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Pecan Crusted Halibut & Amazing Dijon Cream Sauce


If your looking for a delightful dish to make for your sweetie this V-Day we've got just the recipe for you!

Pecan Crusted Halibut Fishy Fillets 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons coarse grained Dijon mustard 2  eggs 1 1/4 cups finely chopped pecans 1 1/4 cups breadcrumbs 8 skinless halibut fillets 1/4 cup butter

Get three small bowls or shallow casserole type dishes together and create a production line if you will. Mix up the flour, salt, and pepper in 1, whisk mustard and eggs together in another, toss the pecans and breadcrumbs in another. Easy peasy, on to step 2....

Dip each fillet in flour mixture, toss or pat to coat evenly. Then dip the fillets in the egg, drain excess. Then into the pecans they go, pat the pecans into the fish so they stick on both sides.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add a couple of your fishy fillets and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.  Add more butter each round. No worries about cooking them through at this point this is just to get them crispy. Put the browned fillets on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake at 350° for about 10 minutes or until done. Serve with the most amazing and easy dijon Cream Sauce, recipe below...


Most amazing and Easy Dijon Cream Sauce 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup coarse grained Dijon mustard salt & black pepper

Combine cream and mustard in a small pan. Whisk constantly over low heat 3 minutes or until heated. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste.

This recipe is one I've tried many times and it is one of my favs! It is also delish with codd or other types of white fish but truly, halibut is heavenly. Serve with some simple steamed veggies of your choosing. Add a glass of white wine and your sure to impress your special someone.




WIN a custom set from our NEW Spring line!

We are getting ready to reveal our new Spring line, it is colorful, fresh, fun and delightful! To celebrate we want to create a custom PDF set for one of our fabulous readers from one of our new designs. After much thought we chose 3 very different sets from which you can choose.

If you choose Tridot you will get a fun and playful mix of a 3-layered dot with a matching stripe. You can choose any 2 colors you wish (to be paired with white) for this fun and funky design.

If you Choose Dahlias 2 you will get a lovely and fresh set of Spring blooms matched with coordinating stripes. You can choose any 2 colors you wish for this pretty illustration

Should you choose Dolphin Mosaic you get a whimsical dolphin silhouette paired with an artistic mosaic pattern, You may choose 1 or 2 colors for this set.

No matter which you choose we will work with your colors adjusting them lighter and darker to make a delightful play of shades and tones.

You will receive your set in a PDF file you can print at home, or your local Printer.

Each set comes with either an invitation or a flat stationery card (if you are not planning a party any time soon). You can choose all the text, we are even here to help you if you get stuck. Your card can be 5x7, 5.5 x 4.25 or a 5 inch square.

You will also receive coordinating Thank You cards

You may choose any THREE of the following -a pennant or shape banner -2 inch circles for cupcake/appetizer picks or sticker paper -1 inch circles -water bottle labels -customized word search -large coordinating circles for decor -chopstick wrappers -2 inch squares -mini pennants (great for cupcakes!) -wine glass labels -bubble bottle wrappers -standard size play card wrappers -mini candy-bar wrappers -standard candy-bar wrappers -note-paper/stationery -to/from tags -origami paper squares

In addition to all this, you get our skilled design and illustration team to help you create exactly what you are looking for!

Now, here is what you need to do to enter. Visit one of these stores- The Shy Socialites The Shy Socialittles The Candy Store or Trillustrations Choose an item you like for SPRING! Post on this blog or the Trillustrations blog letting us know which item you chose!

Want a second chance to win? Invite a friend and have your friend note that you sent her/him (you friend must also choose an item they like). Invite as many friends as you wish!

This contest will be open until February 1, 2011.

One winner will be chosen by February 3, 2011

If we get 100 entries, there will be a special printable for everyone! If we get 150 entries, we will create a clip-art set for everyone as well!

Thank you Fondly

Daisy (and the Shy Socialites)

Celebrate Fall with a Soup Soiree!

Coconut & Sweet Potato Soup

Warm and delicious soup is the perfect compliment to a chilly fall day. This yummy recipe is our free gift to you. It can be printed on a full sheet and then stored in a 3 hole punch binder for easy organization. Enjoy!