My Apple Pie

My Apple Pie

So the weather has cooled and autumn is well underway. The lake out front has chilled and dramatically quieted down with just a sprinkling of boaters trying to squeak out the last remaining days of limited warmth. This time of year marks the beginning of baking season and comfort food to many. One of the [...]

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Simon Hopkinson’s Chocolate Tart

The first time I made and tasted this chocolate tart recipe from Simon Hopkinson, the famed British chef and celebrated cookbook author, I almost couldn't believe what I was experiencing. I certainly don't want to offend anybody but I'll say...it was almost like having a religious experience. Really. Not being a particularly huge chocolate fanĀ (As [...]

Old-Fashioned Cherry Vanilla Pie

As I was rummaging through my freezer the other day, I noticed these cherries staring me right in the face. My beautiful tart Door County cherries that I had thrown in there last July with all good intentions. I'm not sure what happened but... A whole winter had gone by. How had I not followed [...]

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie in Toasted Pecan Crust

If I could only have one dessert for the rest of my life, I'd be hard pressed to not at least consider this to be the one. I can't begin to convince you with mere words. You just have to make this and experience it for yourselves. It is simply divine. **Note** For a newer [...]