RECIPE | Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp Tapas)

My husband and I recently took a trip down to the South Carolina Lowcountry for our one year anniversary. We stayed at the darling Rhett House Inn in Beaufort, SC, and had one of most amazing dinners ever at Old Bull Tavern.


old bull tavern | beaufort, sc

Everything we ate was amazing that night, but our absolute favorite was a shrimp appetizer in a garlicky, sherry broth served with grilled baguette. We haven’t been able to stop thinking about it! So, when we got home, I messaged the restaurant and asked for the recipe — or at least a point in the right direction.

Super simple … look up any Spanish recipe for Gambas al ajillo

So, we did!

Here’s the recipe I used, and it was amazing. Enjoy!

Gambas Al Ajillo


    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 4 -6 garlic cloves, minced ( more if you are a garlic lover)
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes ( to taste)
    • 4 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
    • salt
    • fresh ground pepper


  1. In a wide, shallow sauté pan over high heat, warm the Olive Oil and the Butter; add the Shrimp and Garlic and sauté quickly for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the lemon juice, paprika, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust seasonings to your liking.
  3. Transfer to a warmed serving dish, sprinkle with the parsley and serve at once.

RECIPE | Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, ya’ll! It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fans. Tonight we’ll watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the New England Patriots. While I’m sad my beloved Carolina Panthers aren’t in the Big Game tonight, I’ll be cheering on the Seahawks and Richmond’s hometown hero, Russell Wilson. Russell was a few years behind me at Collegiate School, so it’s a big night not only for Seahawks fans but also for Collegiate Cougars and Richmonders alike!

We’ll be heading out in a few hours to a Super Bowl party. My husband has made his famous corn & black bean salsa (or Redneck Caviar as I like to call it. Here’s the recipe!) I decided to try a recipe I saw on Pinterest that I’ve been dying to try for months: Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets and Honey Mustard sauce. The original recipe is from the amazing Chunguh at Damn Delicious blog. Head on over for her story on making these delicious nuggets and some great photography!

I doubled the ingredients to serve a larger crowd, but you can easily halve the recipe for a smaller group.


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RECIPE // 5 Game Day Tailgate Recipes

Game Day Recipes

Football season is here! Make sure you’re prepared at your next tailgate by making one (or a few!) of these fan favorites.

1. Paula Deen Sausage Balls

2. Ham & Swiss Sliders

3. Homemade Chik-fil-A Nuggets

4. Our favorite chili recipe

5. Charleston Cheese Dip

Enjoy! What are your favorite game day foods?

Want even more? Check out She Wears Many Hats’ 50+ Tailgate Recipes.



Hocus Pocus | 5 Easy Halloween Treats


Happy Halloween, lovelies! I hope ya’ll are decked out in orange and black and have had some candy corn already! I absolutely love Halloween. I’m so excited to see all the cute kiddos from our neighborhood trick-or-treating tonight! Gotta grab some candy on the way home….

After our trick-or-treaters come to visit, I’m having a couple of my girlfriends over for some spooky cocktails and treats. As I was perusing recipes last night, I came across a few favorites I wanted to share with you! These are all super duper easy to make and look so good! Trick or treat, trick or treat, here are a few delicious things to eat….

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