Pie, Tart Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Due to an incorrect amount of apples, I took a pie recipe for Thanksgiving and turned it into a tart.

Using mostly the same ingredients: Mascarpone cheese, Crème fraîche, sugar and fresh lemon juice, and substituting with a seasonal fruit (apple) and pure vanilla instead of vanilla bean seeds, I was able to change a pie designed for 10 people into a tart for five. The richness was still there and it was even better chilled in the fridge overnight, and topped with whipped cream. The flexibility of the instructions also allowed me to take a “healthy” approach. I used a wheat and soy pie crust, less sugar, pure raw honey and organic apples. Lesson learned, no matter what the recipe, it can be altered to fit the holiday table.

Coyote Oaties – Simple and Savory

Mother and daughter team Annette TerHorst and Rebecca Bartman took a delicious idea, added a dash of love and a sense of eco-responsibility and created Coyote Oaties, a gourmet cookie company based in Glendale, AZ that ships to anywhere in the world, just in time for the holidays.

These home baked oatmeal cookies in rustic packaging are a delight, but what’s inside this cute product is something even more mouthwatering. Every soft and moist bite is thick and flavorful with chunks of chocolate, peanut butter, macadamia nuts, or coconut, with a hint of mint. Each batch is made from the freshest, most natural ingredients available; whole rolled oats, creamery butter, and cage free eggs. You won’t find preservatives or trans fats.

These scrumptious cookies can be shipped daily and make an ideal company gift (with personalized packaging). They could also be a treat for the sweet tooth on everybody’s holiday list. Choose from Oatmeal and Chocolate, Oatmeal and Walnuts or Oatmeal, Raisin and Walnut, and more (even custom made flavors are available). All deliveries will arrive warm – just as if they were fresh out of the oven

Visit www.coyoteoaties.com for more information or to place an order.