Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts: Burning Down the Kitchen with Domestic Fits

lemon tarts

Hi folks.

Before we get to this week’s interview I’d like to take a minute to thank everyone who shared my Trix Krispies on Pinterest. I am overwhelmed by the response to them and very thankful to all of you who have been sharing them. If you have not had a chance to see the post about them stop by Trix Krispies and check them out. Super fun to make and eat! Plus they are just cute as a button.

Trix Krispies

BURNING DOWN THE KITCHEN WITH JACKIE FROM DOMESTIC FITS/THE BEERONESS:

This week I have a double treat for you. I’d like to introduce you to Jackie. She blogs at Domestic Fits which is a wonderfully diverse blog. She cooks and bakes while entertaining you with her sharp wit. Jackie also started another blog called The Beeroness which is all about how to cook and bake with craft beer. It’s a remarkable place for those of you who love craft beer, or quite honestly just love flavorful cooking and baking. She can help you chose the right brew for the right dish you want to prepare. It’s quite an art form to choose the right one. It needs to compliment and enhance the food so there’s definitely some serious talent and magic happening over at The Beeroness. She makes things like Beer and Brown Sugar Pancakes, Chocolate, Bacon and Porter Muffins, Beer Brined Turkey, and Saison Caramelized Pineapple Beer Shortcakes. You will be sure to impress your friends and family with any recipe you find on The Beeroness. On Domestic Fits you can find things like Homemade Buffalo Wing Sauce, Bruleed Blood Orange and Ricotta Mini Cheesecakes, Miniature Lemon Goat Cheese Cheesecake, and Puff Pastry Pizza. One of my absolute fave things Jackie has done is her Bourbon Soaked Cherry Cordials. They are spectacular and if I had bourbon in the house it’s what I would have made. It is on the list of future recipes to try though. I love chocolate covered cherries almost as much as pistachios. And you all know how I feel about pistachios. I also feel that way about Jackie. She’s sweet, talented, wickedly funny and the fact that she finds me mildly amusing thrills me to no end. One day soon I plan to meet this girl and go on a prop shopping expedition for pointy, stabby things. Until then I introduce you to the one and only Jackie and hope you enjoy getting to know her better.

Jackie from Domestic Fits/The Beeroness

Rapidfire Q & A with Jackie from Domestic Fits/The Beeroness:

1. What inspired you to begin blogging?

It was after I had Tater. Whether you’re a working mom or a stay at home mom, either way it can feel really isolating. I felt like every part of my life was about meeting someone else’s needs, even at work where I’m the supervisor for a social work program and have social work clients of my own. I just needed an outlet, something that was mine that I could use to express myself. It was also a way to connect with other people, something that I was missing in my new Mom Life.

2. You recently started a second blog, how did that come about?

It actually started with a conversation with my friend Tori from the blog The Shiksa in The Kitchen. We were good friends as kids, but met up again as adults through blogging and I am so impressed with her blog, her talent and her ethics about it all. I really hold her advice in high regard, and the idea for The Beeroness came out of a conversation we had over lunch about 6 months ago.

3. Is it difficult to maintain two blogs?

Yes, It is. I’ve recently had to allow myself to cut back a bit and take some time off if I need it. I want to update each blog as often as I can, but not at the expense of my sanity!

4. What is the best part about blogging for you?

The people! My life is so much better because of the people I’ve met. Los Angeles is a particular great place to be a blogger, we have monthly Food Bloggers of Los Angeles meet ups and I’ve been able to get to know some really fabulous bloggers in real life and they have been so inspiring and helpful to me as a blogger, a cook and as a person.

5. Are there any downsides to it?

Of course, there are downsides to everything. I always take things really personally and tend to get my feelings hurt if I get a nasty comment. It doesn’t happen too often, and I’ve taken to the “Don’t Feed The Trolls” mentality about it all, but it stings.

