March 2018
Happy Spring!

I hope daffodils and tulips blooming, albeit through new fallen snow in places, are filling your hearts with the promise of Spring and beautiful days to come. Here in Arizona, we've had an unseasonably warm winter, but I still enjoy seeing certain trees and plants blooming, signaling Spring has arrived.

Easter is just around the corner, and because I am Catholic, the Lenten season always proves to be inspirational for me as I look for new ways to prepare fish and seafood. To be honest, it doesn't really feel like a sacrifice. In this newsletter, I'll share two new quick and easy shrimp recipes to be enjoyed all year long.

The response to the new website has been great, and I invite you to visit each week to see new music and recipe features.

I'm also excited to share that I have had more of my songs recorded. Read on for all the latest news!

Your friend,

          The Road Chicks Record 3 of Brittany's Songs

The Road Chicks, a girl group based out of Germany, have released their new "Road to You" CD. I'm thrilled to have had three songs chosen for the project. I have to give a shout out to my amazing co-writers on the following songs:  

Whole 'Nother Bottle of Wine - Don Rollins 
Same Old Road - Leroy Anderson 
Get Over It - Curt Ryle.

If you'd like to hear or purchase the songs, they are available via iTunes Germany here.

Quick and Easy Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp cook very quickly, which is why they are a "go to" protein at our house. I've gotten in the habit of always keeping frozen shrimp on hand. When you go to the seafood counter at your grocery store, most of the time, the shrimp that are in the case, are also available frozen in bags for purchase. I usually buy a 2-pound bag of uncooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp and choose 16/20 count. This means there are 16 to 20 shrimp per pound. 16/20 count are large enough as a protein by themselves, but not too large if you choose to use them in pasta dishes etc.

The night before I plan to make them, I'll take however many I plan to cook the next evening out of the freezer and put them in the refrigerator to thaw.

I hope you enjoy my recipes for  Sheet Pan Scampi and  Ginger Garlic Shrimp.