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I am a retired nurse and currently enjoying being a stay-at-home Mom and Wife.  I am the blessed mother of two and the proud grandmother of two. Cooking for me has always been a Love/Hate relationship.  I used to HATE to cook and anything to do with the kitchen yet I LOVED to eat good food.  A few years ago I got hooked on the Food Network channel.  The only thing that was wrong with that was, that I'd see all this amazing food and I can't cook like that.  My repertoire consisted of stuff like Sloppy Joe's and Hamburger Helper.  Well, one day, I had a crazy moment and decided I'd try one of the easy recipes from that Southern Queen of the kitchen, Paula Deen.  Now, to be honest, my first few forays into the unexplored territory of completely homemade recipes didn't always turn out as planned but most of them tasted pretty good.  As time went on, I got a little braver and started tweaking recipes to make them my own.  Sometimes they turned out beautifully and well, sometimes they didn't.  Sometimes I just had to shake my head and laugh...it was either that or cry (as a nurse, I can attest to the fact that laughter is the best medicine.)  Anyway, my Momma didn't raise a quitter so I keep trying and I even amaze myself sometimes when whatever I've cooked comes out amazing (like my Skillet Apple Pie).  Since my kitchen is not like the Food Network where you can have multiple "do overs" (and yours probably isn't either) I decided to share the fun on this blog.  I hope you enjoy sharing the journey with me, in the beauties that turn out, the blunders that don't and the bloopers that are just funny.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blueberry Tart (Galette)

Last summer, we found blueberries in our yard, after we had lived here for almost a whole year.  Yes, I know we are REAL observant.  Anyway, when my husband found our blueberry bushes, the birds had been having quite a feast, so I didn't really get to make anything last year, BUT this year has been different!  The blueberries have made it into pancakes, muffins and yesterday, for Father's Day, I decided to try my hand at a Blueberry Tart
from a recipe that I found online.  I changed it a little bit....OK, OK, I changed it a lot.  The original recipe calls for a homemade crust which I will confess that I didn't make.  I admit I cheated and bought the refrigerated pre-made roll out crust, but what can I say....I HATE to do dishes.  Well, this recipe was a HIT!  My husband acted as if I had gone out and purchased it from a Parisian bakery.  I do admit, it was pretty awesome, it might even had been better if I had made the crust homemade, but, yeah, that probably won't ever happen.  Enjoy this one!  It's a BEAUTY.....Literally!