Loaves & Dishes
By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘shrimp recipes’
Posted: July 28th, 2014

This recipe, from allrecipes.com, saved my Sunday.

This recipe, from allrecipes.com, saved my Sunday.


I hate when recipes include estimated times for prep and cooking. They’re ridiculous. Most recipes touted as fast simply lie. They call for pre-cooked chicken or rice, easily 20-minute jobs. Or they start the timer after the vegetables are chopped. Some with three ingredients are simply flavorless or have weird textures that make them unworthy of even the 10-minute time investment.
In general, there is fast and then there’s tasty. But is there fast AND tasty? I’ll admit it’s hard to find. Garlic Shrimp Pasta fills both bills.
I had about 500 loads of laundry to do yesterday, and at some point had to get to the grocery store before it closed, so we’d have something to eat this week. John was mowing the lawn and would surely come into the house hungry enough to chew his arm off.
I was sick of everything in my quick and easy repertoire. I started brainstorming. Shrimp is fast. (I got it raw, but it was already peeled and deveined.) Pasta is easy. Have garlic, wine, butter, Parmesan.
By the time the store closed, we were eating, and enjoying, this dish.
Warning: You don’t need the whole box of pasta, and the shrimp was only enough for three people. If you want to feed six, double the shrimp. If you want to feed two, halve the pasta.

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Posted: February 3rd, 2014

This dip, from Daily Meal saved the Super Bowl at my house. It was way better than the game.

This dip, from Daily Meal saved the Super Bowl at my house. It was way better than the game.


It’s time for me to admit I have a problem. I can’t stop cooking.
Yesterday, I made Guacamole, Parmesan wings, Mexican Pulled Pork, pretzel bites, Beer Cheese Dip and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
I have a family of three, one of whom doesn’t eat anything. The fridge was so full, I had to put the pulled pork outside on the back deck.
I’m not sure why I do this. Well, yes I do. It’s because I enjoy it. A lot. If I didn’t make a bunch of food on a day like that, I would just sit on the couch wishing I’d made something yummy. I like the challenge of trying to do five things at once, and the fun that comes in eating it. And eating it.
Most often during these marathons, I pick tried and true favorites, but this time, with exception of the guacamole, it was all new.
Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip won the prize for most addictively delicious, winning almost as handily as the Seahawks.

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Posted: April 17th, 2013
Fast Shrimp Bisque from Better Homes & Gardens would make a delicious light dinner or appetizer.

Fast Shrimp Bisque from Better Homes & Gardens would make a delicious light dinner or appetizer.

Creamy soups don’t have to be nutritional disasters. Even better, they don’t require much in the way of cooking. Fast Shrimp Bisque only needs a gentle heating to cook the shrimp.
Use fat-free milk and evaporated milk to keep the calories down and this would make a nice spring-y lunch or dinner appetizer. Or light dinner and amazing leftovers for lunch. Of course, that would require leftovers, which come to think of it, might not be much of an issue.
In my house, when something’s this good and it says it serves 4, my avid-runner husband will eat 2 1/2 to 3 portions and ask me what else there is to eat.
For this I recommend serving this with some soft Italian bread or a multigrain roll, a bowl of fruit, maybe a big spinach salad with bacon and maybe dessert.
Fresh iced tea might help fill in the nooks and crannies.

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