Crab Cakes My Family Loves

Who loves crab cakes? We do!

Crab cakes are delicious and surprisingly easy to make!

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I’ve been in the mood for some yummy crabcakes for a while. But usually, they are something I only get at restaurants. And they can be pricey at some places, for only a couple of them as an appetizer.  Plus, when you have a family of four kids and a busy schedule, the crab cake restaurants are typically reserved for special occasions. 

I happened grocery shopping at my local club super store and I saw a container of fresh blue crab. And I swear I started drooling right there. Grabbed them up and continued on my way. 

Once I got home, I thought, crab cakes, how hard could it be? 

It always seemed like it was a daunting recipe to try. But guess what? It was super easy!

First of all I scoured the internet and all of my cookbooks for all kinds of recipes and variations. And took inventory of what I actually had on hand. And I set out to make my own. 

 Basically, it’s sauteing some veggies, mixing up all the ingredients, and forming the mix into little patties. Let them chill for a half hour, add some stuff for crispiness and fry them up!

Not only was it easier than I thought, but they were delicious!

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The best part of my creation was that they were a big hit with the entire family. Even my pickiest eater gobbled hers up and declared them a winner! The twins called them the best fish sticks ever. I didn’t want to correct them, because adorableness must be treasured. But at 4 1/2 years old, I guess it’s time to teach them right. So they learned all about crabcakes. They even helped stir the mix! Did you know that when you get kids involved in cooking, they are more likely to try new things? 

Crab Cakes by La Primera


Please, give it  a try! Let me know if you do. And don’t be afraid to experiment with the mixture. As long as you have the main components, you can try all kinds of variations! 

What are some other recipes I should try? 

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National Shake Month with Johnny Rockets

Did you know that September is National Shake Month? 

Johnny Rockets is celebrating and I got the chance to try out their special edition hand spun shakes made with premium ice cream, available September 21 at participating restaurants. We had so much fun at the event, tasting the delicious shakes and burgers!

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Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake  Made with real Reese’s ® Peanut Butter and chocolate, and topped with a Reese’s ® Peanut Butter Cup and Reese’s ® Pieces ® Mini Candies, this shake’s a true taste sensation.

The new Goosebumps shake is made with premium vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, milk, and mixed with Oreo pieces and
topped with whipped cream, an Oreo garnish and colorful gummy worms.

We had a great time and I really wish I had a burger and shake right in front of me right now because it was so good! Johnny Rockets hamburgers are available with 4 protein options, Fresh, Never Frozen 100% Domestic Farm-Raised Beef, ground turkey, Boca Burger or chicken breast. No wonder they are so tasty!

Gabi tried hard in the gummy worm hunt contest, but my friend Liz’s son was the victor. 


 But she still had fun!

And this taste size shake was just perfect! 


 Notice Ema didn’t waste any time removing the Reese’s ® Peanut Butter Cup and Reese’s ® Pieces ® Mini Candies first!


Thank you Johnny Rockets for a great time! We’ll sure be back soon!