Celebrate the warm sunny days with this Strawberry Lime Tart.

Strawberry Lime Tart


2 cups flour

1/2 cup plus 2 1/2 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks

1/2 tsp. salt

about 1/3 cup ice water


Lime Filling:

3/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 lb. cream cheese, room temperature

1 can sweetened condensed milk

zest from 2 limes, divided

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 quarts strawberries, hulled

Seedless raspberry jam

1/4 cup chopped white chocolate



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade add the flour, salt and pulse a couple of times to combine. Add the cold butter chunks and pulse again until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pulse in ice water and continue to pulse until dough begins to form. Remove dough and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minute. Remove from refrigerator and roll out to fit a 10×2 inch tart pan with removable bottom. Place back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove once again from the refrigerator and prick the bottom and sides and blind bake the crust until golden. Remove from oven; sprinkle with chopped white chocolate. Using a pastry brush , spread the chocolate evenly on the sides and bottom of crust. Allow to cool completely.


Reserve enough whole strawberries to completely cover the top of the finished tart. Slice the remaining strawberries and evenly cover the bottom of the cool chocolate covered tart shell. Set aside.

In a bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade add the condensed milk, lime juice, room temperature cream cheese and zest from 1 lime. Process until smooth. Pour into crust with strawberries and spread evenly. In a small bowl combine the sour cream and powdered sugar; spread evenly over the top of the lime filling. Place in refrigerator to firm up slightly.

Place the whole strawberries over the top of the tart. Place a small amount of seedless raspberry jam in a small bowl; add a touch of water and heat in microwave enough to create a syrup. Using a pastry brush , gently brush the syrup on each of the strawberries to create the glaze. Sprinkle lime zest over the top. Refrigerate until firm. Remove from tart pan and slice when firm.

Grilled Beef Tacos are a quick, refreshing, budget friendly meal.

Grilled Beef TacosImage


2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1/4 cup red onion, small dice

4 ripe Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

2 jalapenos, seeded and  small dice

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper


2 avocados, pitted, peeled and diced

2 tomatoes, seeded and diced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

6 green onions, sliced

1/4 head cabbage, shredded

1 1/2 lbs. skirt steak

salt and pepper; to taste

2 cloves garlic , minced

2 tablespoon olive oil

juice from 1 lime

12 large corn tortillas

Combine all ingredients for the salsa and set aside.

Just before you grill, prepare the tortillas. Dip the tortillas in water and grill 30 seconds on each side . Wrap in a damp towel until ready to make tacos.

Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Rub in the garlic and olive oil. Drizzle on the lime juice. Grill over high heat or hot coals until evenly seared , about 2 minutes per side. Remove and allow to rest before thinly slicing against the grain.