Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mooers and Schwimmers

The scampi is lacking a little color, next time I will put fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
One day this will be a completed post but I have just figured out that one of my binders with a ton of my favorite recipes is gone!!!! AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay has it really been since October. I forget what we were even celebrating this day. I just wanted to share this awesome and easy Shrimp Scampy recipe.

1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (16-24)
1/3 cup clarified butter
4 Tablespoons minced garlic
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 Tablespoons lemon juice, fresh if possible
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Rinse shrimp and set aside. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, green onions, wine and lemon juice: cook until shrimp are pink and firm. Don not overcook. Add chopped pasley and salt and pepper before serving.

I am also looking for some great tips on grilling steak. Yummy marinades, sauces and processes to get that awesome medium well cut of beef. If you are a steak expert give me some tips in the comment section.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I have been wanting a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies. No, not just good, THE BEST! The kind with substance, chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and . . . I think I found them!!!

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract (I used Pampered Chef bourbon vanilla)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (milk for me)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions: (I think it is pretty important that you follow them exactly)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. IMPORTANT dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned

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