Key Lime Ice Cream Pie

This 5 ingredient ice cream requires no cooking. I pour the soft serve into a ready-made graham cracker crust, crumbled crackers could be gently folded in instead.

1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup bottled key lime juice. Look for Nellie and Joe’s.
1/2 cup heavy cream
Dash of salt
14 ounces (1 can) sweetened condensed milk. Look for Eagle brand.
6 graham crackers, coarsely crushed or use ready-made crust for pie.

In a large bowl mix milk, lime juice, cream, salt and condensed milk. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s recommendations for your ice cream freezer.

Gently pour onto the pie crust or fold in graham cracker crumbs. Put container in the freezer for a few hours to harden.


German Potato Salad

This is my new favorite GPS. This is traditionally served warm.

2-3 pounds Yukon gold or yellow potatoes
1/2 -1 pound bacon
1 yellow onion, diced
1 box chicken stock
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons mined chives, dehydrated okay

Gently scrub the potatoes and add in one layer into a pot, add chicken stock. Add water so that the potatoes are covered with about 2 inches liquid. Bring the potatoes to a boil and continue to boil for 15 – 20 minutes until the potatoes are cooked but not mushy. I poke at them with a bamboo skewer to test for doneness. Drain liquid. Add cold water and ice and cool the potatoes for 5 minutes. Drain the cold water and pat the potatoes dry.

Slice the uncooked bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and add to a large skillet and cook on medium-high until golden brown. Remove the skillet from the heat. Take out the cooked bacon pieces and dry them in a few paper towels. Remove all but 1/4 cup of the bacon grease.

Reheat the large skillet and add the diced onion. Cook the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the vinegar, sugar and mustard and continue to cook until a sauce begins to form, about 5 minutes.

Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces. Add potatoes to the onion mixture and gently mix. Add most of the chives. Add the remaining potatoes and gently toss. You may want to move the mixture to a larger bowl to mix thoroughly.

After transferring to the serving bowl, sprinkle with the rest of the chives.