I made a key lime pie for Pi day this year and while digging out my recipe I stumbled upon a recipe for a key lime pie martini. Obviously, I was immediately obsessed – until I actually tried it.
The recipe was so not my speed. It was very much a martini and I’m very much someone who prefers my alcohol to taste like dessert, not alcohol, if you know what I mean.
So, I set out to make one that met my own expectations – and this one is it. It’s a great balance of sweet and tangy and plenty creamy. It’s basically like drinking a slice of key lime pie and I love it.
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Oh, hello there spring!
I always love the change of seasons – and especially the arrival of spring. The longer days, warmer weather, and watching everything green up just fills my soul after the winter months. And this year, it feels especially poignant. After a year of social distancing, watching the people around me getting vaccinated gives me so much hope that we’re really going to break out of this long winter.
I’m so excited to kick off spring with #SpringSweetsWeek again this year! This week, I’ll be sharing four new dessert recipes – starting off with this couldn’t-be-easier lemon ice cream.
This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
I grew up with my Grandfather’s stollen as a Christmas tradition, so it took me years to realize that most of the world doesn’t love fruit cake.
Honestly, I think the rest of the world is wrong, it’s delicious. I think too many people’s first encounter was a questionably-made, mass produced dessert no one would like. If you’d tried Opa’s, I’m sure you would solidly be in my corner.
I’m officially less than 2 months from my due and I’m starting to feel the crunch. I’m pretty sure by this point with Jake everything was mostly set up, the freezer was filling up with meals and I was (not so) patiently waiting for his arrival. This go, all the baby stuff is still in the basement, there’s list of stuff we still need to buy and any meals that make it to the freezer are retrieved within the week for nights I can’t keep up. I’m pretty much just praying I make it to my due date again because those last two weeks I may finally have some time to get things done.
One of the things that has been hitting me hard is that my days of me-and-Jake time are coming to an end. He’s at such a fun age right now and I really love spending the day with my little buddy. He’s been super into helping me in the kitchen lately so I’ve been trying to pick recipes that he can be really hands-on with.
The latest theme for What’s Baking was “bars” – and these are perfect for a toddler assistant because there’s no risk of over-mixing and if the quantities aren’t measured out perfectly, that’s just fine. And they only take about five minutes to throw together, which is pretty much how long his attention lasts these days.
Besides being easy, they’re delicious. My little taste tester couldn’t wait to get his hands on one and then all I heard was, “Yum! YUM!” as I packaged them up. I’m sure they’ll be making repeat appearances at our summer barbecues.
Want more bar ideas for your summer baking? Check out our host for the month, Cookaholic Wife, for a roundup of all of the goodies the other bloggers made!
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie Bars (adapted from South Your Mouth) Makes 1 8×8″ pan
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. Spray an 8×8″ baking pan with non-stick spray and line with baking parchment. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except powdered sugar. Mix until thoroughly combined and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes, until set. Let cool completely, then cut into squares. Roll each square in powdered sugar.