All Sold Out Chicken Pot Pies

Taken from one of my fav recipe books, The Pastry Queen, which was given to me by a good friend, this chicken pot pie has people calling the PQ early on Tues mornings when she makes them to reserve them. The more she makes, the more she sells, unable to keep up the demand. She … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups

Taken from a Tea Time Magazine, these are truly a southern delight. 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1/2 cup finely chopped apple 3 tables minced celery 2 green onions, minced 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayo 1 teas lemon juice 1 teas honey 1 teas poppy seed 1/4 teas salt 1/2 teas pepper 2 … Continue reading

An Era Gone By

Yesterday I was transported back to a time of elegance, of a lazy peaceful afternoon which I have never quite been shown before. My neighbor and her twin sister invited me to go to lunch with them at the Pasadena Town Club. In my mind, I thought I would be going to a place that … Continue reading

Fresh Peach and Praline Trifle

Yesterday I posted the Colonial Pound Cake that I told you I would be posting a trifle using the cake. Well, here it is and it is a winner. 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup brandy (opt) 6 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 3 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, … Continue reading

Colonial Pound Cake

2 cups sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 5 large eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 teas vanilla extract 1 teas almond extract 2 cups flour 1/4 teas salt Preheat oven to 300. Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with Pam and then dust with flour, to avoid cake sticking to pan. (Or buy … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

1 Ready Crust Chocolate Pie Crust 6 oz cream cheese, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand) 1 egg 3 tables lemon juice 1 teas vanilla 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries Chocolate glaze Preheat oven to 350. With mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy; gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add … Continue reading

Vanilla Scone

I know, I know, you are probably wondering why I am posting another scone recipe when I just posted one yesterday. But…..looking through an old Tea Time magazine last night, I came across this recipe that I had to try this morning. It is, a little easier than yesterday’s Cream scone and so so good. … Continue reading

Cream Scones

Friends took me to Houstons Restaurant for my birthday lunch last week. They knew that my all time favorite dessert is Houston’s Key Lime Pie, but low and behold, as we sit here, the waiter informed us that the key lime pie had been discontinued for about 6 weeks, because out here in LaLa land, … Continue reading

Raspberry-Filled Chocolate Pound Cake

From Southern Lady comes a wonderful cake that combines two great flavors, raspberries and chocolate. 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup butter, at room temp 6 eggs, separated 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup cocoa 1/4 teas  baking soda pinch of salt 1 cup sour cream 1 teas vanilla 1 teas almond extract … Continue reading