Monthly Archives: February 2014

Shrimp in Vinaigrette with Mandarin Orange

Every December I get together with some wonderful women for a day of cookie making and fantastic food.  One dish that’s always served is this shrimp in vinaigrette – a recipe I could not leave without.  It’s totally tweakable – you can add other fresh veggies you like or use some of the liquid to dress other salads.  This can be made to be eaten immediately, but it tastes even better the next day.

3 lbs large shrimp. uncooked, shelled and deveined
2-3 c...
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Gluten Free Scandinavian Almond Cake


For this recipe, I took the traditional Scandinavian Almond Cake recipe and played with different gluten free flours.  I liked this combination, as it yielded a texture and taste similar to the original recipe.  So far, this recipe has been a hit.   Though the ingredients can be on the expensive side, it’s fun to experiment.  If you try other flours, I would love to hear how they turned out!

1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp pure almond extract
2/3 cup milk

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Baked Oatmeal


You will love this baked oatmeal recipe!  If your only experience with oatmeal has been with those little instant packages, you are in for a nice surprise here.  This oatmeal is moist without being mushy and it’s full of flavor.  This recipe will realistically yield about three servings, so if you are doubling it, use an 8×8 pan instead.

Baked Oatmeal

1/2 cup + 1 TBSP milk

1/2 cup sugar

3 TBSP melted butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

2 TBSP canola or vegetabl...

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