Jan 302015
 
Morsels of Life - 5 Friday Finds

This week, one of my hard drives went down. Luckily, I had a backup, so I didn't lose anything, but it was a scary few days until I figured out what was going on and got it fixed! Yay for easy fixes. :)

Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.)


Starting off with the most popular!


Fermenting Garlic
Find out how and why you should ferment garlic!

And continuing with the featured recipes!

Jalapeno Bacon Pinwheels
I've made swirl biscuits before, but never jalapeno bacon ones. I think it's time to give them a try!

Cheesy Faux Grits
I do like some grits, and I'm thinking it'd be interesting to try grits made from rice!

Winter Fruit Salad
Just because we don't have the bounty of summer doesn't mean you can't make a fruit salad. :)

Chocolate Cherry Brownies
What a fun Valentine's Day treat!

Hope you all have a fun and delicious weekend!

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Jan 292015
 
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie

One of my mother in law's favorite treats is key lime pie, and since we were planning to get together, I thought I could make something similar for her. However, with her birthday being in the summer, I wasn't really wanting to heat up the entire apartment by turning on the oven. Then, I thought about incorporating the sweetly tart flavor of limes and condensed milk in these mini key lime mousse pies. She'd get the flavors she loves, and I get to keep the apartment cool. Or at least not as sweltering. Win-win!

What are some of your favorite no-bake desserts?


Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie


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Sweet and tart - whip up some mini key lime mousse pies. No baking required and full of yumminess!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: none
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 mini pies

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
73 grams 2.675 ounces 5 tablespoons lime juice
458 grams 16.25 ounces 2 cups heavy cream
396 grams 14 ounces 1 can sweetened condensed milk
141 grams 5 ounces 1 pouch (9 graham crackers) graham crackers
18 grams 5/8 ounces 4 teaspoons butter, melted
43 grams 1.5 ounces 3.5 tablespoons brown sugar
3 grams lime zest optional

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 2 - Whip cream. 2. Whip cream.
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 3 - Combine lime juice, lime zest, and sweetened condensed milk. 3. Combine lime juice, lime zest, and sweetened condensed milk.
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 4 - Pulse graham crackers with brown sugar. 4. Pulse graham crackers with brown sugar.
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 5 - When almost finished pulsing graham crackers, pour in butter. 5. When almost finished pulsing graham crackers, pour in butter.
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 6 - Fold lime mixture into whipped cream. 6. Fold lime mixture into whipped cream.
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 7 - Press graham cracker crust into bottom of ramekins. 7. Press graham cracker crust into bottom of ramekins.
Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie Step 8 - Put key lime mousse on top. I piped it in to make it look nicer. :) Chill and serve. 8. Put key lime mousse on top. I piped it in to make it look nicer. :) Chill and serve.

Morsels of Life - Mini Key Lime Mousse Pie

Jan 272015
 
Morsels of Life - Cinnamon Applesauce

With all the apples we had around and not enough time to eat them all, I decided to make some slow cooker applesauce. I also threw in some cinnamon since I prefer cinnamon applesauce. You can easily experiment with a variety of different seasonings. I'm thinking I want to try apple pie spice next! Also, just a quick note about the texture - we like it chunky, so I don't bother peeling or pureeing. If you prefer a smoother texture, you could puree the apples before or after cooking. Using a few different varieties of apples helps give your applesauce an extra depth of flavor. Pink Lady's are some of my favorites!

What's your favorite variety of apple?


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A simple, yet flavorful cinnamon applesauce made in the slow cooker. Use a few varieties of apple for some extra yumminess!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours, 5 minutes
Yield: 16 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2867 grams 6.32 pounds apples, chopped I like to use a few different varieties for extra depth of flavor.
13 grams 1/2 ounce cinnamon

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Cinnamon Applesauce Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Cinnamon Applesauce Step 2 - Place apples into slow cooker, and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Cook for approximately 4 hours, or until apples soft, stirring occasionally. Puree if desired for smoother texture. 2. Place apples into slow cooker, and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Cook for approximately 4 hours, or until apples soft, stirring occasionally. Puree if desired for smoother texture.

Morsels of Life - Cinnamon Applesauce