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Grab a Mount Gay drink or a mocktail and join us for SpinSheet Happy Hour on Facebook Live from 5-6 pm EST today as Galley Pirates talk to cruising sailors about prepping food onboard, organizing the galley, and better, healthier meals while cruising. Check out the Spinsheet FB page at 5:00! See you then! Cheers!

Spaghetti Squash Cheese Strips

I had an overabundance of spaghetti squash last week which prompted me to find new uses for it other than as a pasta substitute. I came across a unique spaghetti squash cheese bread recipe. You can’t really call it a bread, even a flatbread; it has eggs but no flour. And using lots of cornstarch…

Beef Mushroom Soup

This is one of my best original concoctions to date, full stop.  Truly delicious.  We are in a strange and somewhat insulting weather pattern down here on the Gulf, with lows in the 40’s at night, but also hurricanes … kinda like having wrinkles and acne at the same time in life … just totally…

Chipotle Salmon Mummies

I’ve seen many variations of these cute little mummies this time of year. They are typically filled with cheese, similar to our Jalapeńo Pirate Popper recipe. But for a sophisticated variation I’m stuffing these with a grilled salmon/chipotle pepper/cream cheese mixture. I thought you could safely say these were meant for a more “mature” crowd.…

Haystacks (no-bake chocolate peanut cookie)

These are the perfect cookie for autumn on the Gulf Coast.  We get a distinct change of seasons here — not least of all because there’s a noticeable arrival of cool air that the locals pray for as the end to hurricane season.  And, particularly if you’ve lived in more New England-y climes, this meteorological shift…

Baked Crab Croquettes

We were recently asked to do a cooking demo for the Kadey Krogen Cruisers Rendezvous, an event that normally would have been held in person during the Annapolis Boat Show week. Since there were no boat shows this year, the event was held virtually on Zoom like most events are these days. There were 50+…

Columbian Empanadas

When we sailed into Santa Marta, Columbia, we had no idea what fantastic food would be there to great us. And we didn’t have to go far to look for it. Street vendors were everywhere, selling arepas and empanadas from their mobile stands by the beaches and sidewalks. Unlike my co-pirate’s Easy Empanadas that use…

Bhindi Masala

Okra is a staple down here in Louisiana, and it’s super easy to grow — the plants are hearty and productive and if you harvest daily (which you must or you will have pods more suited to military than culinary applications) you will have a good pound a week from one plant.  Of course, not…

Grits, Greens and Ham

When I saw this recipe on Serious Eats I immediately thought … “somebody visited the South.”  It’s such a quintessential southern dish, and yet … I had to correct a few regional inconsistencies: grits don’t call for hifalutin’ cheese like Parmesan, kale is not a thing in the land of collards, and I’ve never heard…

Peachy Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

I’m a little late with this post. Peaches are about to be replaced by persimmons in your supermarket, if they haven’t already. But this is a solid pound cake recipe, so substituting any firm tree fruit such as pears or apples will work well. And of course a rum glaze is oh-so yummy on pretty…