Thursday, April 3, 2008

Banana Cream Pie

1 package of instant vanilla pudding (you'll need two cups of milk to make it)
3 medium yellow bananas (not too ripe but just right)
a few drops of lemon juice
cool whip
graham cracker crust (you can get the ready made crust or make it yourself)

- slice bananas in a bowl and then sprinkle with lemon juice and mix well (this is to prevent browning)
-Spread bananas over the crust, mix pudding and pour it over bananas.
-Chill for half an hour
-Take the pie out and spread cool whip on top
-Keep refrigerated until ready to serve...

this is a super easy, delicious, and light dessert. Everyone who tries it loves it... give it a try and let me know what you think! :)


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Shrimp Scampi

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound of pasta, of half the box (any kind you like), save 1 cup of pasta water after it's boiled
salt & pepper
1 cup steamed chopped broccoli (optional)
Parmesan cheese

-Put some salt and pepper on the shrimp and set aside

-Start to boil pasta, remember to save 1 cup of the water after the pasta is done. Drain the pasta and set aside.

-In another pot or pan, heat olive oil and place butter to melt. After the butter is melted add the garlic (be careful because garlic burns easily)... before the garlic becomes brown add the shrimp and stir fry until the shrimp turns pink (fully cooked). Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and pasta water and heat the liquid through, once it comes to a boil bring down the heat and add the pasta and broccoli. Stir everything together and let it simmer for a few minutes.

Add salt, pepper and lemon juice if you feel it needs more.

-Serve immediately and sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese...

enjoy! :)

PS: This will make enough food for 3-4 people depending on portions. You can also substitute capers for the broccoli if you like.