Summer Strawberry Tart

Have you all noticed the plethora of strawberries at the market lately? The stores and farmer’s markets are buried under the weight of those amazing red berries. Recently, our local market had a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal. Well I jumped on that like a grad student to free food. In fact, I stocked…

Easy Jam Tart

In between making hot dogs, coleslaw and roasted sweet potatoes, I made this tart. That’s how easy it is. Then, as the dough was in the freezer, I made dinner. When we ate, I popped the tart in the oven. Badda-bing-badda-boom, it was ready as we finished. Perfect. The tart itself is really good, too!…

Roasted Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart

I splurged! For this recipe, I admit, I splurged. I bought truffle oil. Weighing in at 8.45 ounces and costing $17.49, I can tell you one thing: it was worth it. Often when it comes to special ingredients, I’ll cut corners or look up substitutions. On this occasion, for a reason I don’t even know,…

Grasshopper Tart or Dark Chocolate Mint Tart with Marshmallow Sauce

Ok, don’t x-out of this blog yet because you saw the words “marshmallow sauce.” Yes it’s strange and I had never, ever thought to heat up marshmallows and mix them with creme de menthe to make a sauce over chocolate, but you know what — it worked! The, crust, filling and sauce all have hints…

Honeyed Yogurt and Blueberry Tart with Vanilla Ginger Crust

I made this following dinner one night and after I ate my slice I knew two things: 1) It’s a good thing I had wrapped up the rest and put it in the fridge otherwise I’d keep going back for more and 2) I was going to having very tasty dreams about this tart. The…

Mushroom and Stilton Galette

So the galette wasn’t quite round or perfectly pleated, but the result was divine. If you like strong cheese and lots of varied mushrooms, start making the dough now. The dough takes the longest since it needs an hour in the freezer and an hour in the fridge. But don’t worry, you can use that…

Strawberry Macaroon Tart

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! As you can see, we had quite a display of desserts for Passover. The flourless chocolate torte (at the top) was rich and dense so we had some leftover. But the strawberry macaroon tart was pretty much gone by the end of the night. Other desserts on the table starting at top…

Mushroom Spinach Tart

You may think all we eat are cakes and truffles. However, we do eat regular dinner entrees every night! Recently I made a mushroom spinach tart that was delightful. To be honest, the tart crust came out a little too crumbly. I used a tart crust recipe from before, but I think I added too…