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Recipe #62 - Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie

You know, I used to be more of a cake person but thanks to this blog I think I’m being converted. 

Whenever I see condensed milk listed as the ingredient in a dessert recipe I know it’s gonna be good. Condensed milk makes everything better. When I went to Spain they squirted it on pastries in the morning, that’s genius, why don’t we do that??

I digress, this pie was laughably easy to make. I felt like I was cheating but nope, Key Lime Pie is just a really simple food. No flour, no sugar, just the few ingredients you see above, mixed in a bowl and poured into a graham cracker crust.

I’ve been to Key West, Florida where Key Lime Pie is treated like a big deal and I’m pretty sure this pie I made in 5 minutes in my kitchen was just as good as any pie I had there. It’s just not a recipe you can mess up. I left out the meringue topping because I’m not a fan of meringue but feel free to embellish this with any topping you’d like!

Recipe for Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie:

Here is my source 

-1 graham cracker crust

-3 cups sweet condensed milk

-1/2 cup sour cream

-3/4 cup key lime juice

-1 Tbsp lime zest

That’s all folks! If you get a craving for Key Lime pie then check out my source page. See you next time when I revisit The Secret of Shadow Ranch. 

Recipe Number 62 - Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie
"Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie" is based on a menu item in Treasure in a Royal Tower of the same name. This is the third recipe I’ve made based on the Wickford Castle menu the other two can be found here and here. 
Just like the other recipes I’ve made from Treasure in a Royal Tower this one is quick and guaranteed delicious, seems to be a theme with Wickford Castle food. While most of the other pie recipes from other games I’ve made have taken time and precision this one took maybe 5 minutes total to prepare for the oven. 
This tastes just like any Key Lime pie you might buy at a restaurant. The texture is smooth and creamy like a cheese cake or flan and the flavor is tangy. I’m guessing you can boost or lessen the sharp lime flavor by adjusting the ingredients.
While I prefer warm pies this time of the year I bet this would be the perfect treat in the summer. Serve it up with some whipped cream and ice cream and you’ve got a happy tummy.  

Recipe Number 62 - Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie

"Key (to Enlightenment) Lime Pie" is based on a menu item in Treasure in a Royal Tower of the same name. This is the third recipe I’ve made based on the Wickford Castle menu the other two can be found here and here

Just like the other recipes I’ve made from Treasure in a Royal Tower this one is quick and guaranteed delicious, seems to be a theme with Wickford Castle food. While most of the other pie recipes from other games I’ve made have taken time and precision this one took maybe 5 minutes total to prepare for the oven. 

This tastes just like any Key Lime pie you might buy at a restaurant. The texture is smooth and creamy like a cheese cake or flan and the flavor is tangy. I’m guessing you can boost or lessen the sharp lime flavor by adjusting the ingredients.

While I prefer warm pies this time of the year I bet this would be the perfect treat in the summer. Serve it up with some whipped cream and ice cream and you’ve got a happy tummy.  


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I hope you’re all enjoying LIE, I know I am! I’ll be posting a new recipe tomorrow from TRT!! 

Thank you everyone for your kind words ✿♬゚+.(。◡‿◡)♪.+゚♬✿。

I hope you’re all enjoying LIE, I know I am! I’ll be posting a new recipe tomorrow from TRT!! 

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Recipe #61 - Charlie’s Chinese Takeout (General Tso’s Chicken)

Because this is totally what typical white-dude Charlie would have ordered. 

Like most of my “hard” recipes this one wasn’t really difficult, just time-consuming. It’s the kind of recipe where your feet are killing you at the end from standing up so long. Not complaining though, I had a lot of fun. 

The ingredient that stood out the most in this dish was definitely the ginger. Even though there’s only 2 Tbsp in the whole recipe the chicken was PACKED with ginger-flavor. Must be one of those condensed ingredients…

This is my second breaded-chicken recipe after "5 Southern-Style Chicken Drumsticks" and the cooking methods were very similar. After I was done breading and frying these I tried some “pre-sauce” and they actually tasted fantastic without the sauce as well. The recipe requires you to marinate the chicken for 30 minutes and that really gave them that soy saucey zing . 

If you make this, I recommend going slowly with the chicken-breading part. I ended up getting impatient and tried breading a lot of chicken at once. That’s why in the photo above only half of my chicken is properly breaded…whoops. It still tasted great though :’D

Recipe:

Here is my source

-1/2 cup hoisin sauce

-1/4 cup rice vinegar

-3 Tbsp soy sauce

-3 Tbsp packed light brown sugar

-1&1/2 cups and 2 Tbsp cornstarch 

-1&1/2 cups chicken broth

-1&1/2 lbs chicken breasts

-4 Cups & 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

-2 Green onions

-4 Cloves garlic

-2 Tbsp ginger

-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

-3 Egg whites

-1/2 cup flour

-1/2 tsp baking soda

-Salt & Pepper

If you’d like to make General Tso’s Chicken yourself, check out my source page! If you are under 16 I don’t recommend making this recipe alone, ask for a parent’s help (hot oil is scary and dangerous). See you next time when I revisit Treasure in a Royal Tower. 

