Our Cookbook is Here!!

We did it!   After a year of hard work, determination, and a LOT of cooking – our cookbook is finally here!  Introducing the 2 Cookin’ Mamas first ever cookbook: The Pregnancy Cookbook.

@2CookinMamasThe Pregnancy Cookbook @2CookinMamas

Available on Kindle & Kindle Readers Now!

Only $5.99!

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Not pregnant?  That’s OK!  It’s a heart-healthy cookbook for everyone!

We’ll be launching our Kickstarter campaign soon so we can complete our android & apple cookbook app, get hard copies printed, and publish the e-book on Nook & iBooks readers.  Stay tuned for that information and if you purchase our cookbook – please share your thoughts with us.  We would LOVE to hear what you think of our recipes!

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Rattlesnake Pasta for Meatless Monday

Rattlesnake PastaWe try to have seafood at least 3 times per week and I always seem to go back to pasta with shrimp for one of those meals. This recipe was inspired by the Rattlesnake Pasta that we order when we dine out at J. Alexanders. If you ever get the chance to visit one of their restaurants try their dish made with chicken instead of shrimp and a creamier, more caloric but delicious, sauce and a side of their Alexander salad. Of course, any of their dishes are superb and the staff is friendly and efficient.

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My recipe is a healthier version of  Rattlesnake Pasta but watch out because the spicy bite  of the sauce definitely lives up to its name. You can vary the amount of spiciness to your liking by lessening the amount of cajun spice, red pepper flakes and jalapeno you add to the dish. Enjoy!

Rattlesnake Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 pound spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 pound shelled and deveined medium shrimp, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon minced rosemary
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, depending on your preferred level of hotness
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or white wine
  • 1/4-1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot with lid to keep warm.

While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Coat shrimp with Cajun seasoning and add to skillet. Brown shrimp on both sides, about 1 minute per side, then add tomatoes, garlic, jalapeno, rosemary and crushed red pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes, crushing tomatoes slightly to release juices. Add spaghetti and broth or wine to skillet then season with salt and pepper. Toss together, add Parmesan cheese and mix well. Cook over medium heat, tossing occasionally for 2-4 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve immediately on plates garnished with rosemary sprig

Serves 2-3.

Wine Pairing: When pairing wines with spicy dishes lean towards those with low alcohol and a bit of fruity sweetness such as Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings, Chenin Blancs and Roses. If you pair this meal with a higher alcohol wine, the spice in the dish will appear even hotter (whew!), if paired with an oaky Chardonnay, the wine will seem to be even oakier and if your wine is more of a tannic red it will seem bitter to the taste. So stick with those above that will tame some of the spiciness and help you enjoy both the meal and the wine.

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Muffin Tin Makeover

Looking for something fresh and new to make with your muffin tins?  Check out these recipes below and let us know if you have any favorites of your own!

Mac-and-Cheese Cups – Mr. Food

Click on the title to see the recipe.

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It’s National Crêpe Suzette Day!

CrepeSuzetteCrêpe Suzette is a french dessert consisting of a crepe, a sauce of caramelized sugar & butter, orange juice, zest, and Grand Marnier or Orange Curacao liqueur on top, served flambe.  Sound amazing?  Well dig in, because it’s also International NO DIET Day!

Bon Appetit!

For recipe click HERE.

Crêpe Suzette au Citron with visible flame as served by Torchon Crêperie, Auckland

Picture courtesy of Wikipedia, via Antilived

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Introducing the 2 Cookin’ Mamas!

Hi everyone and thanks for taking the time to follow us!  We are a mother-daughter team that loves everything related to cooking & nutrition and we are so excited to start this blog!  We’ll be sharing recipes, cooking tips & tricks, fun nutrition facts, and holiday meal ideas, just to name a few.  We will also be having giveaways and updates on how our cookbook is progressing.

Thanks again for all your support!

Love,

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(Read more about our bios HERE).

Logo Complete!

cookinTa Da!!!  Our logo is complete!  One step closer to getting our cookbook released!

 

 

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