Today is not just St. Patrick’s Day–it is also my blog’s anniversary. Two years.
Two years of sharing not just my adventures in the kitchen but bits and pieces outside of it, too. Time flies when you’re having fun.
Two years, 200 posts and a new home on the world wide web. For once, I don’t have much to say except that I’m so happy to be sharing this part of my life with you. I hope you will continue to stick around. This is so much more fun with company!
Maybe you won’t mind my non-St. Patrick’s Day themed post. I thought I would share these delightful lemon meringue tartlets instead. But if you must have your SPD fix, here is my favorite Irish Brown Bread recipe.
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Lemon Meringue Tartlet
* from The New York Times Dessert Cookbook
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 425°.
- Mix the graham cracker crumbs with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 5 tablespoons of melter butter in a bowl. Press the crumbs into the bottom and sides of 4-inch tartlet pans. Bake in the oven for about 8-12 minutes, remove from oven and set aside.
- Beat the egg yolks and two of the whites with 6 tablespoons of the remaining sugar and lemon juice with a hand mixer. Stir in the rest of the butter and divide the mixture among the four tartlet shells. Bake for around 15 minutes or until just set.
- Beat the remaining egg whites until you have soft peaks. Sprinkle the remaining sugar and beat until stiff. Place the meringue in mounds on top of the tartlets. Bake in the oven for a few minutes, until lightly browned. Cool before serving.
Congratulations again Jean- such a lovely new home for your lovely photos, recipes and musings!
I’ve updated you on my blogroll and look forward to following you on your new site!
I think lemon meringue tartlets may be the perfect dessert and will work for any holiday;-)
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
Happy Blogoversary and congrats on the move! Your tartlets look so beautiful and tasty..and photographs just stunning!!! Have a beautiful weekend!
Happy Blogoversary! You really have gone a looong way! I love love love the new look of the blog!
it is beautiful here – happy anniversary!
Congrats on 2 years, I’m celebrating mine next month! Your site looks absolutely gorgeous!! This is my type of design, simple but eye catching too. Your table runner with your logo on it is so cute. Your photos are beautiful and make me want to make those little tarts.
Magic of Spice says
Happy 2nd Anniversary once again! This tartlet is just gorgeous…and wishing you many more beautiful years!
Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. What a lovely way to celebrate with those yummy tarts. Your photos are splendid. Thanks for sharing!
Choc Chip Uru says
These lemon meringue tartletes are too adorable – the perfect serving portion size and cute to boot 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
Gorgeous photos, gorgeous new site, and I love the tartlets! Are those towels with your logo on them too? How cool!
Erin, yes, I had some pieces embroidered with my logo on them. So glad you like them. 🙂
Happy blog anniversary! Congrats on your new site too!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Very happy 2nd blogiversary Jean! Your lemon meringue tartlets look so delicious and gorgeous. What a perfect dessert for your anniversary. And the food styling and photography – splendid!!! I re-subscribed and changed your link in my blogroll. I’m all set! And pinned. 🙂
Ken│hungry rabbit says
Congrats on your beautiful new home, that’s a lot of posts in two years. Look forward to many more delicious visuals.
Belinda @zomppa says
Happy anniversary!! I LOVE this – g-g-gorgeous!
Congrats on your blogiversary! How exciting =) Your meringues look perfect!
Betty Ann @Mango_Queen says
What a lovely new look! I love it! Congratulations & Happy Blog-aversary, Jean! Wishing you many more happy cooking adventures! And I love these Lemon Meringue tartlets. We love lemon a lot here at home. Must make this soon. Cheers!
Happy Blogiversary! Love these tarts, look so pretty. Fab composition in your photos too 🙂
Thanks, everyone! So glad to finally be moved in and so appreciate you dropping by! 🙂
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Gorgeous tartlets & photos. I love your monogrammed dish towels – great idea!
Judy | Bebe Love Okazu says
Congrats, Jean! I love-love-love your new blog site! Would you consider making – over my blog?!? Hahaha. I am joking. Would love to be able to makeover my blog but alas II am a bit lazy. ;P Your tartlets look so scrumptious! I’ve re-subscribed so I’ll continue to look forward to your posts! Cheers. 🙂
Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings says
Oh boy, I’m in trouble! I’m starting my lose-the-baby-weight diet today…and to see a post like this…I’m in trouble…I’m salivating!
Anita at Hungry Couple says
Congratulations on your anniversary and on the move. Your new home and your tartlets both look lovely.
Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen says
Happy 2nd anniversary! This blog just gets better and more beautiful as each year goes by, and I mean that with just a slight green glint in my eye…lol. These tartlets look amazing, and I love that your table runner sports your blog logo. Now, that’s branding 🙂
Mary Ellen @ Pâte à Chew says
Happy Blogiversary!! And these lemon tartlets look divine. I love lemon everything! PS, you really do take amazing photos!
Your new site is absolutely gorgeous, Jean!! A huge congrats to you on your site and on your 2nd blog anniversary! I’m so happy I recently discovered your blog and I’m looking forward to what the future holds. I’m adding you to my blogroll right now!
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
These tartlets are just precious and your photography is so lovely! Happy blog anniversary, too! What an exciting milestone.
These tarts look so beautiful…and delicious! Happy blogiversary!
Lora @cakeduchess says
Happy 2nd anniversary! Your new look is fantastic:) The tartlets look delicious with a perfect meringue topping. One of my dad’s favorite pies…I must make these for him very soon:)
New address same old gorgeousness! GREG
Reem | Simply Reem says
A very Happy blog-anniversary ….
Both the tarlet and the new blog home look stunning….
Jennifer (Delicieux) says
Happy Bloganniversary and your new blog design looks beautiful! I love the simple clean lines. As for your lemon meringue tarts, well they look amazing. I LOVE lemon meringue tarts and I love your gorgeous photos.
Priscilla @ShesCookin says
What Greg said… same old gorgeousness 🙂 light & bright and beautifully you, Jean! Luscious lemon meringue tarts are the perfect way to celebrate your 2nd anniversary, Congrats!
Sandy @ tinytinyfork says
Happy Blogiversary! Loving the layout 🙂 Also– thought I would say that handheld tarts and pies are always superior.
These are just them most gorgeous little tarts!!! Perfect for your first recipe on your beautiful new site! And I LOVE, love your embroidered towels…so very cool!
Your blog is fabulous! This is my first time visiting your blog and everything in your blog looks so delicious and stunning.
Happy Blog anniversary and congrats on the move!
Happy Anniversary and Congrats on the move! Just started following your blog – wonderful! The recipes are definitely ones I will want to try and your photography is exquisite. Cheers to you on another fantastic year of food and blogging. Plz come visit mine if you get the chance!
Personal Injury Lawyer says
Those look incredible! Happy Anniversary and congratulations on your move!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
Love your site. These tartlets look divine, and your photos are gorgeous.