6. What blogs do you read in your free time? And why?

Mostly the ones from my friends. I was never much of a blog reader before starting one, but now I get to go see what my blog friends are up to and that’s really great, the relationships you form with the people who let you into their kitchens every week. I’ve also started reading beer blogs to learn a few things and that has been a lot of fun also.

7. Tell us about your love affair with beer and baking with it? Is it hard to pair the right brew with the right food?

It can be tricky to pick the right beer, but I try to help people out with tips to finding the right one. Not any beer will do with any recipe, and there are people who don’t seem to realize that no matter how often I say it! I like to think of beer as an extract, if a recipe calls for almond extract and all you have is mint, you can’t just substitute with what you have and hope for the same results. The flavors of craft beer are really amazing and can do amazing things when introduced to your food. Aside from that, beer is also a meat tenderizer, a leavening agent and a mild preservative so there are practical applications as well. I really love cooking with beer and the challenge of inventing a recipe that uses the beers I love, and response to my recipes has been really positive. I’m so incredibly grateful for that.

8. You take stunning photos, I see you use the Nikon D300. Do you have any tips for those of us finding our photography footing?

Thanks, so nice of you to say! My best tip is just to give yourself a break and just keep trying. It’s hard, really, really hard. At least it is for me! Just decide to work on one thing at a time and don’t try to be Helene Dujadin overnight. Speaking of her, reading her book Plate to Pixel helped me so much. No mater what camera you have, the principals of composition and lighting are the same. So that’s an essential place to start. Even if you have the best DSLR on the market, you can’t take great photos until you understand those things. Just look at my friend Greg over at Sippity Sup, all of the photos on his blog where taken with a point and shoot camera and they are fantastic. And, Kim, just look at those roast chicken pictures you took with your point and shoot, they are so amazing. I can tell you took some time to set up the shot, consider the lighting, and the composition is perfect. Those fundamentals are the best place to start, even if you are taking photos with your camera phone.

9. Do you have a favourite post you’ve done?

I wrote a post on Domestic Fits about a boy I went to elementary school with who had AIDS. It wasn’t a recipe post so it was largely ignored, but it was something that I had wanted to write about for a while, so I was proud that I had the courage to do it! On The Beeroness, I really love the Chocolate Bacon Porter Muffins post because people make those muffins all the time and love them. I love getting tweets and emails from people who made a recipe of mine and love it and that post has given me so much of that. It makes my day!

10. Any horrible kitchen disaster stories to share with us?

Ummm, yeah. All the time! I can’t make any type of stir-fry to save my life. Seriously, I suck at all things Asian.  Also, the first time I made crème brulee, I had just finished bruleeing the sugar and thought, “I wonder if the sugar has hardened yet?” so I touched it, and it was still molten-billion-degree-liquid and  I got the worst mother Effing burn of my life. I spent 17 hours in labor with Tater, a no medication, all natural labor, and that stupid burn was more painful. I swear. It obviously didn’t last as long as childbirth, but minute for minute, it hurt way worse.

11. What’s your go to meal when you have company coming for dinner?

I like to make stuffed beef tenderloin with a Hoisin glaze. It was one of my first posts for Domestic Fits, so the pictures aren’t that great but I love it. I also like to make roast chicken. It’s SO easy and takes so little active time that you have a lot of time to work on side dishes. And it’s cheap, so I end up roasting a chicken at least once a month.

12. Your daughter is totally adorable. How do you balance mommyhood and blogging? Any tips for other busy moms out there?

Awww, thanks. She is pretty cute! Again, give yourself a break. Being a mom is so hard, it’s impossible to be a good mom and not feel like you are failing at some point, it’s just part of the job to worry and feel guilty. But part of being a mom, especially the mom of a girl, is to model for her how to be woman. I want to be the best mom I can to her, but I also want her to grow up and know that it is important for you to take care of yourself without feeling guilty about it. Taking care of yourself and your marriage is a vital part of being the woman of the family. I have to work on giving myself a break, it was my New Years Resolution. I’m so hard on myself about everything, I just realized one day that I would hate for Tater to have these same feelings about herself, so why am I teaching her how to feel that way through my own actions? What if she picks that up from me and treats herself the way I treat myself? Just give yourself a break and try to focus on the great things about yourself, your life and the situation you are in.

