Wednesday, May 30, 2012

key lime pie.

I posted this on my regular blog but I figure this is more relevant here than there.

This is Mr. Sachinky's favorite dessert. This is also the key lime pie that forced me to change my mind regarding non-chocolate desserts. 

Beat three eggs with the zest of two key limes, half cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, one can of sweetened condensed milk, and a dollop of fat-free sour cream. 

Pour into a graham cracker pie shell. Bake for twenty minutes at 325F. 

Chill overnight in the freezer and serve with whipped cream. 

Perfect for hot summer nights.

Monday, May 28, 2012

tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette.

Now that summer is here I finally have the time to devote myself to cooking, my kitchen and my poor neglected food blog. Since I'll be home this summer, I have resolved to stop eating out and start cooking in. Starting with this delightful tomato salad I saw on the Food Network yesterday morning. Balsamic vinegar? Sign me up, buddy.

Chop tomatoes into large wedges. Dice spring onions finely. Tear several large basil leaves.

Now for the super easy, super delicious dressing. In a mason jar, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, dried parsley flakes, and light brown sugar. Shake well and pour generously over the tomato herb salad.