Monthly Archives: June 2008

Key Lime Tart’s

Every Sunday I go through my kitchen to see what food I have and need to use so that I do not waste anything as well as that I know what recipes I can make from the things that I have. Today (and every other Sunday for the past month) I noticed that I really need to use my mini fillo shells. Look at this yummy recipes that I came across of the manufacturer’s website. I love key lime pie so I am sure this will be a hit!

1/2 cup softened cream cheese
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
15 Athens® Mini Fillo Shells (1 box)
2 thin slices of lime, cut into eighths, for garnish

1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and milk. Mix until light and fluffy. Add lime juice and lime zest. Mix thoroughly. Chill for 1 hour. Spoon or pipe 2 teaspoons of filling into each Fillo Shell. Garnish with sliced lime. Serve immediately.

Yields: 15

Adapted from Athens Foods

MiMi’s Cafe

MIMIS CAFE 84 QUAIL SPRINGS
3015 W. MEMORIAL RD.
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73134
(405) 302-3830

So this is my birthday weekend (ok, technically it’s not until Monday but I like to celebrate for a few days). I really wanted to go somewhere nice but with my son those days are just over so I have to opt for family friendly atmospheres.

We drove past a little cute place called “Mimi’s Café” and I just had to go. In case you do not know I am a huge café person. I was telling my husband just today how I could live on French food forever since it was pretty much coffee and carbohydrates, yummy my favorites. I was so excited when we walked through the door seeing how since we have been here in Oklahoma I have yet to see a café and I do miss my all time favorite one “La Madeline” back in DC so very bad. As soon as we sat down I saw it was not French but New Orleans style cuisine. “Well, that is ok I can work with this” was my first thought. I ordered the Turkey meal (please do not even ask me why). I think I got all excited for Thanksgiving food early.

So, they brought my food out (ugh, gravy all over everything even though I asked for it on the side). Ok, so they bring a new plate out and well it was not bad but it was still cold so I am guessing it came straight from the freezer and was microwaved but not even enough. I was so very disappointed seeing how I had such high hopes. I guess no place will ever be my special “La Madeline” will it?

But on the bright side I ordered a café mocha and it was very tasty and HUGE. Look I even took a picture on my cell for you all to show you how huge it was. It was so big I could not even pick this cup up never mind the waiter spilt half of it all over the plate.

Grade: D (and I am being nice since I liked the Mocha).

Harissa Grilled Wings

20 chicken wings
1/2 cup harissa

1. Rub harissa all over wings and refrigerate over night. Preheat oven to 350 F, in a 9×9 baking pan bake cook wings for 30 minutes or until golden.

Yields: 4-6 servings

Blackberry Buckle

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup softened butter

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×9 inch pan. Blend together first six ingredients; spread in pan. Add blackberries over batter. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over berries. Bake 45-50 minutes.

Yields: 8 servings