Shrimp-cakes

A couple weeks ago I had a BIG, OK ginormous, 5 pound bag of large shrimp show up on my door step.  This bag also came with a couple of OXO seafood tools to help me complete a 5 pound #shrimpshowdown.  You could say I did a little happy dance when the seafood arrived....

Cheesy brussels sprouts and cabbage pasta

It’s a clean out the refrigerator type of meal.  Cheesy brussels sprouts and cabbage pasta with chopped baked bacon.  Dinner doesn’t get much better than this.  The wind and dirt will not quit blowing here in Lubbock.  It’s spring break week and we can’t even step outside for fear of being covered in red...

Graham Cracker A La Mode

Spring break is officially here!  Not sure why I consider this a holiday or vacation because the last seven years I have worked the entire week.  It only counts if you have a kid in school or you are in school yourself.  This break however doesn’t prepare you for the real world of 2...

Baked radish chips

Haboob.  If you haven’t heard of this word before let me tell you all about it.  It’s an INTENSE dust storm and they happen during a thunderstorm.  No rain just good ole’ dirt.  I officially experienced my first haboob and I can tell you I DON’T LIKE IT.  I get it…. the wind and...

Loaded Potato Bites

A couple of weekends ago we ate at a popular chain restaurant  in Salt Lake City, Utah.  After a canceled flight and spending half my morning talking with the airlines we decided to get our grub on at this chain restaurant.  The menu of this restaurant is literally a book with front and back...

Pistachio-Pesto-Pizza

Pizza is like the ultimate comfort food to me.  I can have it hot, warm or even cold.  Yes, you heard me right.  I love eating pizza straight from the refrigerator. Another guilty pleasure of mine is watching reality TV, food shows and The Young and the Restless.  You could say TV food show...

Oreo-Mousse-Jars-2

Lately I’ve been having some major chocolate cravings.  Unfortunately every time I seem to crave it I don’t have any on hand. What’s a girl to do?  Stock up on it! You betcha I came home with a cart full of different chocolates including: oreos, ice cream, pudding, m&ms and chocolate chip morsels.  When...

February Behind the Scenes

It’s time again for another installment of A Zesty Bite goes behind the scenes.  For the month of February, I probably missed 2-3 “behind the scenes” shots.  I get so busy knowing that I need to get the food on the table so its not COLD or afraid my dogs will snatch something the...