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Pear and Toasted Walnut Tart

This is a really quick and easy recipe that can be made a hundred different ways! The recipe I’ve altered is my Mom’s Lemon Dream Bar recipe. Start by making a basic Short Bread Crust; 1 Stick Butter (never, never, never use anything other than butter, I will never, never, never talk to you again if you do.) soften butter in microwave for 30 Seconds. Mix in 1 cup Flour, 1/4 cup Powder Sugar and 1/8 teaspoon Salt. Mix until a nice ‘Pastry’ like dough forms.

A Nice 'Pastry' Like Dough

Lightly press dough into a Buttered 8

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Update on Mom's Apple Waldorf Salad

This is a lighter, thus healthier version of a salad my Mom makes for most Holidays. Her version is dressed with Mayonnaise and Heavy Cream. She would also use raisins instead of dates and sometimes add Miniature Marshmallows! I truly loved my Midwest upbringing.

Apple Salad before Dressing

 

I’ve chopped into bite size pieces two large Red Apples, one Green Apple and about six stalks of Celery Root. I sprinkle over the Apples Lime or an other Citrus Juice, this helps keep the fruit from turning brown.  Add about one cup of Walnut pieces which you have

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