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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Banana, Cranberry and Walnut Tea Bread


Hello everyone,
Today I want to share a recipe for my
Banana, Cranberry and Walnut Tea Bread.
I posted my Chintz Tea Time Here  
and what I didn't share with you was this 
delicious recipe.

Print recipe

Banana, Cranberry and Walnut Bread
This banana bread is perfect for tea sandwiches. Full of cranberries and walnuts.
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces, at room temp butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large, beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp spices
  • 3 ripe, peeled and mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 325*F Butter 2 small loaf tins, or 1 large loaf tin and line with baking parchment.Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Beat in the eggs and the milk, mixing all together well.Whisk together the flour, salt, soda and spice. Stir this mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in the bananas, cranberries, and walnuts. Divide the mixture between the two small tins or spread into the large tin.Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes for small loaves, or 1 to 1 1/2 hours for the large tin, until well risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then lift out onto a wire rack to cool completely. This bread will keep for up to 1 week when stored in an airtight tin.

I made one large loaf and one small loaf of tea bread. 
I'm putting the little one in the freezer to give away and 
I cut two slices from the large bread and trimmed the 
edges into a small size sandwich. Then
I spread cream cheese on the bottom slice. I 
cut a fresh strawberry and placed it on the cream cheese.
I placed the other slice on top of the strawberry.
Yum!
I have been enjoying this delicious tea bread
in the afternoon with our tea.
I hope you try this delightful tea bread.
I bought more walnuts yesterday to make
two more loaves to have on hand in the freezer to
serve when company comes to visit.
While you are printing this recipe,
check out my other recipes
I have in my recipe box.
Please come back soon.
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Bernideen's BTTCG Blog Party
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday is Puzzle Day #11

Enjoy 
It's Wednesday Puzzle Day





Click to Mix and Solve


Joyously,
Betty 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Living Room Vignette B and A


Hello everyone,
It's been hot here for days. I have cabin fever, and when I 
rest in the afternoon, I dream about my fall garden. 
I can't wait until the weather cools down and I 
can go outside and start digging up plants and moving  
them to a more conducive place in the garden.
Being in the house all day, I took some pictures of 
my new fall vignette on the sofa table.
All summer I had the white candles, mercury candle holders
and mercury vase with pear blooms.  Now I have
three vases with hydrangeas drying. 
I follow the decorating rule of "have things you love in your house."
I do love my wildlife artwork. 
When the hydrangeas dry completely,  I will use them in 
a basket in my guest room. There are a few more
still on the plants outside.  This table is a great
spot to decorate and dry my blooms at the same time.
I have a wooden wheelbarrow under the table, filled with 
last year's dried hydrangeas.
 
I have tried different methods of drying the beautiful blooms.
This method has worked best for me.
Fill a vase with a small amount of water.
Remove all leaves.
Put the flowers in the vase and leave them
in the water, until the blooms, are completely dry
and the water has evaporated.
In a couple of weeks. I will be transforming our country
home into my most favorite time of the year.
FALL is coming soon.
A mosaic to pin


So delighted you came visiting today.
a visit today.
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Visit to Williams and Sonoma


Hello everyone,
I thought I would do a tablescape today.  But I didn't do it myself. 
While visiting my sister in Los Gatos, Ca. a couple of weeks ago,
 we stopped by the Williams and Sonoma store. My little town doesn't 
 have a Williams and Sonoma, so it was a real treat
 to visit this beautiful store.
I was excited when I downloaded the photos off my iPhone. 
My iPhone is the S6 plus apple product and the camera 
in the phone takes the most beautiful pictures.  
This is my first iPhone and I love it.
The "Lancaster" is on sale now. Go here.
 This tablescape is fantastic. The goblets, linens, and
hammered copper mugs 
are beautiful with this dinnerware.
I fell head over heels in love with this tablescape and 
I love the chairs too.
This pattern is "Spanish Floral" dinnerware.
The hammered chargers make a beautiful statement 
with the stack of dishes on the matching runner.
The "Lancaster" dinnerware resembles
Pennsylvania Dutch folk art with a vintage
warmth and relaxed tradition.  
I hope you enjoyed your visit to Williams and Sonoma.
Please come back soon.
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes






Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wednesday is Puzzle Day #10

Enjoy this puzzle today!





Click to Mix and Solve


See you soon♥
Joyously,
Betty 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Easy Peach Crisp



Hello everyone,
Have you ever been given fresh fruit from a friend's tree?
Our next door neighbors have a peach tree and the other day
they gave me enough peaches to make a fresh peach crisp.
I started by mixing the topping and peeling the peaches.
I grated the cold butter into the oatmeal mix. 
I baked the crisp in two bowls.  I used one bowl to
cover ice cream for our evening dessert.  The second
dish I saved for our dessert the next night.
The crisp came out of the oven so bubbly and crispy brown. 
This easy peach crisp is the perfect
Summer dessert served over ice cream.
Or just eat it warm out of the dish.

Print recipe
Easy Peach Crisp
Ingredients
  • 4 cups sliced fresh peaches
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange peaches evenly in an 8x8-inch baking dish. Mix flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl using a pastry cutter until evenly crumbled. Fold oats into flour mixture; sprinkle and press topping into peaches. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

A mosaic to pin

It's time to serve our dessert.
I hope to see you soon.
Joyously,
Betty
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's the Little Things that Matter #10



Hello everyone,
How was your weekend? Tom and I made a quick trip to the Bay Area 
to see my Sister and her husband. She and I had a 'Sister Day.'
We went shopping find an outfit for me to wear to our son's wedding next month.
While shopping, I found this mix on sale at Sur la table in Los Gatos.
I will be baking Raspberry Macarons soon.
To buy a package Go Here
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Today I have so much to be grateful for:
While I was in church on Sunday morning we sang 
one of my favorite hymns.
COME, THOU ALMIGHTY KING,
I love the words, and the message this hymn
carries to the world.
I love to sing hymns and reflect on the amazing life
I have today. 
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Also while shopping in Los Gatos, I bought this mix too.
Petite Madeleines are a great tea time dessert or served with ice cream 
in the evening while Tom and I are watching the Olympics.

Another Gentle Thought
You can't change the music of your soul.
Katharine Hepburn

Thank you for visiting today.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Bernideen's BTTCG Blog Party
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes



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