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Barbecue Shrimp and “Too Hot in the Kitchen Cookbook” Giveaway by Holly Clegg

December 07, 2010

I am very fortunate to have met Cookbook Author Holly Clegg about 9 years ago at one of my first conferences at IACP. I truly appreciated how down-to-earth, inspiring and helpful she was and still continues to be. Known as “Queen of the Quick”, Holly is a Baton Rouge resident who brings her Southern charm to every aspect of her life. Her busy lifestyle and desire to feed her own family health-conscious, homemade meals, even when in a time crunch, has served as her inspiration throughout the years with her total of 7 cookbooks. Her latest cookbook, “Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age”, is filled with 200 easy-to-prepare recipes, nutritional information, diabetic information as well as photos, adorable illustrations, coffee parings and more. It is so fun, whimsical and is designed for today’s busy woman.

I seriously had a difficult time trying to decide what recipe to feature from this book. Since I’m a Southerner as well, I thought the Barbecue Shrimp recipe would be great for this time of year. It’s so easy, light and quick with only 179 calories, 8 grams of fat and 4 carbohydrates. For a chance to win Holly’s latest book, leave me a comment telling me why you would like to own a copy of this amazingly fun book. Here’s a sneak peak at another recipe in the book, Chocolate Peanut Clusters.

Barbecue Shrimp

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 to 4 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fat-free Caesar dressing or Creamy Italian dressing
1 tabelspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound medium-largee peeled shrimp
1/3 cup white wine or cooking wine
1. In a large nonstick skillet, combine oil, dressing, garlic, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, thyme and salt and pepper taste, cooking over medium heat until sauces begins to boil.

2. Add shrimp, cook several minutes, stirring. Add wine and cook another 5 minutes or until shrimp are done.


26 Responses to “Barbecue Shrimp and “Too Hot in the Kitchen Cookbook” Giveaway by Holly Clegg”
Wanda says:
December, 08 2010at 11:55 pm
I'd like to win the book! Holly's recipes are always easy & delicious, not to mention healthy & nutritious!
Ellen says:
December, 08 2010at 10:17 am
I just love the whimsical, colorful illustrations in this book. It looks like it would be so much fun to cook from. I would love to win the copy you are giving away. Thanks so much!
Andrea M says:
December, 08 2010at 10:56 am
Oh I would love this cookbook! I am all about taking great recipes and making them better because they are healthier! As a newlywed and my very own kitchen I would love new recipes!! thanks! good luck everyone! :)
Tracy says:
December, 08 2010at 09:09 am
That BBQ shrimp looks so good!
December, 09 2010at 07:56 am
Love the simplicity of this recipe, Alison!!
Lisa says:
December, 07 2010at 02:56 pm
I want this book. Looks and sounds so fun! Love the new ad on your site too! I want all of those bracelets
Ashley says:
December, 07 2010at 02:57 pm
Wow this looks right up my alley as I am a diabetic! Love your blog
Mary Ann says:
December, 07 2010at 02:58 pm
I live in Louisiana and love all of Holly's book. She is a great Southern woman with great recipes!
Rachel says:
December, 07 2010at 04:03 pm
I'm always game for a new cookbook. I feel like I run out of ideas sometimes and a new cookbook can get me back in the groove when that happens.
December, 07 2010at 07:00 pm
I feel like I'm in a culinary rut- maybe this book would add some sizzle to my kitchen!
Maureen says:
December, 07 2010at 08:44 pm
looks like a book that might help me come up with some great ideas for my dinners with my husband.
December, 08 2010at 11:22 am
That looks delicious! I'm always looking for new recipes to try and who could resist being sassy in the kitchen? :)
Carolyn M. says:
December, 08 2010at 11:28 am
Oh yum! I would love to find some new, healthier recipes! I'm always on the lookout for a tasty, but low cal meal.
Missy says:
December, 08 2010at 11:35 am
This book looks adorable and I am trying this recipe ASAP!
Debra says:
December, 08 2010at 11:36 am
YUM! This book and recipe looks scrumptious
Jessica S says:
December, 08 2010at 12:12 pm
I would love this cookbook because we are always looking for new, exciting healthy recipes!
Ashley H says:
December, 08 2010at 12:26 pm
I'd like to win because the recipes sound delish!
Valerie says:
December, 08 2010at 12:43 pm
Since moving out on my own & working full-time, I've lost my cooking inspiration. I'd love to use this cookbook to gain it back! I really like that the nutritional information is included with each recipe, since I keep my eye on what I eat pretty closely. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Amanda says:
December, 08 2010at 01:10 pm
Sounds like a book I need with such a busy lifestyle!
Nicole says:
December, 08 2010at 03:30 pm
I would love this cookbook. I have 2 children that I am trying to teach how to cook plus to try to teach them to cook healthier while I learn to cook healthier myself.
Barbara P. says:
December, 10 2010at 06:54 am
Oh yum! I would love to find some new, healthier recipes! Thanks for the chance!
December, 08 2010at 03:35 pm
This recipes sounds yummy! I would love to add this cookbook to my collection.
Aggie says:
December, 08 2010at 03:47 pm
That is my kind of shrimp dish! Looks delicious! Will keep an eye out for her cookbook!
Becky says:
December, 08 2010at 06:37 pm
I would love this cookbook, as I am sure all of the recipes are as delicious as this one...can't wait to try it!
Joan says:
December, 09 2010at 07:31 pm
This southern gal would love a chance to win this cookbook. Thanks for sharing the recipes.
Victoria says:
December, 12 2010at 10:52 am
I'm always looking for diabetic friendly recipes that aren't bland! These recipes sound perfect!

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