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Light and Airy Shrimp & Crab Salad

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Perfect Summer Salad!

About 6oz sm. Shrimp, detailed deveined (I cooked in SESAME OIL)
Plump 1/2c Crab (I used imitation)
1c Roma Tomatoes, deseeded, diced
1/2c Cucumber
UP TO 1/4c Red Onions, chopped (We love onions)
1T Serrano Peppers, deseeded and minced
1T Cheddar Cheese Brick, cubed TINY
1T Miracle Whip/Spin Blend  (Or, more to taste)
1T Lime Juice
1tsp Rice Vinegar
1T Prepared Wasabi Sauce (Or, more to taste)
Up to 1T slightly packed Green Onions, chopped
1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Pepper

Cook Shrimp in Sesame Oil. Allow to cool. Mix all together. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Eat as is. In Lettuce Wraps or Spring Rolls (Boil Lettuce few seconds til soft, roll. Serve cold.).

Optional: Add Miracle Whip/Wasabi to desired taste. Optional to season Shrimp while cooking (Salt, Pepper, Cajun). Add more sauce to make a pasta, adding noodles. Endless options.

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Mexican BBQd Legs (Chipotle BBQ Legs) with CRISPY Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

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Chicken Legs, Skin Removed

Sauce:
1/3c CHIPOTLE Honey BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Rays)
1.5tsp Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1/2T Brown Sugar
1/4-1/2tsp Chipotle Powder (I did 1/4tsp)

Optional Marinade (I Skipped):
3T Vinegar (Optional)
1T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning (Optional)

Optional Step (I SKIPPED). Marinade Chicken Legs: Add skinned Legs to Ziploc Bag. Add in Vinegar, shake around. Add in half BBQ Seasoning, shake. Add in other half, shake. Marinade ONE HOUR! That’s it.

Premix BBQ Sauce (Depending on how many legs you are cooking, you may need to double the batch, or so.) Set aside. GRILL Legs (Best on Charcoal Grill, if you know how to do it correctly! Grill Tip Below.). Near end, Brush BBQ Sauce on Legs, flip. Allow to cook a minute or two. Brushing BBQ on other side. Then, flip. Cook a minute or two, allowing to caramelize.
Optional: Add 1/8tsp Cinnamon Powder to Sauce Recipe. I skipped, AND I skipped Marinade. Still was AMAZING! 

CRISPY Sweet Potato Fries:
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Sweet Potato, cut to fry size
Cold Water

Crisco Oil/ Deep Fryer

Seasoning: 
1 Beef Broth Cube, CRUSHED
1tsp Cajun Seasoning
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Dried Dill Weed
1/8tsp Cayenne Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Cut Sweet Potato to desired Fry Size. Place in bowl of Cold Water, place in fridge for about 20minutes. Prep Seasoning in a bowl. Gently and Quickly, Pat dry. At about 350-400, deep fry for about 6 minutes, or til LIGHTLY browned. Place onto paper toweled plate. Finish up batches. THEN, go back to first batch and RE-DEEP FRY for another few minutes. Place onto paper toweled plate and season well with Seasoning, I had leftover seasoning, so, DON’T USE ALL.

Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can, ON IT’S SIDE. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it (Unless applying Sauce and Thickening the Sauce, that’s more flipping). Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp. 

Tasty QUICK and EASY Green Beans

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With MASS amounts of Green Beans growing, we were able to can a bunch, ANNND make a lot of side dishes… With MORE TO COME! We even did a green bean version of our Asparagus Recipe, here. Check them all out on our Site! Search: Green Beans

Fresh Green Beans, cut off ends
1/2T Butter

1/2 Beef Broth Cube, crushed
1/4c Water
Good Sprinkle of Minced Dried Onion Flakes
Shake of Garlic Powder
Shake of Pepper

Add Butter to Pan. Add in Beans, cover, cook some. Add in rest. Cover, COOK DOWN til juices are just about gone. Serve up this deliciousness!

Please, help if you can. Even the Smallest of Donation is SOMETHING!

This past weekend as we were all going along with our business… Someone lost a Child. A Sudden and Unexpected Life Changing and Life Altering Moment that only contains Sadness and Heartbreak. Please… Anything to make this process easier would be EXTREMELY appreciated! A loss is always horrible… A loss of a child is unbearable. Please… Help, help them. I’m sorry this happened to such a “Bright Star” and such a great Mother…You, her friends, and your families are in our thoughts and Prayers.
Please, any donation… NO MATTER HOW SMALL… Is SOMETHING! And, very much appreciated:
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Creole Crab and Potato Salad

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Cooking Potatoes:
5 Potatoes (I used Golddust, what I had.)
1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2T TONY’S Creole Seasoning
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt

Sauce:
3/4c Miracle Whip
1/2tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Paprika
1tsp Mustard
1.5-2T Sweet Relish

3T REAL Bacon Pieces
4T Celery, minced
4T Sweet MINI Bell Peppers, chopped.
2T Onions, minced
1c Crab (I used imitation… I’m cheap!)

Boiled Eggs, sliced
Shredded Cheese

For HEAT Optional Adds: Louisiana Hot Sauce (Or, to top each Bowl), Minced Jalapenoes (Or, to top each bowl), Cayenne, Red Pepper Flakes

Cube Potatoes. Add Potatoes to ziploc bag. Add half Oil. Shake. Add in HALF Pepper, Creole, and Salt, shake. Add in Rest of Oil, then Season, shake. I allow to set/marinade 30minutes. Grill in Foil. (Or bake how desired).
I premake Sauce, and set aside til use. You can eat this salad warmed or cooled. If cooled (As most are): Grill or Bake Potatoes. Set into fridge to cool some. Mix with Sauce, stir in Vegis, NO LONGER THAN 30 minutes prior to serving. Top with Egg Slices and Shredded Cheese.

Optional to sprinkle top of Cheese, LIGHTLY, with Lawry’s Seasonal Salt, or More Creole. (I SKIPPED the extra salting).

Notes: I add Sauce close to serving time, due to Potatoes Eating Up Sauce. More flavorful that way.

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Easy HEALTHIER Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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A Healthier Go-To for a Sweet Tooth Fix! We’ve seen the Banana Ice cream Idea before. Wanting to amp this up, with the kiddos, we came to this recipe:

4-5 Ripe Bananas (I believe we did 4…?)
Up to 1/2tsp Vanilla Extract
1T Honey
1tsp Cocoa/Cocao Powder

Chocolate Chips

In blender, blend Bananas, Vanilla, honey, Cocoa. BUTTER FLAVOR (Or, Organic Coconut Oil Spray) a Muffin Pan. Pour blended ingredients into pan. Sprinkle tops with Chocolate Chips (I press down a little, so they freeze into it and aren’t loose). Place into freezer. Once COMPLETELY frozen, you can remove and place all into 1 Freezer Friendly Ziploc Bag. Enjoy.

Lazy Parent’s Kid Buffet

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They have fun making them. You get the free time of making them! Win, win! I’ve, ALSO, noticed that the picky eaters ACTUALLY EAT IT, and MORE, when they MAKE THEM, THEMSELVES!!!

Cheat Day Healthier Options – Maintaining Fit without Knowing It!

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Healthier options to give you that GUILTY feeling on your Cheat Days!
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CHEAP/Free Christmas Ideas! … Tis the Season to be DIY-ing!

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Milk Jug Solar Ghost – EASY TO DO – Check Out Link for HOW TO!

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