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Home Cookin': Key Lime Pie 

Published February 11, 2015 at 9:29 a.m. | Updated April 4, 2022 at 7:59 p.m.

click to enlarge SAM SIMON
  • Sam Simon
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending some time gazing longingly at the tropical vacation pics of your Facebook friends. It’s warm and sunny somewhere, but it’s still the deepest part of winter here in Vermont.

My mom and stepdad spend most of each winter in Florida. We haven’t made the trip south since our son Cal, now 7, was a toddler. This year I’m lucky enough to be taking all three kids to visit them over February break. That's not so far away, but after weeks of sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice, I need a dose of island sunshine ASAP! What to do?

For me, the answer lies in dessert. What could be sunnier than a key lime pie? I ate my first-ever piece at a beachside restaurant on the last trip we made to the Gulf Coast years ago and it was amazing — tart, sweet, smooth and oh-so-tropical, with a buttery graham cracker crust. I never thought about making my own until I saw Deb Perelman’s version while checking in on her Smitten Kitchen blog the other day. Baking and eating one seemed like the perfect antidote to the winter blues, and it was.

You could make one this weekend and invite some friends over for dessert. Everyone could use a little vacation in February, even if it is only in pie form!

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Erinn Simon

Erinn Simon blogs for Kids VT.


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