To switch things up at the dinner table around here, I thought I would make crab cakes before summer turns to fall. Costco has a great crab meat option that is both affordable and accessible- perfect for this recipe. I first developed this recipe last summer when Spike and I squared off at the Preakness Stakes and took on crab. He made soft shell crab sandwiches and I took a whack at it with my crab cakes and they were a hit. They are chock full of crab meat with celery, onion, peppers (southern trinity), and for just a bit of heat I toss diced jalapeno into the mix. An egg, seasoned mayo, and breadcrumbs act as the binding ingredients to make these crab cakes come together. Because we're a family of two, I made a full batch and froze the remaining cakes for us to have as an impromptu meal within the next week or two. We had a few last minute guests that joined us for dinner on Sunday and lucky for me, I had crab cakes stored away that could be prepared in no time. Plus, I felt very fancy feeding guests crab cakes on a whim. For me, it's a great summer meal that was easy to prepare yet unexpected enough to be special.