Shrimp in a French Lemon White Wine Cream Sauce

This is an elegant meal you can serve to company or even just for a romantic meal at home. I served this with haricot vert (roasted French green beans). That kept the meal totally low carb.

Dave’s Grilled Anaheim Peppers

This recipe was submitted by dieter Dave, who is an avid gardener and serious grill-master. He grows his own peppers and likes this recipe because it is so simple - and always delicious. Even though this recipe calls for Anaheim peppers, you can use any type of pepper that suits your fancy. 

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

My husband found this recipe and made it for me. It was delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Shrimp Scampi (ZReboot Version)

What will take the longest with this dish is peeling and taking the shells off the shrimp. You want fresh shrimp though and I’ll teach you how to boil down the shells to make it super-tasty. A deeper flavor is the bonus.

Devil’s Eight Legged Eggs

Here’s an idea from the Plan Z kitchen. Use this classic recipe and add a spooky twist for a hauntingly delicious Halloween snack. 

Spooky Snacks

Here's a cute idea to offer children or family members around Halloween. There are so many ways to spin this.  The best part? No candy required.

The Secret Slaw

Try this Zolafied coleslaw recipe and you'll never go hunting for the secret Chick-Fil-A recipe again.

Shrimp Salad

This comes together in a FLASH. When it’s hot outside and you want something easy but on the gourmet side, this hits the spot.

Oven Bacon

Maybe this is not news to you, but it took me six decades to learn about oven bacon. In our family, my husband has always been the bacon maker. He’s great at getting it perfectly crispy.

Sweet and Spicy Acorn Squash

I love my acorn squash roasted with just butter in the center and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper. But I know tons of people want brown sugar in the middle and more. So this version can satisfy the sweet tooth and add an optional spice/heat factor.

Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Cheese Brunch Casserole

As far as brunch casseroles go, this one is very easy to make and pleases the crowd. It can be made ahead and heated the day of the party.

Fireside Shrimp Dip

I found a recipe very similar to this one about 15 years in an old Southern cookbook. I have made a few changes to “Zola-fy” it. This goes over BIG at any party, and it's so simple!

Pinecone Cheese Ball

The pinecone idea is unique, festive and delicious. I am going to lay out a simple version and then give you suggestions for variations.

“Chex Mix” Nuts

These nuts taste eerily like the ones in the famous Chex Mix only I left off the Chex and the pretzels. They were a huge hit!

Sea Salt Crusted Snap Peas

A variation of my sea salt crusted snow peas recipe - but with snap peas!

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Talk about comfort food. This is the pure definition. Thankfully fat doesn’t make you fat so you can eat this at parties and not feel the guilt.

Strawberry Milkshake

I think this makes a beautiful, refreshing dessert. If you can’t get fresh strawberries go ahead and use frozen. Slices are best so they don’t get caught in the blender. For a special occasion top it with whipped cream! 

Italian Shrimp Cocktail

This is what I call cheating when I’m in a hurry. I use my favorite bottled Italian dressing as the marinade and everyone thinks I put so much effort into this really pretty dish.

Monster Mouths

A ghoulish (and healthy) Halloween snack idea.

Cinnamon Buttered Pecans

A tasty snack - perfect for a road trip.