13. Sweet or savoury?

Savory. But I LOVE a mix of the two. Chocolate covered bacon?? YES!

14. Butter or margarine?

Butter. For sure.

15. Chicken or beef?

I eat chicken so much more.  But I love a good steak.

16. Pepsi or Coke?

Neither. I don’t really drink soda, but before I got pregnant with Tater and gave up soda, I was very excited about Diet Coke.

17. Nutella or peanut butter?

My confession of the day is that I’ve never had Nutella. Never ever. Weird, right? But I have peanut butter on toast 5 days a week for breakfast.

18. You can choose one person in the world to have dinner with, who would it be and what would you have?

My Dad. He died when I was a kid and whenever this question comes up, that’s what I think of first. I would want to cook for him, and just chat about normal day-to-day things. Even stupid, trivial things like how he likes his eggs or which of the 3 Stooges was his favorite.

19. Apron or no apron?

No apron. I have a bunch, but I always forget to use them and my clothes get super dirty.

20. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Is blogging still a big part of the equation for you?

I hope so, but it’s hard to say. Blogging has given me so much I can’t really imagine my life without it, but I also know how life can be and 5 years ago I never would have imagined myself as a blogger so who knows what my life with be like in 5 years! Either way, I know I’ll still be reading blogs and visiting my friends who let me into their kitchens.

Dare Portion:

Show us your grocery haul!

 

Jackie’s Fridge

If you’re like me you’ve blown the picture up to read all the labels. No…just me then. I love Jackie’s don’t sweat the small stuff attitude. Plus she’s gorgeous right. I swear I need to take a photo of her to my hairdresser and say “make me look like that”. To which my hairdresser will laugh and roll around on the floor busting a gut. Apparently they aren’t “miracle workers” and can shave 20 years off with a haircut. I mean seriously, why not? I pay you for a miracle and I expect a miracle. Seems simple enough.

I chose to make Jackie’s Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts. I actually wanted to make her Deep Dish Lemon Pie with Animal Cracker Crust but my food processor is broken and apparently service departments also don’t work miracles. I guess you actually have to get off your lazy hump and bring it in to them to get it fixed. I mean seriously, what is with people these days. Do I have to do EVERYTHING.  Geez! Anyhow I digress, I was also too lazy to crush animal crackers by hand so I chose lemon tarts. So today’s theme seems to be Kim is a lazy girl. It’s okay I can live with it. I’ve been called worse.

So below is Jackie’s photo of her tarts. She takes such beautiful photos. I always love her pictures as much as her recipes. She has great talent for photography and staging a photo.

Jackie’s Tarts, isn’t that gorgeous!

Below is my version of the tarts. I need some work on my photography and staging. It’s a work in progress.

Lemon Tarts

The Lunatic’s version and photo shoot antics!

I did not really change much about them. I used vanilla sugar in place of regular sugar. Vanilla salt in place of regular salt. I opted to leave out the butter extract simply as I did not have any. Never even seen it before to be honest. I also used meyer lemons instead of regular lemons. So apparently today’s theme is also Kim does not do regular. Um…shocker. Aren’t you shocked? What a revelation. I do tend to like my vanilla stuff. So any chance I get to add it into something I tend to jump on it. The chance, not the vanilla. Cuz that’s just wrong. Okay so on to the recipe.

