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Sherry Pepper Shrimp

Ingredients 48 unpeeled large fresh shrimp (2 pounds) 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon dry sherry, divided 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 1/2 cups finely chopped sweet red pepper 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/4 cup minced shallots 1 teaspoon Hungarian… Continue reading Sherry Pepper Shrimp


Oysters Rockefeller

Ingredients 1 pound fresh spinach Vegetable Cooking Spray 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 1 tablespoon lemon juice 36 oysters on the half shell 1 (4-pound) package rock salt 8 slices… Continue reading Oysters Rockefeller

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Bizarre and Funny Laws in New Mexico

I thought it would be fun today, to bring you a topic that is a bit of a head scratcher, will make you laugh, and make you say, "Really?" Here are some crazy laws in my state that are still effective today. I've attached a few of the actual law numbers, if I could find… Continue reading Bizarre and Funny Laws in New Mexico


Broccoli With Creamy Feta Sauce

Ingredients 2 tablespoons minced onion 3 tablespoons butter, melted 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon dried whole dillweed 4 cups broccoli flowerets 2 tablespoons butter, melted Lemon zest (optional) Directions Saute onion in 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan… Continue reading Broccoli With Creamy Feta Sauce

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The History of Valentine's Day

Every February 14, we see the explosion of flowers, hearts, chocolate, and stuffed animals. But do you ever sit back and wonder why it is celebrated? Who is this St. Valentine and why is it important? Who is the guy with the angel wings and the arrow that shoots you with a bow and you… Continue reading The History of Valentine's Day