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Shrimp Scampi in White Wine



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Makes 4 servings.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 6 minutes


1 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen and thawed large scampi or  shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails left on

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/4 cup minced parsley

1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup dry white wine or nonalcoholic dry white wine

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper


1. Rinse scampi and pat dry. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the parsley, basil, and garlic and cook for 1 minute.

2. Stir in the scampi, wine, lemon juice, lemon rind, salt, and pepper. Cook, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes or just until the scampi turn opaque, stirring occasionally. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information

1 Serving: Calories 149. Total Fat 7 g. Saturated Fat 4 g. Protein 18 g. Carbohydrate 2 g. Fiber 0 g. Sodium 380 mg. Cholesterol 177 mg.


Sour Cream Biscuits



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  • 12⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion or minced onion
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1⁄3 cup shortening, butter, or margarine
  • 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1⁄2 cup low-fat (1% milkfat) milk

 Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, onion, cream of tartar, salt, and red pepper. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sour cream and milk all at once and stir just until a soft dough forms.

 Knead on a lightly floured surface for 30 seconds, then pat or roll until 3⁄4 inch thick. Using a 21⁄2-inch biscuit cutter, cut into 12 to 14 biscuits, rerolling and cutting the scraps. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Brush the tops with a little additional milk if you like. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

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10 Things You Never Knew About Halloween Candy



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Picked up from around the web, here are little-known facts about the year’s sweetest holiday:

1. In the official hierarchy of candies, full-size bars are clearly the best to receive, according to some experts. Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are especially popular.

2. The average candy haul: 91 pieces.

3. Of those 91 pieces, parents take about 30 for themselves!

4. One pillowcase will hold 48 pounds of candy—about 1,690 pieces!

5. But don’t worry about your neighbors running out of candy, even if you trick-or-treat your way to 48 pounds—Americans buy 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween. (And spend $48 a family!)

6. “Candy Corn” is the most searched for candy term on Google. 

7. There’s a perfect beer pairing for every Halloween candy. Snickers, for example, pairs well with milk stout.

8. You can—and most definitely should—turn leftovers into candy ice cream.

9. Or better yet, a candy salad. (And believe it or not, some versions are apparently served as a side dish—not dessert!)

10. And if all else fails, and you can’t eat another piece of plain candy… make candy pie.

(Photo by Juushika Redgrave via Wikimedia Commons.)

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7 Spooky Halloween Cocktails



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Bloody Scary Cocktail

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4 ounces prosecco

1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice

½ ounce Campari

1 ounce chilled Blavod Black vodka

1 cup of sugar

Make a simple syrup by bringing sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and then let cool. Once the syrup is done, pour it into a champagne flute with the prosecco, orange juice, and Campari. Then, pour the vodka over the back of a spoon to create a chilling drink.

Vampire’s Elixir

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1 ½ ounces SKYY Infusions Raspberry

¾ ounce White Chocolate Liqueur

1 ounce Half and Half

Strawberry Syrup

Adorn a chilled martini glass with strawberry syrup to mimic dripping blood. Then, combine all other ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into the decorated martini glass and add vampire teeth for a cocktail with a bite.

Halloween Hypnotist

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2 ounces Hpnotiq

1 ounce vodka

Dash of lemon juice

1 glow stick

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass and throw in your lit glow stick for an illuminated mixture.

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