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Gluten-Free Living – A Delicious Dish

Champagne Shrimp Risotto

SOURCE: https://www.bettycrocker.com

Ingredients

1 lb uncooked medium shrimp in shells, thawed if frozen

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup brut champagne, dry white wine or Progresso™ chicken broth
1 1/2 cups uncooked Arborio or other short-grain white rice
2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton), warmed
1 cup clam juice or water, warmed
2 cups chopped arugula, watercress or spinach
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1.
    Peel shrimp. Make a shallow cut lengthwise down back of each shrimp; wash out vein.
  • 2.
    In 12-inch skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Reduce heat to medium. Add shrimp; cook uncovered about 8 minutes, turning once, until shrimp are pink. Remove shrimp from skillet; keep warm.
  • 3.
    Add champagne to onion in skillet; cook until liquid has evaporated. Stir in rice. Cook uncovered over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until edges of rice kernels are translucent. In 4-cup glass measuring cup, mix chicken broth and clam juice; pour 1/2 cup mixture over rice. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Repeat with remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, until rice is tender and creamy.
  • 4.
    About 5 minutes before risotto is done, stir in shrimp, arugula, cheese and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

    EXPERT TIP:

  • Even though you may be tempted, don’t rush the process! When making risotto, adding the broth a little at a time ensures that the dish will be creamy while allowing the grains to remain separate.Leave out the shrimp and serve this as a lovely main course for your vegetarian friends.
  • Prep 50 MIN
  • Total 50 MIN
  • Servings 6

*Shrimp and Rice create an excellent source of iron, a mineral important for transporting oxygen to working muscles*

Enjoy . . . Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Does Hearing “What’s For Dinner?” Sends Chills Down Your Spine?

Well, I found this place in Manchester CT, it’s called Dream Dinners.

What an awesome concept for families to spend time together, single people that hate to cook by themselves with the plus side being, messing up someone else’s kitchen instead of your own . . .

Here are two videos that give you more information about the process.

 

 

 

Depending on how you go about it, meal planning can be the misery of your existence or your weekly lifesaver. And while it does require a bit of thinking in advance, I’m all about helping you make it easy to save both time and money.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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10 Images That Will Help Create a “Honey-Do” List

So ….. I have been thumbing through magazines, spending too many hours on pinterest, looking at photos on my favorite sites to gather ideas and plans for our kitchen, and my husband’s “honey-do” list has begun … We are finally going to update and modernize our kitchen, there will be photos and behind the scene videos that will be posted during the process – this should be fun! Lol

kitchen design 1

This kitchen is too pretty to cook in – the style is French-Normandy design. I love the way the designer integrated the appliances for a seamless look with combined light fixtures with different styles and finishes that give the look of having been acquired over time instead of all at the same time.

kitchen design 2

The gallery or corridor style kitchen. Typically the sink is on one side and the range is on the other. This type of kitchen has it’s pros & cons – the negative is, traffic flow – the positive is, this style kitchen is much more efficient to prep and cook, you have everything right there, no walking across the kitchen to grab your supplies. I like that the designer did not put the dark tiles up to the cupboards on both sides, that would have made it look like a long closet!

kitchen design 4

There was a lot of creativity that went into this Pentagonal Kitchen – they squeezed maximum efficiency into this five-sided kitchen, there are some strange angles, walls moved to extend the floor’s footprint under the vaulted ceilings. I like the pop of #sherwinwilliams DARING color against the white cabinetry.

kitchen design 5

I love how this kitchen does not have any straight lines. The main prep area widens to accommodate cooking action – the long wall is bowed to meet the deeper front of the range. I like how the designer built the island in a “ice cream cone” shape. The partition wall is unique with the oval opening – love all the details!

kitchen design 3

Another type of efficient kitchen – is the U-Shaped Kitchen. The designer knocked down the wall between the kitchen and dining room, to maximize the space. This type of kitchen allows you to increase your storage and organizational needs!

kitchen design 6

This Wedge-Shaped Kitchen replaced the existing rectangular island. This type of design lets you keep the walking aisle consistent, so that the room feels balanced and not forced or mismatched. The wider end of the island fits the homeowners baking, cooking needs and offers close proximity to the stove. I like the way the designer added detail to the ceiling, by creating an indentation and adding trimming that compliments the cabinetry.

kitchen design 7

This kitchen is another Wedge-Shape Kitchen – I love the funky ’50s vibe the designer created in this space! There are times, rather than fight the odd shape of a room – it’s best to just go with the flow.

kitchen design 10

This is the type of kitchen you want, when you have more than one cook in the family! There is room for everyone to prep, cook and entertain while you are enjoying your kitchen activities. This kitchen design has plenty of storage for an organized and functional space.

kitchen design 9

Another image of gallery / corridor style – I posted this one, because the designer put a range on one side and double oven on the other side – my baker husband would love this one!

kitchen design 8

The essential work triangle – I love the vaulted ceilings in this kitchen, along with the double sinks – again, great design for the family that shares the love of cooking! The island is a piece of furniture itself – I like how the designer added the arched trim around the window, it adds a classic-cottage look to a recently designed kitchen.

I hope these images help you gather some ideas for your own kitchen redesign project – and create your “honey-do” list!

Peace & Harmony, Cheryl