Pâte Sucrée or French Sweet Pastry dough is a key ingredient in classic French dessert tarts. It is a sweet, crumbly French pastry that is easy to make and is often filled with pastry cream and topped with fruit. Pâte Sucrée is similar to Pâte Brisée, but includes egg yolks and sugar. I used the…
Pastry and Pies
The English are famous for their savory pies, and Cheese and Onion Pie is no exception. Its simple ingredients of tender cooked onions and sharp cheddar cheese encased in a flaky crust create an amazing pie. One taste and you’ll be hooked!
Halloween Ghost Pizza is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. Its crisp crust is topped with a simple home-made pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, and Mozzarella cheese, and finished with adorable Mozzarella ghosts. One bite of this classic pizza and you’ll never opt for the store-bought pizza again!
Fresh Tomato Ricotta Tart is a luscious creamy based tart topped with flavorful garden fresh tomatoes in a flaky puff pastry crust. It’s a snap to make and is an absolutely delicious way to use the bright red tomatoes from your garden. Pair it with a salad for a perfect light dinner during these hot…
Similar to a Quiche, this Onion and Mushroom Tart in Puff Pastry delivers incredible onion flavor that is accented with savory sautéed mushrooms finished with a splash of Madeira. It’s perfect for a brunch or light dinner. Leftovers, if any, are just as good the next day reheated.
Julia Child’s Tarte Normande aux Pommes, a.k.a. Custard Apple Tart from Mastering the Art of French Cooking is amazing. Unlike many desserts, this tart is not overly sweet. It is, however, quite delicious and has the perfect blend of apples and custard.
Genuine Cornish Pasties (rhymes with”Nasties”) are a meat pie filled with uncooked beef, potatoes, turnip or rutabaga (a.k.a. swede), and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper. Typically, the filing is encased in a shortbread type crust. These Cornish Pasties differ in that I use pork tenderloin in place of the beef and add carrots. I’ve…
Nothing says summer like luscious, juicy peaches. Use them in endless ways to brighten and cool the hot summer days, and satisfy your every craving. You will be spoiled for choice with these easy Yummy Peach Recipes to choose from, shared by some of the best food bloggers around!
Fresh Tomato Tart is a luscious creamy based tart topped with flavorful garden fresh tomatoes in a flaky puff pastry crust. It’s a snap to make and is an absolutely delicious way to use the bright red tomatoes from your garden.
From spicy beginnings to delectable endings and everything in between, Grits and Pinecones and I have your Cinco de Mayo celebrations covered with 29 tried and true recipes! In case you didn’t know, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.