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Garlic Roasted Shrimp with Red Chile Oil

This is a recipe for true garlic lovers. We bought so much garlic this week it was ridiculous… the woman checking us out at the store thought we were going on a vampire hunt. We didn’t use nearly as much as the recipe called for (silly me… I misread ‘cloves’ as ‘heads’. Whoops). These are...

Red Wine Sangria

I’m not a big red wine fan. Or a wine fan in general. But I do like sangria. Thanks again to Julie for introducing it to me (you have to make this! It’s almost as good Pipa!). It makes quite a bit though, we made half the recipe and it filled an entire pitcher. Good...

Sherried Mushroom Empanadas

We have a thing for Spanish tapas. We spent a week last year at a cooking school in Napa (thanks Mom!), and one of the sessions was all about tapas. Our wonderful cousin took us to an amazing tapas restaurant in New York City, and it was literally the best dinner of our lives. Obviously,...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

We made these to go along with our spring green salad. Maybe not the best combination, but it worked. I think these are meant to be served as a side/appetizer for like an easter brunch or something. They sure make an impressive presentation. They were quite good, we’ll definitely be making them again, but they...

Spring Green Salad with Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette

This was a nice, refreshing salad. A change from our typical croutons and balsamic salad. Spring Green Salad with Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette Makes 8 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice or fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons (packed) grated orange peel 1 teaspoon...

Kabob-less Lamb Kabobs with Mint Pesto

These were supposed to be kabobs, but we didn’t want to deal with soaking the skewers or our miniature grill or the hassle of cleaning the caste-iron grill pan, so we just sautéed them all together instead. There was a lot of liquid in the marinade (that we *cough* only marinated for 20 minutes), so...