Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pasta with Shrimp in a Spicy Red Sauce or aka Shrimp Fra Diavolo

 

 I've taken a little time off for personal reasons but I'm back...

...and I'm hungry!

Especially for a bowl of this quick and easy pasta with shrimp in a spicy red sauce...my version of Shrimp Fra Diavolo...

Spice it up or down however you desire and be sure to serve with a side of delicious bread!

A SIMPLE WEEKNIGHT MEAL!!!

You'll find my recipe here at SheKnows: Simple spicy shrimp with pasta

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sausage Pizza Tacos





 Before you say, "no way!"  Stop and think for a second...

What's in a typical taco?

Ground meat, spices, taco sauce...a little salsa with peppers and onion. Lettuce, cheese, cilantro...maybe a few other things???

Well these sausage pizza tacos are not that far off.

Ground sausage (spicy and/or sweet), sauteed peppers and onions...a little pizza sauce, fresh basil and cheese....

So go ahead and marry your two favorite foods! They're a fun spin on family taco night!

*You could replace the sausage with any ground meat...just make sure to drain the grease before mixing in the sauce and then stuffing the shells.

For the recipe and how to visit my post here at SheKnows: Sausage Pizza Tacos

Sunday, December 22, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails...



A fun and festive photo project I did last year for SheKnows....

Cheers to all and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :) 

For additional photos and the 12 drink recipes click here ~ 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Whisky Cake Recipe

Whisky Cake

Here is a whisky cake recipe I am thrilled to share with you all!

Growing up, my mom would always make this weeks before Christmas...

In the early years, she didn't have a heavy duty stand mixer...the batter is quite dense so I recall the mixing seemed awfully intense.

She used to shell the pecans too... by hand

...and always doubled the recipe.

It's these reasons above this cake had the misfortune of being deemed..."A lot of work....!"  

I remember coming home from school and seeing the big jug of whiskey sitting out on the kitchen table...next to a bowl full of nuts...with their shells.

Boxes of golden raisins, mixing bowls and spoons...as far as the eye could see....

It all pointed to one thing...I was about to be put to work!

I quickly learned how to (on whiskey cake day) mysteriously disappear ...off to the neighbors I'd go!

When I'd return home, there was almost always a fire roaring in our kitchen fireplace and the house smelled heavenly...butter, eggs, flour, sugar...cinnamon, raisins, whisky and nuts...all being happily warmed and cooked in the oven!

So you see why I love this recipe. It makes me happy. It's special. :)

My mom still makes it...and now so do I...with my KitchenAid stand mixer and bags of already shelled pecans by my side ~ modern conveniences :) haha

It's actually quite simple to make and cooking times will vary according to your oven...when a knife or chopstick comes out of the center clean - it's done.

It cooks low and slow...and you'll find this keeper of a recipe here, at SheKnows... I hope you come to love it as much as I...Whiskey Cake