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Cherry Cheese Tart

Friday, July 17, 2009

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I love fresh cherries, and at this time of year they are plump and sweet.   When the cherries hit the produce section I grab them up for cherry pies, cherry sauce, and for eating ice cold on a hot day.  However, I must warn you, cooking with fresh cherries in season will spoil you […]

Strawberry Jam Tarts

Monday, July 6, 2009

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 Last October I had the opportunity to go to England and Ireland and the trip changed my life. Overall, I must admit, the food was pretty bleak.  I was so busy preparing for my friend’s wedding (in which I was not only the Matron of Honor but I was the cake designer) that I ate a lot […]

Bananas Foster Cream Pie

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Sometimes, when the stars align and the wind blows just right, I come up with something so good it shocks everyone, including me. This pie is one such idea.  You see I had a party to attend for my mom.  She said, “Oh, just make whatever you like.  I’m sure it will be fine.”  Saying […]

Onion, Apple, and Bacon Tart

Monday, May 11, 2009

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I love savoury tarts. They are so nice for lunches, light dinners and are perfect for a brunch.  What I love about a savoury tart, aside from how nice they are to eat, is how you can vary the fillings to suit your taste and what you have on hand. This tart was born out […]

Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Tart

Monday, March 23, 2009

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A few nights ago my husband and I had the opportunity to have dinner with a very old friend.  We had not seen him in a very long time and during our time apart he had gotten married to a lovely doctor who brought to the marriage her beautiful daughter.  A year and a half ago they […]

Banoffee Pie … well, sort of and other musings

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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11/19/08 – I served the pie from the recipe below and it was quite tasty … and runny!  So, I would not fold in the whipped cream.  I would just sort of smooth out the toffee and spread it with great care.  But, the taste … spot on.  My family, once past the initial trepadation of a […]

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