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Tiny Pecan Tarts

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2014
I've been making some other recipe for tarts for years, but this Thanksgiving I realized it was at my mom's house. No worries! The Internet will save me! I (wrongly) thought. But what happened next was so crazy I could hardly believe it. 1. I don't know if my butter was too soft or if the stars were aligned against me, but the pastry crust was so hard to work with. The first round of baking, I attempted to use a tart tamper, but it was slow going. I ended up painstakingly molding each and every one of the second batch by hand, with special attention to the load bearing walls and bottom of the tart crust, because: 2. when I got the first batch or of the oven I was deeply chagrined by the oddly sunken tops and burnt pecan filing surrounding my precousin tart darlings. I think baking for 30 minutes is a bit too long. After waiting for them to cool a bit, I carefully pried then from the tart pan, flinging more than one high into the air and splatting on the ground. Once they were safely unlodged from their nest, all of them had leaked from the bottom, leaving loads of filling stuck on the bottom of the pan. They looked burned. 3. Despite the hideous appearance of my I'll fated dessert, I decided to be brave and taste one. Flaky. Buttery. Sweet. Oh, and caramelized! They were delicious! (That's why I gave 2 stars here. If you're courageous enough to put one in your mouth, you will be richly rewarded). 4. I put the second batch in the oven, certain that my architectural at
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Buttermilk Scones

Reviewed: May 31, 2009
I thought these were great! I manage a farmers' market and inherited a whole flat of strawberries I needed to use stat, and used this basic recipe, diced up a bunch of strawberries and topped with a little sugar before I baked them. They were fluffy, delicious, and not too sweet. My husband shouted from the other room "I can't stop eating these scooones!" I love recipes that are simple to make and easy to adjust to what you have on hand.
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Lentil Chili

Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2009
I made this last night and loved it! In fact, I told everyone I saw today all about it. I added green peppers and cut some broth so I could add 12 oz of porter to it, which rounded out the deliciousness. Awesome chili!
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