French Apple Tart

It Tuesdays With Dorie which means I have baked from Dorie Greenspan's book,  Baking With Julia.  I've never made a french apple tart and this week's recipe got my attention. Dorie writes, "This open-faced tart is beautiful ... beneath the gossamer blossom is what the...

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Win with a Chocolate Chip and Walnut Mini-Pie

When my Chief Culinary Consultant won second place in his age group at the Southern Tennessee Plunge Half-Marathon on Saturday I set off straight to the kitchen.  After a cold-drizzly rain, falling temperatures, and an increasing wind I knew we would all need a good...

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Flaky Pie Dough, Part 2 Tips and Tricks

In my last blog post I shared the recipe for Flaky Pie Dough.  The dough is perfect for a sweet or savory pie.  I labeled the post "Part 1" because there was more that I wanted to say. (Big surprise.)  So this Part 2  includes tips and tricks for making perfect pie...

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Flaky Pie Dough, Part 1

I made my first pie when I was a teenager. I knew my mom particularly liked pie of all kinds. Mom was a full-time Registered Nurse besides being mom to four fairly rambunctious kids and while she had dinner on the table every night, dessert like pie was a luxury her...

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Weekend RoundUP September 1, 2012

End of the week, beginning of the month!  Happy September!  Got apples?  I've got gallons and gallons.  A few apple recipes will be coming your way!!  You can PRINT the recipe for Autumn's Caramel Apple Crisp from my Tasty Kitchen Recipe Box.  Yum! I had such a good...

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My Caramel Pecan Pie

What do you think about caramel?  The taste, slightly sweet, very rich, gooey? Truth is, I can get obsessed about caramel with just the slightest encouragement.  There are the Sweet and Salty Chocolate Caramel Bars, and Banoffee Pie just for starters! As you already...

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Weekend RoundUP August 18, 2012

August 18?  Really?  Whew.  Are the kids back in school? Are they getting ready to go?  Are you ready?  Is the summer over way too fast?  Are you feeling just like this too?  I have had a wild ride this week.  Do you remember earlier in the week when I told you I was...

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Weekend RoundUP and A Surprise Blessing!

Have you ever bought or sold anything on Craigslist?  Since July 9, 2007 we have used Craigslist 64 times.  Bought some stuff, sold some stuff, gave away stuff, well you get the idea.  Recently we sold some extra glass blocks left over from our guest cabin remodel.  I...

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TWD:BWJ Triple Berry Galette

Oh my word it is already Tuesdays With Dorie: Baking With Julia again!  This week's recipe is a Berry Galette.  Here I go again ... what is a galette?  I realize that many of my fellow TWD bakers have made galette and know exactly what it is.  Me - not so much.  You...

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Weekend RoundUP with Squash Relish

Last spring my neighbor Gaye was telling me about a squash relish that she makes and serves with pinto beans and cornbread.   Growing up in Nebraska my mom would make white navy beans and ham with cornbread, but it wasn't until I married my Southern-born husband that...

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