Firecracker Shrimp Tacos

Firecracker Shrimp Tacos are a fun twist on a traditional taco. The crunch of the crispy shrimp with the cabbage combined with tangy queso fresco & sweet chili sauce is sure to light up your next taco night!  These tacos were inspired by some I had when I visited Arizona earlier this year.  While they’re not exactly the same, they are still pretty darn good!

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Shrimp Lo Mein

Shrimp Lo Mein, Chicken Lo Mein, Beef Lo Mein, Vegetable Lo Mein… Whatever you like, you can customize this recipe to fit your tastes or to fit what you have in your kitchen.  Adaptability is something that I love in a recipe, because sometimes I just forget what I have on hand.  This Lo Mein recipe is a great place to start, and you can add in your own choice of protein and vegetables.  As you all know, I’m a big fan of creating your favorite takeout dinners at home!

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Seared Scallops with Garlic Beurre Blanc

Seared scallops are even more special when served with this delicious, garlicky wine-butter sauce.  So, when the folks over at Land O Lakes invited several bloggers to create new recipes using their new Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, I knew scallops would be the perfect accompaniment!

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Chicken Fried Rice

Whenever we have a lot over leftover white rice, I like to put Chicken Fried Rice on the menu.  This recipe also works with chicken, pork, shrimp, or even without protein and as veggie fried rice.  It’s a filling dish that allows you to use just about whatever you want or have on hand.

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Sweet Chili & Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Sweet chili sauce, bacon, and shrimp are so delicious together… One of my favorite ways to eat such a combination is on Honeymoon Pizza!  However, if I’m lacking the time to make a pizza, Sweet Chili & Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp is my next best bet for this excellent flavor mix.  During the summer, we love to make these on the grill!

Sweet Chili & Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

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Mediterranean Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna and noodle casserole is one of those dishes that can be… let’s face it… boring.  However, I think this version of the classic recipe is punched up a bit by the red peppers and artichokes.  It’s also quite versatile, so feel free to make it your own.  I can imagine the addition of several different ingredients (such as Kalamata olives!) that would further enhance this dish.

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Alicia’s Awesome Crab Rangoon

I invented this recipe many years ago… when I was in high school.  I loved eating crab rangoon at Asian restaurants, and of course there were none of those in my hometown of under 1,000.  Like a lot of recipes I come up with, this one was invented out of necessity.  And it was awesome.  Thus, I christened it:  Alicia’s Awesome Crab Rangoon.  I’ve matured (slightly) since then, so I considered re-naming them, but the fact of the matter remains…  they’re still awesome.

Crab Rangoon

I’ve only tweaked it a little here and there, and it just gets better every time.

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