Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Peppermint Pie

This is one of my favorite desserts and will be my last post of the year. We only have it during the Holidays because the stores by my house only carry the Peppermint Ice Cream at Christmas. It is a super easy recipe from my mom and is always a big hit! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Peppermint Pie
From: My Mom

Peppermint Ice Cream
2 cups Rice Crispies
6 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup of butter
Chocolate Syrup

1. Lightly butter the bottom and sides of pie plate.
2. Melt butter and chocolate chips.
3. Mix in rice crispies until completely covered.
4. Press into pie plate and place in the freezer.
5. After crust is firm, soften the ice cream and fill crust evenly with ice cream (usually about ¾ of a tub).
6. Freeze at least an hour or overnight. Serve with chocolate syrup drizzled over each piece.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Chilean Rice

first had Chilean Rice at my Mother-in-law's house and liked it so much that I my husband ask for the recipe. Since she doesn't really work from recipes we got a vague description of what to use and paired that with a recipe we found from Men's health and came up with this. It is as close as we could get it to the original and I think it is quite good. A little bit different than just plain rice as a side

Chilean Rice
From: based on My Mother-In-Law/Men's Health

1 1/2 cup long grain rice
1 1/2 Tbsp finely grated carrots
1 1/2 Tbsp very finely diced red bell pepper
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil.
2 1/4 cups HOT water
1 1/2 tsp Salt

1. Rinse the rice thoroughly under cold running water and drain.

2. Boil Water.

3. While water is boiling, heat Oil in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, carrots, & garlic. Saute, stirring for 2 minutes.

4. Add the rice, and cook until the rice has absorbed the flavorful oil (1 Min)

5. Pour in hot water, and add the salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 15-20 min. Do Not stir while cooking.

6. The rice is done when the water had been completely absorbed and the rice is tender. Fluff the rice with a fork if desired and serve at once.

(served here with blackened Tilapia and mango salsa... that recipe to come)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


This isn't a recipe, but it is a food I like so I wanted to share. I love cheese, and when Bill's Parents go to South America they bring me back some Quince paste which goes well with a soft cheese. I'm sure they have it around where I live, but so far, I have liked the kind they bring me best. If you haven't ever tried it and you like cheese... do yourself a favor and get out and try it!


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