nook & spice

BY ANDREA BEFUS

WHERE WE

spice up

your nook

& nourish

your soul

food meets family & stories intertwine

with flavors

what to expect...

Explore The Internet's Most Buzz-Worthy Recipes

We explore, taste, and review the internet's most talked-about dishes. From viral hits to undiscovered treasures, my global journey infuses each review with distinctive insights and a touch of humor.

Conversations Over Coffee - or Hot Cocoa If You're Like Me ;)

Each blog post is a genuine conversation, like catching up over coffee. Engaging and heartfelt, I share life's highs and lows. It's about nourishing the body AND the soul, with content that speaks to your values.

Easy Meal Plan Inspirations for Your Family's Table

Save yourself time by peaking into my kitchen and see what's cooking each week. I share meal plans that come straight from what's cooking in my world. I promise simplicity, variety, and a dash of adventure.

recent blog posts...

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Fancy Shrimp Pasta

April 11, 20241 min read

PASTA

Fancy Shrimp Spaghetti (with Jarred Vodka Sauce)

fancy shrimp pasta

Turn an ordinary jar of spaghetti sauce into a fancy meal for your friends & family to enjoy!

Watch cooking video HERE.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb shrimp

  • 1 jar vodka pasta (or any other flavor sauce)

  • 1/2 pkg spaghetti noodles

  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan

  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • Salt to taste

  • Optional: 1/2 jar roasted red peppers

Instructions
  1. Boil noodles according to package instructions.

  2. Season shrimp with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.

  3. Saute shrimp and roasted red peppers in skillet (working in batches if needed). Take out shrimp when done.

  4. Add jarred sauce to skillet and scrape the bottom to get all the yummy bits.

  5. Add noodles to sauce and mix.

  6. Add shrimp and roasted red pepper to the noodles. Sprinkle the parmesan on top.

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blog image

Fancy Shrimp Pasta

April 11, 20241 min read

PASTA

Fancy Shrimp Spaghetti (with Jarred Vodka Sauce)

fancy shrimp pasta

Turn an ordinary jar of spaghetti sauce into a fancy meal for your friends & family to enjoy!

Watch cooking video HERE.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb shrimp

  • 1 jar vodka pasta (or any other flavor sauce)

  • 1/2 pkg spaghetti noodles

  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan

  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • Salt to taste

  • Optional: 1/2 jar roasted red peppers

Instructions
  1. Boil noodles according to package instructions.

  2. Season shrimp with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.

  3. Saute shrimp and roasted red peppers in skillet (working in batches if needed). Take out shrimp when done.

  4. Add jarred sauce to skillet and scrape the bottom to get all the yummy bits.

  5. Add noodles to sauce and mix.

  6. Add shrimp and roasted red pepper to the noodles. Sprinkle the parmesan on top.

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My name is Andrea and there are 2 things that matter to me most: cooking yummy foods & being with the people I love! Having traveled to over 30 countries and enjoying every cuisine I've ever tried, and being willing to fail in the kitchen, it has led me to develop skills that I want to share with others!

As Remy from the Disney movie 'Ratatouille' would say, "Anyone can cook!"

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