2.25.2011

Recipe Swap



Welcome my sweet friends for the 1st and hopefully not last recipe swap!!
This is a blog hop of  your/one of your favorite recipes.
PLEASE link to the recipe that you want to feature w/it's name.
(if there are more than one, please use separate links)
I am thrilled for each & everyone of you who is taking part.
I am  also so thankful for the time you took out of your day to participate.
Lawdy Mercy, I know how much time I spent last night between taking care of my family, cooking dinner, ironing clothes for tomorrow and composing this post.
I love to cook and love to tear apart recipes and "make them my own".
I always to try to use all natural/organic ingredients when possible.
I can't express my excitement about this swap.
Without future ado......

Creamy Pesto Shrimp


1 lb whole wheat linguine
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 tsp blk pepper
1 cup grated parmesan
1/3 cup pesto
1 lb large shrimp (peeled)

Boil pasta until al dente.
In skillet, melt butter over med heat.
Stir in cream & add pepper.
Cook 6-8 min. (stir constantly)
Stir in parmesan until mixed well.
Stir in pesto.
Cook until think. (abt 3-5 min)
Stir in shrimp, cook until pink.

Serve over linguine.
French bread is nice with this dish.





Banana Pound Cake


 1 1/2 cups soft butter
3 cups pure cane sugar
5 eggs
3 ripe bananas (smashed)
3 tablespoons low fat milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking spoon
1/2 kosher salt
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat butter on med in mixer until creamy. (abt 2 min)
Gradually add sugar.
Beat abt 5 min.
Add eggs 1 at a time...blend til yellow disappears.

In a separate container-
COMBINE mashed bananas, milk & vanilla.
COMBINE flour, baking powder & salt.

Then, add each to the mix.
Beat at a low speed.
Mix until all is mixed well.

Pour into a greased and floured 10in. tube pan.
{i used bundt pan & 2 tiny tins}
Sprinkle with pecans.
Bake @ 350 for 1 hr 2o min OR until a wooden tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on a wire rack 10-15 min.
Remove cake from pan and let cool completely on wire rack.







** Please add the name of your recipe in the "name" field





40 comments :

  1. I love finding new recipes around the blogosphere!! It's my favorite! I linked up...not sure if it's ok, but I linked to my recipe page instead of an individual recipe. Let me know if that isn't following the rules and I will fix it :)

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  2. Yummmm those both look really good! Great idea to do a recipe swap, I am always looking for new recipe ideas! :)

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  3. these look delish! if i could cook worth a damn, i'd post mine

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  4. Oh that shrimp pesto looks divine. I will be making that! I'll get my post up tomorrow.

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  5. Scarves Scarves
    Thanks for your wonderful thoughts, insights and links!

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  6. WOW! Those both sound and look amazing! With packing and getting things ready for Cate while I'm gone, I had to just link from an old recipe! So next week will be better!! Have a wonderful weekend, friend!

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  7. this is such a good idea! i'm thinking maybe you should do it monthly?! :)

    and i am definitely going to be saving your pesto shrimp recipe! yum!

    thanks for hosting!

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  8. Yum Yum Yum! Can't wait to try out these new recipes! Sorry I didn't see to post my link name as the recipe until it was too late. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Thanks for doing this recipe swap, Daphne. It's such a great idea and soooo much fun!

    I love pasta (anything with shrimp and pesto, too) and can't wait to make your recipe! Of course, a glass of wine will complete the dish, too! NICE.

    OMG...can't wait to make the pound cake. Heart bananas!

    Delicious meal!

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. I love finding new recipes. Thanks for hosting the swap.
    Your recipes look great. I couldn't decide so I put up three recipes.
    Have a great weekend!

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  11. New to the recipe swap and not sure if I did it right but I just linked up my pasta primavera because its just so good and easy. Love ya

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  12. I am swooning over your shrimp dish...already jotted it down! I included an old family recipe for cheesy-olive potatoes (not healthy) that is yummy and great for parties & buffets ~ enjoy!