Lemon Tarts

5.0 from 9 reviews
Mini Meyer Lemon Meringue Tarts
Author: 
Recipe type: dessert, tarts
 
A wonderful recipe for mini tarts using Meyer Lemons.
Ingredients
  • For the shortbread cookie crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla salt
  • 1 cup butter, plus 6 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the lemon curd:
  • 2 tablespoons meyer lemon zest
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ cup vanilla sugar
  • ¾ cup fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • For the meringue:
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup vanilla sugar
Instructions
  1. For the shortbread cookie crust:
  2. Whisk flour, powdered sugar and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer cream your butter until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the sugar and the extract, and beat until well combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture ¼ cup at a time, mixing as little as possible between each addition.
  6. You can finish by mixing with your hands if you like.
  7. Spray muffin tins with butter flavoured non stick spray.
  8. Press the cookie mixture into the pans so you leave a little well in the middle of each. Make sure to press it up the sides so the curd can fit inside later.
  9. Pop the tins in your fridge for about 2 hours.
  10. Remove and cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Let cool in pan for a few minutes.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  13. For the lemon curd:
  14. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and yolks to a bowl and whisk.
  15. Now transfer that to a pan or pot and cook over medium to low heat, adding your butter right away.
  16. Whisk until it thickens which takes about 8 or so minutes.
  17. Spoon the curd into the tart shells.
  18. For the meringue:
  19. Add egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt to a stand mixer.
  20. Beat on high until stiff peaks form.
  21. While mixer is still on high, slowly add your sugar and continue to mix until combined and stiff peaks form.
  22. Spoon onto tarts over the curd.
  23. Take a mini torch and give it a good flame if you like. You don't have to but seriously any reason to pull out the mini torch is just good fun.
  24. Serve with a Meyer Lemon smile!

 

Lemon Tarts

I think these ruined my healthy eating plan for today. I must have eaten 3 or 4 while shooting the photos. Luckily I don’t like meringue so those ones are for hubs. Also luckily I only did 4 or 5 without meringue or I’d be in a meyer lemon coma right about now. These are so frigging good. I mean wow, knock you on your ass good. I could see myself curled up on the couch eating these during a movie instead of popcorn. They are THAT good. I blame Jackie completely if the Hawaii trip just had an extra week added to it. It was out of my control. Who could resist these little bursts of sunshine? So the bikini waits another day. I’ll wear a yellow one in the tarts honour. From one tart to another…*she wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini*!

Thanks to Jackie for being a great subject to interview. I enjoyed getting to know this gal better. I like anyone with a little sass as you know, and Jackie is sassy and stunningly talented. So it was oodles and bunches of fun to interview her. Plus I adore anyone who loves Tori from The Shiksa in the Kitchen as much as I do. So make sure you check Jackie out. I’d like you all to visit both of her blogs. You can find her at Domestic Fits, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also find her at The Beeroness, Facebook, and Twitter. She is worth following everywhere. Trust me. You will not be sorry.

Hope you all have a lovely week. I plan on getting some more recipes put into the print recipe feature for you all this week. I also fully intend to get outside and start getting the yard ready for spring. I quite likely won’t plant anything until the long weekend in May. Our Canuck weather can be unpredictable so it’s always best to wait until the danger of frost is over. I have tons of landscaping around the house that could use some tidying up though so I have lots to do.

Also wanted to let you all know you will be seeing some new stuff here on the blog over the summer. With hubs working again I can start doing some projects I’ve had simmering on the back-burner for quite some time now. I love redoing furniture so I have dozens of projects I want to do. I shall share a few of the good ones here for you to check out. So look forward to some fun new series for summer.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    Kim, you did such a good job with those! They look even better than mine. Beautiful job and thanks for thinking of me for the interview, so much fun :)

    • 2

      Aw you are too sweet. And a total liar. Lol. But I’ll take it. I had so much fun interviewing you. I adore people with a sense of humour similar to my own. It makes me feel more normal. Thanks so much for letting me share you with my readers.

  2. 3

    Kim, I’m so happy you featured Jackie! Love her blog, love her recipes. She’s super talented, and a really nice person too.

