Sunday, June 24, 2012

My First Giveaway!

I've had this blog for years now and have never done a giveaway.  Yep, I've had plenty of opportunities but either the product wasn't a match for my blog or I just didn't like the product.  Finally I found one that I like and feel I can stand behind...

 The people at Comet sent me an amazing Cleaning Caddy filled with everything you need to clean and shine your stainless steel.   Your fridge, your stove, sinks but my favorite use for this was my BBQ GRILL!!!

Before:  The Florida climate is kind of tough on metal inside and poor dirty and rusty grill

After:  All clean and shiny!!!

The nice folks at Comet have a gift caddy waiting for one lucky winner from my blog!!  In it you'll get everything included above and also some coupons for the winner to share with their friends.

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you plan to clean using the Comet Stainless Steel Cleansers. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you, in case you're the lucky winner!

US residents only, please!

The giveaway ends on Sunday 7/1/12 at 12:00 Noon EST. At that time I will randomly pick a winner and will announce it here!

**DISCLAIMER** Comet provided me with a gift pack of the products described, for me to try. As always, any thoughts and opinions given on "No Fear Entertaining" are my own.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mango and Lime Pie for Pie Party 2012

Happy Pie Day!  I've been waiting for ages for this day to come and I had it all planned out.  I was finally going to attempt to make some really good pie crust using my MIL's amazing recipe but somehow it just never came to be.  I guess I enjoy playing with the kids more than anything right now and even with a couple of cloudy days the pool has still been calling my name.

Then last night hubby walks in the door with a grocery bag filled with mangoes.  Nice, juicy, beautiful mangoes fresh off of one of his clients trees.  Now I knew exactly what I was going to make! 

Mango and Lime Pie


  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 c. mango puree (peel and puree mango in food processor)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust (how to make your own)


  • First of all thoroughly mix lime juice, condensed milk, egg yolks and mango puree. 
  • Then beat egg whites with dash of salt to stiff peaks.
  •  Fold in mango mixture. 
  • Add to crust and chill until firm. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Scalloped Potato Gratin

I was passing through the kitchen yesterday trying to come up with a quick and easy side dish to go with the steak we were going to cook Tony for Father's Day on Sunday.  My mind instantly went to potatoes and I realized that I didn't get around to posting the delicious scalloped potatoes that I made for him for his birthday!

Super easy side dish especially if you use the slicer attachment on you food processor.  He loved them and might just be seeing a repeat performance on Sunday!

See all the cheesy goodness with the delicious little browned bits that everyone fights over?

Scalloped Potato Gratin (Food Network - Tyler Florence's recipe)

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Butter
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for broiling


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a saucepan, heat up the cream with a sprig of thyme, chopped garlic and nutmeg.
  • While cream is heating up, butter a casserole dish. Place a layer of potato in an overlapping pattern and season with salt and pepper. Remove cream from heat, then pour a little over the potatoes. Top with some grated Parmesan. Make 2 more layers. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Sprinkle some more Parmesan and broil until cheese browns, about 5 minutes.