Summer Boil

This is the perfect summer meal!  My family and I really enjoy this on a night when it feels like summer.  Maybe the kids were in the pool all day and we can eat outside and make a mess and not care.  Summer nights with no school in sight and a big pot of shrimp and sausage is just what we need.  This is a true one pot meal that is spicy and delicious!

Adapted from The Food Network  Kitchen

Summer Boil

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1/2 cup of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 8 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 pound of baby red potatoes
  • 8 ears of corn, snapped in half
  • 1 package of kielbasa(I use the turkey kielbasa that has 2 in a package), sliced
  • 2 pounds of uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (I buy the big bag of shrimp from BJ’s for this)
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • sriracha(We use trader Joe’s brand because it is the best)

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with 4 quarts of water.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves into the water.
  3. Add the Old Bay, garlic, and onion.
  4. Add the thyme.
  5. Cover and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the potatoes and simmer about 10 minutes.
  8. Add the corn and simmer 5 more minutes.
  9. Add the kielbasa and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  10. Add the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink(about 3 minutes)
  11. Put 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large bowl.
  12. Ladle out about 1 cup of broth from the pot and put in the bowl with the butter.
  13. With a slotted spoon transfer the shrimp, kielbasa and vegetables to the bowl.
  14. Add the other 2 tablespoons of butter to the top.
  15. Ladle about 1 more cup of the broth and add it to the bowl.
  16. Mix gently.
  17. Put the rest of the broth in a gravy boat and serve on the side with lemon wedges and sriracha.

We usually pour a lot of broth over the top of our individual bowls and squirt some sriracha over the top.  It is spicy!!

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It is very important that you have a large enough pot for this Summer Boil.  This stockpot would work great!⇒⇒  https://amzn.to/2IzR7YX

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Amy’s Beach Styles

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Don’t miss out on some of the best recipes for summer entertaining…
Appetizers:
Main Course:  
Side Dishes:  
Desert and drinks:
Some great ideas to keep your kids entertained this summer⇒⇒ Summer Plans

 

 

 

Amy’s Beach Styles

by Amy Guzzi
I love a clean look for the beach, matching neutral colors with stripes. The beach is very calming to me, so I love a look that matches my mood with colors that blend in with the sand and shells. I grew up in New England spending my summers in Maine so most of my summer outfits incorporate a stripe. A straw beach bag and some fun sunnies are the perfect way to finish a clean beach look. Here are some of my favorite beach looks.
Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit:  https://rstyle.me/cz-n/c4jxr2cfjm7

Paula Tie-Up Bikini Bottoms:  https://rstyle.me/cz-n/c4jxtacfjm7

Sunset Stripe Cover-Up:  https://rstyle.me/cz-n/c4jwj9cfjm7
Serengeti Cover-Up Pants:  https://rstyle.me/cz-n/c4jwhvcfjm7
No Smirking 50mm Polarized Sunglasses:  https://rstyle.me/cz-n/c4jymkcfjm7

Straw Tote Handbag – A New Day™:  https://rstyle.me/cz-n/c4jycxcfjm7

Ibiza Tote:  https://rstyle.me/cz-n/c4jydycfjm7

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Appetizers:
Main Course:  
Side Dishes:  
Desert and drinks:
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Old Fashioned Ice Cream Soda 🥤

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I dream about being in an ice cream shop back in the 50’s wearing a Pink Ladies Jacket and dancing the jitterbug. Lol. I kind of belong back in that era. But my childhood growing up in the 70’s and 80’s was pretty cool also. Especially since it included ice cream sodas!

My Grandma(my Dad’s mom) lived to 103. And her diet wasn’t high protein and low carbs, that’s for sure. She always had very cold cans of coke in her fridge and vanilla ice cream in her freezer. After dinner she would make my sisters and I ice cream sodas. They were sooo good!

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Grandma and Ali

I don’t usually have soda in the house, because I don’t want any of us to drink it. When I do, the boys always ask for ice cream sodas.

My grandma used a tall frosted glass just like this👉🏼 https://amzn.to/2r7GkP1

and served it with a long metal spoon👉🏼 https://amzn.to/2r9dPRc

and straw👉🏼 https://amzn.to/2raDaJL

I scale it down to half the size cause that’s plenty! Still have to serve it with the straw and spoon. 😋

Fill your glass of choice with several scoops of vanilla ice cream. She certainly didn’t skimp out on the ice cream. Open a cold can of coke and pour over the ice cream until it’s filled to the top(she also made it with root beer and it was GOOD!)

