Pies and Tarts

Recipes for delicious pies and tarts

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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Berry Crumble – Guest Post at The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

July 30, 2013
Berry Crumble | Magnolia Days

Summer berries at their finest. They are ripe, juicy, and bursting with flavor. The right dessert will showcase their flavor and add complimenting textures. The squish of biting into a raspberry is balanced with a crunch. A thick creamy topping is offset with thin sweet juices. That is the secret behind why this berry crumble […]

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Summer Berry Pizza

June 27, 2013
Summer Berry Pizza | Magnolia Days

The rolling pin went back and forth again and again. The stubborn dough would not roll out and sprung back like elastic. Gentle pats could not coax it into a thin even disk. Stretching gave it the largest surface however oddly shaped. An attempt at spinning it caused it to fly off my hand and […]

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Mini Blueberry Cream Cheese Pies for #SundaySupper

June 23, 2013
Mini Blueberry Cream Cheese Pies | Magnolia Days

The restaurant looked promising online. We arrived to find it overflowing with people. The wait was well over an hour. We headed to the bar after we put our name on the list. Wine was ordered and someone mentioned the tables around the bar were first come first serve. Right then the people at the […]

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Lemon Pie Tartlets

December 11, 2012
Lemon Pie Tartlets

It is time for pie! Perhaps you want one all to yourself. Ever feel that way? I have. Although I am more of a cake person there are a few pies I could devour easily. One thing I am not so skilled at is the first slice. It looks like a mangled, broken wad of […]

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Brownie Tart for #SundaySupper

December 2, 2012
Chocolate Brownie Tart

Who is your favorite celebrity chef? Television and cooking shows have certainly given some chefs widespread popularity. Some I could watch anytime and others not so much. I watched The Food Network almost every day after I became a Domestic Goddess. I saw many shows several times over. I learned a lot and was inspired […]

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