My Favorite Meal of the Week – Balsamic Onion Tart with Goat Cheese

I used to not like onions. I know what you’re thinking, who was I? And I totally agree. Who doesn’t like onions? First of all, they’re on everything. Second of all, they’re so delicious!! The first time I consciously had caramelized onions (and also watched someone make them) was back when Dave and I first started dating, and it was actually an important day in our relationship. Perhaps this is where my new love for onions comes from! There are so many great things you can do with them, but often they are an add-on to a dish, and not the dish themselves. So when I saw this tart, I just had to try it. And oh my god, it is amazing. The combination of balsamic vinegar and onions is a truly good partnership.

This dish is the perfect appetizer because it’s surprisingly light! It’s also a great dish to make while making other things, because while you don’t actually have to do a ton of work, the onions do have to sit on the stove for an hour to an hour and half. So it’s perfect to do while you’re preparing something else.

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Meyer Lemon Macadamia Nut Tart

This tart was delicious. It is so great for spring because of the vibrant yellow color. My only warning is that macadamia nuts are surprisingly expensive. So if you’re looking for a cheap dessert, maybe don’t do this (especially since you only use a small amount of nuts).
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Dark Chocolate Tart with Gingersnap Crust

So if you read my post from Wednesday, you know that I served this for a dinner party recently. What you don’t know is that it was so good, that I’ve already served it at a second dinner party. I have been making this same crust for years (my mom taught it to me) and it’s amazing. And the best part is it has two ingredients, store bought gingersnaps and butter. Doesn’t get much easier than that and the flavor is amazing. The other perk to this crust is that if you are GF, it’s really easy to make with GF gingersnaps (which you can find at Trader Joes).
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