Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Daughter turned TWO?

I thought this was such a lovely shot of my little darling two-year-old. Happy birthday, Della Bean!!! We love you so! 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Today was my first experience making shrimp! And thanks to this recipe that I found via Pinterest, it turned out to be a success. I doubled the recipe, because my husband came home with a TWO pound bag of shrimp. No complaints here:) You would never have heard my teenage self say that! Shrimp has grown on me in the last few years.

Baked Shrimp Scampi from

Here’s What You Need: 
1 lb of large shrimp, peeled and de-veined, tail on
2 TBS of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp of butter
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/2 tsp of Italian Seasoning
1 TBS of white wine (1/2 TBS apple cider vinegar+1/2 TBS white grape juice)
3 cloves of garlic, diced roughly (1/2 tsp ready to use minced garlic)

Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 425. 
Add seasonings and ingredients to shrimp in large bowl and toss well to coat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the shrimp out. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden but not overcooked. Serve hot.

For the dipping sauce, I combined about 1/3 cup Caravelle's Sweet Chili Sauce with 1 TBS Trader Joe's Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce and a good solid chunk of my mother's/aunt Kathie's pesto. It's the perfect combination of sweet, sour and hot. 

As the Yo-Gabba Gabba characters would say, 
"Try it, you'll like it. Try it, you'll like it." Except they say it many, many, MANY more times than that. Enjoy!