Red, White, and Blueberries

I want to tell ya'll all about the New Kids on the Block concert I went to last Thursday, but I'm gonna save that for tomorrow's post. I gotta meet some friends for karaoke night at Dish in a few minutes so I don't have much time. But I do want to share these pictures of my Coconilla Cream Tarts:

These patriotic blueberry and strawberry mini tarts were adapted from a recipe in the May/June issue of VegNews. The recipe was actually intended for a whole pie, but oddly, the photo illustration with the recipe showed mini tarts.

I figured small bite-sized desserts would be more appropriate for the Fourth of July party at my friend Cindy's house. So I made the crust according to the directions provided, but used a biscuit cutter to make small circles. Those little crusts were pressed into a cupcake tin, baked, and then filled with luscious coconut vanilla cream and fresh fruit.

They were a hit at my friend's party. Cindy hosted a gathering of about 15 to 20 people at her home, which is situated along a lake in Bartlett (about 15 miles from my Memphis home). We shot off some fireworks and watched all the neighbors shoot theirs off. It was fun, even though I'm not much of a patriotic kinda gal. My appreciation for the States is a little better now that we have a decent president though.