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Appetizers & Snacks Desserts featured Kid-Tested Sunday Dinner

4th of July Celebrations: Key Lime Cream Puffs #SundaySupper

July 4th is just around the corner! American Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th of July every year, because it represents the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted and that the United States became an independent nation. People love to throw big celebrations on the 4th of July with plenty of food …

Desserts featured World Food Championships

Coastal Coconut-Key Lime Cookies

At World Food Championships, competitors are faced with 2 and possibly, 3 rounds of cooking: a Signature Round, in which competitors create their “signature” dish, a Structured Build, in which WFC dictates what will be made, and the Finals Round, again, dictated by WFC.  During my first WFC, the Structured Build was simply to make …

Desserts National Pie Championships Uncategorized

Coconut-Key Lime Cream Pie

I’m not a fan of coconut…never have been. There’s something about the consistency of a mouthful of coconut that makes me think of Easter grass.  As a kid, every time I ate a slice of coconut cream pie, I was left with a mouthful of coconut “grass.”  HOWEVER, for whatever reason, I LOVE coconut flavoring, Mounds …

Desserts National Pie Championships World Food Championships

2013 National Pie Championship Sittin’ on a Sandbar Key Lime Pie

In the summer, we spend quite a bit of time on a stretch of sandbar between Boca Grande & Little Gasparilla Island, just off the coast of southwest Florida.  As a kid, we spent summers on the island.  As an adult, I’ve gotten married on the island, taken our kids to the island for vacation, …

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