Cherry Jam Tart

  Over the last couple years, I have come to love making jam.  The patience it takes, slowly stirring the bubbling juice waiting for just the right thickness.  The simplicity of the recipe, just fruit and sugar, and maybe a squeeze of lemon.  Its practicality, turning fruit that’s almost gone bad into something that will…

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Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Its early Spring 2021.  I am in the veggie garden of my new home, a blue and white Victorian that has been my dream home since childhood.  Tom and I saved up for years to buy it, but the reality of it hasn’t sunk in yet.  That this home is ours.  I thought it would…

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Chocolate Truffle Cake or the From the Bottom of My Heart Cake

My Dearest Husband, Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  You are amazing and you prove it everyday.  We made this cake just to say how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. Love, Us With my note finished I could now deliver what would be my 5th From the…

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No Bake Chocolate Tart for a Happy Husband

While rolling out the dough for this tart my husband called from work for our ritual lunchtime chat.  I could tell right away that he was not in the brightest mood.  As I rubbed flour across the rolling pin and began to flatten the round of dough on the table he vented his frustrations about…

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