Pies and Tarts

Recipes for delicious pies and tarts

Hatch Chile Corn Quiche

August 28, 2014
Hatch Chile Corn Quiche | Magnolia Days

The flavor combination haunted me. Sweet corn and hatch chile seem to be a match made in heaven. It was only recently that I finally tasted the special green chiles. Not only did I taste them, I also had fun with roasting, peeling, seeding and freezing them along with an afternoon of burning fingers. Well, […]

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Key Lime Pie Bites

June 26, 2014
Key Lime Pie Bites | Magnolia Days

Summer arrived with all its glory. It sure did bring some heat too. The mild spring was such a joy this year and I miss it already. Now sweltering days are ahead for the next few months. The heat brings a desire for cool treats. Ice cream, frosty cold cocktails, and chilled desserts satisfy those […]

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Fat Man’s Pie for #SundaySupper

June 15, 2014
Fat Man's Pie aka Chocolate Delight | Magnolia Days

They were awakened by a sound in the kitchen. Dad got up to check out what was making the noise. He discovered it was from my brother making cinnamon rolls for breakfast. It’s interesting because that happened when my brother was about four years old. He has made many sweets since then. These days he […]

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Creamy Pineapple Tartlets

June 10, 2014
Creamy Pineapple Tartlets | Magnolia Days

How do you know when a recipe is quick and easy? When you can go to the store, buy the ingredients, and finish making it in less than an hour. Granted that takes into consideration how close the store is from your home. It is about one mile for me. Other factors depend on the […]

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

May 13, 2014
Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart | Magnolia Days

Strawberry season is in full swing. It coincides with another special event, Mother’s Day. Each year I prepare a feast for the moms in my family. It would not be the same without one or more strawberry treats. I visit our local farm and pick up buckets of berries. Chocolate covered strawberries are a must. […]

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Ham, Turkey, and Cheddar Turnovers for #SundaySupper

April 13, 2014
Ham, Turkey and Cheddar Turnovers | Magnolia Days

Stuff it, roll it, or wrap it. That was the criteria behind the selection of a recipe. The possibilities seemed endless. Should there be an attempt at making homemade sushi for the first time? Or perhaps turn a favorite sandwich into a wrap? There are burritos, boliche (Cuban stuffed beef roast), Thai basil rolls, and […]

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Mediterranean Tomato Tart for #SundaySupper

March 9, 2014
Mediterranean Tomato Tart | Magnolia Days

A bud pops open and bright red petals spread to greet the sun. It is the first glimmer of beauty to come with spring. Gazing at the camellia brings thoughts of red fruits and vegetables to come. It will soon be time for cherries, watermelon, rhubarb, peppers, and glorious tomatoes. If only the season would […]

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Gingered Butternut Squash Tart for #SundaySupper

November 24, 2013
Gingered Butternut Squash Tart | Magnolia Days

A day of giving thanks is approaching. However, there should be something to be thankful for each day. Little things like a hot, fresh brewed cup of coffee on a cold morning. A hug just when you need one. Finding money in the pocket of a coat you haven’t worn since last winter. Then there […]

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Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream for #SundaySupper

September 29, 2013
Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream | Magnolia Days

Texture brings interest to the plain and bland. A painting comes even more alive when you see the layers of paint on the canvas. It’s so different than a flat image of the same piece of art. Fabrics can feel soft or rough and add a special aesthetic to a room. Texture is a major factor […]

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Peach Cobbler

August 27, 2013
Peach Cobbler | Magnolia Days

Humidity was almost 100 percent. Months of rain had the ground saturated. Clouds overhead hinted at more rain to come. The lawn needed maintenance and it could not be put off another day. My safety glasses fogged up as I edged and trimmed. Wiping off the glasses only cleared them for a few moments. My […]

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