Pinterest.com (if you want an invite just let me know). The first was Crispy Shrimp Pasta, pictured to the left. I used wheat rotelle from Trader Joe's but otherwise followed the recipe. The shrimp was yummy and I ate several while I was finishing up the sauce for the pasta. The sauce was also good, though I think I'll spice it up more in the future. I also thought the sauce was a little thin. The recipe says to add some cornstarch and water if you're not happy with the consistency. I added the cornstarch and still thought the sauce was thin. It did thicken up after it sat for a bit but I still think next time I'll see if I can't thicken the sauce a little more before adding the pasta.
Lemon Pull Apart Bread. I loved this recipe and it will become a standard. It was really pretty simple to make. I made the dough Saturday night and baked the bread on Sunday. Simply roll out the dough, butter it, and sprinkle on lemon/orange sugar. Then cut long strips which you stack and then cut again to make squares. Put the squares in the pan and bake. When it's done, pour a lemon glaze on and then try not to eat it all in one sitting. I controlled myself and had a small piece Sunday and took the remaining loaf to work. It went pretty quickly so I was limited to one good slice for breakfast with my coffee. This bread is probably more a coffee cake rather than a dessert but I'd be happy with it as either. It is just slightly sweet with just the right amount of lemon flavor. YUM!!