cookies · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Iced Pumpkin Tea Cookies

Click photo to enlarge In my family, we have lots of tea parties.  I’m having one today.  I made these delicious little iced pumpkin cookies, and they are so yummy.  I can’t wait to sit down with a nice cup of tea and some good conversation and devour them. 🙂 Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose… Continue reading Iced Pumpkin Tea Cookies

Appetizers and Dips

Chicken Salad Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge Another simple appetizer.  I usually make this chicken salad using red seedless grapes, but today I had some leftover English cucumbers, so I chopped those up small and used them instead.  You could also use celery if you have it.  It’s a delicious, miniature open faced chicken salad sandwich.  Super easy, super… Continue reading Chicken Salad Crostinis

Appetizers and Dips

Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge I saw these in a magazine a while ago and couldn’t wait to try them.  They were so fast and simple!  I used my homemade cranberry sauce, but canned would work as well.  Turkey and cranberry and cream cheese are such a great pairing!  These are a beautiful holiday appetizer, and… Continue reading Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostinis

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Homemade Cranberry Sauce (like Grandma used to make)

Click photo to enlarge This recipe is so simple and so delicious!! Ingredients 12 ounces cranberries 1 cup white sugar 1 cup orange juice Directions In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries and cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes).… Continue reading Homemade Cranberry Sauce (like Grandma used to make)

Appetizers and Dips

Italian Cucumber Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge I had the ladies over for a craft night tonight, and I made three different appetizers for us to snack on.  One of them was this delicious recipe that I got from my friend Keri, who made this recipe for a party we both attended.  I love crostinis.  Crostini means “little… Continue reading Italian Cucumber Crostinis

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones

Homemade Lemon Curd

Click photo to enlarge This is a great filling for cake, pies, or tarts.  It’s also great spread on a scone. 🙂 Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel Directions In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and… Continue reading Homemade Lemon Curd

Breakfast · cinnamon rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Click photo to enlarge The most delicious cinnamon rolls you’ll ever eat, these are delicious right out of the oven, or re-heated in the morning.  I usually double this recipe and make it in a 9×13 inch pan. Ingredients Rolls: 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees… Continue reading Homemade Cinnamon Rolls