Saturday, February 13, 2010


okay so once again, i am referring to a PW recipe! for step by step instructions on this recipe, click on the PW..... what can i say, she is amazing and i am a little obsessed! i made this last night for dinner and it was devoured in minutes. the ENTIRE family LOVED it!! and they are hard to please, especially my high maintenance husband!!

  • ¾ pounds Penne Pasta
  • 1 pound Shrimp
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Onion (small)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ cups White Wine (or To Taste)
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (8 Oz)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • Fresh Parsley, to taste
  • Fresh Basil - To Taste
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste
Preparation Instructions

Cook the penne pasta until tender-firm, also known as al dente.

Peel, devein and rinse (under cool water) 1 pound of

extra large shrimp. Heat about 1 tbsp. butter and olive

oil in a skillet. Add the shrimp and cook for a couple

minutes until just opaque. Do not overcook them.

Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.

Now, put the cooked shrimp on the cutting board

and pull off the tails. Chop the shrimp into bite –

sized pieces and set aside.

Finely dice one small onion. Mince two cloves of

In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of butter and

2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the garlic and onion

and sauté, stirring occasionally. After the garlic and

onions have cooked a bit add your white wine. Let the

wine evaporate for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

If you would rather not use wine, you can use low-sodium

chicken broth instead (about ½ cup).

Now add an 8-ounce can of plain tomato sauce.

Stir well until combined. Then add 1 cup of heavy

cream. Continue stirring. Turn heat down to low

and let simmer.

Now chop your herbs, about a tablespoon of

chopped parsley and about the same amount of

chopped basil, or if you’re feeling very proper,


Now add your chopped shrimp back into the tomato

cream sauce. Give it a stir and add salt and pepper

to taste. Throw in your herbs and stir until combined.

Finally add your cooked penne pasta and give it a

good stir.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


These are the most amazing apple dumplings EVER!!! they are again from the pioneer woman and they are amazing! enjoy......

Prep Time: 10 MinutesCook Time: 40 MinutesDifficulty: EasyServings: 6
  • 2 whole Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Cinnamon, To Taste
  • 1 can (12 Oz.) Mountain Dew Soda
Preparation Instructions

Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 8 slices each.

Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13

buttered pan.

Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir,

and pour entire mixture over apples. Pour Mountain

Dew around the edges of the pan.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet

sauces from the pan over the top.

WARNING: Prepare this dish at your own risk.

It is beyond imaginable.