Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Foolish Mess…

 

Fool

Let me say that I think we should appreciate our Mom’s on more than just one day a year…  It is an incredibly important job that is sometimes thankless.  Through terrible two’s and rebellious teenage years, through laughter and tears, joy and fear… you are there for it all.

So, to every Mom out there:  Happy Mother’s Day today and everyday for all that you do!  

Now that I’ve earned my birthday and Christmas presents for next year, let’s get to it.   

This weekend is Mother’s Day and the Internet, food magazines, morning shows, cooking shows, even the evening news is filling the space between our ears with recipes to make for Mom…

Most of them even look really good!  But here’s the problem:  MOM isn’t the one making them!  (I hope)!   

More than a few of the recipes featured have ingredient lists long enough to make even the average home cook sweat under the collar, much less someone who rarely ventures into that mystical space from where food magically appears.

Some of you out there are lucky enough to live with people who actually know:   A. where the kitchen is located in your home and  2) how to find things in this mysterious room 

Then, there are those of you who live with people that open the fridge door, stand there staring at it’s insides and then ask you “what is there to eat?”.  

Well, even THOSE people can handle this recipe.

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie.   These three little words make me sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation.  In my book, it is one of the most perfect desserts.  The fact that it is ridiculously easy gives it major bonus points. 
Growing up, I don’t think I’d even heard of key lime pie.  We had apple, peach, strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry, pecan, pumpkin, lemon meringue, chocolate cream, but never key lime. 

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