Store bought dressings are crap.  Absolute dog shit.  And 1000 Island Dressing is no exception.  Look on the ingredient label and find all kinds of surprises…high fructose corn syrup and polysorbate 80.  WTF is polysorbate 80, anyway?  I don’t want to eat that! So then 
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  Summertime.  What the heck are we gonna eat when it’s so dang hot?  The answer is: grilled shrimp.  I recommend you get thee to the fishmonger and purchase two pounds of peeled and deveined shrimp, soak them in this delicious asian style marinade, and then 
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This dish is one of my favorites.  I think that’s because I invented it using my nose.  I opened the spice cabinet and let it do the choosing.  The herbal-ness of the coriander and cardamom meets savory celery salt and onion powder, which all marries 
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  In the interest of keeping the kitchen cool, I’m still on the salad track, and slaw is the ultimate summer salad.  This slaw is colorful and delicious, just like me. Want more Eat Happy inspiration? Make sure you sign up for the 31 Days 
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The first time I had real honest-to-goodness Italian pesto in Riomaggiore, Italy in 1994, I thought that I might swoon right off the craggy Ligurian coast and into the deep blue Mediterranean sea.  Basil grows in Liguria better than any place else in the world, 
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It’s hot outside.  Damn hot.  If you wanna keep the house cool, don’t even bother turning on the stove or the oven.  Crank up the grill or the slow cooker.  Today is a slow cooker kind of day. I am obsessed with short ribs.  They 
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There were a few things that happened in the several times I tried to finesse this simple recipe, and every time, I came up with sweet potato mash, not hash. I advise drying the sweet potato pieces after you first boil them, gently, with a 
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                                                    Don’t say you don’t care for the word “moist.”  You’ll like it plenty good when you’re eating these perfectly 
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This brightly colored salmon dish is always a crowd pleaser.  It’s an easy go-to salmon recipe in my house that you can whip up in less than 25 minutes if you are into speed cooking, and who isn’t.  If you use wild-caught sockeye salmon, the 
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  This two ingredient taste sensation can work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  We make it as a go-to quickie meal in our house.  Sometimes you don’t have time to make a big feast.  Sometimes you just gotta eat and get back to it. Use 
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