Cookie Sheet BBQ Nachos

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One of the things I am trying to get better about is putting up recipes that are around the right time for things you might be celebrating in your house.  In this case, I've got my eye on this upcoming Sunday, which is Cinco de Mayo.  Cinco de Mayo is, of course, a celebration of Mexican heritage and history (although in my family we also know it as my brother and sister-in-law's wedding anniversary.  They got married in Ireland. What can I say...we are a tricky international group, my family).  Anyway, here I am being all organized and offering you a completely inauthentic but very scrumptious recipe for cookie sheet bbq nachos to help celebrate the day. Read More & Get the Recipe

Shrimp in a Jar

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Okay, so I know this particular dish is half novelty and half supper, but honestly, the whole thing made me just ridiculously happy, and how often can you say that about a Tuesday night supper? This all started with a trip to Costco, where the Southern husband (who THINKS he has more self-control than I do at Costco but really doesn't) not only bought a huge bag of shrimp but also a Costco sized bag of avocados. Now, the shrimp can be sub-divided into many freezer bags and stored away for future meals. The avocados? Not so much. It was use-it-or-lose-it time, avocado-wise. And since I am a girl who loves a challenge, I spent a week making many avocado-based things while still trying to keep it interesting. We had: Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup BLA's (Bagel with Lox and Avocado) Lots of guacamole And...Shrimp in a Jar, which is basically layers of chopped lettuce, fresh tomato salsa, cooked chopped shrimp, mashed avocado with lime juice, all topped with crumbled Read More & Get the Recipe