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  13. Those look great!

    Sorry, I didn't see to put the name on the recipe, duh!

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  14. Looks great! Especially that banana pound cake!
    Can't wait to take a look at all the recipes today :) Thanks for hosting!

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  15. Hey there Ms Daph, so glad I got up and came to blog land this morning. Hadn't been here in a while so I didn't know about the recipe swap. I love to cook and there are some wonderful sounding recipes already posted here. I am about to run over to my place and pull up an old recipe just so that I can play over here today too. Thanks for hosting, and I will be looking for future recipe swaps, and maybe post some recipes especially for the blog hop.

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  16. i linked up an old post recipe, but it's one i'm so excited to share!!

    can't wait to find some new recipes to try out!

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  17. I linked a recipe I posted this week, it was yummy! I love things like this because it not only gives me new dishes, it gives me new blogs to read!! Thanks for hosting!

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  18. I wasn't prepared today....but will try to link up next week. That banana pound cake looks so yummy!! I can't wait to see what everyone is cooking :)

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  19. I love finding new recipes from blogs!

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  20. I'm definitely going to try that cake .. and the pesto shrimp.. both look so yummy!! I see you have a kitchen friend like me... KA is just the best!! Happy Friday and thank you for hosting this fabulous recipe exchange!!! xo HHL

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  21. what a great idea...a recipe swap! I love reading new recipes! Of course, I should have read all of them after lunch. I'm hungry now!

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  22. I linked to 2 of my favorite recipes that I'd already posted. Hopefully I can make something this weekend & post.

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  23. Yum! I love recipes and just found your blog. Gonna hop through the list and visit everyone. Have a great weekend!

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  24. Oh my goodness recipes look so good! I can't wait to try them both! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Friday! :)

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  25. so many good recipes...amazing

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  26. Oh my goodness! That creamy pesto shrimp looks/sounds SOOO good! I'll be putting that on my menu for next week!

    That banana pound cake sounds heavenly too!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Have a great weekend, Daphne!

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  27. I of course did not follow directions the first time and posted my name instead of the recipe name. So I reposted. You can delete No. 29. It should be Healthy Truffles. Thanks!

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  28. Just found your blog through The Perks. I didn't follow the directions correctly and put my name in the field that said name. OOOPS. Sorry. I think I did it correctly the second time.

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  29. Looks Delish! I'm definitely going to try this out, I love shrimp and anything baked with bananas in it. Thank you for sharing.

    littlepinkrainboots.blogspot.com

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  30. yUMYUM!! I want that cake!! I made chocolate supcakes this week with pecannuts, but this looks so much better!!

    visit my blog and follow me if you like:)

    xxx

    www.fashionablepris.blogspot.com

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  31. What a great idea. I posted 2 recipes - peanut butter truffles and lasagna roll ups. I am also always looking for recipes on the Internet. I have a FB fan page where I list a daily recipe from the Internet. Its called Groti - Great Recipes on the Internet.

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  32. Girl, we have the same taste in food, that if for sure. I wrote down your shimp and pesto meal. I am drooling over that! Yum! Thanks for hosting such a fun party, I hope it's not the last one either! Have a great weekend my friend!

    Karen

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  33. Great recipes! Looks and sounds yummy! Have a sweet day!

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  34. Found you via Katie @ The Perks. Love a recipe swap and love your blog. Following!!

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  35. Love this idea! I do a Friday's Four New Recipes on my blog every week! Check it out! http://teachrunlove.blogspot.com

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  36. I cannot wait to try these great recipes! YUM!!

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  37. Great pics of the steps! It all looks so delish! I haven't cooked all weekend. Are you going to make this a regular swap?
    Happy weekend friend. xo

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  38. Hello There!

    I so love reading this post. I've been enrolled in a cooking class to learn more recipes. Here I saw some which I wanted to make. I gonna follow you. Thanks


    ♥- Janice

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  39. Nice recipe. :)
    I'll give it a try.

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  40. It looks delicious. It's very attractive too.

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