Simple Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those things that is so simple to make you feel like most people already know how to make it.  But I am including it because there was a time that I did not know how to make it and had to ask Ron.  There are many beginner cooks out there who are trying to learn how to cook and many of my recipes are posted with them in mind.

I have never been a fan of avocados on my sandwiches or in my salads, so I assumed I would not like guacamole.  We know what people say about assuming right?

I had a friend who convinced me to try some at one of the gazillion Mexican restaurants in these parts.  It was actually pretty tasty.  So, anyone who knows me, knows I had to figure out to make it myself.  Besides, it is kind of pricey to get extra when eating out.

The first time I made guacamole at home it was a decent attempt.  But I suppose anything can be made to taste decent with enough lime juice and salt.  I mean come on, even tequila can be made to taste good with lime and salt right?  But it was missing that creamy texture.   Perhaps my avocados were not ripe enough, but they smashed up just fine.

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Daiquiri Ice

You might be getting tired of hearing about the brutal Oklahoma heat, but man its hot and it has influenced my cooking habits more than usual this year.  Its hard to cook for the blog when all I want to do is stay cool.  So, I have dusted off my old recipe binder looking for summertime treats that won’t make me wish I wasn’t cooking.

This recipe for daiquiri ice is perfect for what I need today.  I even dusted off the ice cream maker.  I am not all about making homemade ice cream, I only bought an ice cream maker just for making this recipe.

This is a lime run flavored sorbet of sorts.  It is kid friendly since it uses rum flavoring instead of actual rum.

Baskin Robbins used to have Daiquiri Ice as part of their 31 flavors. Of course, it would be Andy’s favorite, and if you have been a follower you already know how this story ends. Either the item one of us loves disappears or we move somewhere that it isn’t available. Continue reading “Daiquiri Ice”