    • 4

      Thanks Tori. I adore Jackie so much. I hope one day the three of us can hang and have some giggles together.

  3. 5

    Aw your little tarts are irresistibly cute! Im horribleee at toasting frosting (I just got my first creme brûlée torch), so jealous of your perfect tarts! Such a fun interview! I can’t believe she’s never had Nutella?? We all need to send her some asap :)

    • 6

      Thanks. Frosting is my nemesis, I have trouble piping. I need to take a class or something. But torching is SO much fun. Once you do it you’ll want to torch everything you see. I only tried Nutella myself last year. Can you believe 42 years with no Nutella. Sad. We need to intervene and send her a care package asap.

  4. 7

    Nice to meet you Jackie! It was really fun reading about you as I am new to your blog. And your mini lemon meringue tarts look soooooooo good! You take beautiful pictures and wish that this was dessert after dinner. :-) Thanks Kim for introducing such a wonderful blogger to us!

    • 8

      Thanks for coming by Nami. You will love Jackie. She is so talented and just a nice gal. I love her fun attitude.

  5. 9

    This was such a fabulous post! I loved getting to know Jackie better…and I cannot believe I never put together that the Beeroness is Jackie until right this momen! I’ve swooned over that blog many times! And Kim, your photos are FAB! Those tarts pop off the page and I want to eat them now!

    • 10

      I am so glad to let the cat out of the bag. She rocks at both blogs. I am dying to try her beer chicken soon. Looks so good. And thank you so much. I had fun taking the shots for this one.

  6. 11

    I just saw and pinned these tarts on Pinterest and then came here and saw them again…ha!!! Loved reading more about Jackie. I am a big fan of her blog and she is just as nice as can be. I need to go through some of her old posts and check out some of these recipes! And, who knew about the other blog? And, beer – very cool.

    • 12

      Aw thanks for pinning them. They sure are cute little tarts. And addictive like crazy. Jackie is a total doll. I adore her. You must go back through her archives. There are some wicked cool recipes in there. And I know right. Beer+food+talent+hot girl=huge success! I guarantee this lady gets a book deal. She’s that good.

  7. 13

    Jackie is beautiful, brilliant, freakishly talented and funny as hell. She needs her own show. Both of her blogs are genius. Thanks for interviewing her.

    • 14

      And hot. Don’t forget hot. Lol. She would kill it on the food network. I hope they put her on and do a beer show. I would totally watch. I bet hubs and son would too. For the recipes. Yup. *Jackie is now reading this shaking her head at me*

  8. 15

    Another great interview… and you are so right… she is gorgeous!!

  9. 17

    Hi Kim!

    These tarts looks so very good!

    I love that you used meyer lemons, I made curd with them earlier in the year and could have eaten all of it in one sitting with a spoon.

    Here is what I found out from O Chef.
    What is Butter Extract?

    I am making my mom a Red Velvet Cake from scratch for Mother’s Day. It requires butter extract but I don’t have that. Are there any substitutions for butter extract?

    First of all, no one says butter extract anymore, because it’s like totally fraudulent. The government requires an extract to include at least a few molecules of the original thing, and butter extract never had anything in common with butter.

    Imitation Butter Flavor, now, that’s a different thing. Imitation Butter Flavor is a mixture of water, propylene glycol, artificial flavor, and FD&C yellow 5. Who wouldn’t want those ingredients in their Mother’s Day cake? Considering all the red food coloring you’ll be mixing into the batter, though, are a few more artificial ingredients going to matter?

    We would not try to find a substitute for Imitation Butter Flavor. You can substitute vanilla, but we would probably just find a different recipe. Hey! Here’s one — a Red Velvet Cake recipe that uses actual butter, not Imitation Butter Flavor (and also not vegetable shortening, which we find to be a fair bit more troubling than butter).

