Category Archives: Tart

Recipes, articles and thoughts on tarts and possibly Tart Love

Stress-Free and Decadent Thanksgiving Dessert

Thanksgiving is all about tradition, but let’s face it, not everyone loves apple, pumpkin or pecan pie, and not everyone loves to bake or get involved with making or rolling out pie pastry. That’s where this decadent tart comes into … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Surprise – Shapely Shepherd’s Pie

Even though I’m about 50% Irish, my maiden name is McCauley, and my grandfather on my father’s side was born in the old country,  I  really struggle with St. Patrick’s Day. I’m extremely proud of my heritage, and to see … Continue reading

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Feisty Fried Shrimp and Grit Pockets

As Super Bowl mania mounts,  my thoughts (and likely yours) turn to feeding the hungry, fervent, largely male masses on game day. There are so many more delicious options than blah pigs in a blanket, team! Get out of the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Holiday Tart – Beautiful, Delicious and Easy!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! I’m posting this recipe from Tart Love – Sassy Savory and Sweet (Gibbs Smith, October, 2011) today because there is still plenty of time to make it and it is utterly delicious and … Continue reading

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Crazy Simple Canape Cups for Hassle-Free Holiday Fun

It’s getting to be that most wonderful time of the year again. As we approach the early stages of holiday planning, the best way to embrace blazing fires, cold nights, time with family and friends, and fabulous feasts, the best … Continue reading

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Cool Weather Cooking Perfect for Pears and Tarts

Makes two tarts, serves 8 to 12 Now that the crisp, cool air of fall and winter is finally upon the Lowcountry, appetites build for satisfying, belly-warming fare. I lit my first official fireplace blaze of the season last night, … Continue reading

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A Crunchy, Creamy Slice of Apple Love

Touring last Saturday’s farmers’ markets with visiting friends on a crisp, cool, picture-perfect morning was a pure, indulgent delight.  As if that wasn’t perfect enough, I spied the very first apple bins of the season at Owl’s Nest booth, including … Continue reading

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Fuss-Free Eggplant Tapenade Tartlets for Labor Day

One of my favorite long weekends of the year, Labor Day is all about relaxing with family and friends, watching football and tennis, and preparing and eating delicious food. While barbecue, hot dogs and beer are popular Labor Day fare, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Stirrings the Vidalia Way

Even though Vidalia onions are an edible hallmark of spring down here in the South, I start thinking about this Vidalia Onion Tart more as the cooler, shorter days of fall start approaching.  Something about it just seems earthy and … Continue reading

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Summertime is Peach and Sweet Tea Time

What a summer it’s been! Record-breaking heat, rock’n roll world economy, riots in London – craziness! It all just makes you want to reach for a peach – the ultimate heat-buster and soul-soother. And, the great news is that, at least in … Continue reading

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