I’ve got March Break on the mind. It happens to us Northerners some time in March. We’ve endured as much winter fun as one should have to, and as the days get longer, the birds start chirping a little louder and the occasional patch of muddy grass pokes through the snow piles, we start to think about warm places. March is really a mind jam – you think spring is coming, but there’s still a ways to go, and the days are frustratingly unpredictable. So many many many many of us head south for a week or so, just to give us the strength to endure the slow tease of springs unveiling.
With that in mind, I thought it might be fun this week to look for a recipe that combines the fun of a classic spring break cocktail with the sin of a sticky sweet treat. The result is a stunning dessert that will leave you feeling like you’ve indulged in a romp at a beach side restaurant without the hangover!
4 large egg yolks
1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 C Margarita mix (see below for homemade margarita mix)
1-2 T tequila
1-9 inch prepared graham cracker pie shell
Unsweetened whipped cream (optional)
Position rack in the center of oven and preheat to 350. Whisk together the yolks and the condensed milk. Add the margarita mix and whisk for 1 minute. Whisk in the tequila. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and bake until filling is lightly, but evenly set and the edges of the shell are lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 2 hours. Top wedges with whipped cream (optional) to serve.
Home made Margarita mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lime juice
Mix all ingredients. Cook in a saucepan until all the sugar has dissolved, and mixture has thickened somewhat, about 10 minutes. Let cool. Will keep refrigerated about a month.
March 23, 2019 | Posted in:
Banana Cream Pie For Your Custom Recipe Book
This recipe is very versatile. Can be used for other cream pies.
Substitute 1 cup of brown sugar for the 2/3 cup whie sugar and use brown sugar in the meringue.
Add 1 cup moist shredded coconut to the Banana Cream filling and sprinkle coconut over the meringue before baking.
Increase the sugar to 1 cup and add 3 tablespoons of cocoa.
2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
3 Tablespoons Corn Starch
2 Cups Scalded Milk
3 Egg Yolks, slightly beaten
3 Tablespoons Margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of Salt
Mix flour, sugar and salt. Gradually add scalded milk and cook over low heat stirring until mixture thickens. Add a small amount of this hot mixture to the egg yolks, then stir the egg yolk mixture into the rest of the hot mixture. Cook until mixture thickens like pudding. Add butter and vanilla. Stir and Cool
Slice 2 bananas in the bottom of a baked pie shell and pour cooled cooked mixture over bananas. Top with meringue. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes til brown.
November 22, 2016 | Posted in:
Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe For Your Family Cookbook
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 min., plus chilling time
1 ¼ cups flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
2-3 tbsp ice water
2 cups pumpkin puree (either from a can or homemade)
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup 35% cream
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp salt
1. In the bowl of a food processor pulse to combine flour, salt and sugar. Add cubed butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 tbsp ice water at a time, pulsing to combine. Mixture should hold together when pressed together but will still look a bit crumbly. Transfer crumbly dough to a lightly floured countertop. Knead a few times to press into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. While the dough is chilling, make the pie filling. Whisk together pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, cream, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
3. Preheat oven to 425F. Roll out dough into an 11-inch circle. Place in a 9” pie dish. Trim edges so that there is only ½-inch overhang. Fold edges underneath and crimp. Pour filling into pie shell. Bake for 15 mins., then reduce temperature to 350F. Bake for an additional 45 min., until filling is set and pie crust is golden brown. Let cool completely before slicing.
4. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
May 8, 2016 | Posted in:
Classic Apple Pie For Your Family Cookbook
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 2 ½ hours plus cooling time.
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3- 4 tbsp ice water
5 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter, cubed
1 egg, beaten
1. In the bowl of a food processor pulse to combine flour, salt and sugar. Add cubed butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 tbsp ice water at a time, pulsing to combine. Mixture should hold together when pressed together but will still look a bit crumbly. Transfer crumbly dough to countertop. Press into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. While dough is chilling make apple pie filling. In a large bowl combine apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour.
3. Preheat oven to 400F. Roll out 1 disc of pie dough into an 11-inch circle. Place in a 9-inch pie dish. Top with filling. Dot filling with cubed butter. Roll out remaining disc of dough to a 10-inch circle. Brush rim of pie dough with beaten egg. Top with dough and press edges to seal. Trim edges so there is a 1-inch overhang. Crimp edges of dough. Brush top of pie with egg.
4. Cut four or five slits in top of pie. Place pie on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake pie in bottom third of oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and continue baking until pie is bubbling and golden, about 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely before serving.
September 30, 2012 | Posted in:
Minerva`s cajun chicken linguine
from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD
1 lb. chicken breasts, cut in pieces
1 bunch fresh broccoli
2 peppers (green, red or yellow)
1 sm ctn heavy whipping cream
1/2 can chicken broth
Chef Paul Frudhommes Poultry Magic
Season chicken with poultry magic. Cook until browned. Put 1 stick butter in large frypan on medium -high heat. Remove chicken when cooked thouroghly. Use juice left as sauce base. Add whipping cream, broth, flour and more magic seasoning. Heat to boiling on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Add chicken and simmer on low 5 minutes. By now you should have cooked linguine. Season to taste. Drain and add to chicken mixture, stir. Can be topped with fine parmesan cheese or almonds.
Submitted by: Susan W
October 10, 2011 | Posted in:
Chicken mushroom bake
from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN
1/3 c. flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 to 3 lb chicken, cut into pieces
1/3 c. butter
1 (10 1/2 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. canned sliced mushroom, drained
2/3 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Combine flour, salt, paprika, and pepper in paper bag. Shake chicken in flour mixture. Melt butter in large skillet. Brown chicken on all sides. Place in a 13×9 baking dish. Combine soup, sour cream, and mushrooms. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, until tender. Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven just until cheese melts.
Serve over rice or potatoes
Submitted by: Jennifer L