Everyday Mom's Meals: Florida Favorite

Friday, August 5, 2011

Florida Favorite

Each year when we head south for our annual 2 weeks on New Smyrna Beach, there are certain things we each look forward to. Me---I love all the fresh seafood and produce. Alex--Manny's Pizza (the best pizza in the world, and actually we ALL look forward to this), and Crab Legs. And Adam? Oranges, fresh oysters, and Key Lime Pie!! You just can't beat the ones from the bakery at Publix grocery store. They make the best one we've ever had, and luckily there are 2 Publix in NSB, one being only 5 minutes from our condo. There is just something that screams vacation when you are sitting on the balcony, watching the waves roll in while enjoying a piece of this creamy tropical treat. Food is wonderful like that. It can transport you to a favorite place or time all w/o leaving your own kitchen. So I decided to try my hand at this favorite of my honey's b/c we are starting a very important journey in our house, that actually began while we were in Florida this year. During our vacation, we found out that Adam will be his brother Matt's bone marrow donor. (For those who haven't read previous posts, my brother in law was diagnosed w/ leukemia in May) Adam is so excited to be the one sibling (there are 4 kids total) who is a 100%, 10/10 match for his younger brother. Adam can't wait to do his part in helping Matt fight this thing all the way. And this week Adam starts his part of it by having his physical to make sure he is healthy enough and free of infection in order to do this. We are happy to be starting our end of this, and I know Adam is going to hit a homerun for his brother. And then in a few weeks Adam will be traveling to Indianapolis for the day for the actual procedure. So I thought my honey deserved an extra special treat this week, so why not one that will take him right back to his favorite place on earth?? I love you Adam and I'm so proud of this gift you are giving your brother, and really our entire family.

Key Lime Pie

5 egg yolks, beaten
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. key lime juice
1 9" prepared graham cracker crust

Preheat oven to 375.  Combine egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice. Mix well. Pour into unbaked graham cracker shell. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Top w/ whipped cream. Garnish w/ lime zest or lime slices.

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Kathy Walker said...

This looks heavenly! I love key lime pie but have never tried to make it. Looks refreshing and perfect for this weekend!

Mia said...

Oh my!! I love key lime pie. Delicious!!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing everyday about this gorgeous pie!! It's a stunner. You have a lovely blog and I'm signing up to follow you :))

Christine's Pantry said...

Easy and tasty dessert... love it! Yum!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Beautiful. I just made a key lime cheesecake double layer pie yesterday... Your piping looks MUCH better

Krista said...

Thanks for all the compliments!!

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

I just posted a key lime pie a few weeks ago! It was my first hand trying it too - yours looks so pretty and I love the zest on top! Thank you so much for joining Fat Camp Friday! See you next week!

Cindy said...

Love Key Lime Pie. More importantly good luck to you hubby and his brother. I hope all goes well.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Key Lime pie makes me think of my wedding day! I had key lime pie at lunch in Charleston, SC before getting ready to get married. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up and partying at Home Savvy this week!

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Unknown said...

YUM! I love Key Lime Pie!

Emily Thompson said...

hi! This looks amazing! I would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday Party...
Hope to see you and your tasty goodness next week.

Krista said...

Would love to. Thanks for the invite!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
This is a great recipe for a cool summer dessert. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
See you soon,
Miz Helen

Stacy @ Faith and Family said...

Thank you for stopping by for our Menu Mondays last week! I'd love for you to come and share some more of your recipes at this week's Menu Mondays recipe link up: http://myfaithandfamily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/menu-mondays/

Unknown said...

Krista, another great recipe! YUM!!! Thanks for linking it up to the Country Pot Luck!

Ellen Zames said...

Krista, this key lime pie is gorgeous!! Thank you for linking up to Sharing Sundays.