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. 

Hosting a Christmas Tea Party

Hosting a Christmas Tea Party

My tea party adventures began at Christmas many years ago, when my mother-in-law invited our daughters and me to a Twelve Days of Christmas tea party. That was when I was 31 years old, and it was my first time to attend a formal tea. 

Holiday Cardamom Spice Cookies

Holiday Cardamom Spice Cookies

Holiday Cardamom Spice Cookies are perfect for a Christmas Tea Party or for gifting. Filled with warm spices, candied cherries, dried cranberries, and almonds, these triangular cookies are a fun addition to any holiday cookie tray. Plus, they are so delicious! Especially with a cup 

Cranberry Pear Scones with Walnuts

Cranberry Pear Scones with Walnuts

Cranberry Pear Scones with Walnuts is a wonderful recipe to make during the holidays. Perfect for a weekend brunch, a snack, or even a holiday tea party. Filled with Bosc pears, fresh cranberries, and walnuts, then seasoned with the slightest bit of black pepper, they 

Ham Pecan Pinwheels

Ham Pecan Pinwheels

I’ve been making Ham Pecan Pinwheels for many years now, especially for holiday gatherings and tea parties. Roll sliced ham in a delicious spread of cream cheese, pecans, minced onion, and olives. They are so yummy, you’ll want to eat more than one.

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!