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Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp

Some nights you just want a hearty meal that packs a punch, and this Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp over rice does the trick! We used homegrown jalapenos from our backyard to add some heat, but feel free to omit or add a spicier pepper! INGREDIENTS: 1 jalapeno (to taste) 1 lb large shrimp 6 garlicContinue reading “Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp”


Homemade Green Bean Casserole

A staple of every Thanksgiving meal we prepare is the Homemade Green Bean Casserole. It is easy to make, flavorful, and I must have it. Every year. I think what makes this dish extra special are the fresh green beans providing a snappier texture and the mushroom gravy that gives it that homemade feel. INGREDIENTS:Continue reading “Homemade Green Bean Casserole”

Zucchini Blueberry Bread

In the mornings, I love having my coffee with something not too sweet. This Zucchini Blueberry Bread is perfect with my morning pick-me-up. It’s super moist, and the tartness from the blueberries balance out the sweetness in the bread. Also, it’s hard to believe this is made from zucchinis! If you’re caving something a littleContinue reading “Zucchini Blueberry Bread”

Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-Fry

Chinese cooking has been passed down from our parents, and dishes as simple as the Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-Fry brings back wonderful childhood memories. INGREDIENTS: (yields 4-5 servings) 3 large tomatoes, diced 6 eggs, beaten 2 green onion stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp soy sauce 0.5 tsp sugar 2 Tbsp vegetableContinue reading “Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-Fry”

Lychee Gimlet

Lychee is my most favorite fruit. What better way to enjoy this fruit than in a Lychee Gimlet cocktail! INGREDIENTS: 1.5 oz gin 0.5 oz Cointreau 0.75 oz lime juice 0.25 oz simple syrup 2 oz lychee juice 1 lychee, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS: Combine ingredients into shaker, then add ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.Continue reading “Lychee Gimlet”