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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Cafe #23: Shrimp Nachos

Hey everyone! Happy Easter! How are you all doing today? I hope you all are doing great because guess what? I got something for you again.....another new recipe to add to the Cafe! Yep, yep, yep! This recipe is basically like the nachos I made a year ago but this time it has shrimp in it! Since I'm a flexitarian, I am trying to eat more meatless and seafood dishes, but I would only eat meat occasionally - This is why the Shrimp Nachos was born so there can be a continuation of this lifestyle and share it with you all who are interested in this type of recipe! Therefore, in today's recipe, we are going to make Shrimp Nachos! Check it out! 

Serving Size: I wanna say about 6-8 people. If you're making it for more than that, double up the recipe and use another bowl! 

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes (It really depends on how long you chop the ingredients so it could be longer) 

1 Bag of Salad size Shrimp
1 Pouch of Taco Seasoning Mix (I used Old El Paso) 
1 Bunch of Green Onions (I used only 2 strips)
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper
2 Roma Tomatoes
1 Can of Black Beans 
1 Pack of  Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese 
1 8 ox Box of Velveeta Cheese
1 Bag of Party Size Doritos (I used Nacho Cheese flavor, my fav HELLOOOOOO!!) 
1/2 Cup of Water

Black Pepper
Garlic Herb & Black Pepper
Garlic Herb & Onion
Seafood Grill Rub

Optional: 1 15 oz bowl of Guacamole 


1 Medium Skillet

1 Small Pot 

2 Large Bowls (I made more than intended lol) 

1 Can Opener 

1 Microwave 

1 Knife 


1) Pour your shrimp into the skillet and let it cook for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle some black pepper, salt, garlic herb & black pepper, garlic herb & onion, and seafood grill rub into the skillet. 

2) While they are cooking, pour the taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water into the skillet. Stir occasionally.  

3) Use the can opener and open the black beans. Pour the black beans into the pot and let it cook for 5 minutes or until it boils. 

4) Chop the green onions, green & red peppers, and tomatoes. 

5) Cut the velveeta into small squares or rectangles. 

5) Divide the doritos into the 2 large bowls and divide the shrimp into the 2 large bowls as well. 

6) (At this point, you can pretty much decorate the recipe to your liking as long as you make sure you place the velveeta and shredded cheese on top) - I placed the black beans first, then poured the shrimp, the chopped peppers, green onions, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and the velveeta.  Optional: you can place the guacamole into the bowls as well or you can just eat it separately like I did. 

7) Place one of the bowls into the microwave for 5 1/2 minutes, do the same for the other bowl. NOTE: the chips might be a little soggy! 

8) Enjoy! 

(This is how it looked before I put it into the microwave.)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Cafe #22: Seafood Stew

Ring ring! Look who's got another new recipe? Hello everyone, Junne here with a new recipe. I know it's been a while since I last posted one but I have been feeling lazy (for the 100th time) and plus I didn't really know what type of recipe to post....until a couple of weeks ago. I was on Amazon Fresh shopping for groceries and something popped in my mind to make soup/stew with some seafood in it. So I decided to order some seafood and the rest is history. I intended on making it a couple of weeks ago, but the delivery delay made it impossible until it finally arrived last Thursday. My mom loved it so much and I just had some for dinner as leftovers. Therefore, in today's recipe, we are going to make Seafood Stew! Let's get started! 

Serving Size: About 8-10 people. If you're making it for more than that, double up the recipe and use a second Pot! 

Cooking Time: 55-60 minutes. 


1 Bag of Sea Best Shrimp and Crab Pot

1 Bag of Sea Best Bay Scallops 16 oz 

1 Bag of Sea Best Cooked Shrimp 51-60

3 Strips of Green Onion 

1 Small Carton of Whipping Cream

1/2 Cup of Milk 

2 Cartons of Seafood Stock 32oz 


Old Bay



Black Pepper

Garlic Pepper


Garlic and Herb

Seafood Grill Rub

Himalayan Pink Salt

Lemon and Pepper 


1 Large Pot 16=18 oz

2 Large Bowls

1 Measuring Cup

1 Ladle


1 Small Bowl 

Melted Butter with Parsley 

Hot Sauce


1) Using the large bowls, pour half of the carton of whipping cream in each bowl. 

2) Pour the 1/2 cup of milk into each bowl. Then place the shrimp in one bowl and the scallops in the other. 

3) Optional: Take 2 spoonfuls of butter and place it into a small bowl with parsley in the microwave for 20 seconds. Then pour into each bowl. 

4) Sprinkle some old bay, seafood grill rub, and thyme into each bowl. Mix the ingredients together and let the shrimp and scallops marinate in the bowls for 30 minutes. 

5) After 30 minutes, pour the seafood stock into the large pot and let it boil for 20 minutes. 

6) Next, pour the shrimp, scallops, and shrimp and crab mix into the pot and let it cook for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle the rest of the seasonings in there and stir occasionally. Optional: If you want to make the boil a little spicy, sprinkle some hot sauce in it. 

7) Enjoy! 


Monday, February 1, 2021


Readers hello, Junne here with a new post! I think you might have noticed something different about my blog...perhaps the name? Yep! I decided to change the name of the blog from "Junne's Diary" to "Jazz 'N Things" because I did not want to confuse the name with the group "June's Diary" and plus I thought the blog might have needed a new name. 

Anyways since today is the start of February, that means it is also the start of Black History Month! If you have been following my blog for a long time, you know that every year I post movies and specials about it for you all to enjoy! Therefore, enjoy the movies and specials I enjoy watching during Black History month and happy Black History Month! Stay tuned and have a blessed and great day! 

