Tips for Cooking Linguine with Scallops

Linguine (Pasta)

Linguine (Pasta) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These tips for cooking linguine with scallops will help you to create the perfect dish. If you have tried cooking scallops before, you may have had them come out a bit more rubbery than you desired. You also have to be careful with cooking linguine, as it cooks quite quickly and sometimes ends up overcooked.


Cut open your scallops and place them in a dish before you start cooking. Otherwise you may end up adding some of your scallops to the pot before others. This will result in some of them being overcooked. You should also add the scallops to the pot near the end. If you add them early, they will be overcooked. Scallops only take a few minutes to cook.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas At Home

Scallops wrapped with bacon and grilled

Scallops wrapped with bacon and grilled (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Valentine’s Day dinner ideas help you to create a romantic setting or experience something different with friends. If you want to try to cook something out of the ordinary, there are many vegetarian dishes, seafood dishes and other meals you can prepare. Whether you are single or a part of a couple, you can make something special that you will enjoy.


Food and wine are useful tools for seduction, or for relaxation. Chocolate is not only a fun food, it is also thought of as an aphrodisiac, so a meal that is followed by a chocolate treat will fit with the theme or romance.


Tender scallops can be enjoyed anytime you want something different. If you are planning a romantic idea but don’t have a lot of time for cooking, you can stir fry scallops with other ingredients to produce a tasty meal. The seafood will be succulent and by adding spices such as ginger and red onions, you will get a spicy, colorful dish. If your loved one likes chocolate, check out these lovely chocolate gift ideas, suitable for a friend or spouse.

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Beef Recipe Ideas for Dinner and Pulled Pork Dinner Ideas

Pulled pork in BBQ sauce sandwich with slaw

Pulled pork in BBQ sauce sandwich with slaw (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grilled steak would be a delicious treat on an evening or even for a late afternoon lunch. We don’t have to go out to enjoy a delicious steak and if the budget is tight, using a recipe like this can allow diners to enjoy the flavor they long for in the comfort of their own home. No need to spend on gas or extra charges.


Here are some other beef recipe ideas for dinner:

Slow cooked pepper steak

Thai beef salad

BBQ steak foldovers

Seared steaks with caramelized onions

Hamburger pepperoni pie


Leftover pulled pork dinner ideas make it easier to cook at home, since you can simply put up what’s left and save on cooking for at least one day. I like that with a few flour tortillas, you can have enough for dinner for a family of four.  Add your favorite vegetables to the leftover pulled pork and roll your tortilla.


Leftover pulled pork or beef can also be added to a pie. If you want to make a shepherd’s pie, leftover cooked mince or steak can be used. You can find more pulled pork recipe ideas here.

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Blue Cheese Burgers for Dinner Anyone?


Cheeses (Photo credit: Smabs Sputzer)

If you decide to make blue cheese burgers for dinner, you will be able to enjoy the tangy flavor of the cheese with your burger. While people sometimes mix the blue cheese crumbles with the meat, this causes the cheese to melt out. To solve this problem, the blue cheese is often hidden in the center of the patty.


Make your beef patties using ground chuck beef, garlic, beaten eggs and your seasonings. You should mold each patty so that the blue cheese is hidden in the center of each formed patty.


You have several options for preparing the patties. They can be done in the oven or on a charcoal grill. You can also fry the patties in a skillet until they are golden brown.


You may also choose to make a regular beef patty and serve it topped with slices of Roquefort blue cheese.

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There are several plants that irritate the skin. These may be found in our gardens, or we may come in contact with them while hiking or enjoying some other activity outdoors. For this reason it is important to take care at all times when we are enjoying activities which involve plant life.


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