Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lemon Pie

This is not your typical lemon meringue pie! I, for one, am not a fan of meringue but I do love the lemon part. I adapted this recipe from a quick key lime pie from The Pioneer Woman (great site by the way). It's super easy and delicious!

Lemon Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 tsp lemon extract
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 egg yolks
1 - 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Mix lemon extract, lemon juice, and egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Add in condensed milk and mix on high until smooth and thick. Pour mixture into crust and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour—more if possible.

Spread whipped cream over top and serve!

This is the pie before the whipped cream.

This is the pie after the whipped cream. It would have been prettier had I garnished it with a slice of lemon or something. Next time.

It's delicious! There's only 2 pieces left (we shared some with my parents.)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Welcome to My Recipe Blog!

Welcome! Thanks for checking out my new blog. I already have a crafting blog, but I've really been wanting to expand into recipes too.

I LOVE to cook and bake, and have more cookbooks than I can probably use. I tend to collect recipes, and enjoy trying new ones all the time. So here is my first contribution.

This is my mom's family recipe for cinnamon rolls. Unfortunately it's a little vague, but that's how they cook. It's a pretty forgiving recipe though. We almost always make them for Christmas morning, but they are really easy (just not on the waistline) and are good for any special day! I would post a pic if I had one, but I don't, so here is a pic of a 6x6 recipe card I made for a swap on SCS instead.

Cinnamon Quickies
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp shortening
2/3 cup milk
softened butter
brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Mix flour, baking powder and salt, and then incorporate shortening (use fork) and then milk. Roll out to 1/4" thickness and spread with softened butter, sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Roll into a tube and cut into 1/2" sections. Arrange in baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.