Friday, August 10, 2012

A Slice of Home


There are some foods that you cook or eat to take you somewhere or remind you of a certain time in your life.

Some days I want to drink a cup of Earl Grey tea with sugar and milk and reminisce over my four months living in England.

Some days the spices and simplicity of a Mexican street taco whisk me back to many youth group mission trips and a family Thanksgiving spent in Manzanillo, Mexico.

And some days I want a slice of sweet and tart key lime pie with a big dollop of whipped cream to take me back to the summer evenings of my childhood growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


My family's key lime pie recipe is definitely a dish that takes me right back to the perfect end to summer dinners at our family table.



Many times, my sisters, mom, dad and I have enjoyed this pie that packs a limey punch laughing about silly jokes or welcoming good friends into our home for a tasty meal and great conversation.


This pie's baked graham cracker crust gives it a great crumble while complementing the sweet and sour taste of the key lime juice and zest in the filling.



For days when you can't afford to go home or fly yourself to your favorite destination, whipping up a destination dessert or entree just hits the spot.

What summer treats take you somewhere special?

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