Cranberry and Pecan Green Beans

Here is a quick and easy side dish I hope you’d enjoy!!!

Ingredients:

1/2 lb green beans or  haricots verts

1 tbsp butter

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup chopped pecans

 Directions:

1.In a large skillet turn the stove on to medium heat and add the butter.

2. Add the green beans to the skillet and saute for 5 minutes or until the greens are tender.

3.  Stir in the cranberries and pecans .

4.Now transfer to a serving dish and enjoy.

Zippy Shrimp And Pasta

I hadn’t eat shrimp with pasta in long time.I had some shrimp in my freezer for little bit.So I got inspired to cook shrimp and pasta.This lovely dish is made with shallots,garlic ,shaved parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.I like it because it’s oh so simple to make and takes less than 1 hr.So for all of  you out there that are short on time .Please don’t fret I will be your hero in the kitchen just call on me.

Ingredients:

8-15 medium shrimp

1or 2 handfusl of spaghetti

1 tbsp olive oil- For skillet

1/2 tsp olive oil- For pasta

1 garlic clove-minced

1/2 of shallot-minced

1/4  dried or fresh parsley

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 Italian seasoning

Shaved parmesan  cheese- For the top of pasta

Pinch of salt and black pepper

Parsley,Italian Seasoning,Red Pepper Flakes,Salt,Pepper-To season pasta

1.In a large pan heat olive oil on medium-low .

2.Add minced shallots and garlic to skillet.Saute until softened and then set aside.

3.In a medium to large pot cook pasta as directed on box.

4.While pasta is cooking add shrimp to skillet and season with Italian seasoning,parsley,salt and pepper.Cook until shrimp turns pink and remove from heat.

5.Now drain the pasta and into a large bowl and season with the olive oil, herbs,red pepper flakes ,garlic,shallot ,salt and pepper.Now stir thoroughly.Top pasta with the seasoned shrimp and garnish with shaved parmesan.

6.Transfer to a serving dish and eat up!!! 

Serve this with Salad and Garlic Bread or Bread Sticks….

Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken Wings!!!

Here is a yummy and tasty appetizer to have anytime.I love little finger foods especially chicken wings very nice.They are so versatile and you could flavor them anyway you want.I chose lemon garlic and herb because it sounds fancy to me and you can have them for lunch or dinner pair them with asparagus or broccoli and rice.These are so good.These are good for you because they are baked and not fried in a pan full of oil.They are guilt free.

Ingredients:

8-12 party chicken wings

1/4 cup lemon juice

4 tbsps olive oil

1 tbsp butter-melted

5 cloves of garlic-crushed & minced

1/2 tsp dried or fresh thyme

1/2 tsp fresh or dried rosemary

1/2 tsp fresh or dried basil

1/2 tsp fresh or dried oregano

1/2 tsp fresh or dried parsley

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Ingredients:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put  the party chicken wing in a medium or large bowl.

3. Add the olive oil,butter,minced garlic,herbs ,smoked paprika,salt and pepper to the chicken .With a spoon or spatula stir until thoroughly coated.Place wings in the refrigerator and marinate them for 3 hours or overnight.

4.Transfer wings to a foiled or parchment lined baking sheet .

5. Put chicken wings into the oven  and bake for 35-45 minutes.

6. Place chicken wings onto a serving dish .

Serve them with a rice ,potatoes or a salad.

Now you can eat & enjoy !!!

Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread!!

Hello Everyone .I have a delicious skillet buttermilk cornbread that you would love.It’s a lil’ bit of sweet and buttery- yummy.This cornbread make a good dressing and  as your side dish for your Sunday meals.This cornbread I made is easy to make and the best is that I made it in a cast iron skillet. I guess its the proper southern way to make it .Even though I am a northern girl I am around a lot of southern people .So I learned by watching and trying new things.So this a delicious cornbread and I think you would love it.

Ingredients:

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1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cornmeal

3 tsps sugar

2 tsps baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter-melted

2 eggs -room temperature

1-1/3 cups buttermilk

1-1/2 tbsps butter-For Skillet

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.In a medium or large bowl ,mix dry ingredients with a whisk.

3.In a separate bowl mix together the eggs,buttermilk and butter.

4.Make a well in the middle of the bowl.

5.Pour in the buttermilk and egg mixture .Mix until combined.

6.Add butter into 8 inch or bigger cast iron skill and place into just the butter melts .(make sure not to burn the butter.

7.Remove pan from oven and pour cornbread batter into the skillet and place into the oven for 30-40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

8.With a knife or spoon add a dollop or two of butter on top of the corn bread and spread all over.

 Now you can cut this into triangles and serve hot with some butter or jelly.Maybe you can make your favorite cornbread stuffing.Please enjoy!!