That is it. It’s delicious and comforting. I hope it brings you back to a happy place in your childhood.  Enjoy!

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Summer Plans

I think at this point in the year all of our minds go to summer.
Vacation?
Should we send the kids to camp?
Can I handle camp mom?
If so, how will I entertain them all summer?
And how I will I keep them fed and full all summer?
It’s non-stop…
I personally love summer.  We don’t do camp anymore because my boys don’t like it.  And at this point, I’m done caring about school and homework.  I want to sleep late and hang out with my boys.  We planned another vacation in New York for a few weeks and can’t wait.  I’m sure by the end of the summer I will be anxious for school to start up again.  Until then I will dream about summer days!
I usually look for new backyard fun to keep them outside and entertained.  It is soooo hot in Florida in the summer so most of it has to include water…
I know a lot of people put up this temporary pool in the summer.  I wish I had room for it, because I would also.  My sister puts it up every year and the kids do not come out of it for a second.  They love it.  This one comes in several different sizes.  The 16 Ft. X 48 In. is on sale for $340 with free delivery.  $100 off!  ⇒⇒  https://amzn.to/2wlLqfw
The next thing people look for around this time is a trampoline.  My yard is once again too small and I’m kind of scared of them.  But the kids love them.  This one has great reviews, ships free with prime, has the basketball hoop which my kids would love and is $20 off!  On sale for $330⇒⇒  https://amzn.to/2jxh54M
My kids are getting bigger, but still have fun in a sprinkler!  It keeps them cooled off if its too hot and they love it.  We’ve tried a lot and the ones geared for kids always break.  So we stick to a good old fashioned sprinkler like this!  It’s cheap and lasts and does the job.  Ships free with prime and is 29% off right now!
We have fit a small slip and slide in our yard, but if you have room this is the way to go!⇒⇒  https://amzn.to/2juwXot
It’s 16 feet long, has 3 lanes and is less than $33!
Can you even resist corn hole?  Such simple fun and looks great set out in the yard for a BBQ or just to keep the kids outdoors.  This one is $60 for 2!  And ships free with prime.  I love the American flag design…
We have a big tree in our yard with a tire swing and a plastic disc swing and every kid that comes over loves them both!  You really don’t need a bulky expensive swing set if you have a tree or two…  This swing has great reviews, ships free with prime and is less than $70.
If you want to get fancy(I really like this one) grab one that you can relax in and maybe read a book while the kids play…  It’s less than $40!⇒⇒ https://amzn.to/2HWrp0A
This one is awesome too… https://amzn.to/2wi8sEe
Do NOT forget this for the rainy days…⇓⇓
20% off and perfect to pull out when they are bored and saying they have no new legos!
I will keep looking and searching to help you keep the kids entertained all summer long….  More blogs to come.
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Get Swim Suit Ready or NOT!

by Alexandra Salvatore

After being stuffed in a winter coat and boots all winter, putting on a swimsuit takes work.  I’ve put together some of my favorite products to help you feel good when summer comes around.  Ready or not, here it comes!

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Sublime Bronze is great to give a quick spray before bed.  I recommend you spray outside or in your shower because it can get messy.  If you have somewhere to go in the next few days and you want a hint of color on your legs, arms or face, this is perfect. It’s very natural looking.  Be sure to exfoliate before you spray and do NOT wear any creams when applying.

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Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup is strictly for when you’re wearing a dress and haven’t had your legs exposed to the sun in a while!  Or if you just want them to look flawless.  Any time I go to an affair in a dress I use this.

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But honestly the most important thing when going in the sun is to protect yourself from the sun!  I wear a tinted moisturizer with sunblock over my face cream every day.  It prevents dark spots and wrinkles as well as dangerous exposure to the sun.  I get this Elta facial sunscreen from my dermatologist.  I can NOT live with out it anymore.

mineral

I read something recently on mineral sunscreens.  It is supposed to be the new way to sunblock because it won’t clog pores.  La Roche has one. ⇒⇒ http://shopstyle.it/l/HeNH

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This Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray is perfect for the tousled beach hair look(Not that I can achieve it.  But if I had the right hair this would be the product to use.  Lol)

Once you are ready to put on a swimsuit you have to try these…

This Robin Piccone One Piece Swimsuit has the most beautiful neckline and fits like a glove!  I have it in black, but only see it in basil now.

