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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...

Pumpkin Pudding

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix the milk, arrowroot, pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and vanilla until well-combined. Pour into a 13" x 9" baking dish.

2. Place the baking dish into a large roasting pan. Add 1" of hot water to the roasting pan.

3. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The pudding will appear soft. Remove the baki...

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 ...

Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt's popularity has become extremely popular in recent years. It's a healthy and wholesome treat that is sure to delight! We found a great homemade yogurt recipe for you to try. Per the directions, you may have to let your yogurt stand for 5-8 hours longer if you want thicker yogurt. Enjoy!

Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring and scraping bottom of pan often wi...

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...