Friday, September 26, 2014

Bon Appetite - A Weekend Treat: CAJUN SHRIMP

This is a favorite of everyone when we have get-togethers. It gives shrimp an entirely different taste. All you need is the infectious beat of an accordion and fiddle to make it truly Cajun!



1 Lb. Shelled Deveined Shrimp
2 Tsp. Paprika
1 Tsp. Thyme
1 Tsp. Seafood Seasoning***
½ Tsp. Seasoned Salt
½ Tsp. Red & Black Pepper
¼ Tsp. Nutmeg
¼ Tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ Tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

Combine seasonings.  Heat
3 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet.
Add seasonings and stir about
30 seconds till bubbling.  Add
shrimp and stir till all coated.
Over medium heat, cook 3
minutes covered.  Remove
cover, stir and cook 2 minutes,
stir and cook 1 minute.  Serve
with or without cocktail sauce.

*** Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Seafood Magic is good

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bon Appetite - A Weekend Treat: NOBBY APPLE CAKE

Every Friday I'll be sharing a favorite recipe. With autumn sneaking up on us in Central Pennsylvania, I'm featuring an apple treat. This is an old recipe I copied from my mother's handwritten notebook of her most loved recipes.

Nobby Apple Cake                                                           

 6 TBSP butter or margarine 
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups sifted flour
6 cups diced apples
½ cup chopped nuts
2 tsp vanilla

Cream margarine, sugar and eggs;
Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture
Stir in diced apples, nuts and vanilla
Pour into greased pan.
Bake: 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes

I prefer to lightly ice my cake with just a plain thin layer of vanilla frosting. 
Great with ice cream or whipped cream or plain.