I would like to take a moment to talk about how terrific Southern Living has become. And I’m giving you one of their recipes to prove it.
Southern Living has been the Bible of Southern women for years, but I always felt it was a little like the dowager with dandruff on her shoulders. A little disheveled and confused.
But last year, new management came to town, sent the dowager’s dress to the dry cleaners and got her some new duds from Steinmart.
I don’t care much about the decorating part of Southern Living, although I would move into any house featured in the magazine tomorrow. But I do care about the recipes. The old Southern Living was not a place to go for recipes. I always wondered why anyone would want the Best of Southern Living cookbooks, when the recipes were not the best. Mediocre, at best, actually. In my humble opinion. I’m sure there will be haters out there, so go ahead and hate.
But in the last nine months or so I’ve clipped more recipes out of that magazine than I have in the past 10 years. Here’s a dandy. Mini chess tarts. I made mine chocolate. The pastry is easy peasy – just cream cheese, butter and flour. They freeze beautifully and I know this because I froze the leftovers in packages of 6 and Mark has now decimated my stash and I’ll have to make more today.