PEACHES: PERFECT FOR AFTERNOON TEA

peach tea bread

Peach tea bread and scones made with peaches are perfect at any time of the day but are a tasty addition to any afternoon tea menu. Heavenly Peach Bread Ingredients: 3 cups diced, peeled fresh peaches ¼ cup Peach Schnapps 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated white sugar 3 eggs…

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OLD FASHIONED PEACH PIE

peach pie

Old-fashioned double-crust pie made with fresh peaches and simple ingredients.  What could be better during the summer peach season? (This is one my mother-in-law’s recipes.) Ingredients: 1 package of pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie 1 egg, beaten 5 cups sliced peeled peaches 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup white sugar ½ cup all-purpose…

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PEACH FLAVORED ICED TEAS

peach iced tea

SIMPLY PEACHY 1-quart fresh water 6 heaping teaspoons tea* 1 large peach (do not peel) ½ lemon 4 tablespoons sugar or sweetener Boil water and make tea.  Meanwhile, cut peach into small pieces and thinly slice the lemon. Strain out the tea leaves and add peach, lemon, and sugar.  Stir well.  Chill for several hours…

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A Perfect Summertime Cake

strawberry cake

We had a much-needed rainy afternoon here and it cooled down the temperatures so that it was possible to even think about turning on the oven to bake a cake. This is another way to use up the zillions of zucchini from the garden. It is a very different recipe from the standard zucchini bread…

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Dandelion Tea Bread

dandelion tea bread

DANDELION TEA BREAD Got a lawn full of yellow dandelions?  Why not bake this unusual tea bread that goes well with a cup of tea for a snack or as part of a springtime tea party?  Ingredients: Makes one loaf 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking power ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup dandelion petals…

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Old Fashioned Pi-neapple Pie – A Special Pie for Pi Day.

pineapple pie

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2-1/2 cups crushed pineapple (20 oz. can) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon lemon 2 pie crusts (top and bottom) Directions: Combine first four ingredients. Cook over medium heat until thick and clean, stirring constantly. Add next two ingredients. Cool. Turn pineapple filling into a…

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CHOCOLATE SALTINE TOFFEE

chocolate saltine toffee

Recently one of our customers stopped by to purchase his favorite teas and told us that when attending our Holiday Open House he has tried our Chocolate Saltine Toffee pieces – a delicious treat that has now become a favorite with his family. I had forgotten all about this recipe but at his urging am…

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AMISH BUTTERMILK DEEP DISH PIE

How many times have you been forced to purchase a large container of buttermilk for a recipe that only requires 1/2 cup? (Why can’t they sell it in smaller quantities?) This happened to me today and it reminded me of an easy, and very tasty recipe that will use up all that buttermilk. It is…

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SNICKERDOODLE APPLE SCONES

These scones go well with the following teas: Pumpkin Spice, Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Apple and, of course, Snickerdoodle. 2-1/4 cups flour ¼ cup packed soft brown sugar 4 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp cream of tartar 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided ¼ tsp. salt ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes ½…

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ICED TEA POPSICLES

iced tea popsicles

ICED TEA POPSICLES BASIC RECIPE Ingredients: 2 cups water ½ cup granulated sugar 4 heaped teaspoons tea* Instructions: Combine the water and sugar in a pan and bring to boil. Remove from heat and add the tea. Cover and steep for at least ten minutes.  Strain out the tea leaves.  I put the liquid into…

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