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lorigoldsby Tangerine and Almond Shortbread Tart

“Appreciate quality ingredients and workmanship, but don't be a snob.” That was the attitude of lorigoldsby’s grandmother, and it’s clear to us: her outlook has been passed down through the generations. Lorigoldsby’s food is both challenging and down-to-earth; it makes us want to dive in, to try something new. And, like all good food, it’s always passed around, shared, and devoured. As lorigoldsby says on her FOOD52 profile page, “I love family style dinners, I love a fancy ladies' luncheon with my wedding china, or a backyard seafood boil to celebrate my husband's birthday...I love to share food with others.”

She’s certainly shared some of her wonderful food with us – and, as you can see from her profile picture, with all of the viewers of The Martha Stewart Show (as a prize for winning Your Best Late Winter Tart contest with her Tangerine and Almond Shortbread Tart, pictured above)! And not only does lorigoldsby provide us with fantastic food – she gives us some genuine laughs, too. Just browsing through her recipes makes us chuckle; how can we not want to cook These Oysters ROCK! Oysters Rockefeller, Prince’s “Raspberry SorBeret” or just call it Dessert Nachos with Fruit Salsa, How Now Brown Cow?, and D.U.M.P. (Don’t. Underestimate. My. Peach.) Cake? We feel lucky to have lorigoldsby sharing her food and humor with us – and we, in turn, are delighted to share them with you!    

Read our profile Q&A with lorigoldsby below.

What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
Probably rattlesnake or crocodile...wasn't a fan. I will probably try anything except "live" meats or insects...I'm not squeamish, it just doesn't appeal....

What do you cook when home alone?
I love a good BLT with a runny egg on a rustic, toasted bread

Your most treasured kitchen possession:
My kitchenaid stand mixer which was a "birthday, Christmas, Anniversary and don't ask for anything else this year" present from my mom. Right behind that is my Microplane zester--no other tool works as well.

The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
I love to have dinner with two or three couples, I love the quarterly birthday luncheons for my 12 girlfriends, but my husband's birthday/our anniversary is usually a blow-out celebration and I love each type of entertaining, because it lets me flex a different type of "Cooking Muscle"...The small parties allow me to have a thought out menu with courses...the ladies' birthday lunch always challenges the latent pastry chef in me...these ladies have their sweet tooth and have such high expectations of me! And the family and friend blow-outs, well those are just fun...lots of friends, finger food and a good cocktail--what more does one need?


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almost 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Yaaay, Lori! So glad to see you in The Spotlight. And I especially love the opening quote to this post. It expresses perfectly what makes you such a wonderful member of this community. We love you!! ;o)


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks everyone! Hoping to post some new recipes soon! This was fun to read...believe it or not, we still talk about food in the infusion lab! Fortunately my mom's chemo doesn't make her we have been able to enjoy looking at the site together. It was an honor to be in the spotlight with you!


almost 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Lori! I just saw this! So fun to see you in the spotlight!


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks drbabs! I've missed playing WWF with you (LoriGoldz)...lots of time in waiting rooms right now...


almost 3 years ago lapadia

Just noticed this...Congratulations, Lori! :)


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks Lapadia! Did I ever tell you how much I loved your Rocky Road recipe?


almost 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, for the feedback, Lori! Nice to see you :)


almost 3 years ago Fairmount_market

Congratulations Lori. A well deserved recognition.


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thank is your farmer's market progressing this year? Anymore salsify recipes?


almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congrats on your spotlight! Well-deserved for certain!


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks HLA! I'm loving that smoked alder salt that I got from The Meadow! As soon as things settle down, I want to start experimenting with more ways to do brunch...I was so inspired by our meal together.


almost 3 years ago Midge

Nice to see you in the spotlight Lori!


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thx Midge! You have some of my favorite recipes!


almost 3 years ago Panfusine

COngrats Lori.. wonderful to see you in the spotlight!


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks Panfusine! Are you still able to guess the next contest theme before its posted?


almost 3 years ago TXExpatInBKK

Congrats! I love your recipe names.


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks TXExpat...I love your clever screen name!


almost 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Just noticed this! Congrats on the well deserved spotlight, Lori! That tart recipe is a beauty.


almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations Lori, very happy to see you in the spotlight, and enjoyed the Q&A. Hope you are well.


almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks SD! You always leave such kind and encouraging comments, everyone's remarks have been such a nice "pick me up"....Thanks again everyone...huge honor and the cherry on top is your additional comments.