Saturday, July 17, 2010

El and his peeps


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El loves his family :-)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

French Fruit Tart


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Nothing beats a French fruit tart when berries are in season. With an almond shortbread crust, vanilla pastry cream filling, berries and glaze, its a gorgeous and fun dessert to make.

This recipe was from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours.

lemon bars


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These lemon bars taught me a valuable lesson. I've always disliked lemon bars and now I realize that's because I've only had store bought ones.

When my cousin Pradeep requested I make lemon bars, I sort of sighed to myself but agreed because I love him and he is an awesome cousin :-) Boy was I surprised when I tasted these! They are amazing and wonderful. Pradeep really did me a favor. Now I know that homemade lemon bars are awesome.

This recipe comes from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion Cookbook. I found the recipe online here:
http://www.justlikethenumber.com/page_six/2010/01/king-arthur-flour-lemon-squares.html

sweet potato and black bean salad


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I made this recipe and it was inhaled by my family. Its so great to have people to cook for. This simple salad is easy, delicious and very healthy.

Recipe here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/dining/301mrex.html