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Fast and easy recipe creations: Apple Tart [Community Eats]

Fast and easy recipe creations: Apple Tart [Community Eats]

I've been thinking a lot about convenience this week. I enjoy cooking from scratch when I have the time and inclination to do so. I've also been watching those cute little videos on Facebook that show recipes in a super-fast format where everything turns out fabulous. But here in the real world, we all know that our projects don't always turn out like the perfect pictures shown in the videos.

I was watching Maryland Public Television this past weekend and tuned into all the food shows. On two of them, the chefs — one of whom was the famous Julia Child! — made apple tarts. I took this as a sure sign from Julia to try my hand at the tart. The chefs on the programs used...