our busiest days, we’re going to need to eat something.  Even the options that seem fastest (such as ordering take-out, making a frozen pizza, driving somewhere and picking up fast food), take time, and these often leave us unsatisfied and regretful.

As a solution to these busy nights, I like to have a few recipes on hand that take 20 minutes or less to prepare, start to finish.  That’s right, in the time that it would take to pre-heat the oven and cook a frozen pizza, I can instead be chowing down on a healthful, home-cooked meal!  One of my favorite fast meal options is Spicy Shrimp and Guacamole.

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Clam Chowder with Smoked Oysters

Clam Chowder with Smoked Oysters

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Winter is still here, guys!  I keep telling it to go away, and the seasonally grey skies and periodic bursts of snow are still around.  Winter doesn’t care what I think.  This, of course, means that I’ve found myself making even more soup than usual.  Last week, I cooked homemade seafood broth, and my soup-obsessed brain decided it was time to make seafood stew.  My absolute favorite seafood soup is Clam Chowder (the creamy New England kind).  It’s the wonderful mixture of two food worlds– creamy and hearty potato soup, and flavorful seafood.  In short, it’s amazing.

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Flounder with Lemon Herb Sauce- Simple, Easy, Delicious, Ready in 10 minutes

Seared Flounder with Lemon Herb Sauce

Flounder with Lemon Herb Sauce- Simple, Easy, Delicious, Ready in 10 minutes

Flounder with Lemon Herb Sauce

This Seared Flounder with Lemon Herb Sauce is the easy to prepare, ready in 10 minutes, and is perfect for both weeknight dinners or dinner parties!

Do you want to hear a story?  Of course you do!  Sometimes I come home from work, sit down on the couch, and wonder if dinner will magically appear.  I close my eyes, and then my cat makes dinner.  I’m just kidding– the cat just EATS dinner, he never cooks.  Although maybe I could train him like Remy in Ratatouille— that would really solve my dinner dilemma on busy nights.   On these busy nights, or when I’m just tired from a long day, I go back to my tried-and-true recipes.  These recipes never let me down, are easy to put together, and are so simple I barely even look at the recipe anymore.  Do you want to know why?  Well yes, for one thing they’re easier to fix, but also because the husband has some of these awesome little recipes memorized too and can make them for me!  Ta-da!  That’s a great reason to love them, right?  This recipe for Flounder with Lemon Herb Sauce is easy to prepare, is ready start-to-finish in less than 10 minutes, and is incredibly flavorful.

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