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Spicy Grilled Shrimp

So fast and easy to prepare, these shrimp are bound to be the hit of the barbeque. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the broiler, too.

1. Preheat grill for medium heat.

2. In a small bowl, crush the garlic with the salt. Mix in cayenne pepper and paprika, and then stir in olive oil and lemon juice to form a paste. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with garlic paste until...

Chilled Yellow Pepper and Buttermilk Soup

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Saute
chopped scallions and bell peppers 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until
softened. Add water and simmer 15 minutes, or until peppers
are very tender. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree. Transfer to a bowl and
stir in buttermilk, scallion greens and salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and Chill. Soup may be made 1 ...

Greek Fried Chicken

In a medium bowl, combine chicken pieces with 1/2 cup olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, salt, oregano, cinnamon, and poultry seasoning. Allow the chicken to soak in the oil and seasonings for five minutes. In fact, rub the marinade into the chicken using your hands.

Heat 1/2 cup olive oil over low heat in a 1 1/2 inch deep frying pan with a lid to fit (to keep the juices in the chicken). Car...

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Whether or not you are a vegetarian, this portobello mushroom burger is a keeper! The portobello is often called the "steak" of mushrooms, and after making this recipe you will know why. The key to this recipe is the grilling so that it has that authentic grilled taste.

1. Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil...

Dave's Chicago Style Pizza

1. Mix all the dough ingredients together and knead them by hand or with a mixer for about 7 minutes. Then, put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it, and let it rise for about 60 minutes.
2. While the dough is rising, start preparing the sauce. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and then add the onion, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook the onion for 4-5 minute...