#1: The Autobiography of Jane Pittman (RIP Cicely Tyson πŸ™πŸ½):

#2: Our Friend, Martin (Again, I think everyone at school saw this lol):

#3: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: 

#4: Dorothy Dandrige Documentary: 

#5: Josephine Baker Documentary: 

#6: Ruby Bridges Movie (If you have Disney+, you should be able to watch it)

#7: Sally Hemmings Documentary: 

#8: Rosewood Movie: 

#9: Enemies in Love: The Unlikely Romance of a Black Nurse and German P.O.W  World War II:

#10: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: 

#11: Sophie and The Moonhanger: 

#12: The Color of Courage: 

#13: Malcolm X Documentary: 

#14: The Origins of Lynching Culture in the United States:

#15: Eve's Bayou:

#16: Bamboozled (You might wanna watch the trailer first...):

#17: The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 

#18: Mississippi Burning:

#19: The Help: 

#20: The Color of Friendship (Disney at its prime 😭😭):

#21: Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years:

#22: The Long Walk Home:

Also, when I was looking at the last post, I remembered someone special posted a BHM playlist on Spotify 😌: 

Friday, January 1, 2021


 Readers hello, Junne here with another new post!! I just wanted to tell you Happy New Year and 2021 in general and I have some good news for you all: I AM SHEIN'S NEWEST CAMPUS AMBASSADOR!! WOOHOO!! So since I am the new Ambassador, I am supposed to encourage people to make purchases on the website and share this link and promo code! So, if you want to support me or just shop at SHEIN in general, click the link below, and here is a promo code for you all to use at checkout! Anyways, have a good day and a blessed day! Take care! 

Promo code: US80216C

My Link:

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

List of My Favorite Holiday Movies/Specials πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Hello everyone, Junne here with another new post! Like the previous post with the African American holiday movies/specials, I decided to make another list of my favorite Christmas movies that I saw during my childhood and some I saw when I became an adult. These movies cherished my heart so much, that some of them even made me cry 😭😭. Lol, some of these movies you heard - But you probably haven't heard of most of them unless you watched channels like Smile of a Child or other channels like and vice versa. You don't have to watch all the movies on this list, you can just pick and chose which ones you wanna watch but I recommend that you watch the whole list even if you seen the movies before. Anyway, here's the list below, and hope you enjoy it to the fullest! 

#1: A Christmas Wish (2011): 

I first saw this on Smile of a Child and haven't seen it in like a couple of years (Yeah, I know that channel is for kids but it really makes you feel calm and appreciative of life 🀧).

#2: Angel in the House: 
(OMG, the minute I saw this movie, I fell in love and have been watching it ever since!! I highly recommend you watch this even if you chose not to watch every movie on the list!! 😭😭😭)

#3: Spunky's First Christmas: 

(They also made a camping movie if interested) 

#4: Christmas Oranges:

#5: The Christmas Box (1995):

(This movie is very hard to find but I wouldn't have known it existed until I saw it on the Smile channel. You can check the schedule to see when and if it's gonna come back on there). 

#6: Home Alone:

(Now you ALL know it would be a HUUUUGE disgrace to not add this movie and the sequel πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).

#7: Home Alone 2:

#8: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966):

(And this!) 

#9: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000):

(And the live action version!)

#10: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer:

(And let's not forget about this one...Cartoon Network...WB...err I mean come you stopped showing this? πŸ˜ͺ)

#11: The Legend of Frosty The Snowman:

(And what happened to this too? It's been a whoooole minute.....(basically 14-15 years) since they showed this - I don't even know if people know that this exists).

#12: A Charlie Brown Christmas:
(Can't forget about o'l Chuck 😌). 

#13: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas:

(πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The segment with Donald Duck and his Nephews was always my fav). 

#14: Noelle:

(It's on Disney+)

#15: The Town Santa Forgot (1993): 

(OMG, I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THIS!! You all should watch it!!)

Sunday, November 29, 2020

List of My Favorite African American Holiday Movies/Specials πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ½πŸ€ΆπŸ½

Hello everyone, Junne here with another new post! I am going to do something special this year that I have never done on this blog before and it's kind of similar to what I do every time it's Black History Month; I am going to provide you all a list of African American movies to watch during the Holidays! Some (or even most) of these movies you might not have heard of, heck, some of these movies don't even come on TV anymore - Which is why I decided to make a list! You don't have to watch all the movies on this list; you can just pick and chose which ones you wanna watch but I recommend that you watch the whole list even if you seen the movies before. Anyway, here's the list and I hope you all enjoy it to the fullest! 

                                 #1: A Christmas Blessing: It normally comes on TV One. 

#2: A Christmas Swap:  Comes on TV One as well. (Ignore the date on the poster lol)

#3: Merry Ex-Mas: TV One. (Ignore the date on the poster lol)

#4: Merry Wishmas: TV One 

#5: Coins for Christmas:  TV One

#6: Second Chance Christmas:  TV One

#7: Santa Baby (2001): (Haven't seen this since I was like 9 

Link to watch: 

#8: The Kid Who Loved Christmas

Link to watch: 

#9: The Preacher's Wife:

#10: Black Nativity:

#11: This Christmas: 

#12: The Best Man Holiday:

#13: The Night B4 Christmas:

#14: Holiday Rush:

#15: Jingle Jangle:

#16: A Cool Like That Christmas:

#17: The Holiday Calendar:

#18: Santa and Pete: (I never saw it before but my mom has so it must be very cool lol)

#19: What She Wants for Christmas: (I only saw it once on Centric before it became BET Her and they haven't shown it since 😭)

#20: The Perfect Holiday: