Creamy shrimp pasta!

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Everyone loves a good old spaghetti recipe with creamy tomato sauce, right ?! Now throw in some garlic butter shrimp + that’s a match made in heaven! I came up with this recipe as I made it, nothing was pre-planned + of course, as most of my experiments turn out, it was delicious!

Step 1. Thaw out your shrimp  & put your spaghetti to boil.

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Step 2. Once your shrimp is thawed, begin to heat a sauté pan with 1 tbsp of butter, a few cilantro leaves & 2 cloves of grated (or minced) garlic.

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Step 3. Toss in the shrimp and cook until both sides are pink and the shrimp plumps up. (Season with salt, garlic powder, pepper and a little bit of dried parsley) (While the shrimp cooks, dice onion + red bell pepper)

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Step 4. Remove the shrimp from the pan + add in about 1/4 C of diced onion + red bell pepper & sauté. (Meanwhile, dice the shrimp)

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Step 5. Once the onion slightly browns and becomes translucent, pour in tomato sauce and stir continuously for about 3-4 minutes.

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Step 6. Add a swirl of heavy cream and whisk.

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Step 7. Serve by pouring the pasta on a plate, then adding a spoonful of shrimp, a ladle of sauce + garnish with freshly grated mozzarella + parsley.

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*All measurements are not 100% accurate. I’m very casual when I cook and eye-ball everything. The measurements listed are all based on my own assumptions, except when referring to a dessert or drink recipe.

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Notice something different, again?!?

If your guesses were: New logo, High Quality photos, or HELLO, a new post in general???? DING DING DING, the answer is, all of the above.

I felt creative one night, and designed this new, simple logo that i’m absolutely in love with. Tell me it’s not freaking awesome ?! If you do, you’re lying. C’mon, it’s totally cool. Hahahaha. OK, OK, I’ll stop bragging now, I just love how it came out. & The reason for the high quality pics?! Well, I finally saved up and was able to get myself a Nikon!!!!!! This moment was a dream come true. I’ve always wanted a “big, professional camera” and I finally got it!!! Let me introduce you to my love, my Nikon D3200. I ordered it along with a tripod + an extra battery.

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& for the new post, yes, I’m going to get off my lazy blogging butt and truly stick to posting more. I don’t like leaving things unfinished. I want this blog to prosper! I have set up a system where I will be scheduling my posts, and EACH of my blogs will release a post on the same day. Awesome or what?! That means you’ll see a post on: Whatjuliesays.Wordpress.com | Whatjuliewears.wordpress.com | Whatjuliecooks.wordpress.com All on the SAME day!

Hope you’re having a lovely day & see you soon with more posts! xo

Delicious Carbonara!

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This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Jordan & Cindy from My Daughter and I.

Carbonara

Recently, my aunt came over and told me she was craving spaghetti carbonara. I took this as a sign that she wanted me to make it for dinner, and of course, I was right lol. At first, I was terrified to make it. I was nervous about the fact that it was cooked pasta tossed in raw eggs. I thought that was a crazy idea! However, boy was I wrong. It was beyond delicious. Once I put that first forkful into my mouth, I knew it would easily become one of my favorite recipes!

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Ingredients: • Spaghetti (enough to feed x amount of guests) • Chicken Breast        • Approx. 1/2 C Milk  • Approx. 1/2 C Parmesan Cheese  • 2-3 Room Temperature Eggs  • Garlic Powder, Dried Parsley, Salt, Pepper  • 2-3 Strips of Bacon  • Approx. 1/4 C Onion

Instructions: Clean/Season/ & Cook the chicken however you prefer. (I grilled mine) Mix milk, cheese, and eggs and set aside. •  Boil pasta  •  Dice bacon and begin to render out all of the fat  •  Once the bacon browns, add the onions and cook until they become translucent. Then, toss the pasta into the bacon/onion mix. • Toss for a few minutes, then quickly remove from the heat and toss with the milk/cheese mixture. • Serve with the sliced, cooked chicken, more parmesan and dried parsley.

*All measurements are not 100% accurate. I’m very casual when I cook and eye-ball everything. The measurements listed are all based on my own assumptions, except when referring to a dessert or drink recipe.

♦ Recipe found on Www. WhatJulieCooks.Wordpress.Com

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Pepper Steak W/ Asparagus!

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Here’s another quick fix dish! My mom had a stressful day, so I decided I’d cook dinner tonight (even if I was the only one who ate it because she ended up getting food elsewhere but lets not talk about that) I got the idea of Pinterest, but improvised the recipe. Here’s my version of pepper steak, with asparagus!

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I marinated onions (red & yellow, thinly sliced), bell peppers (green, red and some orange, thinly sliced), with some garlic, soy sauce (3-4 tbsp) for about 30 minutes.

Then I removed the veggies, & added my (washed, thinly sliced) beef, along with some more garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper to the marinade. I was starving, so I only let it marinade for about 10 minutes.

I added 3 tbsp of olive oil to a pan on med/high heat. Began by cooking the beef, then once browned, I added the asparagus, let that sauté for about 5-10 minutes, then added the onions and peppers. At this stage, I tasted it and added what I felt was missing (more soy sauce and garlic). Of course, it’s all up to your taste buds; add what you’d like! That’s the fun part about cooking – you can get as creative as you want!

I served it over brown rice (uncle ben’s original brown rice) and salad with tomatoes & some toppings from a packaged salad – croutons, grated swiss, seasoning, and sunflower seeds with a vinaigrette. It was delicious!

