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 …

Snowball Powdered Sugar Cookies

Snowball Powdered Sugar Cookies

This recipe for Snowball Powdered Sugar Cookies is perfect for the holidays and are especially sweet for tea parties! Sometimes referred to as Russian Tea Cakes or even Mexican Wedding Cakes, they are essentially butter cookies with chopped nuts (in this case pecans) and covered …

Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Preserves

Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Preserves

These Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Preserves are sweet and festive, perfect for holiday baking. They make a great tea party food, too! The history for these cookies again comes from Austrian and German immigrants who brought the tradition and recipe to America. The cookies are …

Ranch Veggie Bars

Ranch Veggie Bars

These Ranch Veggie Bars are so yummy, packed with fresh vegetables and a layer of ranch-flavored cream cheese. I like serving this at brunches or even tea parties, and they go over very well with our guests. Our daughters always look forward to eating them. …

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 …

Crispy Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Crispy Italian Pizzelle Cookies

The first time I tasted a Pizzelle, I fell in love with the light, crispy cookie. They have a lovely design, practically melt in your mouth, and are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. What are Pizzelles? Pizzelle comes from the Italian word …

Easy Lemon Tarts

Easy Lemon Tarts

Easy Lemon Tarts are sure to bring a smile to those who eat one! Perfect for a brunch or afternoon tea party, or simply as a finger food dessert.  This recipe is so easy to make, whether you use canned or boxed lemon pie filling …