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Zucchini Noodles with Bacon & Shrimp

daisi - July 31, 2014
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I’ve been wanting to try the zucchini “noodle” trend for a while now. My mom got me a julienne peeler for my birthday so I figured I’d better give it a try. I didn’t have zucchini, but I had yellow summer squash courtesy of my baby brother so I used that instead. The peeler wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to use, but it wasn’t …

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my november menu

daisi - January 5, 2014
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During November, my kitchen was a tad busier. Of course there was Thanksgiving, but I also hosted 2 family events and Cookbook Club 2.0 so I got to try several new recipes that I’m excited to share. sweet potato & brie flat bread | I made this for our Cookbook Club 2.0. We chose the Real Simple cookbook and so far the recipes are simple …

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my february menu

daisi - March 1, 2013
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Here’s what we made during February – some oldies but goodies! browned butter risotto | risotto? good. browned butter? good. browned butter risotto? GREAT! brined pork chops with spaghetti squash | these pork chops were to die for, I loved the sweet/savory flavor that the brine gives. My spaghetti squash technique needs some work though… I baked it for double the time listed in the recipe …

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green curry shrimp

daisi - March 1, 2013
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This meal was so delicious, I’d put it up against the green curry at my favorite thai place. Considering how easy it was and how healthy, I will certainly be making it again in the near future.  More on this later, but I am in the process of attempting to eliminate processed foods from my life. It’s been challenging, but with the help of 100 …

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tabasco shrimp & sausage jambalaya

daisi - February 12, 2013
jambalaya

Last year we celebrated Fat Tuesday with our friends CJ & Chauntay. They made this fantastic jambalaya that I had to attempt myself this year. I actually made it last night, so I could share with you today. It is very easy and the flavors are incredible. I made it a little healthier by using brown rice and quinoa rather than white rice. {also check out this …

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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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Sunday Birthday Dinner by Jo-Mom

daisi - July 23, 2012

My mom came to visit me yesterday to help me make some cream cheese peppermints for Sam’s brother’s wedding in a couple weeks. While she was here we celebrated my birthday. First she gave me the best gift – custom made camera straps from Phat Straps. AND a massage at Ihloff Salon – major score! Then we made the mints (sharing the recipe this week) …

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menu recap [weeks 27 & 28]

daisi - July 21, 2012
chipotle shrimp

[Week 27]  Also known as my birthday week o’ celebration was pretty uneventful on the cooking front, as in there was NO cooking at all. Lots of eating though… a happy hour at Doc’s on Friday. They have the BEST cocktails and appetizers. I recommend the andouille sausage spinach dip, and of course oysters on the half shell. [clockwise: gin & jam, linds-me-tree, drinks on fire, …

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New Orleans Spicy Cajun Shrimp

daisi - March 3, 2012
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As promised, here is the spicy cajun shrimp recipe to serve with those baked cheese grits. They are a perfect match, it doesn’t get any better! Combine the following for the Creole Seasoning: 1 Tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons granulated garlic 1 Tablespoon granulated …

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menu recap [week 8]

daisi - February 24, 2012
menu recap

This week(end) started off with some pancakes on the griddle, sounds nice right? Well…………………. about half-way through cooking, I noticed a lot of smoke. A LOT. Turns out, that under the griddle a grease fire had started. EEK. Luckily we were able to contain it and smother it. A little excitement for Sunday morning! The pancakes got a little burnt, but still tasted pretty delicious. …

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