Persimmon Walnut Cream Tart with Shortbread Crust

You can always make pumpkin pie.  Or pecan.  Or you can switch things up a bit.  In truth, we almost never stick with the pumpkin/pecan staples.  And I’m not saying you should follow suite.  But when Thanksgiving doesn’t look all that traditional around here, why should dessert?  How about a persimmon tart with a walnut cream frangipane, and a much-easier-than-pie-crust shortbread crust?!  Plus, shortbread crust is roughly 10 times tastier and 100x less fickle than pie crust. I’m always shocked how few people have tried persimmons.  What are your thoughts??  I love persimmons.  I’ll even eat them raw.  The slightly spicy flavor pairs perfectly with the cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg…

Apple Cider Caramel Corn

This time of year, I am all about cinnamon, and apples and pumpkin and all things FALL.  But the husband has been requesting caramel corn on movie night.  Its one of his most frequent requests.  And I’m a bad wife who rarely indulges in some of his more frequent dessert requests (i.e. cakes with buttercream frosting, sugar cookies with “thick” frosting, and anything else you can slather frosting on). So I wanted to combine the addictiveness of caramel corn with a little hint of fall flavor.  Just a hint!  It still needed to taste like caramel corn. Have you tried apple cider caramels?? If not, you need to!  They are…

Fall Flavors: 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Shortbread Bars

You guys!  These bars are insanely good.  Scratch that. Dangerously good!  And way easy to make!  Only 5 ingredients. 5!  These bars have become my new go-to recipe! Heres the deal. Start with a super simple shortbread cookie base Then a layer of pumpkin butter Followed by a streusel of shortbread crumble on top Then bake, cool, slice, and try not eat the whole pan in one sitting. You can use any pumpkin butter you like – store-bought or homemade, –  but I’m going to put in a strong plug for my easy 20-minute pumpkin butter!  A batch of this will keep in the fridge for at least a month!…

Mother’s Day Tea: Shortbread Cookies

Yesterday, I posted the Lavender London Fog Lattes for Mother’s Day tea.  I suggested making them with my favorite Earl Grey tea!  But, we all know that even know “tea” is in the name, every good tea party needs something to nibble on.  I’m thinking nothing is more classic than Shortbread Cookies!  Plus, I have a thing for melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies. If you love shortbread cookies, too. These are money. Wow, that adjective does not belong in a post about afternoon tea, but I’m leaving it there so you don’t think I’m getting all high-brow with posts about tea parties and such;) Mmmmmmm, classic buttery shortbread.  These are so easy to…
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