TWD: Apple Tarte Fine

I made this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, a slender apple tart with puff pastry, and it was oh so good. But the real story belongs to the humble apples that went into the tart, and where they came from.

A Tale of Two Tarts

Lately I’ve been making a lot of Monets. No, I haven’t taken up impressionist painting. I mean “Monets” in the Clueless sense of the word. Desserts that look amazing, but upon closer inspection–or tasting–leave something to be desired. This is tragic for a number of reasons–wasted hours and ingredients, for instance–but the biggest disappointment is…

TWD: Summer Peach Upside-Downer

The house I grew up in had a wonderful backyard full of fruit trees, including two peach trees that produced pounds and pounds of peaches during the summer months. I took this for granted, in the way that children do, and didn’t appreciate the blessing of having so much fresh, delicious, free fruit growing at…

Things I Have Been Doing Instead of Blogging Here

I have to tell you a secret, but you have to promise to not get mad. The truth is, I make a lot of things that I never get around to blogging about. I know, shocking. It’s not that they’re not good, or that the photos didn’t turn out, it’s just that the act of…

TWD: Peanut Buter Crisscrosses

The last time I made peanut butter cookies, I was less than impressed with the results. In fact, I got a little sassy and called the sorry flavorless cookies downright “wussy.” (And I won’t take it back!) So I was definitely ready to try a different peanut butter cookie recipe for this week’s Tuesdays with…

TWD: Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Shortbreads aren’t the kind of cookies I usually crave. I guess they have their place at the side of a coffee cup, but given the choice, I’ll always opt for good old chocolate chip cookies. So as I was dutifully making these cookies, I was already scheming about who I could gift them to–what unsuspecting…

Summer Lovin’ with Grilled Peaches

So, I didn’t quite get around to making this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Crunchy & Custardy Peach Tart. It sounded lovely, and I even had the world’s most beautiful farmer’s market peaches on hand, luscious and just yielding to the touch and impossibly juicy. But I had other plans in mind for these peaches….

TWD: Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

Whew! Whadda day. Everything about this Tuesdays with Dorie post snuck up on me, from the actual baking of the oatmeal breakfast bread to the posting of this here very blog post. Apologies, but I was busy doing very important things like making the world’s largest Tootsie Roll: Whadda Roll. Aaaaaanyhow, back to the oatmeal…

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