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Keylime Cheesecake Pie

I promised my wife a cheesecake for her birthday. A few days before her big day,  I broke my heel. After 2 months of being off my foot, I have mastered my knee scooter enough to get back in the kitchen. Not having  a pan for baking a  cheesecake, I had to improvise.  Here are the delicious results. Ingredients: 16 oz cream cheese room temp 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk lightly beaten 1 can sweetened condensed milk  1/4 cup Kermit's keylime juice  1/2 teaspoon Kermit's keylime oil (Other oils may be different concentrations) 1 large graham cracker crust In your stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add cream cheese and condensed milk. Blend on medium speed until velvety smooth. Add the keylime oil, then slowly add the juice. Blend until everything is combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix another minute. Pour batter into the crust.   Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Place your pie in a larger pan and add hot water half way up the sides of the pie pa

Spit Pea Soup

Here is a great recipe for using up a leftover ham bone. It was a favorite of my mother. Ingredients: 1 leftover ham bone 1 cup of chunked ham pieces 1 celery stock 1 small onion 1 small bell pepper 1 carrot  2 cups dried split peas 2 quarts water 1 tablespoon olive oil Begin by rinsing the peas in a fine mesh strainer. Look for small pebbles that sometimes end up in the bag.  This will also remove any dirt also. Place the celery, onion, pepper, and carrot in a food processor.  Chop vegetables into coarse pieces. In a large stock pot add oil and heat over medium heat until oil is shimmering.  Add vegetables and cook until softened and aromatic. Add two quarts of water and bring to a boil. Add peas. Cook at a high simmer for 20 minutes.  Reduce heat and and add ham bone. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes until peas are very soft. Remove bone, and with a food mill or sieve over a large bowl, press peas and vegetables through until you ha