Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Home Sweet Home #299

Winter Tea: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared Pretty Gifts from Heritage Lace

Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home
Then I shared a link to an easy recipe for pecan pie bars in Hot Cocoa & Dessert.

I took last week off; for Thanksgiving, so I don't have any features from then but, on with today's party and all of your holiday cheer! Thank you for joining me each week. It is truly your participation that makes this party a testament to Home Sweet Home! 

Sherry

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hot Cocoa & Dessert

Hot Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home
Today for tea it's hot cocoa.  I am enjoying a new mug that holds a lot of cocoa (16 oz.)!

Hot Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home
The mug is by Maxcera and the pattern is Red Cabin.

Hot Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home

Pecan Pie Cookie Bars: The Charm of Home
The dessert is Pecan Pie Bars.  Like a pecan pie but so much easier without the soggy crust.  This was our Thanksgiving dessert this year.  I'll be back with Home Sweet Home on Thursday.  Hoping all of you in the states had a nice Thanksgiving!
The table runners were provided by Heritage Lace.

Sherry

I will link this to:

Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Stonegable

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pretty Gifts From Heritage Lace

Downstiars Kitchen Runner w/ Wheat by Heritage Lace
Heritage Lace has some beautiful items that would make great gifts for the holidays.

Downstiars Kitchen Runner w/ Wheat by Heritage Lace
This Downstairs Kitchen Runner w/Wheat is handsome on the table for any setting. 

Sleigh Ride Runner by Heritage Lace
This Sleigh Ride table runner makes quite an impression on the table and is affordable too.

Sleigh Ride Runner by Heritage Lace
The Blue Ribbon Crochet Napkin is so versatile.  I have been using it all year in tea posts.  It looks elegant on a formal or casual table.  You just can't go wrong with it. 

Vintage Garden Tea Towels by Heritage Lace
Need a quick gift?  Add a Vintage Garden Tea Towel in a basket with a mug, bag of hot beverage, and a vintage silver spoon and you have a classy gift that would work for anyone.

Vintage Garden Tea Towels by Heritage Lace
There are several color and seed packet styles to choose from in the tea towel.
Be sure and check out Heritage Lace for your holiday shopping.  They have something that fits your list.

The products were provided to me by Heritage Lace the opinions on the products were entirely my own.

Sherry

I will link this to:

Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Stonegable

Monday, November 21, 2016

November Tea/Garden Journal

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
It is time for my monthly feature the tea/garden visual journal.  Surprisingly there is still something blooming in the garden.  I went outside yesterday and found a pansy.   The fall leaves are just about all gone but this is very unusual year. We have just peaked in color and had our first frost this week and that is about a month late for where I live.  

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
We are now getting into the 20's at night and the smell of wood smoke from different home's fireplaces has filled the crisp night air.  I had some beautiful sage still in the garden, rosemary, and rose hips.  I will save the herbs for thanksgiving dinner.  I had a gorgeous ornamental cabbage on the front porch this fall and I chopped it off yesterday for this picture and I am saving it in a bowl of water to create a thanksgiving centerpiece. 

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
I used this cup last year when these maple leaves were so pretty.  I love the fall colors in it.  The teacup is by Grace's Teaware.

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
I saved a little pumpkin too, I should make a pie with it this week.  The illustration is by Tasha Tudor out of one of my favorite books she published, A Time to Keep.  The page reads, "No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!" quote by Thomas Hood.
In November how does your garden grow or sleep?

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week here in the states.  I will not have the Home Sweet Home party this week due to Thanksgiving, but, I will be back next Thursday December 1st with a Christmas tea!
Sherry

I will link this to:

Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Stonegable

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Home Sweet Home #298

Thanksgiving Tea Table: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared my Thanksgiving table setting in A Time of Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars: The Charm of Home
Then I shared a recipe that is great for the pumpkin pie lover wanting to try something new in Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars.

There are so many great posts here each week at Home Sweet Home!  Here are a few that caught my eye.
Little Explorer Boys Bedroom
Little Explorer Boys Bedroom Reveal by One Thousand Oaks. 


How to Preserve Leaves for Decorations

Cross Stitch Rattan Chair
A Chair and a Li'l Cross Stitch by Sarah Lizzies.
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special! Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home! It is wonderful to have you here. 

Sherry

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars

Are you a pumpkin pie lover but sorta meh on the crust. Then this might be a great solution for your pumpkin pie craving. Each year when I make pumpkin pie I notice; as I am clearing the dishes, that the soggy crust of the pie doesn't get eaten. When I found this recipe I thought it might be a nice solution to the problem. It has the traditional pumpkin pie custard but a buttery shortbread crust that pairs nicely with the custard.  

Shortbread Crust:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, chopped into chunks

Custard filling:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup evaporated milk

Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 8" x 8" baking pan with baking spray.  Put flour, sugar, salt in a medium bowl and mix.  Add chunks of butter, and cut into with pastry blender till coarse crumbs.  Press into baking dish to create a flat bottom.  Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned.  

Make pumpkin pie filling. In a small bowl whisk together sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves.  In a large bowl whisk together egg, pumpkin, and the sugar mixture.  Whisk in the evaporated milk.  Pour over the prepared shortbread crust.  Bake at 350° F. for 32-35 minutes. Cool completely. (Can put in fridge for 30 minutes.)  While bars are cooling make the maple cinnamon whipped topping. 

Mix whipped cream with a hand held mixer till has body then add sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup and continue whipping till you get stiff peaks.  To serve place whip cream in a icing bag topped with desired piping tip and put a dcorative dallop of whip cream onto of each dessert square.  
Serves:9-16

*Note:  This is richer than pumpkin pie due to the shortbread crust so, you can serve these as 1-inch squares to get 16 servings.  But, that is a really small dessert.  So you can get more like 9 out of the 8" square pan.  In the picture of the ones I made they are about 1 1/2 inch-squares.  
recipe adapted from: Willow Bird Baking

Enjoy!

Sherry

I will link with these parties:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creation
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Meal Plan Monday at Southern Plate 

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