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HAPPY NEW YEAR! CELEBRATE WITH TEA-COCKTAILS

Staying home this New Year’s Eve?  Add to the fun by trying these tea-based cocktails. Don’t be intimidated. Making cocktails at home is very simple. No matter what you fancy, we have a cocktail recipe for every taste. Just shake, stir, or pour away. ZESTY GIN & TEA – Yield: 1 CocktailIngredients:-1 ½ fluid oz.…

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POTATO CANDY

Potato Candy is thought to have come to the US in the early 1900’s from Germany.  It became extremely popular during the Great Depression; making this tasty treat was a great way to create a delicious confection out of the little ingredients that were available during those trying times. The cold mashed potatoes, as the…

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ECCLES CAKES

The Eccles cake is named after the town of Eccles, which is in the historic county of Lancashire and now classified as a town in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester. They are part of a Lancashire food tradition, with similar cakes being found in other parts of the County of Lancashire. Eccles cakes were traditionally…

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I cut this recipe out of a Woman’s Day magazine about forty years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since.

BETTY BROWNS Ingredients: ½ cup melted unsalted butter 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large apples, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8x8x2 inch pan. Put…

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Apple Brownies

Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1½ cup flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 cup apples, cored, peeled and chopped ½ cup chopped nuts, optional Directions Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy; stir in vanilla and egg. Add flour,…

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Pumpkin-Ginger Oat Scones

INGREDIENTS: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for sprinkling ½ cup granulated white sugar 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, chopped into chunks ¾ cup finely chopped crystalized ginger* ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie…

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October 1st is National Pumpkin Spice Day.

Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte is the perfect way to celebrate the crisp days of autumn.  The aromatic baking spices of cinnamon, ginger, and maple will make you feel warm and cozy. Ingredients 2 cups water 6 heaped teaspoons Pumpkin Spice tea 2 Tbsp brown sugar* (we used our Belgian Sugar Rocks) 1 cup milk Whipped…

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Green Tomato Pie

When the frost arrives and brings the tomato-growing season to an end, try baking this very different pie made of green tomatoes. I discovered this recipe, which had been cut out of a magazine from probably the 1970’s, stuck in an old cookbook someone had given me.  Had it for years but never got around…

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Overabundance of Zucchini?

It’s that time of the year again when gardeners are facing a glut of zucchini.  If you can’t bestow any more of the vegetable on your friends and neighbors here are three excellent recipes to create items for your afternoon tea menu. MISS VERA’S ZUCCHINI BREAD This is one of the best zucchini breads I’ve…

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Chocolate and Orange Scones

These delicious scones are so tasty that it is not really necessary to serve jam but if you really have to, suggest using an orange marmalade to enhance the orange flavoring. We merely spread them, while still warm, with butter. A spoon of clotted cream tastes good too. Suggested teas to accompany the scones: Irish…

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