All the flavor of summer sunshine in a little bar. They are creamy, tart, only slightly sweet, and easy to make. What else? The base is not made with grahams, but ginger snaps (so much yes). Anything else? You don't need key limes. Get to this one. "The ginger snap crust is so scrumptious, you might never want Grahams with cheesecake again." Notes: Cream cheese is regular, Philadelphia. Butter is unsalted. SMALL-BATCH KEY LIME CHEESECAKE BARS Ingredients: 1 cup ginger snap co
My number one cocktail in ice cream form. It is as amazing as it sounds. Super creamy, velvety- smooth and lime-y, with waves of honey and micro-studs of jalapenos. Bonus? You can make it as spicy as you like, the ice cream makes excellent work of cooling your mouth. You shouldn't really de-seed your peppers prior to mincing...it's the tiny green "kicks" of heat that make this ice cream special. Another fantastic aspect of this recipe is that you can make it whether or not yo
You don't always have to grill chicken or bake it. (I have to tell myself this because those are my go-to methods.) Pan-cooked chicken is yummy and fast: juices get locked in the caramelizing, browning flavors form in the bottom of the pan--a small amount of liquid and a pat of butter becomes a sauce in seconds. Fresco chicken has a clean, acidic 'just-picked' tomato-y flavor married with lime, cilantro, and garlic...juicy browned chicken jumping in fresh salsa...(say that t
My Maternal Grandmother (we called her Grandmommy) used to tell us old family stories about Scotland, teach us 1950's table manners, help us to skip lunch in favor of a three-course dinner, (just have a tic-tac) and bend our taste buds towards unsweetened grapefruit juice. It worked! This Paloma is both grapefruit-y and refreshing (read, bracing) in the best way possible. You can make it with tequila or gin. I chose the former. No sugar added at all! Grandmommy would approve.
Unless ill, I would never be able to pass up a margarita- especially if infused with something hot and peppery- like jalapeno. I make this two ways, although now with my knowledge of Jalapeno Limeade by Trader Joe's, my convenience-oriented self will likely choose that method more often than my previous way. But like fraternal twins, the engineering of the elements does not bear on the quality of the final product;I love them both equally, they are so delicious. "It would be
Leftover pasta doesn't have to be boring anymore. You can whip up these peanut noodles, then scarf them down in a flurry of pride over how easy they were to make, and how delicious to eat. "I love both whole wheat and gluten-free noodles in this." Notes: Noodles are standard linguini. PEANUT-LIME PAN NOODLES Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. minced garlic, 1 Tbsp. peanut butter, 2 tsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. rice vinegar, 1/4 tsp. sesame oil, 1 1/2 tsp. honey, zest of 1/2 lim
You know how now-a-days foodies might name something that tastes both delicious and addicting (Addicious? Delicting?) as "crack"? Bacon crack, Praline Crack, Chicken Crack, Cracker Crack. I did not do that to you with this. BUT, as for comfortably falling within that bizarre classification of foods, this popcorn absolutely does. "Forget your gadgets and pop this the old fashioned way... with a big pot with lid." Notes: Kernels are Redenbacher's. SRIRACH-BUTTER & LIME POPCORN