A digital magazine devoted to the city of McKinney
The Art of Living Beautifully is an online magazine dedicated to promoting the unique city of Mckinney and it’s businesses.
When Lauren Palmer, the creator of TAOLB contacted me and asked me to be a part of this beautiful publication I was thrilled! Lauren and I had worked together a few times before sharing blog posts; her excellent style and taste is something I admire.
I am delighted to share recipes once a month with McKinney residents in the much anticipated The Art Of Living Beautifully magazine. Fresh seasonal ingredients and recipes that are accessible to the home chef will be my focus.
One of my favorite features of the publication is the monthly calendar. You can look at all of the exciting events going on in our city at a glance. And you guessed it, my cooking classes for adults and children will be posted here!
There is so much to see and do in our fair city, be in the know and subscribe to The Art Of Living Beautifully TODAY!
I hope you will be inspired to try my feature for June, mouthwatering Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato Confit will excite your taste buds!
Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato Confit
from the kitchen of Lorie Fangio, resident Chef
1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
8 Roma tomatoes seeded and cut in quarters
8-10 fresh basil leaves torn
3 cloves garlic pressed
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of fresh thyme
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
Pinch of fresh ground pepper
Baked Goat Cheese
6 ounces fresh chevre
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic pressed
Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a roasting pan with foil. Place all ingredients for the confit in the pan and toss well to coat the tomatoes with oil and seasonings. Spread the tomatoes out to form a single layer. Roast for 1 hour, remove pan and stir tomato mixture, spread out again, replace pan in oven and repeat this process after 1 more hour. If tomatoes are still very wet, continue roasting for an additional 30 minutes. Store the tomato confit in the refrigerator until needed. To prepare Baked Goat Cheese, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with an electric mixer. Grease a 6×6 baking dish and fill with the cheese mixture. Bake uncovered for 18-20 minutes until cheese is bubbling. Top with Tomato Confit and serve with bread or crackers.