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 

Sourdough Cherry Almond Scones

Sourdough Cherry Almond Scones

This recipe for Sourdough Cherry Almond Scones is so delicious, my husband requests that I make them often. He loves drizzling the excess icing over his, and I have to admit, it’s pretty yummy. The dried cherries and almonds compliment the sourdough and give the 

Classic Chicken Salad Spread

Classic Chicken Salad Spread

We love this Classic Chicken Salad Spread that’s perfect for spring or summer luncheons, picnics, or even tea parties! It’s based on a family recipe with a few tweaks, including the addition of pimento, chopped pickles, AND pickle juice. So good!

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!

Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

It’s no secret that I love chocolate candy, especially Dove Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Truffles. One of my favorite truffles is made by Russell Stover, but it’s hard to find them. This year, I decided to try and make my own, and they didn’t turn 

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.

Glazed Lemon Biscotti

Glazed Lemon Biscotti

Glazed Lemon Biscotti is an easy and delicious recipe to try for your next tea party or Italian dinner. The light lemon flavor is perfect with coffee or tea and works well at any time of year, whether the middle of winter or the heat 

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