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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

From Your Kitchen To Mine: Recipes 26-30

Hey Everyone!  I hope you're all having a great week so far.  I'm excited to share some very tasty recipes with you all today.  Have you tried any of the recipes I've featured so far?  What did you think??
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French Onion Soup

Last week, the weather dropped a bit so I thought it would be nice to find some soup recipes to try.  Scott and I love to enjoy a bowl of French Onion Soup every now and then when we go out for dinner, but I haven't made any in years.  Actually, the last time I made French Onion Soup was in middle school for French class.  I found this recipe at Marriage from Scratch and thought it would be fun to try.  The recipe was easy, but you should prepare to spend over an hour to let the onions cook and the flavors blend as the soup simmers.  The recipe also made a lot of soup, so you'll have lots left over for a few days.  Thanks, Christina!  It was delicious!!
Click here for the recipe.

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Panera Broccoli and Cheese Soup

I found this recipe at Elsa Cooks .  Whenever we go to Panera Bread, either Scott or myself (or sometimes both) will get the broccoli cheese soup--yum!  When I saw this recipe on Elsa's blog, I knew I had to try it!  The recipe was really straight forward which made it easy to put together.  There's an option to add chicken, but I decided not to do that this time.  Who knows, maybe I'll try chicken next time.  Also, it's mentioned in the recipe that you can puree the veggies to blend them in more, but I decided not to do that as well--we like chunky veggies in our soup.  We were both really impressed with this recipe and I can guarantee that I'll be making this again!  Thanks, Elsa!
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Asian BBQ


This recipe was shared by Not Your Ordinary Recipes.  When I saw this recipe, I thought it would be a good one to try just by looking at the list of ingredients.  The combination of ingredients looked promising for a strong Asian flavor, and I was not disappointed with the outcome.  I actually made this tasty crock pot dish to take over to a friend's house for dinner, and it was a hit.  There was so much flavor!  Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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Four Cheese and Pesto Italian Baked Spaghetti

It's always nice to have a couple 'go-to' recipes when you need to whip something up really quick.  This recipe has been added to my list.  This recipe came from The Daily Dish Recipes. While Scott was away for training, my friend Alexis came over for dinner on Valentine's Day since her boyfriend was away as well.  I was running low on time and I was really surprised by how easy it was to make.  Mine may be slightly red because I used a homemade sun dried tomato pesto.  This dish was really great; Alexis and I both enjoyed it.  Thanks, Nicole! 


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Milk Pudding With Praline Topping

Faseela at Good Food Ends With Good Talk shared this recipe, and I'm really glad she did.  This was such a tasty dessert that Scott and I enjoyed after a long hike in the woods last week--the perfect ending to our day.  The consistency of mine may be a little different than Faseela's because the recipe called for china grass, and I wasn't sure where to find that ingredient, so I used gelatin instead.  While the consistency may have been different, I don't think the flavor was.  Oh, and my praline topper was a little on the 'charred' side--just a nice way of saying I accidentally burned it a bit.  Next time I make this, I won't have my pan as hot as I did while melting the sugar. Thanks so much, Faseela!


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Spaghetti and Shrimp


My good friend, Susi, gave me this recipe.  She actually created this dish on her own last year while experimenting with flavors.  Honestly, I wasn't sure about all of the flavors while reading the ingredients list--the mango addition in particular.  But, after completing all of the recipes I have so far, I shouldn't be surprised by this any longer.  The mango added a huge punch of flavor to this meal and all of the flavors combined blew me and Scott away!  It was amazing.  I'm not exaggerating here.  I made two batches of sauce--one in the recipe below, and for the other one, I just added a couple of dashes of red pepper flakes (for a little heat) and some garlic powder, but the sauce was perfect without the additions.  Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Susi!

Ingredients:
  • Half package of spaghetti or linguine
  • 200 g frozen shrimp [7 oz]
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 mango
  • 1 onion
  • 1-2 garlic gloves
  • 125 ml cream or milk [1/2 cup]
  • Lemon juice [1/2 lemon]
  • Olive oil
  • Oregano, Salt and pepper
Steps: 
  • Boil pasta in salted water; cook according to package directions
  • Chop garlic and onion and cube tomato; peel and cut mango in slices or cubes.
  • Heat oil in wok. Fry onion and garlic. Add tomato cubes and season with oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Add thawed shrimp and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Fry shrimp from each side for a couple minutes. 
  • Pour milk or cream over everything to create sauce; allow it to simmer while stirring.
  • Add mango slices and cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour Sauce over drained pasta
  • Bon Appetit!
Recipe Courtesy of Susanne D. 

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    4 comments:

    1. Kirsten, thank you so much for featuring my recipe today. Your photos are beautiful and honestly that sun dried tomato pesto sounds absolutely heavenly and I am definitely trying that with it. I'm so happy you and your friend enjoyed it! I'll be tweeting this for you!

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    2. Thank you so much for the feature! I love your pics!

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    3. Thank you very much for featuring my Asian BBQ. I'm so glad you liked it. Your photos are so much better than mine! :) Not Your Ordinary Recipes
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    4. Very pretty pictures and nice recipes. Thanks for sharing! Hugs

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