Category Archives: spring

Loaded Baked Potatoes

I think we’ll do loaded baked potatoes for dinner tonight.  It’s still cold and snowy and something warm and low effort sounds perfect. I thought I’d make a list of toppings that we like and that sound good – did I miss your favorite?  Let me know!

melted cheddar
bacon crumbles
green onions
black beans
kidney beans
bleu cheese (with the bacon – yum!)
sour cream
small cubes of ham
shredded taco chicken or beef

(Can you tell I just went through the Sweet Tomatoes line in my mind?!)

We just decided to plant potatoes in our garden for the first time.  I wonder how much better these will taste in the fall with FRESH homegrown potatoes.


Easy Key Lime Pie

My friend, Heidi, made this for me one night and it was so good.  Also, I went into labor the next day, so her husband now calls this “pop it out pie”.

1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 – 6 oz can frozen limeade, still frozen
1 cup heavy cream
1 – 6 ounce graham cracker pie crust
Zest of 1 lime for garnish

Beat the milk, limeade and cream until you get soft peaks.  Pour the filling into the pie crust.  Refridgerate until chilled – at least 4 hours, or up to overnight. Can also be frozen.  Sprinkle with zest before serving.