Summer has officially begun and now there is a farmer’s market in every corner. I love going to a farmer’s market in this season because everything just looks so pretty. Oh and let’s not forget everything tastes so yummy especially the berries. Berries…berries…and some more berries….
So of course I ended up buying more blueberries than I actually needed. I had to do something with these tasty babies before they went bad. It’s summertime and 4th of July is right around the corner. What else could I do with something that is blue and be patriotic and the same time. This was the perfect reason to use my blueberries. I decided to make blueberry oat crumble tarts with homemade strawberry preserve. Who can resist this combination. Not me…was I dieting???? I like to tell myself this is a healthier (than usual) dessert since the main ingredient is blueberries! YEP..that sounds better 🙂 Now let’s bake, eat and celebrate!!!!!
This time of year we get so many lemons on our lemon tree that it makes me sad to see them go unused. I decided to attempt making a lemon tart. For my first time, the results came out great. It was super easy to make. The lemon and almond flavors work together so well. This is one refreshing tart. If you love lemons like I do then I have no doubt that you will LOVE this as well. This is such an easy recipe and all the ingredients are everyday ingredients that you will have in your pantry.
Sometimes for date night, my boyfriend and I just love to sit at a local coffee shop with a cup of coffee and dessert and enjoy each other’s company. Our new favorite place is Intelligentsia Coffee. I find it a friendly place where you can just sit, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee with friendly and knowledgeable baristas . You are probably thinking what does this have to do with the Dulce de Leche Cheese Pie? Well, the inspiration behind this Dulce de Leche Cheese Pie came from one of our coffee shop hangouts. Since I am the dessert fanatic, I usually pick the dessert but this time I let him pick it out. So he comes back with a caramel pecan pie in his hand. I am not a big fan of a whole lot of pecans but I decided to give it a try. When I took a bite, I fell in love with the caramel in the pie and it occurred to me that a Dulce de Leche Cheese Pie is what I need to bake. The next day I went right to my pantry and tried to put something together to create this cheese pie that I had in mind. Let’s see how it turned out…