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Mandarin Orange and Pomegranate Tart

This cake on caught my eye.  I absolutely love the brilliant orange of the mandarins contrasting with the bright ruby pomegranate arils!  Isn’t it such a beautiful and striking combination for fall?  I decided to use it as an inspiration for this tart.  Mandarin […]

Fresh Fruit Tart–And fun with tarts!

Tarts are one of the most beautiful and versatile desserts.  There are so many options when it comes to making a tart and the end result (a lovely classic that transports well) is worth the effort.  In most cases tarts are comprised of three (and a half) components.  […]

Banana Pudding Tart

A few weeks ago my husband and I spent an extra long wonderful weekend in Tennessee. I had never been to the south before (other than Florida) and I was really excited for fried catfish and all things BBQ!  What I did not anticipate falling […]

Raspberry Chocolate Tart with Biscotti Crust

This tart is rich, creamy, and delicious!  The biscotti is a nice surprise and it adds some dimension to the dessert.  The filling is so creamy!  And making it is shockingly straightforward.  The only thing I would do differently is I would be more careful […]

Apple and Meringue Tartlets

My sincerest apologies to all of you for my lack of posts lately.  The weeks have been flying by–don’t you hate it when that happens?–and my kitchen and all of its lovely stainless pots, enamel pans, melamine mixing bowls,  wooden spoons, and rubber spatulas have […]