I started making cheesecakes back in the 70's for our church Fall Festival. Each year I doubled this recipe and made a huge one to sell. I always put blueberry pie filling on the top. This recipe was from an old Southern Living Magazine from that era and is really easy.
Monday, March 21, 2011
To me nothing says springtime better than violets. They aren't even coming up yet here in Colorado but I know they will soon.
I seem to have a lots of violets
around my house....
I am always drawn to violet linens....
can't you just smell them?
These little plates
with flowers pockets
were popular in the 1950's.
Everything in Colorado is quite brown but I am watering and I see signs of some bulbs popping out.....that makes my heart sing.
Friday, March 18, 2011
I always look forward to decorating my home for Easter....the colors are delightful and this means that spring is right around the corner. So that will be wonderful.
Actually it snowed a little last night at my house and today it is quite warm. But we know that things sure can change fast. I have been pulling out all my pretty Easter things to share!
I love mixing new things with old things
and using vintage linens.
To me violets and pansies most represent spring!
Bunnies also multiple when spring arrives.....
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday night I decided to make scones with a recipe I had from the July/August 2007 issue of Tea Time. Delicious Key Lime Scones were made and quickly consumed! I found the recipe made about 13 scones.
Of course a nice pot of tea
goes with the scones!
Here is what you will need: 2 cups sifted flour, 5 Tb sugar, 1 Tb baking powder (reduce in high alt), 3/4 tsp salt, 5 Tb cold unsalted butter, diced, 3 oz cream cheese, cubed, 1 egg slightly beaten, 3 Tb fresh key lime zest, 1 1/2 Tb lime juice, 1 tsp vanilla extract,1/2 cup plus 2 Tb heavy cream, divided.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, sift flour, 4 Tb sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter and cream cheese until the mixture is crumbly, Stir in egg, lime zest, juice and vanilla. Mix in 1/2 cup cream until combined. Form dough
Roll on floured surface and cut using scone cutter. Brush tops with other cream and sprinkle with sugar......bake 15 minutes till lightly brown.