January is Casserole Season!

If it’s January, then it’s time for warming casseroles that are both flavorful and easy-to-prepare; Cottage Pie is one of those dishes! In a land where sheep were traditionally a primary food supply, it’s not surprising that lamb is the foundation for many farmhouse dishes. However, this dish is equally good with ground beef or…

Mid-Winters Ladies Tea Scones

                                Mid-winter with its ice-cover branches and snow-capped trees, the powdery white landscape is both beautiful yet, chilling.  Playing in the snow can be fun for both old and young alike. Once you come inside though, wouldn’t you rather be cozied up in front of a fire enjoying our Midwinter tea? Come warm up…

A Mid-Winters Ladies Tea Menu

When Mid-winter has a hold and you are looking for a quite corner to curl up in, try this warm and delicious tea menu by the fire with some quite jazz in the background.  Soothing and Calming to the soul.  Jazz suggestion:  Beegie Adair’s “I’ll Take Romance”. Menu Smoked Gouda and Rosemary Scones with clotted…

Mini Blue Cheese Quiches

            What is a quiche? It is an unsweetened custard pie usually with a savory filling. Some, like a French quiche, consist of pastry crust filled with delicious custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. Today, though, we are going to make yummy mini blue cheese quiches, just perfect savory bites for tea…

Yorkshire Pudding

                Yorkshire pudding is a multifaceted dish that can be set out in many ways depending on the ingredients you choose to use. In the Britain, the word pudding means something totally different than in America. Rather than a creamy dessert that we Americans think of as pudding, a pudding can refer to sweet and…

A Soup and Salad Supper: Creamy White Bean and Sage Soup and Apple and Cranberry Salad

                Winter is the soup season! With so many kinds out there to taste, what will you choose? I am always looking for new recipes to make. My favorite has always been good old-fashioned tomato soup. However, my aunt sent me this recipe and I am so excited to make it. Want to try with…

Simple Easter Dinner Menu for Two

Planning a special family holiday dinner is in order during this “stay at home” pandemic. I have found reading through my cookbooks as well as my mom’s, I can come up with something really special, maybe even old fashion or traditional. Growing up we always had special family holiday dinners. Roast Turkey with all the…