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,…

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…

Walnut Goat Cheese Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Recently James and I have been thinking about being vegetarian. Not that we’re going to stop eating meat right away, but we’re beginning to learn and understand the benefits — both personally and environmentally — of eating less meat. The goal isn’t necessarily to become a vegetarian, just be more aware of what we eat…

Cooking with Friends!

It’s one thing to cook for friends, but quite another to cook with friends. I have such great memories of cooking with my mom, grandmother, my fiancee, friends and even old boyfriends! The cutest stories come out of the kitchen. Earlier this week when my brother David, and his girlfriend Ally, stopped in D.C. for…

Tomato Gruyere Camembert Tart

This delightful and savory tart is from the blog the daily green. I added my own touches to it, marked by italics. I made it as a side to salmon, although a white fish or just a big salad would pair nicely. It’s also a great brunch treat. It’s so versatile — don’t you just…