• Lemon Meringue Tart

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    Could you tell yet that tarts are my favorite dessert? Well, if not, here is another one to prove it! A classic lemon meringue pie…but in a tart… with a sweet shortcrust pastry shell, a tart lemon curd, and a perfectly sweet and toasted meringue. Served cold, this is a fantastic dessert for a hot summer day, bursting with lemon-y freshness. The great thing is you can do so much with the leftover lemon curd too. I like to use it on top of pancakes or waffles for breakfast, fill cupcakes with it, or even just as it’s own dessert…

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  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Bite-Size Cupcakes

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      These super lemon-y cupcakes are the perfect way to bite into Spring! They are teeny-tiny – so you don’t even have to feel guilty about eating more than one at a time 😉 Made with gluten free flour, and no dairy at all! Enjoy! What You’ll Need . . . gluten free flour gluten free baking powder salt vegetable oil sugar egg applessauce vanilla lemon For the Meringue . . . egg whites  sugar cream of tartar vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 16 mini cupcake liners. Mix together your flour, baking powder, and salt. Zest lemon in one bowl, and…

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  • Key Lime Pie

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    “Pie makes everybody happy” Squeezing the last bits of summer out with this key lime pie – kinda literally. The only key limes I could find were so tiny I had to squeeze a ton of them to get my key lime juice! But it was totally worth it! This pie is perfect part tart and sweet – you won’t regret making it this weekend! Crust 2.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter Preheat oven to 350F. Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process…

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  • Mini Pavlovas with Blackberry Sauce

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      “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” …. hmmm… like dessert! Yay for easy summer desserts! And these are naturally gluten free! These desserts are great because you can make most of it a day ahead – so they are perfect for your summer soirées – when you have too much to prepare and not enough time. Mini Pavlovas 4 egg whites 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla extract Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 225F. For the next part you can use a double boiler or a large…

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  • Brûléed Oranges and Ricotta Tart

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      “Orange is the happiest color” Happy January everyone! This tart is super easy to make and sooo tasty. The Crust 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. Pour this mix into a large bowl and add melted butter and mix. Use a spoon to press these into the tart pan (with removable bottom – makes everything that much easier). Bake this crust in…

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  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes (dairy free)

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      “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall” It’s Fall! It’s Fall! And I have some great Fall recipes coming your way! This one doesn’t have any pumpkins or apples, but it does have the fall spice flavors, and carrots – and those are orange and good for you – so they basically count 🙂 This one’s also dairy free, because everyone should be able to enjoy a cupcake, even if you can’t have dairy!   Carrot Cake Cupcakes 3 large carrots, grated 1 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 4 large…

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  • Strawberry Meringue Cake

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        “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” Yes! And this Strawberry Meringue Cake is the perfect addition to any summer soiree. Also, strawberry curd. It’s in this cake, but it should also be on top of your bagels, in your pastries, and just on a spoon headed into your mouth – because it is sooo tasty! Try not to eat all of it before you finish making the cake 😉 Strawberry Cake 10 large strawberries, pureed in blender, put through strainer 2 sticks (1 cup) butter 2 cups sugar 1 package strawberry gelatin 3…

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  • Individual Key Lime Tarts

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      “Keep calm…it’s almost summer.” Yes! What kind of desserts make you think of summer? I’ll tell ya one of mine is definitely Key Lime Pie. So Key Lime Pie originates from none other than Key West, Florida. It’s a bit embarrassing but I had never actually tried the pie until I went to Key West and ordered it…and let me tell you, though nothing compares to the original, this recipe comes preeeetty close! It got rave reviews from family and friends – so I hope you like it! Since I like to make mini things, and hadn’t used my tart…

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  • Rose Swirl Meringues

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      “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you!”   More like so are these cute little meringues! So there are 3 types of meringue – French, Swiss, and Italian. These are based on the Swiss kind, because the egg whites are heated over a double boiler. Anywho, I definitely recommend making these because they’re easy to make, Fat Free (!), can be eaten as a cookie on their own, or used to decorate cookies and cupcakes. They’re perfect for any old day, or a special day, like a bridal shower, wedding, or anything pretty!…

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