Apple Cider Scones

Apple Cider Scones

I love autumn and everything that goes with it, including the availability of fresh apple cider! My dad enjoys harvesting apples and pears to make fresh cider. It’s one of the things I look forward to every September. My husband likes it for his morning …

Chocolate Biscuit Tea Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Tea Cake

Since tomorrow is my birthday, and one of my favorite desserts is CHOCOLATE, I wanted to share this recipe for Chocolate Biscuit Tea Cake that I made for our youngest daughter’s 25th birthday last month. You might recognize this cake as the Queen’s Chocolate Biscuit …

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

To end the month of August, I wanted to share another lemon recipe that we really love. Glazed Lemon Pound Cake is a refreshing dessert to serve with tea or following your evening meal. The tart lemony glaze wraps the cake in a bow (you …

Scottish Shortbread with Chocolate and Pistachios

Scottish Shortbread with Chocolate and Pistachios

If you’ve never tried making shortbread cookies, I encourage you to try this recipe for Scottish Shortbread with Chocolate and Pistachios. It’s so yummy! The crunchy, buttery shortbread is good enough just by itself. But then the cookie is taken to another level by dipping …

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

I love hosting tea parties at our house and Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches is one of my favorite savory course selections. This recipe is especially easy and doesn’t use many ingredients. Simple and so delicious. Our daughters request it often. Plus, Easter is a great …

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are perfect for an Easter dinner. Studded with raisins (or black currants) and lightly sweetened with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, they provide a tasty and special treat on your holiday table. From what I can gather from the history of this recipe, …

Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake

Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake

I love making Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake in the spring and summer months. This is a deliciously moist cake for you to try with some fresh garden herbs.  Pound cake makes a lovely dessert served with a side of fresh berries or a dollop of whipped …

Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup

Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup

Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup is a delicious light soup to serve on a cool evening. Seasoned with celery, carrots, onions, and chunks for bratwurst, it’s sure to please anyone who enjoys cabbage. I like to serve this soup with a hard crusty sourdough bread, …

Cottage Skillet Pie with Stout

Cottage Skillet Pie with Stout

This Cottage Skillet Pie with Stout is a wonderful dish that is rich and savory…and easy to make as a one-pot meal. It’s especially nice when you have leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge. Although similar to my Shepherd’s Pie recipe, it’s kind of like …

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

Do you have a bit of Irish blood in you? Here are a few Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes you might try to celebrate the Irish. Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Cobblers, and anything Green.  Both sides of our families have delved into genealogical records enough to …