Saturday, November 26, 2011

Key Lime Pie

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This pie is soooo good!
Quick and easy to make too.
Recipe from our friend, Mark Long.

4 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 ounces key lime juice
Graham cracker pie crust
Cool Whip
Optional: Lime slices for garnish

Beat the egg yolks and milk together
Slowly stir in the key lime juice
Pour into graham cracker crust
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
Garnish with lime slices and top with whipped cream

Monday, November 21, 2011


Soooo, not sure where this recipe is from and we've never actually made it, but meatloaf is on the menu for tonight and Brooks e-mailed this recipe. I'll try and remember to let you know if it's any good!


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

2. Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread the ketchup over the sugar.

3. In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. Place on top of the ketchup.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices are clear.

Update after dinner:
Great recipe! Sooo easy to make. Wondering why the brown sugar and ketchup go underneath the loaf, but everything tasted great! Kids wouldn't even taste it but that's not surprising. (Aiden actually said he was going to donate his to starving children in China.) Brooks says the recipe is from

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A fun, creative, and delicious website, called Buns in my Oven, is having a giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card! Just head on over to hear all the official rules and ways to enter!