I tried on this Robin Piccone Luca Scoopneck swimsuit.  It felt like a soft stocking on.  It was so flattering, classy and classic. It is perfect if you need more coverage up top.

I own this BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Color Play Plunge One-Piece in burgundy. It’s so flattering and comfortable. It covers without being totally covered.  I love all of her suits.  Here are a few more that I love that are similar…

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And you can’t have summer without the perfect pair of flip flops.  I bought these Ipanema Women’s Glam Flip-Flops and can’t wait to wear them!

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Coats and boots are packed away.  Summer is calling my name.  I can hear it.  You?

Strawberry Apple Pie🍓🍏🥧

This is such a light, delicious pie. It is so easy and you can make it year round. Strawberry season in Florida is from November to April. It would be great to pick some fresh strawberries and use them for the pie. 😋 It reminds me of spring because it’s so light and refreshing. Its perfect Easter desert. I got the recipe from my sister, who got the recipe from her friend. I believe she got it from Taste of Home. So now I’m passing it on to all of you. It tastes amazing paired with cinnamon whipped cream. It’s a must.

Strawberry Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups of thinly sliced peeled tart apples(I used Granny Smith this time which I think are more sweet than tart, but it tasted yummy)
  • 1 1/4 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • Pillsbury pie crust(you will need one for bottom and one for top)
  • Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling on top

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to bake 450.
  2. In a large bowl combine the apples and strawberries.
  3. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  4. Combine sugar and flour. Sprinkle over fruit and toss lightly.
  5. Line a 9 inch pie plate with bottom pastry. Trim it even with the edge of the plate.
  6. Add the filling.
  7. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling.
  8. Trim, seal, and flute edges.
  9. Cut slits in the top.
  10. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the pastry. I put a generous amount.
  11. Cover the edges loosely with foil.
  12. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350; remove foil and bake an additional 35-40 minutes. It is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  13. Cool and top with cinnamon whipped cream!

Enjoy!

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Can’t Have a Party Without a Punch

 

A month or two ago my husband and I headed to one of my favorite spots. A used bookstore. 😳I really do love it🤷🏻‍♀️. I went straight to the cookbook section and ended up purchasing two books. One of them is The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook. It’s over 400 pages of recipes from 1959! I was actually surprised by a lot of it. This must have been the era of jell-0. So many recipes included jell-o. A lot of the recipes I would never make. But some of them I would! I can’t even tell you how many recipes for punch were in there. One for every occasion including Valentine’s Day and weddings! So why not a punch for our Easter Day Scavenger Hunt? My son Matthew read through all the punch recipes in the cookbook and narrowed it down to four. He’s my little health-nut and was pretty shocked at how many included jell-0 and added sugar. Once him and I got over how much sugar punch has, we picked the perfect recipe to recreate. They called it pink lemonade. We changed it up a bit and made it into a punch. And honestly it looked beautiful. We all enjoyed it. It was delicious and refreshing for a perfect Easter Day. This can really be served on any occasion through spring and summer. Maybe Mother’s Day. Kids or no kids…

Pink Lemonade Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 can of frozen lemonade concentrate(12 oz.)
  • 3 cans of water
  • 2 cups of cranberry juice
  • 1-2 cans of blood orange soda(I used San Pellegrino blood orange soda)
  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries
  • 1 lemon
  • A lot of ice

Directions

  1. Pour lemonade, water, and cranberry juice into your favorite beverage dispenser.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Add all the cherries and about half of the juice from the cherry jar.
  4. Add a lot of ice to keep it extra cold.
  5. Pour blood orange soda in to make it nice and bubbly. The more you add, the more bubbly it will be.
  6. Stir gently and add more ice.
  7. On top, add thin lemon slices to garnish.

Enjoy!

My beverage dispenser is one of my favorite things.  I had gotten 2 on sale at Walmart for $5 each!  But there are some really pretty ones that make a statement.  I will be upgrading soon…

This is a nice basic one  http://shopstyle.it/l/FSXn

I really think the next one I get will have a stand like this one.  It makes sense because then people can fit their cup under the spout…  ⇒  http://shopstyle.it/l/EdSp

I love the double dispensers because you can do iced tea in one and lemonade in the other, etc.  FYI, this one is only $25.49.  That’s more than 50% off!