Recipe Number 61 - Charlie&#8217;s Chinese Takeout (General Tso&#8217;s Chicken)
Welcome to Round 3 Clue Crew! The first game I&#8217;m revisiting is&#8230; Message in a Haunted Mansion!!
"Charlie&#8217;s Chinese Takeout" is a recipe based on the discarded takeout boxes you find in Charlie&#8217;s secret living space. Thank you to wanderingthroughwickford for reminding me about them!
The game doesn&#8217;t make it clear what kind of food was in Charlie&#8217;s takeout boxes, they&#8217;re just used to teach you the character for &#8216;king&#8217;. I improvised and chose probably one of the most popular things Chinese restaurants sell: General Tso&#8217;s Chicken. 
This recipe was a HUGE challenge and all together probably took me 4 hours. I used about 12 different bowls, skillets, cutting boards, spoons, whisks, etc. etc. and my entire kitchen was covered in prep materials. Was it worth it? Well yes, and no.
This recipe tasted SO close to restaurant General Tso&#8217;s Chicken that I was left feeling, &#8220;why not just order this instead of taking 4 hours to make it and spend a lot of money on ingredients?&#8221; Still, I&#8217;d say making this was worth it for the experience alone. Although I guess this doesn&#8217;t technically count as an Asian dish (it&#8217;s Americanized) I was still broadening my cooking-horizons by dealing with new ingredients. 
In the end, if you love General Tso&#8217;s Chicken, it&#8217;s fun to try and duplicate the familiar recipe at home. You&#8217;d be surprised how close you can get to the real deal! I&#8217;d recommend this to anyone who has some extra time on their hands haha :)

Recipe Number 61 - Charlie’s Chinese Takeout (General Tso’s Chicken)

Welcome to Round 3 Clue Crew! The first game I’m revisiting is… Message in a Haunted Mansion!!

"Charlie’s Chinese Takeout" is a recipe based on the discarded takeout boxes you find in Charlie’s secret living space. Thank you to wanderingthroughwickford for reminding me about them!

The game doesn’t make it clear what kind of food was in Charlie’s takeout boxes, they’re just used to teach you the character for ‘king’. I improvised and chose probably one of the most popular things Chinese restaurants sell: General Tso’s Chicken. 

This recipe was a HUGE challenge and all together probably took me 4 hours. I used about 12 different bowls, skillets, cutting boards, spoons, whisks, etc. etc. and my entire kitchen was covered in prep materials. Was it worth it? Well yes, and no.

This recipe tasted SO close to restaurant General Tso’s Chicken that I was left feeling, “why not just order this instead of taking 4 hours to make it and spend a lot of money on ingredients?” Still, I’d say making this was worth it for the experience alone. Although I guess this doesn’t technically count as an Asian dish (it’s Americanized) I was still broadening my cooking-horizons by dealing with new ingredients. 

In the end, if you love General Tso’s Chicken, it’s fun to try and duplicate the familiar recipe at home. You’d be surprised how close you can get to the real deal! I’d recommend this to anyone who has some extra time on their hands haha :)

Introducing Round Three!!

Hi again Clue Crew! Can you believe we’ve reached Round 3 already? Wowza! I checked my list, and I checked it twice and some games have once again been cut for a lack of recipe-potential. Here are the games I will NOT be re-visiting:

1. The Final Scene

2. Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake

3. The Haunted Carousel

4. Danger on Deception Island

5. Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon

6. The Phantom of Venice

7. Warnings of Waverly Academy

8. The Shattered Medallion 

These are in-addition to the games that were cut in round two. If you’d like to review that list the post is here

One correction I’d like to make, however, is that I am “re-adding” Message in a Haunted Mansion to this round as someone reminded me of a potential recipe that I missed. 

If anyone has any gripes or questions about the games I’m cutting, feel free to send me an ask! I’m bound to have missed something :) 

youcanfindmoreeggsthanthat said: No wonder I was missing all your posts! I somehow unfollowed you by mistake. Whoops. Anyway I was hoping you'd make Patrick's crackers. Yay!! :)

Well, HEY! WELCOME BACK! :D

Patrick’s crackers were fun. That cracker dialogue was seriously my favorite part of the game it’s between that and his line to Jamila (“I’m lost in the desert, isn’t that funny?”) It’s not just that he’s “haha funny” I just find him FASCINATING as a character. So, ZEN. I wanna be like Patrick someday haha. 

It’s unfortunate, but it looks like that’s all be doing for MED. The only other thing I could come up with was a lamb dish but that’s expensive and hard for me to obtain to be honest :/ 

Ah well. Next weekend is Round 3 already, so exciting! :D

Recipe #60 - Patrick’s Crackers

Maybe I’ll bring these to school Monday and share them with anyone who tries talking to me…

These taste pretty much like the fancy crackers you’d find at a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods, nice and salty with a good crunch. They’re very quick too, only taking 12 minutes to cook and about 10 minutes to make and roll out the dough. If I was in the habit of eating crackers I’d probably make these all the time.

The only really challenging part of this recipe is getting the thickness of the crackers right. The dough tended to shrink back after I rolled it out so it was hard to get it as flat as I wanted it to be. If you make this recipe, don’t give up and wait until the dough is REALLY flat (1/8 of an inch) before putting on toppings. This is how they get their hard, crunchy texture that fancy crackers are supposed to have. My second batch had some crackers that were too fat and they just didn’t taste right.

As a pointless side note, this dough was really fun to play with :D it had the elasticity of pizza dough. I think olive oil gives dough that texture…I wanted to give it to a little kid to play with but, alas, my house only has adults.

Recipe for Patrick’s Crackers:

Here is my source 

-3 Cups of Flour

-2 tsp Sugar

-2 tsp Salt

-4 Tbsp Olive Oil

-1 Cup Water

-1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds 

-1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

-1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds

-1 Tbsp Sea Salt

If you’d like to try your hand at homemade crackers, check out my source page! See you next time when I return to the earlier Nancy Drew games :)