Sunday, May 10, 2009

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese
adapted from:
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/2 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 lb thin spaghetti, cooked

In a large saucepan, saute the chopped garlic in the olive oil until golden. Add jalapeno peppers; saute about 3 minutes.

Mix in the chopped tomatoes and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat.

In a medium saute pan, toss the shrimp with the olive oil. Cook over medium heat until shrimp become pink. Season with salt and pepper and mix in the tomato sauce.

Serve tomato and shrimp over spaghetti. Sprinkle feta cheese on top.

Crockpot Jambalaya

Crockpot Jambalaya
adapted from:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound frozen cooked shrimp without tails

In a slow cooker, mix the chicken, sausage, tomatoes with juice, green bell pepper, and broth. Season with Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper.
Cover, and cook 7 to 8 hours on Low, or 3 to 4 hours on High. Stir in the shrimp during the last 30 minutes of cook time.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk

Combine the first five ingredients; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the graham cracker mixture. Carefully spoon the remaining batter on top. Sprinkle with the remaining graham cracker mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine confectioners' sugar and milk; drizzle over cake.

Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef

Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef
adapted from Crockpot Tuesdays

3 lbs. corned beef
3 potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp spicy mustard
2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp peppercorns


Place meat, potatoes, and apples in crockpot. Combine the water, brown sugar, mustard, garlic and black pepper and pour into crockpot. Sprinkle peppercorns on top. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 12 hours. Remove meat and veggies from juice and serve.