Homemade Mincemeat Tarts

Homemade Mincemeat Tarts

This year I decided to make mincemeat with dried fruit and nuts (minus the traditional meat), and it turned out so good that it has earned a place in my Old World Christmas Recipes. With it, I made these Homemade Mincemeat Tarts, which were fabulous. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle with Gingersnaps

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle with Gingersnaps

This fall I’ve been experimenting with trifle recipes and this Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle with Gingersnaps won my vote for delicious taste and ease of putting together. If you’re looking for a yummy, crowd-friendly dessert for your next family gathering or potluck dinner, be sure to 

Platinum Jubilee Tea Party

Platinum Jubilee Tea Party

This summer I hosted a themed Platinum Jubilee Tea Party to honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year reign. It seemed all of England was celebrating this event, so I figured I might as well hop on the bandwagon and plan something special. See 

Battenburg Cake with Homemade Marzipan

Battenburg Cake with Homemade Marzipan

This summer I made Battenburg Cake with Homemade Marzipan for the first time. It was also the first time I’d ever eaten it. And it was delicious! Possibly my very favorite tea cake to date! Flavored with almond and strawberry, the checkerboard cake is then 

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Easy Swedish Meatballs

Easy Swedish Meatballs are a great choice when you want a simple, yet filling dinner for your family. The meatballs are tender and delicious, served over a mound of noodles or mashed potatoes with a dreamy, creamy sauce. Did I hear Comfort Food? You bet 

Irish Apple-Raisin Slab Pie

Irish Apple-Raisin Slab Pie

This recipe for Irish Apple-Raisin Slab Pie is one our family loves. Filled with tart apples, sweet raisins, and a healthy dose of Irish Cream sauce nestled inside a rustic pastry crust. It’s so good. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it becomes 

Irish Mashed Potatoes – Colcannon

Irish Mashed Potatoes – Colcannon

Irish Mashed Potatoes – Colcannon is the perfect side dish for your Saint Patrick’s Day Supper. It goes well with Bangers and Mash, Corned Beef, Pot Roast, or even Irish Stew. Creamy Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes mixed with bacon, braised cabbage, and lots of butter.

Hosting a Valentine Tea Party

Hosting a Valentine Tea Party

I love tea parties, and there are few activities more fun than Hosting a Valentine Tea Party! Hearts, roses, pink, red, or white dishes–or a combination of all three. And food so luscious and pretty you hardly dare to eat it!

Raspberry Vanilla Scones with Almonds

Raspberry Vanilla Scones with Almonds

These Raspberry Vanilla Scones with Almonds are sweet for a Valentine’s Day Tea Party or Mother’s Day Brunch. Loaded with raspberries and sweetened with a delightful vanilla icing, they are perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Orange Cream Scones with Currants

Orange Cream Scones with Currants

This recipe for Orange Cream Scones with Currants is an adaptation of my English Scone recipe that is very similar, and yet I have been turning to this recipe more and more this past year. My daughters love the light orange flavor, and I do