Posted on Friday, 2nd November 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I know I know Halloween has come and gone but I woke up Halloween morning to a picture accompanied with a note taped to the coffee pot, “please make these!” I couldn’t deny my daughter, Liana, these easy Halloween treats especially

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A photo of three Ghost Tarts on rectangular-shaped slate board.
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Posted on Friday, 14th September 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Do you ever have one of those days when you’re feeling blue for no reason (Chocolate Cream Tartlets to the rescue)? I’ve been having one of those weeks. I think I’m experiencing the “end-of-summer” blues. And whenever I’m feeling a

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A photo of various Chocolate Tartlets on a rectangular-shaped white textured dish.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd August 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

When I have a craving for something it seems to be the only thing I can think about. And this week all I could think about was blueberries and pastry. Instead of whipping up my usual fruit tart with crema pasticcera

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Blueberry Tart with crispy sweet pastry, layer of lemon curd and mascarpone cream.
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Posted on Friday, 15th June 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

Apricots are so much better cooked than raw and roasting them in a poaching liquid of sweet white wine and vanilla intensifies the sweetness and flavour. Apricots with vanilla can only be described as a match made in heaven. It’s

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A close up photo of an Italian Pastry, Apricot Tart with Crema Diplomatica.
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Posted on Friday, 10th February 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I know I went on record a few months ago saying, “I hate store-bought Puff Pastry!” but I’m happy to say I’ve finally made my peace with it.  I’ve made a new best friend in the grocery freezer aisle, it

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A photo of an Italian Rustic Tart, Sfoglia di Mele (Apple Tart), cooling on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 13th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I couldn’t have picked a better day to prepare this warm Pear Crostata, the snow is falling and it’s so cold outside.  I think it may be the only thing I enjoy about the winter season, indulging in what I

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A photo of an Italian Pear Tart with Chocolate Almond Frangipane in a green ceramic tart dish displayed on a cloth napkin on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 8th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

When I finally decided on Lemon Meringue Tarts for the holiday weekend I knew I would have to offer another choice because not everyone in my family is a fan of citrus desserts.  It didn’t take me too long to

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A photo of Italian Desserts, Tartellette al Cioccolato e Caramello (Chocolate-Caramel Tarts) presented on white doilies.
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Posted on Thursday, 7th July 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I can’t believe we’re already into July, summer seems to be moving along far too quickly. We enjoyed the Canada Day celebrations.  And on the 4th of July we also celebrated my son’s, Matthew, 18th birthday. For holiday weekends I

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A photo of Italian Pastries, Tartellette alla Crema di Limone e Meringa All'Italiana {Lemon Meringue Tarts}, one displayed on a mini, yellow cupcake stand atop a yellow napkin with a mini lemon meringue tart placed just in front on the yellow napkin.
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