I've been trying lots of new recipes lately. I've stocked up my spice and baking supplies. I've made new recipes for old favorites, as well as some I've never made before.
I used a different recipe for some old and new favorites like:
Blueberry Crumb Cake
and Key Lime Pie:
Pies... I'm not too experienced at making them. I plan to make more as summer ends and fall and winter arrive. There are lots of areas of cooking that I'd like to become more proficient in!
This Key Lime Pie was delicious! But as you can see the crust was a little crumbly and if you look reeeeally close, you will see little chunks of lime rind. I don't have a zesting thingie. When you try to zest a lime with a cheese grater, you get larger pieces! But, you know what, it was still delicious!
So, on my shopping list is a zesting thingie.....
I want to make a coffee cake next. But, all the recipes call for chopped pecans. Have you seen the prices of pecans at the grocery store? Zowie! This fall, we may be able to get some from around here, since lots of people have pecan trees. But, until then, I'll just omit the pecans.