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Easy Pie Dippers

Published on 28 May 2016 Category: BlogRecipes Written by Andrea
Recipe May 28 Memorial Day Weekend Dipped Fruits


2 sheets pillsbury pie dough
cinnamon sugar
tin foil
muffin tin
fresh berries like blueberries and strawberries
fresh whipped cream


heat the oven to 375 degrees. spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. roll out the pie dough and using a circle biscuit cutter, cut out circles. sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar,

then roll the tinfoil into tight little logs

and very gently press the dough around the log like a taco with the cinnamon sugar side facing out. lean each one against the side of the muffin tin and bake for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool and then fill with fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream.
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes


Spicy Grilled Shrimps

Published on 28 May 2016 Category: BlogRecipes Written by Andrea
Recipe May 28 Memorial Day weekend Spicy Grilled Shrimps


1 large clove garlic
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 wedges lemon, for garnish


Preheat grill for medium heat.
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 evenly coated.
Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.

Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve.


Amaretto Cheesecake with Madeleine Crus

Published on 04 May 2016 Category: BlogRecipes Written by Andrea
Recipe may 3 Amaretto Cheesecake 


2/3 cup Madeleine pieces, plus 6 whole cookies for garnish
1/4 cup whole raw almonds
3 tablespoons brown sugar
5 tablespoons butter,melted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 teaspoons amaretto liqueur (optional)
Bittersweet chocolate, for garnish




1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place 2/3 cup Madeleine pieces, almonds, brown sugar and butter in a
food processor and grind until fine. Pour crumb mixture into an 8-inch
springform pan and press firmly onto the bottom and sides.
3. Place cream cheese and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl and beat
until smooth. Beat in almond extract and salt.
4. Blend in eggs one at a time, on low speed. Stir in amaretto.
5. Pour batter into the crust.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is just set. Let cool to room
temperature and then refrigerate until chilled. Makes 12 servings.
Garnish: Take 6 Madeleine cookies and cut diagonally in half. Melt bittersweet
chocolate. Dip the bottom of each cookie into melted chocolate,
place on a tray lined with foil or waxed paper, and refrigerate until the
chocolate hardens. Place a cookie, chocolate side down, on each piece
of cheesecake.