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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Barefoot Contessa Carrot Salad


Happy Friday! Today I have a recipe that perhaps not many people have tried before, a Carrot Salad from the Barefoot Contessa. Since this is such a basic recipe, the quality of the ingredients matter. You want to use fresh pineapple and freshly grated carrots. Ours were grated just a bit too thinly, but they worked.

The original recipe does call for golden raisins but we had regular raisins to use up so I went that route. After preparing this salad, chill in the fridge. This would be great alongside sandwiches for lunch. Enjoy!


Barefoot Contessa Carrot Salad
Makes several servings

  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup diced fresh pineapple

1. Place the raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then drain.

2. Fit a food processor with the grating blade. Cut the carrots in half and place in the feed tube so they are lying on their sides. Process in batches. Place the grated carrots in a medium bowl, add the lemon juice and toss.

3. For the dressing, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and salt. Pour the dressing over the carrots and add the pineapple and raisins. Toss together and serve.

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