Monday, July 26, 2010

Marinated Shrimp and a CSN Giveaway:)

How about a pot of tea made in this lovely Le-Creuset teapot. Red just happens to be my favorite color. I think I will make a mango green tea to go with my dinner:)
Put raw shrimp into a large zip lock bag. Add Italian dressing. Marinate for 2 hours. Put onto wooden skewers that have been soaked for 2 hours as well. Grill 2-4 minutes on each side.

I served brown rice with cut up banana pepper, red onion, sliced tomatoes, and fresh mango.

A lime to squeeze on the shrimp.

Foodie Friday is presented by"Designs by Gollum"Visit her site for more fabulous recipes:)

Now that your tummy is full......let's go shopping!

CSN Stores would like to give one of my readers a promo code good for $40.00 in merchandise from their stores. I was checking out the
Le-Creuset cookware. From start to finish, Le Creuset is the ingredient that brings every evening together. In kitchens around the world, from acclaimed European eateries to family dinner tables, Le Creuset has been trusted for over 80 years for its legacy of style and quality. Their brilliant colors and user-friendly cookware pieces have created an unforgettable dining experience. So if you like to shop without leaving your home, this is a great offer for you.

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  • Contest ends August 2, 2010 at 5 pm.

  • I will announce the winner on my blog and send an email. If I don't hear from the winner with 48 hours, I will pick another winner.

Good Luck:)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dairy Queen (DQ) Ice Cream with Blueberry Topping and CSN Stores Announcement

Nothing better than DQ ice cream.Put butter, blueberries and sugar in pan.

Cook 2-4 mintues.


Blueberry Topping

2 tablespoons butter

1 pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries

1/4 cup sugar

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter/then add the blueberries and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook until berries break down, about 4 minutes. Cool slightly and spoon warm sauce over Dairy Queen Ice Cream:)


Foodie Friday is presented by
"Designs by Gollum"
Visit her site for more fabulous recipes:)


Have you ever checked out CSN Stores online?

I am thrilled to have been chosen to do a review or a giveaway for them. They offer so many items to choose from. I was so surprised to find out that they even sell dining room tables.

So keep watching for what will come next…..a review or a giveaway from CSN Stores.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Caprese Pasta

Let's get started while the pasta is cooking.Ingredients:
1 pound whole wheat Rotini
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, torn
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta into a large bowl and reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
In a medium skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. As the tomatoes cook and soften, smash them with a fork. Continue to cook until the tomatoes make a chunky style sauce, about 4 minutes. Transfer the tomato sauce to the bowl with the pasta. toss to combine. add the basil leaves and mozzarella. Stir to combine. Add the reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until the pasta is moist.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Garlic Butter Baked Crab Legs

Fresh flowers from my yard.....Geranium, Clematis and Mint.

Fresh watermelon.........and so sweet it was.

Now to get started. One lemon, fresh parsley (from my garden), garlic and butter.
3 lbs snow crab legs
1 cup butter
5 cloves fresh garlic
1 lemon, juice of
fresh parsley, chopped
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, grab yourself a small saucepan. On medium low heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic (pressed) and lightly saute. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon. Turn the heat to low and let those flavors mesh until the oven is nice and hot. Sprinkle with parsley. Turn off your burner.
I used a large foil pan. Arrange your crab in the pan and brush with the butter sauce. Pour remaining sauce over cover tightly with foil and put in the oven on the center rack.
Bake crabs for about 25 - 35 minutes or so depending on size of crab.
Remove from oven sprinkle with the rest of the parsley and serve. Ladle butter from pan into small dishes for dipping.
Fresh out of the oven and ready to serve.


Scratch Lemonade
6 cups cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 12 lemons rinds reserved
In a 2 1/2 quart container, combine the water and sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lemon juice and stir once more. Throw in the lemon rinds.
Chill until very cold and serve over ice.
Arnold Palmer
Fill glass with ice.....add half with lemonade and top it with sun tea.
Dessert was easy.....Brownies from a box, with icing.
It was a great 4th of July meal:)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fresh Picked Tomatoes

See my red tomatoes....
Ready to be picked....
Here goes....
Aren't they into the kitchen for ~ BLT's :)