Shutterbug Chef 2018: A Confession

Where did 2017 go?  Is Christmas really over?  Already?  How can it be January 2018?  If you follow this blog regularly, you may have noticed that my last post was in the middle of December!  I have no excuses, like: “I was so busy”, “There were so many holiday parties I couldn’t keep up”, or ” We had so much company for the holidays that there was no time to prepare a blog post!”

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10 Recipes For The Intsant Pot You Got For Christmas

In case an Instant Pot is on your Wish List,  or if you are giving an Instant Pot as a gift, here is a list of 10 terrific Instant Pot recipes you can print out to use with your new device or add to the gift you give.  Continue reading

Clean Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving day is in 2 days!!  Are you ready?  Are you worried?  Are you hungry for all the traditional tastes and textures?  Well, that’s ok!  But lets have a look at menu ideas to help you through….keeping in mind your REAL goal is….YOU!   Have a look at some Clean Thanksgiving Menu Continue reading

Paleo Girls Night In Menu!

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Paleo Girls Night In Menu!

My sister Kathleen is having a party tonight with some girl friends.  One of the gals has a line of “shape wear” and she will bring her samples for everyone to see and try on, then hopefully order.  Kathleen is hosting with some wine and snacks, snacks right from Shutterbug Chef!  This got me to thinking, why not do this for Book Club, Kitchen and Chef parties, travel planning groups, what ever the reason to get the girls together is a good reason to host a Paleo Girls Night In Menu!

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Fast Appetizers

Fast  Appetizers


A friend of mine called me the other day to ask for a couple of quick appetizer recipes.  Some friends were going to drop by for a glass of wine before they all went to dinner and she wanted a “little something” she could put together right after work.  She needed the ingredients to be on hand because there was no time to stop at the grocery store.  She wanted simple “pick up food” like nuts and olives, but maybe one with a little more to it. “I’m on it”, I told her.   Continue reading

Memorial Day Menu

Memorial Day Menu


The kick-off to summer is here!! BUT…..Before we forget the reason for this long weekend, the ultimate sacrifice men and women in our military made for us, is why WE are free!  We must all pay tribute to them and be thankful for their service.  Visit a National Cemetery if possible this weekend and be in awe of the flags at each grave, and be thankful in your hearts for the people who have given it all so that we may be free.

A Memorial Day Menu can be anything from barbeques, to picnics, fried chicken, deviled eggs, salads of all kinds.  But let’s keep it simple. Enjoy the family and friends around you but let’s have some simple and delicious food to celebrate!

Chicken Legs With Thyme


As is, this is wonderful but it is fantastic to make the day before and serve cold or room temperature.

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Super Bowl Menu 1

Super Bowl Menu 1



Is your team in the big game?  Mine isn’t  🙁  The Arizona Cardinals had an amazing year, but could not defeat the Panthers for the championship!  ANYWAY….I am still all about football and food and celebrations!  This year I have my two sisters, Judy and Kathleen, and my BFF Debbie here to help celebrate the big event…actually they are here for a baby shower for the beautiful mother-to-be, Allyson, but Super Bowl Sunday follows the shower, so WE WLL CELEBRATE FOOTBALL!  Celebrating always includes fun food, grazing, a little wine, but flavor rules in our menu!! Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Menu

For all you planners out there, I am putting together a menu for  your weekend BBQ or picnic!  Whether you are at the beach, a park, a cabin in the woods, camping or on the patio, this menu will be perfect for a relaxed and casual day! A Memorial Day Weekend Menu gets your summer started off right!


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