Category Archives: Pastry

Tourte Milanese – A Meal en Croute

Good to see you again, Ms. Tourte Milanese! You’re looking as beautiful as ever! Yes, there is a story behind that unusual welcome to an edible, inanimate object.  I’m weird, but not that weird.  I hope. Remember when I told you … Continue reading

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Raspberry Mousse Almond Praline Napoleons (Mille Feuille) for Pink October

This is the second Halloween in a row that I don’t have a Halloween post.  I have had the most ghoulish, bloody cake idea braising in my brain fluids for two years, based on the movie, The Shining, but I … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Fixin’s Pop Tarts

Yes, you read that right; turkey dinner pop tarts; Thanksgiving Leftover Pop Tarts. I bet the first thing that comes to mind is pieces of turkey in jam filled pastry with frosting on top, right? No worries, these are savory pop tarts! Any … Continue reading

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Parlez-Vous Croissant? How to Make Croissants from Scratch!

The croissant has evolved…into a crescent roll.  Let me explain.  From the time I was in college, until about 10 years ago, croissants were flaky, layered, buttery crescents of heaven. No matter where I bought them, they were all of … Continue reading

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Magic Cheesy Layered Vegetable Quiche

Where did all the blue/purple potatoes go? All summer long, every single local supermarket or farmer’s market was either out of them, didn’t sell them, or “will be getting a delivery in soon”, yet those deliveries never came, unless there were … Continue reading

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