Hawaiian Pizza

So maybe I’m posting this Hawaiian pizza recipe just so I can throw in my skipper’s recent photos of Oahu’s North Shore sunsets. Yep, he went to Hawaii for work. Or maybe I’m posting this because Hawaiian Pizza is one of my all time favorite pizzas. Salty, smokey, cheesy and sweet, all thrown onto one…

Gumbo Des Herbes

Or as they call it colloquially, “Gumbo Z’herbes” or just green gumbo.  Sure, it’s the Friday before Superbowl Sunday and we would normally be serving up a recipe for your game day snacking: something like our bourbon shrimp pops, crab stuffed mushroom caps, jalapeno poppers or — if the Saints were playing — oysters rocketfeller…

Tofu Pad Thai with Broccolini

If any of your New Years resolutions included eating less meat, this is a great recipe to keep in your repertoire. My skipper and I recently spent some time living the vegetarian lifestyle* and I labored over recipes I’d never ventured into before. Tofu was my challenge. Getting tofu to be crispy, like some restaurants…

Kolaches (aka TX breakfast hot dogs)

There was a time when your faithful Pirate had not heard of these wonderful one-handed breakfast treats.  I KNOW…Captain Peter was equally incredulous when I asked “what are these kolaches?” that I was reading about.  “YOU’VE NEVER HAD TEXAS BREAKFAST HOT DOGS?!?” was his response.  We met and married late, so we occasionally discover these…

Mushroom Galette

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship… When friends from California spring onto your boat sporting Gilligan and Skipper hats, you brace yourself for a fateful trip. But instead of our tiny ship getting tossed, the three…

Curried Chicken and Greens

Well.  After all my whimpering last week about how not-carefree the year had been, as I prepared my lucky peas for New Year’s Day, I turned the corner into the new year with a resolution to simply incorporate a little more paradise wherever I can.  So for a beautiful southern winter day and a late…

Peas, Greens, and Andouille Stew

One of the challenges of food blogging is how to select the photo that makes the food look best empirically vs. the photo that makes it look genuine in the context of your own reality (and, if you are remotely calibrated to your readership, their own).  I am going to be abruptly honest here: 2019 has…

Holiday Crab Rangoon Cups

I had Crab Rangoon at a restaurant last week. It was one of their week’s specials, and knowing I was going to make a version of it for the upcoming Parade of Lights party, I thought I’d give it a go. Hmmm. Well, I realized how not to make my Holiday Crab Rangoon Cups…seemingly all…

Gingerbread Crew

If there is one thing the internet has done, it’s to bring home the fact that, with 6+ billion of us on this planet (most of us with smart phones), there is very little new under the sun.  That said, I just had the opportunity to wonder if I was the first person in the…

Shepherd’s Pie Made Easy

I can’t believe I’m the Galley Pirate lucky enough to happen upon Shepherd’s Pie as dry blog-powder.  This is the third of our series “Ace the Eleven Year OId Comes Aboard and GP Panics About What to Serve Him.”  Ace is a camping aficionado, so I figured Shepherd’s Pie had to be in his repertoire. …