Mary Jo is a small, sprite of a southern lady, pronouncing all of her words with multiple syllables, such as, "Hun-tah", rather than "Hunt-errrr." She is among other things, wife, mother, sister, aunt, realtor, Master Gardener, and a local talented artist. The Maine House is fortunate enough to have three of her paintings. The Pheiffers have a lovely little 1930's circa bungalow home and there could be nothing more beautiful and a perfect setting for the couple's engagement party. The backyard is brimming with lush Florida foliage and an abundance of Mary Jo's rose bushes, azalea's, peony's, gardenia's and camellia's! The pool is surrounded by trees shading the entire yard with Jasmine Vines tucked into every corner. So for a small, intimate, family gathering, they need look no further than their own back gardens.
Place about 1/2-teaspoon strawberry preserves in bottom of each tart shell; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, Limoncello or lemonade and lemon juice. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
In a medium bowl combine cream, sugar and lemon extract. Beat at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until medium peaks form. Fold into mascarpone mixture, stirring until combined.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon mascarpone mixture into each tart shell. Top each with a strawberry half.
In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, 2 cloves garlic, green onion and pepper; set aside.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add remaining 3 cloves garlic and parsley. Add shrimp; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until pink and firm. Do not overcook.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over French bread rounds. Top each with 1 shrimp. Garnish with tomato halves and parsley leaves.
Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and Italian mix in a medium bowl. Mix in the dill.
Spread mixture on the baguette slices and top with a cucumber. Place a dill sprig on top of each sandwich. Place on a platter to serve.