Tuesday, March 23, 2010

40 Years of Birthday Sharing...

Hubby does not particularly care for cake.
He'll eat it but if he had his druthers, he is a Pie Man.
Makes 'em and loves 'em.
There in lies the dilemma.
I make terrible pies.
Been at it for many years, but I just lack 'The Touch'. You pie makers know what I'm talking about.
Every year I set out to make a springy, Lemon Meringue Pie for The Hubby's Big Day, and each year I'm disappointed in the result. My grandmother made amazing meringue so each year I have these great expectations that somehow, through osmosis or some kind genetic Pie Gene, that somehow it shall be grand.
Hasn't yet.
So this year, after much deliberation and some really great recipes offered in the Woman's Day April 17th issue, I convinced Birthday Hubby to switch to a new birthday dessert. And even though he has always been kind about my meringue failures and my massive crust disappointments, even he was ready for a break.
Lemon Blueberry Cheese Tart.
Yes. That is it. We both agreed to break with tradition (for some traditions just need to be dealt with, can I get an AMEN?)

It involved a food processor. Okay. That's good. Something to blame if it goes south.
Good ingredients; lemons, blueberries, almonds, cream cheese...

Simple ingredients, non complicated arrangement, a little oven participation and...

Ah Yes!
And it's beautiful as well!!!! Aesthetics seem to be an important element to my Dessert Standards...

Happy 57th, my Dear Hubby!
And may your New Year be as sweet and beautiful as your new Favorite Birthday Dessert!


  1. Happy birthday to your hubs!

    That tart looks great!



  2. Hope dad/poppy had a great day?! I was scrolling down the blog and when Vivien saw the pictures of her poppy she made a sweet little "I know him" noise and smiled... yes... Vivie loves her poppy!!!!!!!! <3

  3. Awwwww....and Oooooooo..... and Mmmmmmm.....

    that looks absolutely mouth watering scrum-did-ly YUMPTOUS! This might not be words, but they are the words that we Cory woman have created to describe the yummiest of foods. And this does so look like it deserves it.

    Me needs the recipe, I as well have a hubby that is not a cake fan. He is and always will be a cobbler man. Real men don't dig that fluffy lightness of cake. Give em something that feels worth all those calories! haha!...


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