Monday, October 02, 2006

Flawless Key Lime Pie

This easy recipe make a key lime pie that even Jimmy Buffett would sing about! I had no idea how easy making these at home was! One bag of key limes provide the correct amount of juice for this recipe, however juicing them is kind of a pain. If you can find this bottled key lime juice I recommend using it!

5 egg yolks, beaten
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
1/2 cup key lime juice (use more if using regular limes)
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice. Mix well. Pour into unbaked graham cracker shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.
There will be extra room to top with whipped topping.
You may garnish with lime slices if you feel like it!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Home Based Catering Business?

Recently I've been toying with the idea of doing some simple catering from home. Nothing that would allow me to quit my day job, but I thought it might be neat to offer a few items for small parties, or baby showers etc.

I had another idea of just catering to small poker games that people have, maybe offering a few good appetizer, snacks and such.

I got online and did some research and found out that doing this may actually be easier than I thought. I found an excellent ebook that outlines basically everything you need to know about the catering business. It even included a lot of the forms and business plans!

How great would it be to get paid cooking for people, huh? :)

If you have ever even entertained the idea of starting a catering business from home, you owe it to yourself to look at this information. (Link Below)

Home Based Catering Business - Click Here

Delicious Honey Wings

I've been on a huge chicken wing kick. They are cheap, and delicious and you dont need a deep fryer to make incredible wings at home. Use the oven for these honey wings with a hint of lime.

1-1.5 lbs. Wings (fresh or frozen and split if you like)
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, mix together the honey, lime juice, lime peel, garlic, salt and ground black pepper. Season wings with some salt & pepper and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 35 minutes (or until juices run clear) Next, brush wings with honey lime sauce and return to oven for 10 minutes. Serve immediatly.

Excellent French Onion Soup Recipe

Well, as the fall is approaching rapidly we both decided that it was time to track down a killer recipe for French Onion soup. I had never attempted to make a soup (other than from a can) and I was excited to find the recipe for T.G.I. Fridays French Onion Soup - Our Favorite!!

The site where I found this recipe also had some awesome secret restaurant recipes I'm going to review soon.

Take a look for yourself and I'll bet you see a lot of things you'll like. We sure did -- Click Here

I'm going to make a few salad dressing recipes from that same site, and share them here soon.

Paula Deen's Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

My wife and I watched a lot of the Food Channel this weekend. We are huge Paula Deen fans, and were thrilled to see her dilvulge her restaurants Mac-n-Cheese recipe! Tell me what you think!

4 C. cooked elbow macaroni, drained
2 C. grated cheddar cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 C. sour cream
4 T. butter, divided
1/2 t. salt
1 C. evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After macaroni has been boiled and drained, add cheddar cheese while macaroni is still hot. Combine remaining ingredients and add to macaroni mixture. Pour into casserle dish and bake for 30-45 minutes. Top with additional cheese, if desired.