Bang Bang Shrimp


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • canola oil for frying


  1. In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha and stir.
  2. In a second bowl add the shrimp and buttermilk and stir to coat all the shrimp.
  3. Remove from the buttermilk and let excess liquid drain away.
  4. Coat the shrimp in cornstarch.
  5. In a heavy bottomed pan add 2-3 inches of canola oil and heat to 375 degrees
  6. Fry the shrimp until lightly brown, 1-2 minutes on each side.
  7. Once fried coat with the sauce and serve immediately.

Taking down Christmas Decorations

Do you love putting up Christmas decorations?  I love it.

But taking down Christmas decorations…not so much.

Take down Christmas with a plan which will then make next Christmas decorating even easier for you.


Anything that is broken


Take a few minutes and clean your decorations.


If you didn’t display something this year, donate it. Chances are you won’t get it out again the following year.


Make it easier to find next year with descriptive labels on each of your boxes.

Sous Vide Egg Bites (Copycat Recipe)

Have you tried the Starbucks Sous Vide Egg bites? Well now you can make them at home!

Whisk together 10 – 12 eggs plus 1 – 1.5 cups of cottage cheese. Then pour the mixture into 125ml canning jars with a multitude of fillings and dropped into a 172ºF/77.8ºC bath with the Sous Vide attached for 90 minutes. The egg cups came out perfect!

My favorite egg bite flavor combinations:

Jalapeno + Pepperjack Cheese

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pepperjack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Jalepeno

Bacon + Gruyere Cheese

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup bacon, diced

Sausage + Mushrooms + Swiss Cheese

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup cooked mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked sausage, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon green onions, chopped

Spinach + Feta Cheese

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup spinach

You can get creative with the combinations adding almost any veggie to the mix!