Recipe: Curried Veggie Galette — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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We should all be eating more pie for dinner. Why? Because it's hard to deny the pleasure of biting into a flaky, buttery pie crust after a long day. This freeform pie — or galette, if you want to call it by its proper name — is oh-so buttery. It's also packed with warm, curry roasted vegetables, so all that pie crust feels a bit more wholesome. A dollop of tangy yogurt on each slice provides even more balance. Serve with a simple green salad and it's a meatless meal you'll definitely want to slip into your dinner rotation.


How To Make Southern Tomato Pie — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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From the first bite to the last slice, tomato pie is sublime: Sharp tomatoes and savory bacon are seasoned with thyme and bathed with mayo and sharp cheese to make a humble pie that's the perfect entrée for your end-of-summer suppers and lazy weekend brunches.

I have a theory that tomato pie was created by thrifty Southern cooks who were trying to make the most of tomatoes from their backyard gardens — especially those tomatoes that weren't quite ripe enough for tomato-and-mayo sandwiches or canning. These cooks had the ingenious idea to transform these so-so tomatoes into something wildly delicious with pantry staples like mayonnaise and breadcrumbs. It also means that any home cook can master this speciality with just a few key points.


Recipe: Tomato Tarte Tatin — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This is your summer showstopper. It's so pretty to look at that it's guaranteed to receive applause at the table. It's even better to eat, of course. Tomatoes — the true gems of the season — are the focus here. No cheese or aromatics like garlic and onions stand in their way. Instead, their juicy, rich flavor stands freely on its own in this savory twist on a tarte tatin, a classic French caramelized, upside-down pastry that's most often made with apples for dessert. A touch of balsamic vinegar and honey help caramelize the tomatoes in this take, while coaxing out their inherent sweetness, and just a touch of fresh thyme gilds the lily. All this atop a buttery, flaky puff pastry crust — it's no wonder this recipe will be a crowd-pleaser.


This S’mores Slab Pie Is Everything Dessert Should Be — Delicious Links

Let me start by saying that there's no substitute for assembling and eating real-deal s'mores by an open fire on a summer evening. Now that we have that out of the way, let me introduce you to the second-best way to enjoy s'mores this summer: this s'mores slab pie.


Galettes Are a Million Times Easier than Pie — Best of Summer

I am not quite sure when the last time I baked a pie was. It's not that I don't enjoy the occasional slice, but ever since galettes walked into my life roughly nine years ago, I've never looked back.

I distinctly remember the first day our love blossomed. The final project for one of my culinary courses in college was to develop a menu that would compete with my classmates' menu to be served at a graduation luncheon for my department. I dove deep into the task and scoured cookbooks and the internet to build a menu I thought would wow. Never having heard of galettes before then, I stumbled upon a few recipes for them that sounded delicious, and put them at the center of my menu. I won that little competition. My whole class cooked that menu for the luncheon, and I've been wooed by galettes ever since. Their lack of fuss made me a believer then and it continues to make me a believer now. I want to make you a believer too.


Recipe: Key Lime Pie — Road Trips for Food-Lovers

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In April, my dad and I embarked on a road trip through the Florida Keys. What started out as a good old-fashioned drive from Key Largo to Key West turned into a quest to find the best slice of key lime pie.

We ate a lot of key lime pie. We ate it as pie and on sticks. We tried it in jars and covered in syrup. We tried it with merengue and without. We ate it outside and inside. We even tried a gluten-free version. We ate it every which way and, while each had their own distinct flavor and texture, there was one that stole our hearts.


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