    • 18

      Such an old recipe I should probably update it! I was given some butter flavoring and used it to make these, but if I were to make it again, i’d leave it out. Or substitute it with almond or vanilla.

      • 19

        I love that you used something different. I am determined to find this butter flavouring just to try it out. You guys have so much cooler stuff in the states than we do here in Canada. I am going grocery shopping state-side this week so will see if I can find it out of curiosity now. I thought about adding almond extract. I love that stuff. I swear I could just drink it. But that would be wrong.

    • 20

      Thanks Charlie. I had never made lemon curd before but I knew as soon as I saw those meyers that was what I was doing with them. Thanks for the info on the butter extract. I am actually intrigued to find it now. I’ve not seen anything like it here in Canada but I am going to scope it out when I visit the states this week.

  10. 21
    Debra Kapellakis says:

    I printed the recipe my kids and I are going to LOVE these and my darling hubby!

    • 22

      Yah, I am positive you will love this. I ate like 12 all by myself. Oh wait, I’m watching my weight. Okay I only ate 2. Yah, 2.

  11. 23

    These look yummy but we would have to fight over the merinqueless ones, I don’t that stuff either. Or we could just scrape it off, eh. Thanks for sharing another blogger friend, going over to check her out. Great post and I like your photos they look delicious.

    • 24

      I’ll arm wrestle you for the last one. I am warning you though, I’m scrappy and really want it. You are most welcome. You will adore her. And thanks, I had fun taking the photos for this one.

  12. 25

    I love the beeroness but didn’t know about the other blog so I’m super excited to have a new blog to follow! The lemon thingy’s look delicious but I’m with you Kim, skip the meringue on mine too! Looking forward to your summer projects! XO

    • 26

      I love sharing friends with friends. It makes me happy. I am not a meringue gal. Hubs likes it though so he scores extra. I also look forward to my summer projects. The joys of having some spare dough again.

  13. 27

    These look beyond amazing!! Another great recipe and I’m excited to be introduced to yet another great blogger.

    • 28

      I love when it’s win-win on the blog. Thanks Katherine. These were so much fun to eat, I mean make, er, okay whatever. I ate a bunch.

  14. 29

    A sad story: I bought two pounds of meyer lemons. I used one half of them for a delicious lemon custard tart. I had big plans for the second pound (and would have LOVED to make these mini meringue tarts!!) but then I had to be rushed to the ER and was in the hospital for a bit. By the time I was back to good cooking shape, the lemons had spoiled. The season is nearly over, so I may have to wait until next year now!

    • 30

      Oh bummer. Are you okay? Should I worry? Send help? Send some meyer lemons perhaps? I hope it was nothing serious. I have only seen them one time here. And then hubs took one to work and complained how he had to throw out the bad orange. I almost died. Dude do you know how precious those things are. I could have bopped him one.

  15. 31

    To me, a large measure of whether a food photo is good is if it makes you want to eat whatever it is. The photo of your little tartlet with lemon curd oozing out is just begging to be eaten and therefore, a great photo! I already read Jackie’s blog but thanks for another great interview.

    • 32

      Aw thanks so much. I had so much fun taking the photos. Some days are just a riot in the blog room. This shoot was definitely a good one. Glad you liked it. Jackie rocks.

  16. 33

    Glad you are hosting Jackie, she does have some great talent. Also, it is nice to find out more about her, I did not realize about the other blog.
    These tarts really do tempt, those three elements together are had to resist. Stunning presentation as well!

    • 34

      I think she is amazing. And two blogs is a ton of work. She makes me tired just thinking about it.

      Thanks so much. I had a blast shooting these little suckers.

  17. 35

    Love this interview! I am relatively new to Domestic Fits, but I am in awe of what she does as a mom, with a full time job!

  18. 37

    these are so cute and look amazingly delicious!

  19. 39

    Another great blogger I didn’t know :) I’m loving this series!