But this is my favorite because of the texture on the glass and it has a stand!  Love it!   ⇓

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Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is one of those things that is so easy to whip up, but makes a big statement.  It’s almost as easy as opening a tub of cool whip.  And oh so much better.  I use it to top pies, gelato and fresh berries.  A couple of weeks ago my sister Ali was in Florida for work.  She got stuck here due to the snow up north.  Yay!  So I made a quick dinner and bought some store bought pies(apple and cherry).  I whipped up this cinnamon whipped cream to top the pies and it was amazing.  This is nothing original.  Honestly, you can whip up whipping cream and add nothing to it and it is amazing.  You can also add sugar, cocoa, vanilla, etc.

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My mom, Ali, and I

 

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of whipping cream(heavy cream)
  • 3/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla

Directions

  1. At least an hour before put your beaters and a large bowl you will be using to mix it, in the freezer.
  2. Put all the ingredients in the bowl.  Beat on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.

Enjoy!

A must have for your whipped cream is a simple mixer just like this.  It will do the job!

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Shoepeg Corn Salad

I got this recipe from my sister Ali.  She got it from one of her friends.  When they make it, they serve it as a dip along with Tostitos or some sort of corn chip.  This is also a great side dish for a summer gathering.   It’s sooo good and refreshing.  It’s hard to stop eating it once you start.  I had no idea what shoepeg corn was or where to find it until I made this!  FYI, it’s just a can of Green Giant corn that’s shaped like a shoepeg!  I found it at Publix…

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Shoepeg Corn salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of white shoepeg corn, drained
  • 1 can of reduced sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper diced small
  • 1 orange bell pepper diced small
  • 1/2 of a small red onion diced small
  • a bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup of safflower oil(it calls for vegetable oil but I don’t use vegetable oil due to the fact that it is not the healthiest option)
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar(Yep, but it makes it soooo good.  You can use less if you prefer or none.  Still will be delicious!)

Directions

  1. Put the first 6 ingredients in a large serving bowl and stir gently until combined.
  2. Add the oil, vinegar and sugar.
  3. Stir gently until combined.
  4. Serve with your favorite chip or as a side dish.

Enjoy!

I found some great summer essentials for your 1st BBQ of the season.  Of course you have to serve the shoepeg corn salad and maybe some Guac and chips!

This beautiful serving bowl is perfect for a bright, colorful salad like this one.

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These serving spoons are a pretty compliment to the serving bowl.

I absolutely LOVE a classic, washable tablecloth for your serving table.  This one comes in so many colors and sizes.  Perfect for your spring and summer outdoor entertaining.

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If you don’t already have a folding table for your last minute parties, you must get one quick!  My boys love when I drag the folding table out, because they know company is coming!  And that means, good food, music, and fun!

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To see Amy’s Spring Trends click here
Get swim suit ready⇒⇒ Get Swim Suit Ready or NOT!
Don’t miss out on some of the best recipes for summer entertaining…
Appetizers:
Main Course:  
Side Dishes:  
Desert and drinks:
Some great ideas to keep your kids entertained this summer⇒⇒ Summer Plans

Spring Trends

Spring Trends

By Amy Guzzi

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I fell in love with fashion during the twelve years I lived in New York City. I decided to start a fashion blog and was featured in the New York Times fashion section and Anthropologie. When a lot of my friends started asking for styling advice, I decided to start AG Styling. I love mixing patterns and pairing everyday accessories with staple pieces from my closet. On any budget, I help people enhance their style and help them shop intellectually.

 

SPRING TRENDS

One of my favorite spring trends which was big all over the runway are polka dots. I think they easily transform from day to night. You can wear them with jeans and flats or with a heel and some fun earrings.
Another big trend this spring are retro cat eye sunglasses. On any given day you will see Gigi Hadid or one of the Kardashian’s wearing them. I love the Le Spec ones.
Pastels are very in this spring, which is usually a given, but they were very prominent on every big designer’s runway for this upcoming season. Pink is everywhere and I’m loving the light pink jeans along with these other pastel pieces.
Asymmetrical tops and dresses are also a big trend this season. Always a fun way to dress up any outfit.
Lastly I really love statement earrings this spring. As a busy mom, they are the easiest thing to take your day outfit (jeans in a T-shirt) to a night outfit. They literally transform any outfit and they are so on trend right now.

