Jessie's Story from a Hospice Nurse: Several years ago I treated a young man from Key West, Florida who was dying of AIDS. A couple of weeks before he died, he gave me his 75 year old family recipe for Key Lime Pie. He explained that most Key Lime Pie recipes use condensed milk. Even restaurants in Key West serve Key Lime Pie made with condensed milk. Jessie was disdainful of this version. His family recipe, passed from generation to generation, does not used condensed milk. Jessie claimed it is the only authentic Key Lime Pie recipe. So in memory of Jessie, I offer it to you. Please keep story with Jessie's recipe .
Once upon a time I had a father in law who could cook. That being said, that is about the only thing we had in common. However he made the best Mac and Cheese. I tried for ages to get him to give us his recipe. He gave me a cookbook and said the recipe is in here. Now, I can cook. That wasn't the recipe. So I Never got the blooming thing. However... This recipe from Bon Ap is much better.
This is from the old Amy Vanderbilt cookbook. DO NOT USE PUMPKIN PIE MIX that comes in a can. You want only pumpkin not the mix which already has spices in it. This recipe uses a 9 inch unbaked pie shell.
This recipe from Veggie Life became one of our favorites An eggless, milkless cake that turns out very nice every time. I prefer the Creme De Menthe version to the tea or the peppermint extract version. The peppermint extract version is almost like a peppermint patty. The Creme De Menthe is more like a Andies.
I ran into this recipe in Vegetarian Times this summer. It's for a Cucumber cup that makes a lovely side or appetizer and a great way to use fresh from the garden veggies. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this one.
We were looking for a painless way to use tofu. This recipe turned out to be excellent for a beginner. Modified from a Mori Nu recipe. I can promise you if you don't tell them? They won't realize it is tofu. Tastes like a Chocolate Mousse off the salad bar. It will NOT taste like milk chocolate.
We started using tempeh partly because of the Other half's heart and partly because I was curious. I found I don't care for soy tempeh but I do like the more exotic ones such as 7 grain. It has a wonderful nutty flavor like I am eating exotic nuts. For first timers I firmly suggest finding some excellent Tempeh recipes [same for tofu]. After 2 to 3 years, I'm known to nibble as I cut.
IF anyone knows who this belongs to [ie Gourmet, Ming] please let me know so I can credit it. I've been trying to find the 'owner' and it is driving me nuts. I know it wasn't the person who I got the recipe from. They were not that talented. This modifies well into the vegetarian version btw.
A very easy, very good recipe that only requires one ingredient and an oven. I didn't want a lot of work and I figured the ones who would know how to cook a chestnut properly are the British. They are.. These were very good.
From Vegetarian Times 2006. Note: This recipe was designed to show off Garden fresh Heirloom tomatoes and range free eggs. I have easy access to both as well as local made cheese. Using them this simple recipe is extremely flavorful. This is a recipe where you want to go for quality and it will pay you back by the wonderful taste.
A simple bean recipe. The hardest part is going to be finding the purple Appaloosa beans. Note this one is best if you use bacon drippings. Reduce the peppers for a less hot dish. Yes you can also reduce the jalapenos.
This recipe made me revamp what I knew was Succotash. I wouldn't have argued so much with Mom if she had Lynne Rossetto Kasper's recipe. This is actually a very simple recipe. I always add the crumbled bacon to it. I'm a bacon fanatic.