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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Eat Dessert First


"Eat Dessert First"

Well, that's always been my motto!





offered a copy of her recently published family cookbook

to two of her readers.  I'm happy to say, I was one of the lucky two.

This beautiful book arrived in my mailbox.




Photos, Purple Chocolate Home

I'm a fan and long time follower of Purple Chocolate Home 

and admire Jacqueline's creative talents.

Not only is she an amazing cook, she is also very creative

and dramatic with the way she styles and presents food.

Jacqueline's talent also extends to the 

beautiful tablescapes she creates when she  

entertains her large family or friends.




Jacqueline's book is full of wonderful recipes 

collected from family and friends through the years.

It begins, as the title proclaims, with desserts.  

Lots of delicious desserts!

Recipes for appetizers, entrées, and soups and salads

 follow up to complete the book.



                             Hyacinths for the Soul                                           More Fun Less Laundry

My friend and fellow blogger, Linda @ More Fun Less Laundry,

also received a copy of Eat Dessert First.

We thought it would be fun to each share a special post on

one of the recipes in this fun cookbook.





My choice was Jackie's amazing

Key Lime Pie



Photo Collage, Purple Chocolate Home


You'll find Jacqueline's original post on this 

dessert complete with recipe here.





Noted as "a southern comfort food", Jacqueline used her recipe

to spotlight  her review of Michael Lee West's

Gone With A Handsomer Man.





The recipe works just as well for individual tarts.

Just make the graham cracker crusts in individual muffin tins.

Key Lime Tarts are the perfect summertime treat!





I took my tray of summer treats over to a friend's home.

She has a bright purple bench on her porch.

Perfect spot for honoring Purple Chocolate Home!





As Jacqueline points out in her post,

key limes are "tiny little devils".

One has to squeeze a bag full of key limes for the cup 

of fresh lime juice needed for the recipe.





Oh, the wonderful 

fragrance of fresh limes!





The stack of vintage porcelain plates are 

Wkdbrzych, made in Poland,

and the flatware is Sir Christopher by Wallace.





The reproduction jadeite cup and cake stand were

recent finds when shopping in the quaint village of Gruene, TX.

I wish I could tell you who makes these, but they are unmarked.

I found four of the cups and the cake stand on a sale table.

They were too charming to leave behind!





Sweet whipped cream and fresh lime slices

finish off these delectable little desserts.





To quote Jacqueline's husband,

"The texture ranks right up there with the flavor!"

Thank you, Jacqueline for the gift of this wonderful cookbook.

I'll make certain to Eat Dessert First!




Flourless Chocolate Cake

Click here to view Linda's post @

More Fun Less Laundry.


Vist Jacqueline here @ Purple Chocolate Home.


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