Rhubarb Lemonade Pie

Rhubarb Lemonade Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust
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I may be a summer person through and through, but I can’t deny the charms of spring. Particularly this chapter of spring. The lilacs outside my office window are in full bloom and my crisper is bursting with fresh rhubarb. And that can only mean one thing; Mother’s Day is nearly here. If that realization has you panicking, have no fear. While it may be too late to make that brunch reso for fifteen. You still have time to pull together a beautiful meal to celebrate Mom. It doesn’t have to be elaborate but it should conclude with this Rhubarb Lemonade Pie. A blushing tart beauty that will prove to your mom that she did a pretty good job raising you. 

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Nicoise Quiche

Nicoise Quiche
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Quiche is one of those dishes that’s good anytime. It works as a breakfast. It was made for brunch and/or lunch. And in a pinch, it makes for a really great dinner too. All you need to make it a complete meal is a simple side salad. And all of the work is done upfront. I love making a quiche on the weekend and revisiting it throughout the week. To me, quiche is the ultimate in make-ahead luxury. Today, I’m taking my classic quiche recipe and giving it the nicoise treatment. So naturally, I called it the Nicoise Quiche or Quiche Nicoise, if you want to be French about it. It’s a fully loaded quiche, so much so that my crust nearly runneth over. So dig out your deep-dish pie plate and let’s make this beauty. 

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Blueberry Coconut Cream Tart

Blueberry Coconut Cream Tart
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One last summer dessert for the road. Well, technically you can make this Blueberry Coconut Cream Tart whenever you want. Frozen blueberries are truly a gift. But there is something so wonderful about making a blueberry anything when they’re at their peak. And I’m talking about those sweet little ones, not those huge honking ones that whisper “blueberry” onto your palette. No, give me those small but mighty blubes any day of the week. But I digress. This Blueberry Coconut Cream Tart features a golden pâte sucrée crust, a bright lemon-kissed blueberry filling, a rich coconut pastry cream, and a lid of airy whipped cream dotted with fresh blueberries and mint. This beauty is the answer to my dessert daydreams and maybe, just maybe, it’s the answer to yours as well.

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Earl Grey Caramel Tart

Earl Grey Caramel Tart
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Okay, so this tart was supposed to appear on the blog before Christmas but I got a little too into the merrymaking of it all. But I figure December as a whole is baking season and now that all the gifts have been purchased, and the elaborate tables have been set we actually have the time to, well, take our time in the kitchen and bake for fun. And I can tell you this Earl Grey Caramel Tart is very fun to make. It’s obviously more fun to eat but what dessert isn’t?

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