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Shawny’s recipes

Easy and Delicious Fried Shrimp

Easy and Delicious Fried Shrimp

Full disclosure, this is really a cooking 101 post.  The super simple technique used here also works perfectly for chicken nuggets or strips! I’m a pretty huge fan of almost anything fried.  I love sprinkling salt on freshly fried chicken, potatoes, tempura veggies, you get […]

How to Build a Sushi Tower

How to Build a Sushi Tower

My daughter, Jovie, loves to cook and has recently been attending a weekly cooking class for children.  They work on knife skills, using the stove, knowing their way around the kitchen and following recipes.  Parents drink wine and watch.  Well, we mostly watch but I’ve […]

Onion Ring Burger Bombs

Onion Ring Burger Bombs

We like to bet in our house.  We bet on sports, reality tv shows, board games, video games, who can clean their room the fastest, whose fingernails grow faster…  ok, maybe not that but it’s not a bad idea.  Ever single bet includes a food […]

Grilled Bacon PB&J Sandwiches

Grilled Bacon PB&J Sandwiches

My daughter was adopted from Africa and to say her hair is curly is an understatement.  My hair is thin and the kind of straight that no spiral perm of the 80’s could even touch.  So needless to say, when we first brought her home […]

Simple homemade pizza dough

Simple homemade pizza dough

I am not a baker and rarely will you find breads, cookies, cakes or dough on my site or being made in my kitchen.  The exception to this is if it is almost more difficult to walk to an additional store aisle to pick the […]

Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Jalapenos

Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Jalapenos

This isn’t exactly diet food, let’s just put that out there.  Oftentimes I go a little overboard for my family with the tofu and quinoa so every once in a while I go completely off the deep end in the other direction and create a […]

S’mores Crepes – The stuff your breakfast dreams are made of

S’mores Crepes – The stuff your breakfast dreams are made of

Full disclosure here, I’m not a sweets person.  I could completely take dessert out of my life and be cool with it.  I don’t live alone though and the fact is, the other three members of my family do love sweets.  Although dessert is rare […]

Stuffed Fry Jacks – BEST BREAKFAST EVER

Stuffed Fry Jacks – BEST BREAKFAST EVER

Just as some people are legs people, I’m egg people.  I like eggs pretty much every different way (picture Forrest Gump describing all the ways to make shrimp) and this recipe is no different.  In this recipe though, eggs are just one element of many […]