EAT | Key Lime Pie

There is nothing like a cool slice of key lime pie on a warm spring day! This key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts to eat – the cool and tart filling mixed with the sweet and crunchy graham cracker crust is perfection!

Here’s how I make it!

What you need:

For the crust:

– 1 sleeve graham crackers

– 6 tbsp melted butter

– 1/3 cup sugar

For the filling :

– 3 egg yolks

– 1 tsp lime zest

– 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk

– 2/3 cup key lime juice

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place grahams, butter, and sugar in the food processor. Pulse until combined.

Once all combined, press evenly into your pie pan. How easy is that crust?!

Bake for 5 – 7 minutes, or until slightly browned.

Now for the filling! Enlist some helpers for this part here. You are gonna have to juice about 25 key limes. And NOOO, store bought lime juice ain’t it. We want fresh juice and zest, it makes all the difference.

With a mixer, beat your egg yolks and lime zest on high for 5 minutes until it becomes thick.

Add in the sweet condensed milk and beat for another 3-4 minutes. Lower your speed and then add in all of that delicious lime juice!

Pour the mixture into the crust, and bake for 10 minutes or until set. You’ll know when it’s set because if you try to jiggle it, you’ll see that it’s not liquid anymore. Let cool and refrigerate.

I love to serve it with whipped cream on top!

I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Chic-fil-A at HOME

This post is so exciting to me because I absolutely love eating Chic-fil-A and I have figured out how to make it at home! We live in the country, and the nearest Chic-fil-A is 30 minutes away in San Antonio, so we don’t go there as often as we would like! With this nugget recipe, I don’t even miss it!

So, I will be showing you how to make the nuggets, but you could also use this batter recipe for strips, or even chicken breasts and make the sandwich.

In addition to nuggets, you’ll also need these:

Waffle fries, lemonade, and we love the Polynesian sauce. They sell this sauce at my local H‑E‑B! I think they sell CFA sauce too.

Here’s how to make the nuggets.

What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • peanut oil for frying

First thing is to grind up the breadcrumbs. They’re already pretty fine, but we want them to be a powder consistency. I used my food processor for this.

Next you’re going to mix together your milk, eggs, and chicken chunks and put them into a big ziplock.

Place this into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

Heat up oil to medium heat.

Mix together all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk it up.

Remove chicken from fridge and dip into mixture until it’s all coated and place into your hot pan.

Fry both sides until they’re golden brown. Place on cookie sheet to cool.

Serve with your waffle fries and sauce. Don’t forget the lemonade!

Just like CFA!!!

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Mini Chocolate Ganache Cakes

Today I am sharing my recipe for these special little chocolate cakes that are perfect for a dinner party, a date night at home, or just if you feel like making something special for dessert.

These are my mini chocolate ganache cakes, they are so simple and quick to make, and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. You don’t even have get out your big mixer for this, a spoon will do just fine.

These are great when you want chocolate cake, but don’t want to make a whole big cake. This recipe makes two mini cakes.

These are so decadent and fudgy, and are topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

Here’s how you make them!

What you need:

For the cakes:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the ganache:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped chocolate (any kind)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all of the wet ingredients (egg, milk, oil) into a small bowl and mix together.

Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix up well.

That’s it, we’re all done with the batter! Easy, huh?

Next, we are going to divide the batter into two greased 6 oz ramekins, and place on a baking sheet.

Bake these for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let these cool for 5-10 minutes, and then remove them from the ramekins onto your serving plate.

I like to remove them to serve, but you could leave them in and pour the icing overtop. Whichever you prefer.

I leveled the tops and then served them upside down. I think it gives a clean and fancy look!

Now it’s time to make the ganache!

Combine the butter, milk, and chopped chocolate into a small bowl, and microwave and stir in ten second increments until everything is melted. Be careful not to burn it. You can use any type of chocolate you want for this! I am using milk chocolate today.

After melted, pour over your cakes and smooth out with a spoon.

I like to add some chocolate shavings over top!

Ta-da! How good do these look?! I would recommend popping them into the microwave before serving if you aren’t planning to serve them right away. They are best served warm.

I hope you will try them!

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | Quick & Easy Chicken Alfredo

Ahhhh pasta, am I right? I could eat pasta all day, every day! Any kind will do, but especially with Alfredo sauce because CHEESE. Here is how I make my special and easy Chicken Alfredo!

What you need:

  • two chicken breasts, diced and sautéed
  • 1 lb fettuccine pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • parmesan to top

Sauté chicken and remove from pan.

In a pot, boil pasta.

Add olive oil to your pan and sauté garlic until fragrant.

Add broth, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Bring up to a boil, add cream, parmesan, and chicken.

When pasta is cooked, add that to the sauce, and top with parsley.

Mix together and top with more parm.

Soo delicious, so creamy, just the perfect comfort food!

I hope you like it!

More pasta recipes here!

Thanks for reading xx

EAT | 100 Hour Brownie Fail

I had seen these brownies going around on the internet and I had to try them! They are brownies that take 100 hours to make, and were supposed to be amazing. Here is the link to the original recipe.

Spoiler alert, they were not. They were extremely disappointing and did not taste good at all. I figured I would share the experience anyway though!

This will be my last post of the year, and I thank you for sticking with me through 2020! Just like 2020 was a fail, so were these brownies, haha!

Here’s hoping to a better 2021 🙂

What you need:

    2 sticks unsalted butter
    2 tbsp espresso powder
    Coffee ice cube
    4 eggs
    2 1/4 cup sugar
    1 tbsp vanilla
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1 tbsp salt
    12 oz dark chocolate
    1 1/2 cup flour

First, place your two sticks of butter into a saucepan and melt them. We are making brown butter, so we need to cook it until it slightly browns.

I learned after making this recipe that I do not like brown butter. It is very strange to me how much the taste changes when you brown it.

Next we added in the espresso powder, stirred it around and then added a coffee ice cube to it that we had prepared earlier.

We had a bunch of chunks in the pan after this, so we had to run the mixture through a strainer a few times. Fail.

We set this aside and combined our eggs, sugar, and vanilla.

After that, we sifted in our cocoa powder, 1 more tbsp of the espresso powder, and salt.

We mixed this up and then added the brown butter mixture.

As soon as I smelled this mixture, I knew we weren’t going to like these brownies. Very coffee and salty smelling. However, we kept going.

We melted about a 1/3 of the chocolate and added that in.

Next, we added our flour and combined.

Next we chopped up another 1/3 of the chocolate and added that to the batter.

Alright, now it’s time to add it to our greased, 9×13 pan, and you guessed it, add the rest of the chopped chocolate.

Again, the smell was off with these brownies. They didn’t smell good like normal brownies.

I covered them with plastic wrap and we were supposed to let them sit in the fridge for 3 days.

So here’s how they looked after 3 days.

On the third day, you take them out of the fridge, and cook them at 350 degrees for 30 min. Here’s how they looked after that.

After they cook, you are supposed to immediately take them out of the oven, wrap in foil, and put them in the freezer for 30 min.

After the 30 min, take them out and leave in fridge for another 24 hours.

Here is the final product.

They actually look delicious, but the taste and texture was awful. The taste was of espresso and salt. They weren’t sweet, and the texture was like playdoh. These were such a fail and a huge disappointment!

Good thing I had these on hand to make for my kiddos who had waited 4 days for brownies!! Haha

I think maybe this waiting period would make a normal brownie recipe more moist and chocolatey, but in this case, it did not.

So sad that these didn’t turn out! What did I do wrong?! Would you try these?

Thanks for reading, and see you next year!

xx