Spicy Citrus Baked Jumbo Shrimp

These shrimp are so yummy-16 ounces jumbo shrimp (deveined, no tails or shells) can use frozen-thaw first then pat dry with paper towels. Add shrimp in a large bowl, add one lemon (juice), one lime (juice), one orange (juice), one tablespoon chili powder, stir gently, add garlic salt, cracked black pepper, to taste, transfer to a rimmed non stick baking sheet pan and pop into a hot 425 F oven for 6-8 minutes.

We love these served over brown rice!



Citrus Spinach-Arugula Salad

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I just adore salads this one is a favorite of mine. Using one navel orange, peel and cut into segments, one small red grapefruit (peeled, cut into segments) 1 cup arugula, 2 cups baby spinach, 1/2 red onion sliced. I make a lemon-orange vinaigrette dressing that is so easy. 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2-1/4 tablespoons canola oil, 1/2 lemon-juice only, 2 tablespoons pure orange juice (concentrate), s & p to taste.

So delicious for lunch!


Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

All Things Citrus.

Greetings to All!

As a Florida resident and having an abundance of citrus fruits (GROWING IN MY YARD, AS WELL AS READILY AVAILABLE) I cook frequently using lemon, limes, oranges in a multitude of recipes. These recipes can be viewed also on Tasty Kitchen.com a Public-Community Recipe Sharing site that I am a member of. You can join in for free to review, print and utilize my citrus recipes and/or any of my current 1,500 recipes, as well as view recipes of all members! Join Free TODAY to be a member, post your recipes, also link to your web! This is a terrific web site one that I am proud to be a part of. You can post your recipes anytime you want to 24/7. It has a terrific following-some are members who just utilize the site for recipes to make, some do both “contribute their recipes and cook other members recipes” then give a rating and a review on those recipes. It is great fun and I have personally made a great deal of Blogging friends on that site as well as word press and I value each of YOU!

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The correct way to wash, zest a Lemon, Lime, Orange…

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It is always best to wash your produce even citrus well before using. I suggest tepid water and washing the outer skin well. Dry on paper towels. Using a microplane to zest, (cheese) grater to remove the zest. Do not go into the pith (white portion of fruit) it is quite bitter to taste. If I am using a Lemon for only the juice I will still zest the fruit, place in a baggie (zip-lock bag) and freeze. I will sometimes zest any citrus whether lemon, lime, orange and combine with raw sugar and place in the freezer for a later use. This works out great for desserts and buttercream citrus frostings/icings. Garnishing with zests is wonderful it may be an overnight oats you made and want a fresh citrus zest on top of yogurt and nuts, for example. For myself washing the fruit first just comes easily. Before I allow any citrus to go bad I will take the time to zest it and juice it (I use an electric juicer) place and label freezer container with the citrus juice for a later use. Place zest in zip-lock freezer safe bag for a later use. Zests of citrus fruits are used in muffins, cupcakes, cakes, any dessert. In side dishes, main course meals such as poultry, fish, seafood. Zest of citrus fruits are used to make homemade syrups, dips/spreads. Endless uses. On an average I use zest of citrus fruit at least one time a day. It could be in a sweet smoothie for example, in a salad dish for lunch. Or dinner/supper meal. I will use citrus zest in sweet teas, fizzlers, coolers, all type of beverages. In the intense Florida heat (and humidity) 11 months out of the year, keeping hydrated is essential. Dehydration can occur quickly. I always have Cinnamon Sweet Tea in the refrigerator. Bottles (16.9 ounces) purified water in the refrigerator. In closing, I wish you “Good Health”. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

Citrus Fruit Dip

How lucky we are in Florida to have fresh fruits year round! The pineapples smell wonderful when I visit (weekly) the produce market! I can not seem to keep enough fruits in the house. As I may have mentioned I grow lemons, limes, bananas, coconuts on our land among other wonderful vegetables and herbs.

I have created a wonderful dip for all fruits and it never lasts long in my home? It’s a favorite.

*On Christmas Eve. I always have a fruit and cheese tray (several) and everyone loves this easy dip!

You’ll need 1-tub Cool Whipped topping (room temperature), 1 cup cream cheese (softened), 1 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract. 1-lemon zest and juice, 1- lime zest and juice, 1- orange zest and juice. In a mixing bowl add ingredients and using a hand mixer on low cream together. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. This is so easy and super creamy and delicious. We like apple wedges,  fresh pineapple, peaches, sliced cantaloupe, melon using this dip.

I hope you’ll give it a try, you may love it as we do!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

All Things Citrus.

Happy Holidays to All!

Lemon-Lime Baked Ham

Ham is so flavorful when you use a lemon-lime soda in baking! If using a slow cooker add a 2 liter bottle of soda (7-up, or Sierra Mist), 1 can 6 ounce pineapple chunks, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon allspice. Cook for 4 hours on medium. I use a shoulder bone in Ham about 7-8 pounds. It becomes super tender and flavorful. I make this year round. The family loves it. Easy!!!

We also love sweet potatoes, corn casserole, green bean casserole among several dishes I prepare. If you are looking for a different recipe for Ham give this a try I think you’ll love it as we do!

 In closing, I wish you Good Health.

Cheryl  “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

All Things Citrus. See YOU soon.

Lemon-Lime Pudding Dessert Cups

Wonderful summertime pudding to enjoy! You’ll need one-3 ounce box of instant vanilla pudding, follow box instructions, one lemon for zest and juice, one lime for zest and juice. Add pudding into a mixing bowl, add usually milk (as per box instructions), add lemon zest and juice, lime zest and juice, using a hand held mixer on high mix for 2 minutes. Transfer to dessert cups and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Super flavorful and refreshing! Hope you’ll love them as we do!

In closing I wish you Good Health. Cheryl”Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

All Things Citrus.

See YOU!