Pirate Kitchen

Key Lime Mousse Cake

Cakes, Desserts, General, Holiday | November 20, 2011 | By


Key Lime Mousse Pie

We celebrated a special birthday this weekend – our puppy Max turned 3. In what seemed like 3 seconds he went from this

Max and Mommy

to this.

Max and Fence

<sigh>They grow up so fast. For his birthday celebration I tried a new dessert recipe (for the human-types) that I will make again for Thanksgiving because it’s fast and easy and looks wonderful. It’s a cross between a cheesecake and frozen pie because a) it’s made in a springform pan and has cream cheese in it and b) there’s no baking involved. Did you hear that? The result is a rich, creamy lime-cheesecake-type dessert. I did make the candied lime peel seen in the photo, but next time I think I will just sliver the lime peel and sprinkle on top with the white chocolate – easier and greener. Oh, I made extra whipped cream for Max. He loved every last drop.


Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

General, Holiday, Pasta, Vegetarian | November 13, 2011 | By

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Fried Sage

We are traveling this Thanksgiving. It sounds exotic, but it’s only 3 whole miles. I won’t be preparing the entire feast and what a perfect opportunity to try something new to bring along for the table – to add to the tried and true of course.