Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coming Soon

its been quite a while since i had a chance to update anything around here.
so i figure i might as well go big.

you might have noticed some changes in the design here on sugared limes.
well...this is just temporary,
i'm in the process of working on a completely different look.

since it is summer, and i do as much as i can to enjoy the sunshine 
(while im not stuck in the office working hours on end)
 it might be a while before i'm ready for the big reveal,
but hopefully it will be worth it. 

and i have lots and lots of recipes and pictures 
to share when i'm back up and running.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Peppermint Jo Jo Truffles

on my few and far between trips to Trader Joes,
i always keep an eye out for a few of my seasonal favorites.

peppermint joe joe's are at the top of my list

this time i took a whole package and smashed them with a hammer,
mixed them with softened cream cheese and rolled them into small balls

then dipped them in melted chocolate 
for a smooth, glorious, minty, chocolaty truffle.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Something A Little Different

today i've got a little something different
no delicious recipes to try
or pictures to persuade you to stray
from your (quickly approaching) bikini season diets.
just a simple request.


my new years resolution this year was to
read 50 books in 52 weeks.
aggressive, i know.
so far, i'm a little behind
and thats where you come in
i need suggestions!
have any great new finds or old favorites to recommend?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Car Bomb Cookie Sandwiches

almost a month ago now,
my sisters best friend future brother in law turned 21
21!! i can't believe he is finally legal

since he lives miles and miles away, and cupcakes don't travel so well,
i turned my car bomb cupcakes into car bomb sandwiches

start with chocolate Guinness cookies

and frosting that has both Jameson and Bailey's

ice every other cookie 

and press together forming sandwiches

i packed them into parchment lined boxes and sent them 
on their way to a house full of 20 something frat boys
i can assure you they did not last long

-xo, enjoy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Skinny Taste: Poached Eggs Over Pasta

for a while now i've been a huge fan of Skinny Taste,
gina has amazingly delicious healthy recipes

last week i made one of her newer recipes
poached eggs and asparagus over pasta 

while your pasta is cooking (i used tri color noodles)
shave some romano cheese,

 and cut asparagus into small pieces
add the asparagus to the pasta water about 8 minutes 
before the pasta is done
(this is when you should poach your eggs)

drain pasta and asparagus, pour into a dish,
and top with poached eggs
and cheese

-xo, enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

St. Patrick's Day: Car Bomb Cupcakes

i've finallllllly gotten my picture situation figured out...i think
so now i can finally share all of the recipes that i've been 
saving up for you

starting with the car bomb cupcakes i made to celebrate my favorite 
day of the year - St. Patrick's Day!

a little Guinness, (it wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without it)
flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, eggs, butter, and sugar & sour cream
make an amazing chocolate guinness cupcake 
check out my earlier post for the recipe

milk, butter, chocolate and Jameson Whiskey make up 
the chocolate ganache filling

lots and lots of sugar, butter and Bailey's Irish Cream 
(and some kelly green food coloring)
make up the frosting

dig out the center of your baked and cooled cupcakes

and fill with the Jameson ganache

top with the green Bailey's icing  and
resist the temptation to eat these throughout the process...
the finished product is worth the wait!

-xo, enjoy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ten Years

a while back, one of my dearest friends cait started a food blog.

when cait and i met, she was among the pickiest eaters i know.
her diet consisted of mainly pasta, bread, chick-fil-a, pretzels, and lettuce.
the latter of the two were her "normal" pre-prom/homecoming diet
which always resulted in her amazingly talented and crafy Mammy coming over the morning
of the dance for last minute alterations so her dress didnt fall off.

she has since learned to love many foods and over the last year expanded her palate beyond belief!

a little over a year ago i got cait to try sushi for the first time
and yesterday she posted it on her blog.
it brought back lots of funny memories that i've had
with this girl over the past (nearly) ten years.
[thats right pretty, we've been friends for almost TEN years!]

heres a look at the video and be sure to visit cait's blog!