Flashback Friday

This post was originally shared on August 18, 2009The surprising combination of smoked trout and roasted beets produces a teatime taste treat.Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea SandwichesMakes 12 tea sandwiches4 large beets, scrubbed and trimmed1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese1/4 cup chopped chives, divided3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon minced shallots1 loaf thin wheat bread, … Continue reading Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday – Creamy White-Bean and Sage Soup

This post was originally from January18, 2010Creamy White-Bean and Sage SoupMakes 6 to 8 servings4 ounces bacon, finely diced2 cups finely chopped onion1 tablespoon prepared roasted garlic4 cups chicken broth 4 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained3 sprigs fresh parsley8 sprigs fresh thyme3 bay leaves1 cup heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Creamy White-Bean and Sage Soup

It’s Monday! What are you reading? – Cooking with Jane Austen

Title: Cooking with Jane AustenAuthor: Kirstin OlsenPublication Date: August 1, 2005Synopsis: One of the greatest writers of all time, Jane Austen drew upon her domestic culture to color her works. Included in this book are more than 200 recipes for the many, many meals she alludes to throughout her writings. Recipes appear in modernized form, along with … Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading? – Cooking with Jane Austen

Recipe for Aunt Glo’s Pecan Balls

"These cookies, created by my great-aunt Glo, have been a family favorite for decades. She bakes several batches for us every year… I always have a few as soon as I wake up on Christmas morning!" –Katie Farmand, associate editorAunt Glo’s Pecan BallsMakes 7 dozen2 cups softened butter5 tablespoons sugar4 teaspoons vanilla extract4 cups ground … Continue reading Recipe for Aunt Glo’s Pecan Balls

Hazelnut & Fig Tartlets

Plump port-drenched dates tucked into a buttery hazelnut crust make a delicious teatime sweet. Ideal for parties or simply as an afternoon treat, these festive tartlets are perfectly paired with a medium black tea that won’t overpower the subtle balance of flavors.Hazelnut and Fig TartletsMakes 12 tartlets1 1/2 cups chopped hazelnuts, toasted and divided2 1/3 … Continue reading Hazelnut & Fig Tartlets

Recipe for Pecan Tassies

When searching for an ideal cool-weather sweet, comforting, tried-and-true recipes are the first that come to mind. Just in time for fall, TeaTime reader Karen Haynes sent us her recipe for a season-perfect teatime treat.Pecan TassiesMakes 24 tassies1/2 cup plus1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter, divided1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 cup all-purpose flour1 egg3/4 cup … Continue reading Recipe for Pecan Tassies

The Adolphus’ Curried Chicken Salad

The Adolphus’ Curried Chicken SaladMakes 3 1/2 cups2 1/2 cups grilled chicken breast, finely diced1/2 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely diced1/2 stalk celery, finely diced1 tablespoon finely diced yellow onion2 tablespoons cashews, roasted and chopped1 cup mayonnaise1/2 tablespoon curry powder1. Salt and ground black pepper, to taste.2. In a large bowl, combine the … Continue reading The Adolphus’ Curried Chicken Salad

Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea Sandwiches

The surprising combination of smoked trout and roasted beets produces a teatime taste treat.Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea SandwichesMakes 12 tea sandwiches4 large beets, scrubbed and trimmed1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese1/4 cup chopped chives, divided3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon minced shallots1 loaf thin wheat bread, crusts removed1 (8-ounce) package smoked troutGarnish: beets, chopped … Continue reading Smoked Trout and Roasted Beet Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Melon Salata

Enjoy this refreshing treat with some iced tea on a warm, sunny day outdoors.Cucumber Melon SalataMakes 24 servings1/2 cup balsamic vinegar1 large English cucumber1 (2-pound) seedless watermelon1/4 cup ricotta salata, broken into chunks1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperGarnish: fresh basil1. In a small saucepan over low heat, simmer the balsamic vinegar until thick, … Continue reading Cucumber Melon Salata