Pear Tart – as delicious as it is lovely.

This pear tart, typically Parisian, is called tarte bourdaloue in France, and is the pride of any French patisserie.  Traditionally, it’s filled with almond cream, however, this recipe skips that (and the calories) without forfeiting any delicious flavor.

For some of the almond flavor, try adding a touch of almond extract to the marscapone instead of pear brandy

Pear brandy
Pear brandy

Chili Con Carne Texas-Style without beans

This texas-style chili con carne recipe was adapted from the Arkansas Razor Back chili team and provided to me by Nancy and Wes Fetzer. It is rich and spicy without the beans.

After making your chili con carne, try a “slinger”: two cheeseburger patties, hash browns, and two eggs, all smothered in chili.    Other great chili combos: french fries and chili, hot dogs and chili, baked potatoes smothered in chili and cheese