Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lime and Blackberry Italian Meringue Pie

Hi there!  Remember me?  I used to be a good blogger and write up about all the delicious stuff going on in my kitchen.  Yeah, well, then I got really busy this summer.  Between the big move and keeping the kiddos occupied this summer, and getting ready for school......I just didn't seem to have time to spend on the computer.  I was still baking a bunch.....but just had no time to talk about it.

Sorry about that.  I was chastised by a couple of my friends for never posting....so all I can say is......ummmm, I'll try to be better now :) Our oldest just started his brand new school today (first grade.....sniff sniff) and our youngest is in preschool.  Theoretically, this means Mommy will actually have a few hours to get stuff done during the week......so we'll see how that goes!

This weekend we got together for my Mother-in-law's birthday.  We just got back from a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a few days, so I was still feeling a touch jetlagged, but decided to try something different for the birthday party.  I decided to make something fruity and still summer-y and found this recipe for a Lime and Blackberry Italian Meringue Pie from Bon Appetit.  I don't know about you, but Italian Meringue is one of my favorite things ever.  Why?  Because it basically tastes like marshmallow!  And who doesn't love marshmallow??

This recipe has several different components, but none of them are too difficult.  And can we talk about the magic that happens when you make a blackberry compote using red wine?  Holy guacamole!  I'm not a wine drinker at all....but man oh man.....something magic happened there.  You gotta try it.  Why go back to boring lemon meringue pie ever again?

Check out Bon Appetit for the recipe.....and Enjoy!

PS - Here's a couple of pictures from our trip
Leaving 100+ degree weather in So Cal for the 70 degrees in Michigan was fantastic!
Love the beautiful antique wooden boats.
You couldn't keep the boys out of the water.
We had a few people with us!
We were celebrating my beautiful sister and my new brother-in-law's wedding!
The sunsets were stunning!
I had a little fun with one of the boys' pictures.