Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Guest Blogger ~ White Lights on Wednesday

Hi Everyone!

I'm Julie from White Lights on Wednesday!

I'm really exciting to be on Michelle's blog today and meeting all of you!

I'm a dedicated link party attendee and reader.  

So it's extra fun to be on the other side of Michelle's blog today.

Since we don't really know each other, and I'm totally awesome - ha! - here's a little about me.  I live in Arizona.  Yes, it's stupid hot in the summer.  I love to cook and bake.  I'm pretty much obsessed with freshly clean sheets, they're amazing!  I LOVE Love love to eat cookies.  And I like wine and whiskey.  Not together though...ewww.  

There.  Now we can be friends.  :)

To give you an idea of what goes on over at my blog, here are a few my readers' favorite posts.

(1) Guinness Gingerbread
(2) Thin Mint Knock Offs
(3) Chocolate Wasted Cake

Just for fun, I thought I'd have a little show and tell with you all.
1955 Chevrolet - 210 Del Ray
You know you want it.

This car is how I knew Mike thought I was a keeper.  We were going out one night, and I asked who was DD for the night.  My turn.  Whoopee.  When we left to go pick up our other friend, we left in the 55.  I asked to confirm if I was still driving home later.  Mike said I was.  {I'd never driven the 55}  I double checked that he knew that meant I was driving his baby home.  He replied, "It's just a car."  Any girl in her right mind knows it's not "just a car."  Silly man acting like it's no big deal.  Please.  So I drove home that night and LOVED it!

Frequently I find Mike out in the garage around dinner time working on the car.  When he's M.I.A. I like to make wicked easy dinners since I'm watching the kids too.  This pasta is yummy and perfect with your favorite baguette loaf.  I'll take any excuse I can to buy an entire loaf of bread and eat 75% of it myself.

And I recommend listening to The Joy Formidable while you cook.  Yep.  I do.

Roasted Shrimp with Lemon Pasta

From Ina Garten

2 pounds raw (17/20 ct) shrimp, peeled and deveined
Good olive oil
salt and pepper
1 pound angel hair pasta
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup olive oil
zest and juice of 2 lemons

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Place shrimp in a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.  Spread shrimp out on a sheet pan in one layer.  Roast for 6 to 8 minutes, just until they're pink and cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add the angel hair and cook until al dente, about 3 minutes.  Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, then drain the pasta.  Quickly toss the angel hair with the melted butter, 1/4cup olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and the reserved cooking liquid.  Add the shrimp and serve hot with crusty bread.


  1. Great job Julie! I'm newly following you. Loved the part about your husband and the car - so true!

  2. Julie, you never disappoint! Crazy talent in the kitchen..you know I love your GUTS!!!

  3. Julie, I've been a follower of yours for a while now & u keep surprising me with your yummies! Haha, LOVE the chocolate wasted cake...I think Mr.Hooah & I are going to get wasted on that tonight! lol.
    -Carrie Eve @

  4. Thanks everyone. This is really a great dish and done in 15 minutes.

  5. Yum and it was nice to have you here.


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