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Clove shrimp recipe

2 lb. jumbo Gulf shrimp
1.50 tbsp. Creole seasoning
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
0.50 c. extra-virgin olive oil
5 clove garlic
1 small shallot
0.50 c. dry sherry
1 tsp. sugar
0.25 tsp. crushed red pepper
0.50 tsp. kosher salt
2 c. shrimp or seafood stock
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Grilled or toasted baguette slices


Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. In large bowl, toss shrimp with Creole seasoning; refrigerate.
In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil on medium-low. Add garlic and shallot; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shallot starts to soften, stirring frequently. Add sherry, piquillo peppers, sugar, red pepper, and kosher salt. Heat to boiling on high. Boil 3 minutes or until reduced by half. Add stock and 1/2 cup oil. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

    Add Ingredients
    2 Tablespoons Butter
    4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (or 6 skinless chicken thighs)
    1 Onion, finely diced
    2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
    2 small packages Grands Jr biscuits (10 biscuits)

    1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a greased slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.

    2. Secure lid and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, roll each torn biscuit piece in flour (to prevent them from sticking together), then drop into the slow cooker. Replace lid and cook remaining 30 minutes.

Easter egg dying guide tutorial

Tie Dye Easter Eggs: Simple, but effeggtive (get it?!) This simple tutorial will help you be a tie dye Easter egg master. These will make your Easter egg hunt a colorful time.

Put a Band on it: For a little striped egg fun, grab some rubber bands and wrap them around the eggs. Dunk the eggs into one color dye, then add more rubber bands, then dunk into another color. You can remove some rubber bands as you go to allow the stripes to take the new color you’re dunking. At the end, remove all of the rubber bands and admire your stripes.
Marble On: These marble Easter eggs are artistic, to say the least, and also definitely doable. Tutorial here
Pokemon Easter Eggs: If your kids are Pokemon-lovers, they’ll love these eggs. Though these are probably best-suited for the advanced artists out there.
Au-Natural: If you’re looking for a more natural way to dye Easter eggs, check out the chart below for a few foods that will color your eggs naturally.
coffee blueberry tea chili powder red onion cayenne pepper red cabbage turmeric blueberry yellow onion
Ay, Must be the Ombre: For trendy Easter eggs you can easily execute  at home, these ombre Easter eggs are perfect. Start by making a large batch of dye in water, and pour a small amount of it into another cup so that when an egg is placed in the cup, only 1/3 of it is covered. Let that sit for about 10 minutes, then add some more dye in water until 2/3 of the egg is submerged. Leave for another few minutes before adding enough dye-water to fully cover the egg. Add the last batch of dye-water, so that the egg is fully submerged, and let that sit until you’re happy with the lightest layer of color. For different colored eggs, dip 1/2 the egg in one color, allow it to sit for a few minutes, then flip the egg and drop the white part into a different color dye.
ombre easter eggs
Tracey Lacey: All you’ll need to make these eggs pop is a doily. Wrap the doily tightly around the egg and band  it so it stays in place. Dip the wrapped egg in dye and allow to sit for a few minutes before removing the egg from the mixture and allow that to dry before removing the lace.

Water Color Your World: We love this idea to make your own water color Easter eggs. It’s a little messy, but definitely an easy one for you and your kids to have fun with. Check out the tutorial here.

Did we miss your favorite? Show us your awesome Easter eggs by posting a photo to our Facebook page or emailing us at

Crockpot Southern-Style Ham


can (6 oz) pineapple juice
tablespoons apple cider vinegar
teaspoon ground ginger
cup Dijon mustard
teaspoon garlic powder
fully cooked smoked bone-in ham (6 to 7 lb)


  • In small bowl, stir together all ingredients except ham. Place ham in 6-quart slow cooker. Pour juice mixture over ham.
  • Cover; cook Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.

Baked Ziti

Mom's Easy Baked Ziti
Cook time
Total time
  • 1 lb. ziti noodles, prepared ( a little under al dente.)
  • 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage (I used Jennie' O turkey)
  • ½ cup pepperoni, diced (I used turkey)
  • 3 oz Italian sausage, diced (I used Archer Farms Italian chicken sausage)
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 14.5 oz can basil, garlic & oregano diced tomatoes ( I used Hunts)
  • 12.5 oz homestyle Marinara sauce (I used Mezzetta Napa Valley Bistro)
  • 12.5 oz Three Cheese Spaghetti sauce (I used Bertolli)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 3 cups Italian cheese blend, shredded, divided (I used Sarengto's 6 cheese Italian which is smoked Parmesan, mozzarella, asiago, fontina, Romano & Provolone)
  • 1 cup mixed cheddar cheeses, shredded ( I used Kraft's Triple Cheddar blend)
  • 3 oz smoked gouda cheese, sliced thin
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Prepare the ziti according to package, except cook it a little under al dente.
  3. Rinse with cold water to cool noodles, drain and set aside.
  4. In a large deep skillet, brown the meat over medium heat.
  5. Add onions, garlic, and Italian seasoning and cook until onions are slightly tender.
  6. Drain the fat and return to heat
  7. Stir in the diced tomatoes, marinara sauce and spaghetti sauce.
  8. Reserve a cup of meat sauce for later use.
  9. Bring sauce mixture to a light boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  10. In large bowl stir together beaten egg, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, 1-2 tablespoons fresh basil and 1½ cups of Italian blend cheese.
  11. Toss in the noodles and stir gently until noodles are coated.
  12. Add in the reserved cup of cooled meat sauce.
  13. In a 9x13 casserole dish spread out a thin layer of meat sauce.
  14. Top with half of the noodle mixture.
  15. Next layer on half of the meat mixture.
  16. Sprinkle with the mixed cheddar cheeses and then lay on the slices of smoked gouda.
  17. Top with the remaining noodle mixture and remaining meat sauce .
  18. Top with remaining Italian cheese blend.
  19. Bakefor 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly!
  20. Garnish with lots of chopped fresh basil.
  21. Let baked ziti sit before serving.
  22. Enjoy

This recipe came from Divas Can Cook which is
Old School Cooking For The Modern Woman.
Make sure you go check out the website for more great recipes.

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Chicken Taco French Bread Pizza

Pizza- and taco-night classics combine for a unique new twist on dinner that preps in a quick 15 minutes.
  • prep time15 min
  • total time55 min
  • ingredients6
  • servings4
Recipe by Jocelyn Delk Adams


can Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
cup pizza sauce, Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa, or tomato sauce (your preference)
tablespoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
cup shredded baked or deli-rotisserie chicken
cup shredded Mexican or southwest cheese blend
Additional toppings such as diced green onions, diced ripe olives or diced tomatoes, if desired


  • 1Bake 1 can Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf as directed on can for 26 minutes.
  • 2Increase oven temperature to 450°F.
  • 3Cut baked loaf in half lengthwise; cut each piece in half crosswise. Place pieces cut side up on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4Spread 1 cup pizza sauce, Old El Paso™ salsa or tomato sauce on pieces of bread. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix evenly over sauce. Divide 3/4 cup shredded baked or deli-rotisserie chicken and 3/4 cup shredded Mexican or southwest cheese blend evenly onto pieces of bread. Sprinkle with desired additional toppings.
  • 5Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until cheese is melted, bread is golden brown, and toppings are hot.
  • 6Remove from oven. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


To mix things up, you can also try this recipe using cooked ground beef or turkey.

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