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Pies and Tarts

I love to make Pies and Tarts, it doesn’t matter if it is spring, summer, fall or the holiday season. My Perfect All Butter Pie Crust is an essential every time I bake a pie. I love the flakiness that you get thanks to this trick for cutting butter into flour. Freeform pies, like these Fresh Strawberry Galette or this Triple Berry Lemon Galette are great when you don’t want to worry about making a perfectly shaped pie crust since they’re meat to be rustic and free form.

Gluten Free Pecan Pie Candy Bites

Gluten Free Pecan Pie Candy Bites are a great non-traditional candy to make this holiday season! Well we’ve bypassed Thanksgiving and all of its pie recipes, and we’ve jumped right into Christmas with candy making. Truffles, caramels, fudge, you name it. It’s flooding Pinterest. This recipe for Gluten Free Pecan Pie Candy Bites is written …

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Mini Sweet Potato Tarts with Gingersnap Pecan Crust

Mini Sweet Potato Tarts with Gingersnap Pecan Crust and Toasted Marshmallows

I have never made Sweet Potato Pie before. Obviously I was completely missing out. Thanksgiving at my house usually features Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Pecan Topping and Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Crumb Topping. And during the last 2 years Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake has also made an appearance. I figured it was time for me to …

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Fresh Strawberry Galette

This beautiful and colorful Fresh Strawberry Galette with Almond Crust emphasizes the sweet juiciness of the strawberries without much added sugar. It is the perfect spring and summer dessert! Just outside the front door of my very first childhood home was a patch of strawberries. I don’t remember much else about that house, but it …

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berry lemon galette

Triple Berry Lemon Galette

Spring and Summer have always been home to my most favorite fruits: berries! Raspberries are my favorite, but I’ll take blueberries or blackberries any day. I love them for breakfast, snacks, desserts, even in salads at dinner. After getting settled in our new house the first thing I wanted to do was make dessert. I …

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perfect all butter pie crust

All Butter Pie Crust

This all butter pie crust recipe requires just 5 ingredients and is made in your food processor. It’s so easy to prep and comes together in no time! All Butter Pie Crust From Scratch In the past, I have had many failures when attempting to make a perfect pie crust. My homemade pie crust attempts …

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Chocolate Pecan Tarts

Chocolate Pecan Tart

Chocolate Pecan Tarts are a unique way to serve your pecan pie this Thanksgiving. In my opinion, is nothing better than real butter for a pie or tart crust. And there certainly isn’t a Holiday without at least one of those at the dessert table. My recipe for Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Pecan Topping will …

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almond custard tart

Almond Custard Tarts

We’ve been eating a lot of salads lately thanks to the Athenos project, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. With all the salty feta and healthy salads, I was definitely craving a sweet treat this week. My only problem was finding the time to make it. Madeline was sick with a cold for a couple days …

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apricot-thyme galette with almond whipped cream

Apricot-Thyme Galette

We are starting week three of summer and while some of the behavior issues have improved, things haven’t gotten a whole lot easier. Madeline and I are used to Logan being gone all afternoon and Logan isn’t used to having “quiet time” while I work since I previously did all my work while he was …

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Flat Cranberry Apple Pie

Saturday I got together with my friend Holly for some fun in the kitchen. I did the baking and she did the picture taking. Part way through our fun Madeline woke up from her nap (or maybe she decided she didn’t want to go down for a nap and was tired of being in her …

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