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*All measurements are not always 100% accurate. I’m very casual when I cook and eye-ball everything. The measurements listed are all based on my own assumptions, except when referring to a dessert or drink recipe.

*All pictures shared on this blog belong to me; if not, credit will be given when it’s due. If I upload a photo that I found online, with no credit, and it belongs to you..please email me ASAP and I will happily give you the credit you deserve.

The meal that started the obsession.

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I recently developed an obsession with sausage & peppers. I had them at a catered event in Six Flags and then attempted to create a similar dish myself. This is the dish that started the obsession, which led to me also making sausage & pepper quesadillas last week.

SPsandwichNow, to be quite honest, I don’t remember exactly what I added when I was making this, (which means, next time I’ll need to post/write it down AS im making it, not weeks after)!

All I remember is, I made a mixture of garlic, butter, and olive oil and heated it in the microwave for about 30 seconds just so the flavors melded together. I sliced peppers (various colors) and onions & two Hillshire Farm Beef Kielbasa. I sauteed it all together until it softened, I added some salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and a splash of red wine. I added some water and covered it and let it simmer, covered, for about 35 minutes or so. It was super easy & delicious! I served it as a sandwich with store bought garlic bread. It was heavenly!

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*All measurements are not 100% accurate. I’m very casual when I cook and eye-ball everything. The measurements listed are all based on my own assumptions, except when referring to a dessert or drink recipe.

*All pictures shared on this blog belong to me; if not, credit will be given when it’s due. If I upload a photo that I found online, with no credit, and it belongs to you..please email me ASAP and I will happily give you the credit you deserve.

Meatballs & Spaghetti

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I came home one day after work and decided I wanted to eat meatballs, so then I went to the supermarket and bought ground beef and improvised the rest of the recipe with what I had at home. To the meat, I added: fresh parmesan cheese, grated parmesan cheese, 1 sprig of rosemary, dried basil, salt, pepper, onion, orange and red bell peppers, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper. I baked them at 350 F and then after about an hour, I covered them in Garlic & Herb Ragu sauce &  I lowered the heat down to about 120 F (because we weren’t eating right at that moment).

Then I made some spaghetti, & tossed it in garlic, butter and a little parmesan cheese too. (I wanted the pasta to be drier, since the meatballs were saucy).

Serve & Enjoy! Voila!

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*All measurements are not always 100% accurate. I’m very casual when I cook and eye-ball everything. The measurements listed are all based on my own assumptions, except when referring to a dessert or drink recipe.

*All pictures shared on this blog belong to me; if not, credit will be given when it’s due. If I upload a photo that I found online, with no credit, and it belongs to you..please email me ASAP and I will happily give you the credit you deserve.

Easy, delicious quesadillas!

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Sorry I’ve been MIA for awhile, but I’m back! Here’s a simple recipe for sausage & peppers quesadillas, that are delicious!

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– Spread a layer of onions&peppers, top with sausages & cover w foil & Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes –

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– Butter a pan on Med/High heat, Fill with Cheddar Cheese, Diced Sausage, and Onions/Peppers, Close & Flip as many times as needed until tortilla is golden brown & cheese is melted – Voila!

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Noticed something different?

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If you’re someone who notices small details instantly, then you might’ve noticed that the pictures in my two (1/2) most recent posts have amazing quality! That’s all thanks to my fabuuuuulous friend Bryanna

 → Click here to visit her blog ←

If it wasn’t for her, those pictures would have still been as mediocre as ever! Again, Thank you Bry for taking the time to do that favor for me! Who knows, maybe there’ll be a collab post from both of us soon ?! You must follow both of our blogs in order to find out! 😉

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Recipe Review: Waffle Cones

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I’m going to start a new segment called “Recipe Reviews.” In these posts, I’ll follow a recipe I found online, or wherever, and tell you my opinion on it, and whether or not it turned out well! I’ll rate the difficulty as hearts,  ♥ out of 5 & i’ll rate the recipe as a whole, out of 10.

Tonight I made waffle cones with my friend Bryanna! The recipe is from Panini Happy !

I’m not going to post all of the steps in detail, just the photos. If you’d like the steps, you can click on “Panini Happy” in the last sentence and it’ll direct you to the post.

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  • Results:
  • Difficulty: ♥ → The instructions were super easy to follow!
  • Rating: 6/10 → The product itself was good, and the flavors were perfect, it did NOT come out as thin as their pictures depicted & they weren’t easy to roll into shape.

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Saucy Ground Beef!

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Judging by the title, this recipe might sound weird at first, BUT, it’s yummy I promise!

1. Mise En Place

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2. Heat oil in a pan on med-high heat; once hot, add onions & peppers, once sautéed, add ground beef.

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(This is also the time to season! I added Sazon, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, and Adobo (the usuals))

 3. Once the ground beef has browned and the onions and peppers have softened, add in some sauce.

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4. Here’s my secret ingredient, that my roommate made me grow to love: KETCHUP. Add a swirl of ketchup to the mixture. 

5. Reduce heat and set aside.

6. Serve over white rice! (If you would like a post on how I make my white rice, Let me know!)

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Enjoy!

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*All measurements are not 100% accurate. I’m very casual when I cook and eye-ball everything. The measurements listed are all based on my own assumptions, except when referring to a dessert or drink recipe.

*All pictures shared on this blog belong to me; if not, credit will be given when it’s due. If I upload a photo that I found online, with no credit, and it belongs to you..please email me ASAP and I will happily give you the credit you deserve.