Showing posts from June, 2017

Lemon Shrimp Scampi with Artichokes

If you haven't guessed already, most of my recipes are found on Pinterest. I love laying in bed at night and scrolling through the plethora of pins looking for new mouth watering and crowd (ok, really just the Mister and I) pleasing recipes. Lately though, I've been walking to my mailbox for recipe inspiration. I anxiously await my month arrival of Cooking Light Magazine and Food Network Magazine (both subscriptions were purchased on Groupon. Hint hint, head on over to look for a great deal). I love flipping through the pages and salivating over the pictures and recipes found within these pages. I bunny ear the pages of recipes I want to make so I can come back and easily find them when I meal plan on the weekends. 
Today I am sharing one of the recipes I adapted from the July/August edition. It is what I consider a "foil packet meal" Not sure exactly where this term came from, but it works. If you're not sure what I am talking about, scroll down and see the pic…

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls ~ A sweet Father's Day Treat

Our daddy loves bourbon. Since I met the Mister, bourbon has been a drink of choice. A couple of years ago, he and some friends headed to Kentucky for a bachelor party bourbon trail tour. He had a great time for obvious reasons, but came home with a new love, appreciation and fascination with bourbon. Our liquor cabinet went from having a selection of 2-3 bourbons to probably 6 or 7 choices at any given time. Blanton's, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace & 1792 are just a few favorites you'll find in our cabinet.
With Father's Day being just around the corner, I took to Pinterest for some gift ideas. I had already bought him a gift (a New York Mets Fanchest), so I was looking for something I could make him. Last weekend we spent some time with our dear friends who live in Spring, Texas (just outside of Houston). It just so happens that these friends are also bourbon drinkers; so lots of stories about the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, drink recipes/concoctions & cooking/bak…

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Pizza Crust

It's SO GOOD! Let's just start by saying that. A while back I made my own cauliflower crust and honestly, it's a ton of work. You can check that post out here. So when a friend told me that Trader Joe's had a cauliflower pizza crust, I made it my mission to get there and scoop some up. 
Unfortunately, I found an empty freezer case, but I wasn't leaving without asking to see if there was some in the back. Sure enough, I scored the last 2 boxes in the store. The woman informed me that this item would be out of stock until sometime in July. Apparently, they are tweaking the baking instructions and need to reprint all of the boxes, etc. 
With that being said, I agree that the directions do need to be tweaked. I am pretty sure that the cook time of 8-10 minutes is a misprint. I ended up baking mine for about 22-24 minutes and that still left parts of the center cooked, but not crispy. I have one more box in the freezer and I plan to bake the crust for about 8-10 minute…