Key Lime Pie

This pie has a ginger snap crust.

1 1/2 c of Ginger snap crumbs

2 Tbls of Brown Sugar

6 Tbls of Melted butter

Combine sugar and crumbs in a bowl and add in butter in increments until combined. Press the mixture into a pie plate and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let the crust cool on a baking rack 15 minutes.


1/2 c and 2 Tbls of key lime juice

1 can Sweetened condensed milk

4 Egg yolks

Blend yolks and milk with a whisk attachment until well combined then add in the lime juice. Pour the mixture into the cooled crust and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool on a baking rack and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

Fattoush Salad and Pork Chops

Fattoush is the Middle Eastern version of panzanella. A way to use day old pita. You toast them in olive oil to make a crouton. I seasoned mine with salt, pepper, and cumin. Then you basically make a greek salad. Romaine, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta, olives, add radish and mint. The dressing calls for pomegranate molasses which I could not find, so the dressing is lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt, pepper and ground sumac. I seasoned the pork with Middle Eastern spices, coriander, cumin, and all spice.

Breakfast Tostada

Friday nights taco leftovers inspired breakfast. A cripsy flour tostada topped with canned fire roasted chile refried beans, scrambled egg, the beef taco filling, queso fresco, cilantro and a lime cilantro crema. The piece de resistance was a blackberry lime mimosa! I bought fresh berries at the farmers market yesterday.

Drunken Chile Con Carne Tacos

I did not want to wait 2 hours for the meat to cook on a week night. I made the adobe sauce the night before and chopped my onion. In the am I browned the beef and put that in the slow cooker then followed the recipe for the sauce and poured that over the beef and cooked it on low for 8 hours. I took the beef out and shredded it. I put the beef and the sauce in a pan and added the chocolate and a dash of cinnamon and simmered. This is soo good! A must try.