Please welcome my guest, author Krista Ames. Krista lives in Northern Michigan with her husband, four children, two female chocolate labs, and a three-legged cat. Maybe in that cold country they need these recipes to keep them warm. Love the idea of crawdads in Michigan!
Hi everyone, I’m Krista Ames and first I’d like to thank the wonderful Judy Alter for allowing me to invade her blog space to share some nonsense from my world J
As for me with so many thanks to my wonderful hubby, I am a stay-at-home mom to four terribly ornery and lovable kids. In my spare time I’m also a published author with a few houses, which was no easy feat. I would love to share with you my most recent release but first…food. One of my other loves is cooking. In my house, there’s never enough food it seems whether it be feeding the six of us or even a house full of teenage friends that happen to show up unannounced and hungry.
1 lb. Fettuccini noodles
2 Tbsp. butter
8 oz. crawdads
8 oz. cocktail shrimp without tails
Salt & Pepper and a pinch of Garlic
1 lb. Andouille sausage (or sausage of choice)
1 pint heavy cream
In a large stockpot, bring water to a boil and add pasta – cook to almost tender (just past al dente). While pasta cooks, turn a 13” skillet on med/high heat and add 2 T. butter, 8 oz. crawdads and 8 oz. shrimp. Sauté with salt & pepper & garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Cut sausage into bite size pieces and add to skillet and cook 2 to 3 more minutes. Then add 1 pint of heavy cream to skillet and reduce temp by half. Add pasta to skillet, mix until sauce sticks to pasta.
Doesn’t that sound easy and yummy? Trust me, it’s delicious and it does have a little bit of warmth to it just so you know.
Spicy Peanut Chicken Salad
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite size pieces
2 Tbsp. butter
Lettuce (Romaine hearts work best ~ 6 cups, more or less per preference)
4 Tbsp. Spicy Thai-style peanut sauce, divided (we use House of Tsang brand but any will do)
1/2 cup Chow Mein noodles
Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Put 2 T. butter in a 10” sauté pan. Heat over med/med high heat until butter is melted and hot. Add chicken and sauté until cooked thoroughly stirring often. Transfer chicken to a bowl and refrigerate until cold. Make sure there is no excess liquid before chilling.
My current release is a novella out with Ruby Lioness Press called…Second Chances
Nicholas, a Navy man, did the only thing he could to save the woman he loved. Driven by a secret, he disappeared and returns, years later, with hope for love. With one opportunity, will he be able to make things right, or is it just too late? Will she deny any desire for Second Chances?
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Krista-Ames/e/B004FLQ9XM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
TRR Author Page: http://www.theromancereviews.com/kkames