Streusel-Topped Rhubarb Lime Tart

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Things have been a little crazy around here…and very hot!  Not the ideal baking weather, that is for sure.  I was debating about making this next recipe…thinking most of my tasters might not be up for rhubarb.  Selfishly I was thinking I didn’t want to go to all the trouble of making this if no one was going to like it anyway….then I had a thought…what am I thinking!!!??

THIS is exactly what this baking group has always been about for me…and my tasters…

Trying something new that we wouldn’t  try otherwise

So, off I went to the store to buy my rhubarb and thought to myself at least now I know what that is compared to the first time we used it!

Everything came together easily…I feel like most of us can make this sweet tart dough in our sleep we have made it so many times. :). I baked mine longer than the recipe called for to get that golden brown on top and also to ensure the filling had set.  I wasn’t sure how everyone was going to enjoy this one but I sent out the texts and figured here goes…

  • “THAT WAS DELICIOUS.  We loved it.  Did you try it?”  Funny that she asked because I wasn’t sure I was going to, but I had tried it and thought the same thing…it was delicious! I actually loved the slight tang you got from the lime and probably also the rhubarb.


  • My Dad came over to pick theirs up and confided in know I am not a big fan of rhubarb…and I said I know, but give this one a try.  It was delicious…kind of like an apple pie.“It’s a keeper.  Didn’t think I would like it.  What a surprise!  Made a great dessert!”


  • My husband says…as he is trying it…you know I never have liked rhubarb much but this is great!  Not “the typical Grandma’s rhubarb that is for sure”.


So…this one is a keeper!…surprising all of us!!

We all learned something today…and I also remembered why I loved getting into this baking group in the first place!


Happy Baking 🙂

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Les Whoopies


I am back…literally.  Missed a blog post while were were on vacation in Europe picking up my son after his semester abroad in Madrid.  What an amazing time we had as a family.  While both of our kids have traveled to 13 countries each on their semester’s abroad, this was both my husband and my first trip to Europe.  We loved everything about it. 🙂



I quickly baked these Whoopie Pies yesterday to try and get in by the deadline posting today.  I am barely going to make it haha.  These pies are described for us as a grown-up pleasure and childish delight…all in one package.  They certainly did not disappoint.  I knew they would be good with the chocolate and peanut butter combo…I mean perfect pairing right??

I did not have the Whoopie Pie Pan and had to just go the route of dropping spoonfuls onto parchment.  It worked surprisingly well, although next time..and there will be a next time, I would make them smaller and double the filling.  I loved the peanut butter filling but it was a little too subtle for my liking if I am being particular.

These were LOVED by all who tried them.  They were such a nice surprise and not too hard to make.  I was informed…these are a keeper! 🙂

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