Pies and Tarts

Blackberry Pie Bars

Blackberry Pie Bars

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge is being brought to you by Josie of Pink Parsley: Blackberry Pie Bars. A moist, tangy cobbler/pie/bar dessert/snack/breakfast hybrid that requires no utensils – the perfect dessert to take to a picnic or barbecue. Or the perfect breakfast to eat on the living room floor. I love blackberries. They [...]

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Lemonade Cheesecake Tart

Lemonade Cheesecake Tart

We’ve been enjoying plenty of light, citrusy desserts and drinks lately. The weather is absolutely perfect to hang out on the patio with a carafe of watermelon lemonade (or margaritas) and strawberry lemonade cupcakes. Citrus anything (tequila optional) is one of our favorite treats to take out to the patio after a long day working. [...]

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Buttermilk Pecan Pie

Buttermilk Pecan Pie

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Mariana of Food Junky: Buttermilk Pecan Pie. I’ll be blunt. Had this recipe not been part of Project Pastry Queen, I wouldn’t have posted it. But we post the good, bad, and the ugly! Of the ~50 recipes I’ve made from the book, this is only [...]

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Peanut Butter Cup Tart

Peanut Butter Cup Tart

This is the final recipe in our feature of Simply Suppers, by Jennifer Chandler. We managed to narrow 5 excellent recipes down to 3 to showcase this week. There might have been some Rock-Paper-Scissors involved but there was no debate about sharing this dessert. It looks like a giant peanut butter cup that’s covered in [...]

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Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

Next to banana pudding, there might be no other dessert that says, “It’s summer in Texas,” like Blackberry Cobbler. Where I grew up, blackberries grew the entire length of our fence line and in the wooded lot across the road. We’d come in with a bowl full of berries and mom would make cobbler for [...]

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Peanut Butter-Banana Cream Pie

… with Hot Fudge Sauce and Bourbon-Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream. It’s a mouthful. On all accounts. Josie‘s choice for this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was a reminder of one of the main reasons that I love this cookbook so much: big, over-the-top, show-stopping desserts. And this banana cream pie doesn’t disappoint. There’s the flakey [...]

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Homemade Mince(meat) Pie (Crockpot)

Mince Pie

My momma used to always say, “Christmas ain’t Christmas ’til somebody cries!” – Donkey, Shrek the Halls That somebody was me. Last year. I could probably blame some wacky 3rd trimester hormone cocktail but that’s just taking the easy way out. I was so looking forward to Mincemeat Pie for Christmas. Mom assured me it [...]

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Project Black and White Cranberry Tarts

We interrupt the 12 Days of Homemade Christmas to bring you heavy cream, butter, chocolate, and cranberries. Josie selected this week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe: Black and White Cranberry Tarts. Three delicious ingredients rolled onto a single dessert: Oreo crusts and a white chocolate-cranberry filling. I made a couple of changes out of necessity… Because [...]

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