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Showing posts from May, 2012

a milestone for cody cakes

I just wanted to share a proud moment. is officially LIVE!!

...and [gasp with excitement] I have a LOGO!!

How COOL...  [quietly in awe and having a moment]

...just wanted to share!! [all smiles]

sesame shrimp

Oh YUM!  This sesame shrimp recipe is a keeper!  I'd say we eat very healthy in our household and shrimp is hardly on the menu because Eric has ingrained in my brain that "shrimp is high in cholesterol, it isn't healthy."  Needless to say, our dinners have become very mundane because there's only so much one can cook when we don't eat red meat, chicken, pork...  Just veggies and seafood (we do this by choice if you're wondering).  So I figured I'd change things up a bit, shrimp is 'okay' every once-in-a-blue-moon.

My blue moon has risen and I found a sesame shrimp recipe on  I've deviated a little from the recipe and my additions are italicized below.  If you want a little more sauce to pour over your rice, you might want to double, or triple the recipe.

Ingredients 2 tablespoons soy sauce  2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided  2 teaspoons lemon juice  2 tablespoons sushi vinegar  2 tablespoons mirin 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder …

mashed potatoes with a spinach twist

I wanted to make some seasoned potatoes for dinner and noticed a 10 pound bag of potatoes for $1.99.  It was cheaper than buying two individual potatoes, so I went for the bulk purchase.  In light of trying to use up 8 pounds of potatoes I found a Potato Spinach Casserole recipe on  OK so I didn't follow the recipe exactly and ended up with mashed potatoes with spinach in it- but it tasted super yum and my tummy was satisfied!  My additions are italicized below.

Ingredients 7 large potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup butter 2 tablespoons chopped green onions 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 6 cloves garlic 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish. I didn't do this part Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and garlic and cook …