Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Epicurious desserts.

Yep. You're welcome ;)

Key Lime Pie

Realized I don't have my Mom's favorite key lime pie on this blog yet, will have to fix that ;) best part is you can just buy one of those store bought graham cracker crusts if you don't feel the need to use your own.


21 oz sweetened condensed milk
6 oz fresh-squeezed key lime juice
6 egg yolks
1 – 10” Graham Cracker Crust

Preheat oven to 350F. Blend sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks on low speed. Gradually add the key lime juice and mix together well. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 20 minutes. Cool. Cover with plastic wrap and chill.

NOTE: FOR 9” pie shell, use 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 4 oz key lime juice, and 4 egg yolks.

Yes folks its just that easy, and its really good. Can garnish with whipped cream :)

work party ideas

So I've been told that the management team from Chris' company is coming over here for a work dinner, since they can't talk to everyone if they go to a restaurant. They are getting carryout dinner from Italia Gardens but I am gonna have to do some appetizer and dessert magic.

Appetizers.... hmmm. I may make the Neimen Marcus spread referenced in this post or maybe the spinach/artichoke dip.

Dessert I am making that chocolate chip cheesecake (again) per my husband's request and may make key lime pie. Just to have something if someone doesn't *gasp* like chocolate very much. Plus its a good summery dessert.

Any other recommendations/suggestions?

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Made some cheesecake this weekend, thought I'd share the recipes ;)

Got this one from my high school friend, she'd posted making it a few times on facebook, I asked her for the recipe ;)

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

1 package oreo cookies (1 lb)
1 stick of butter.

12 oz chocolate chips (I like to use the mini-chips)
3 bricks of cream cheese (8 oz each)
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp flour

Using food processor, combine the cookies and butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a spring form pan.

Beat the cream cheese and slowly add the milk. Then add the eggs and the vanilla.

Mix half the chocolate chips with the flour. (This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.) Carefully fold into the batter.

Pour into pan.

Sprinkle with the rest of the chocolate.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Cool and the refrigerate before serving

Note: best to bake on a cookie sheet to catch anything that may spill.

I also made these chunky cheesecake brownies, using the hershey special dark chips and threw a little vanilla into the cheesecake and to the brownie batter. Otherwise pretty good :)