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Juicy tomatoes baked up in a cheesy Southern style pie

Southern Tomato Pie with Fried Onions

Does your dad send you articles?  My dad has been sending me articles ever since I left home.  At this point the envelopes from him with the carefully folded newspaper clippings and scanned magazine articles are some of the…

Rainier Cherry Almond Tart 8

Rainier Cherry Almond Tart

Every year I plan at least one dessert around the advent of Rainier cherries.  These golden yellow and blush cherries are sweeter than regular cherries, they have a shorter season, and are more delicate, so they’re a rare find…

Espresso Ganache Tart

Three distinct luscious layers of chocolate and espresso make this tart special.  It starts with a dark chocolate cookie crumb crust, followed by a chocolate and espresso ganache center,  topped off with a glossy pool of more dark chocolate. …

Caramelized Plum Upside Down Cake

Summer plums, are perfect for this kind of cake because they are so colorful and full of juice.  I think smallish ones work best because you can fit them in really tightly and get a really pretty mosaic effect…

No-Bake Coconut Panna Cotta Tart

This has everything you want in a summer dessert.  It’s light, cool and refreshing, not too sweet, with a silky texture and a subtle coconut flavor.   Panna cotta is a new discovery for me.  I like how it slips…

Peach and Apricot Pie

Describing food isn’t as easy as it seems.  The English language is super limited when it comes to words that convey the sensations of taste and the nuances of flavor.  The vague delicious pretty much covers it all.  There’s also…

Clementine Cream Tarts

Clementine Cream Tarts are a wonderfully light, citrussy dessert with a buttery walnut shortbread crust. This is an interesting recipe.  It’s basically a citrus curd that gets whipped up in a blender or food processor until it becomes an…

super easy rustic pluot tat

Rustic Pluot Tart

Have a slice of this for breakfast with a good strong cup of coffee.  A dab of creme fraiche couldn’t hurt, either. Pluots are right up there with heirloom tomatoes when it comes to grandiose flavor and unexpected colors. …

Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Herb Pie

In the days between Christmas and the new year I’ll try to keep the food flowing with as little effort as possible.  This herbed pie can serve as breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  It can also sit out on a…

Fennel Roquefort Tart

Fennel and Roquefort Tart

Fennel and Roquefort Tart is an elegant appetizer or light meal richly flavored with creamy Roquefort cheese and fennel, from the doyenne of French cooking, Anne Willan. Born into a wealthy family in Yorkshire England, Anne Willan got her…

Elizabeth David's elegant Onion Tart

Elizabeth David’s Onion Tart

Elizabeth David’s Onion Tart ~ Elizabeth David predated Julia Child by 10 years in introducing the joys of Mediterranean cuisine to Britain ~ this simple tart is a great example! She introduced exotic new foods like pasta, olive oil,…