Hot Crab Dip

Photo: Kraft






And here’s what’s for dinner tonight: Hot Crab Dip based on this recipe by the lovely Paula “Ya’ll-need-to-add-at-least-three-sticks-of-butter-to make-it-taste-reeeaaal-good” Deen.


  • Crabmeat from Trader Joe’s (You could get it somewhere else but I think you should buy it at TJ’s.)
  • Lots of mayonnaise
  • Couple of dollops of sour cream
  • A bit of cream cheese
  • Heaps of grated Parmesan
  • Some minced onions – green, white or red
  • Half a red bell pepper
  • Some garlic based on how smelly you want to be later
  • A tad bit of Worcestershire sauce
  • A bit more lemon or lime juice
  • A bit less hot sauce
  • A dash of dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper to your liking (I have to defer to Trader Joe’s again: they have this new delicious Lemon Pepper. Perfect.)
  • Some grated Asagio cheese
  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Finely chop garlic, onions and bell pepper and saute in frying pan with a bit of olive oil.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Scoop the mix in a casserole dish and sprinkle with grated Asagio cheese.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve hot with fresh toasted artisan bread.

Master Of Ceremony :: Our Wedding

I do!

Forget Cinco de Mayo, it’s the Thrasher Wedding Anniversary. Four years of married bliss. I snatched a hardworking, humble, hot ‘n’ handsome husband, we adopted a lovely mutt, multiplied and gave birth to a stinkin’ cute baby. To this day – and beyond – we are dreaming big of a fantastic future as we grow and nurture our little family.

But this post is not about us. This post is dedicated to a good friend and the best master of ceremony a bride can ask for. (I’m not mentioning the groom because he didn’t even know what a master of ceremony does, yet alone why we would need one.)

Li, this is for you:

Today, Paul and I are celebrating the 4th return of our wedding day.
This occasion prompts me to shout a Thank You your way.
As I remember the day, Paul and I began our life.
As husband and wife.

You were the master of ceremony.
The guardian angel of our vows of matrimony.
The man.
With the master plan.

Getting ready, Paul suddenly discovered his pants were too long.
With a stapler you did a better job than tailors in Hong Kong.
Helping him fix his tie.
Without a sigh.

Without you Paul would probably still be standing in the sand.
Waiting for me and my mother to give him my hand.
Guests would still be looking for their seat.
With nothing to eat.

Sensing the danger of having no songs to move our feet.
You quickly assigned Neil to be in charge of the beat.
What a moving speech.
You gave on the beach.

Thank you again for diverting every disaster.
While being the best ceremony’s master.
As we remember our ‘I Do’.
We cheer to you.


The Thrashers