  20. 41

    I LOVE this series! So much fun. I find new blogs to read all the time. Thanks Kim.

  21. 43

    That one pic (the white background with the little tarts everywhere) is freakin awesome Lady! This has been another great interview – did I mention I love these burning down the kitchen’s? I have been to both of Jackie’s sites but you know and love the pictures and food!

    • 44

      Thanks my dear. I had so much fun taking these photos. I so glad people are loving this series. It’s so much fun to do.

  22. 45

    Thanks a lot for the introduction!

    The lemon meringue tarts look wonderful. :)

  23. 47
    Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Love to learn about this lovely blogger and her gorgeous little tarts. You are so sweet and funny, Kim. I always love reading your interviews. :)

  24. 49

    I love Jackie’s blog. It’s been fun getting to know her a little better! These little tarts look fab too!

  25. 51

    I love Jackie and her blog! I didn’t know about the beer one though, I will have to start checking it out more regularly! (that is something the bf would be very happy about) I have totally done the creme brûlée thing too…ugh. I am loving the interview idea…I’m going to have to check back for the next ones!

    • 52

      So happy to let people know she has two. The beer one is wicked fun and a great read. I love that you enjoyed the interview. Look forward to seeing you again.

  26. 53

    Kim – this is terrific! ….and I really liked your photos and staging. The tarts look ah-may-zing!

    • 54

      Thanks so much Ann. I had so much fun with this post. And getting to eat the tarts was a huge bonus. Lol!

  27. 55

    Butter extract? I’ve never heard of that either, but it sounds drinkable! These tarts are adorable, and yours look just as beautiful as the original! I am a quiet Jackie stalker so I loved reading this :) (Hi Jackie, sorry I’m a creeper :))

    • 56

      Lol Anna, it does sound drinkable. Aw, you are so sweet. Thank you. Jackie is the bomb and totally creepable. *giggles*

  28. 57

    Amazing looking tarts! I love all things lemon, the more puckery the better :) Glad to have found your blog, I’ll be checking in again!

  29. 59

    Those look AWESOME! Great guest post!

  30. 61

    Kim…great post and thanks so much for introducing us to Jackie. I will definitely check out both of her blogs! Your tarts look lovely and your photography is really beautiful! : )

  31. 63

    Those trix crispies are ACE! Well done. So are these lovely LOVELY tarts. Oh, how I wish I had a meyer lemon tree :)

    By the way, this comment: ‘ I got a dirty westie you can wash.’ had me rolling on the floor laughing. It just reads so funny!

    • 64

      Aw thanks. I would love a lemon tree. It would be worth it’s weight in gold.

      I aim to please. Seriously she’s still here if you wanna bath her. She’s a dirty girl. Um, yah, that does sound seriously wrong doesn’t it.

  32. 65

    These look soooo delicious. The lemon curd looks perfect and I would have a very hard time just having one of these in a serving….I would for sure need more than that.

    • 66

      Thanks. They were so good. I was so nervous to make curd for the first time. It’s so good made from scratch. I had no idea.

  33. 67

    Haha, I love that the whole top shelf is beer. Great tarts!

  34. 69

    This was the BEST interview!!! I love Jackie’s blog, but I didn’t know much about her. How cool that she and Tori were childhood friends! And the lemon meringue tartlets look fantastic!!! Great pick, Kim!!!

  35. 71

    Another great interview Kim! So good to see Jackie here and know more about her. I’m loving your series featuring all our lovely blogger friends.

  36. 72

    Yikes, such a busy weekend that I just got around to reading this lovely interview! And now I’m sitting here drooling over those meyer lemon tarts (despite the fact that I just polished off some caramel corn). Have a great week Kim!!

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    Why yes, those krispies ARE cute as a button! I LOVE them and my kids would go absolutely nuts over those. Don’t you just loooove Pinterest?
    I realllly want one (okay 10) of those heavenly lemon tarts now too.

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