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Italian Wedding Soup

by Jennifer Stagnitta

This is a recipe I got my friend Stephanie.  I double the recipe she gave me so we have leftovers!  I make this once a week.  It is healthy and delicious.  (Ingredients below are already doubled for you)  

Italian Wedding Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. of mini meatballs(I buy mine at Uncle Giuseppe’s because it saves me a lot of time)
    • If you are not buying pre-made meatballs use this basic meatball recipe that is delicious!  It works great for turkey meatballs also.
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter
  • 1 cup of onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 16 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 box of acini de pepi (little round pastas)
  • 1 full head of escarole, rinsed and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated pecorino romano cheese

Directions

  1. Prepare meatballs and roast ahead of time if not buying pre-made.
  2. In a large pot melt the butter.
  3. Add the carrots, onions and garlic.  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook until tender(About 5 minutes)
  5. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Turn down the heat to simmer.
  7. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper as needed.
  9. Drop in the meatballs and cook until heated through.
  10. Add the escarole.  Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil.
  12. Cook the pasta per directions on box.(I keep the pasta separate and add it to individual bowls of soup.)      
  13. Add a little pasta to a bowl and cover with the soup!  Top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese.

Enjoy!

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Breaded and Baked

One of my mom’s specialties is her breaded and baked chicken cutlets. It’s really very hard to get them exactly like hers, but they come close. You can use this recipe for chicken cutlets or pork cutlets. My mom used to go to the butcher and get stacks of chicken cutlets sliced paper thin. That really is the key to these being perfect. But I usually pick up the big pack of thin sliced cutlets at BJ’s and use them. They are the thinnest I can find and I get a good price for a big bunch of them. The reason these are so good is because they are crispy just like a fried cutlet, but better!

Chicken Cutlets

Ingredients

  • EVOO
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of Italian Seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of Panko seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup of Grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • Big package of thin sliced chicken(or pork) cutlets

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to bake 425 or bake 450(It all depends on your oven. You want it to be hot! I have a double oven and the bottom one is hotter than the top. I put the top on 450 and the bottom on 425)
  2. You will need big sheet pans. Maybe 2 or 3 pans so that the cutlets are spread out.  (They will not cook right if they are too crowded in the pan.)
  3. Drizzle  olive oil on the bottom of each pan.  More than you would normally use.  Try and spread the oil around so it coats the whole pan.
  4. You will need two dishes with high edges.  In one dish put the eggs and some water(About 3 tablespoons) Whisk together.
  5. In the other dish, mix together both types of breadcrumbs and cheese.
  6. Dip each cutlet in the egg and let the excess egg drip off, then dip in the bread crumb mixture and shake off excess crumbs.  Place cutlets in single layer on oiled sheet pans.  Make sure they are not crowded in the pan.  (Most people dip the cutlets in flour first.  My mom never did that, so we don’t.  And they come out amazing!)   
  7. Once they are in the pan drizzle with olive oil.  (Make sure they have enough oil.  Otherwise they will not cook.) 
  8. Put the pans in the oven.  After about 8-10 minutes take them out and check the bottom of the cutlets to see if they are browning.  Once they are brown on the bottom, turn them over and bake for another 8 – 10 minutes until they are crispy and cooked through.
  9. When they are done place a paper towel on a big platter and layer the cutlets with paper towels in between to collect any excess oil.

These may not come out perfect the first time you make them, but don’t give up.  Because once you perfect them, it will be a meal everyone will enjoy and ask for over and over again!

You can serve with spaghetti and marinara sauce or you can serve it with a simple tomato salad and rice!  No matter what it will be a great meal.  Enjoy!

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Sauteed Shrimp over Pasta

Sometimes I want a big Sunday dinner feel with not a lot of work.  This is one of those meals.  I usually make this when I don’t feel like eating meat, but still want some protein with my pasta.  It is quick and delicious!

Sauteed Shrimp over Pasta

Ingredients

  • EVOO
  • Mrs. Dash Italian Medley (This is salt free and has great flavor.  I use it for  a lot of my favorite recipes)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound of large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2-28 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 8 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds of your favorite pasta(mine is rigatoni)

Directions

  1. Defrost your shrimp if you haven’t already.  Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.  Add some crushed red pepper flakes if you like it spicy!  (You will be adding some to the sauce as well.)
  3. Season with Mrs. Dash.  I would say about 2 tablespoons.
  4. Mix gently to evenly coat all the shrimp.
  5. In a large saute pan heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  6. Cook shrimp until pink tossing once or twice.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Prepare your simple crushed tomato sauce.
  9. Boil a big pot of salted water and prepare your pasta according to instructions on box.  Drain.
  10. Using a slotted spoon put the cooked shrimp in the heated sauce.
  11. Serve your pasta with sauce and shrimp.  Top with pecorino romano and enjoy!

 

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