Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A New Cooking Adventure

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:

Sloppy Joes
Patty Melts
BBQed Meatballs
Beef Stew
Blueberry Crumb Cake
Mashed Potatoes
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.


Denise said...

Looks delicious, as we get into fall and winter I usually like to bake more.....I tried my first gluten free cookies this past week. Not bad tasting, I even made them vegan for a friend.

Terri said...

Who cares how it looks, as long as it's delicious!!! lol And it looks pretty good to me. :-)

Auntie M said...

And Hubby said that it was delicious. That is the important

We buy our pecans in Sampson County from Elsie. Good price!

a8383 said...

Yum! That looks delicious! Angela

Susannah said...

I do make pies and I think yours looks great. I can taste the key lime right now!!!!!! Yum!

Debby said...

Looks don't count it's whats inside that counts, but that pie looks pretty darn good to me. I stock up on nuts at the after Christmas sales then vacuum pack them with the food saver before they head to the freezer.

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