Thursday, November 30, 2017
DECORATING WITH ANGELS
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
PLEASE PASS THE PUMPKIN PIE
Friday, November 24, 2017
TAKING DOWN FALL
as I surely was!
I guess I better get back to work!
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
THANKFUL FOR FRIENDS
for some new friends from the church
we attend. It was a "Thankful For
Friends" tea and it was a beautiful
day to just relax and enjoy the
calm before the busy week.
I made the brownies in another
batch using gluten free flour for
some of the ladies so you can just
substitute the flour in the recipe.
Combine ½ cup (1 stick) soft butter, 2 eggs ½ cup sugar, 1 ½ cups Brown Sugar, 1 Tsp vanilla, 1 Tb lemon juice
Combine: 2 ½ cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ginger,
¾ tsp baking soda, ½ Tsp salt, 1 tsp Cinnamon, Next add these first 2 groups together and then mix in this: 1 ½ cups of canned pumpkin, (recipe uses not quite a 15 oz can – rest will be for icing) ¾ cup nuts and ¾ cup of raisins
TIPS: I like to use parchment paper on my baking sheets to keep them clean. Chill cookie sheets before dropping dough on them and also chill again in between batches - putting more on them. Remove them to wax paper on counter/table to cool and get ready to ice them:
ICING FOR COOKIES: ¼ cup pumpkin, 4 Tb melted butter, 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar, ½ Tsp lemon juice, pinch of salt and add ¼ cup of milk (or little more if dry)
This recipe will make about 4 dozen small rich bars:
#1 You will need for brownies base: 4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, 2 sticks butter, 4 eggs, 2 cups of granulated sugar, 1 cup all purpose flour,1 cups of nuts
#2 You will need for the mint filling: 1 lb.confect. sugar (about 3 3/4 cups), 1 stick butter, 3 Tb milk, 2 Tb imitation peppermint extract, ½ tsp vanilla extract, green food coloring
#3 You will need for the glaze on top: 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate and 3 Tb butter
Get started on the brownies base: melt the 4 squares of chocolate with the butter in a small pan. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and the sugar. Add the flour to the egg mix and beat well. Beat in the chocolate, and then fold in the nuts. Bake 350 degrees in a greased and floured pan 11” x 16” or 2 8” square pans for 25-30 minutes.
For the filling: combine ingredients and beat till smooth. Spread as smoothly as possible on warm brownies.
Melt the glaze ingredients together and brush on top of the filling. Chill well. Cut into small squares as these are rich, You won’t be able to stay out of them!
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
THANKSGIVING A TIME TO REMEMBER for "Friends Sharing Tea"
It is by Barbara Rainey:
Did you know that "After 65 days at sea from Plymouth, the Pilgrims caught a glimpse of their destination, the new land where God would be worshiped freely and - in time- where freedom would flourish. Shouting for joy and falling to their knees to pray, they celebrated by reading Psalm 110!"
for friends - both former and new.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
SHARING TEA BOOKS
These are my cookbooks:
And this area is just for tea books:
The next one I am sharing is "English Tea & Cakes" which is a tea recipe book and has many ideas for tea parties and menus.
Back in 1991 Victoria Magazine came out
with this next book and it has always been
beloved - "The Charms of Tea" will
be a book you can get lost in...
I remember many years ago being
very excited to find the same table
topper that I had seen in
"The Charms of Tea".
"Let's Have Tea Together" was a sweet
Holly Pond Hill book by Susan Wheeler. The photos are darling and the book
moves through the seasons
to delight children:
And another Susan Wheeler book "Tea
With Victoria Rose" came out years ago
and was offered at that time with
a small child's teaset. And I had to
laugh as all this time - I didn't notice
before but the inside of both of
these books......is the same!
Now I want to share "Tea With Jane Austen"
because so many of you love Jane's books and the movies made from them:
Kim Wilson's book above has lots
of fun tea trivia that surrounded
Jane's life and recipes and ideas.
So now the last one I am sharing
takes us back to Emilie Barnes
and her precious book "The Little
Teacup That Talked" This is still
available and is a wonderful
and meaningful book for a child:
Well, these are just a few of the books here
as we could spend all day going through
many more but I hope I at least presented
one of two you weren't familiar with!