Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies: The Charm of Home
The lemon fans in my house have been asking me to come up with a new lemon cookie.  I found this recipe that had cream cheese added to it.  It  looked so chewy I thought it would be a great recipe to try. 

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies: The Charm of Home

These cookies have a dough like texture with the zing of the lemon.  They were really delicious and disappeared fast! 


Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2  3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar 
1 1/2 tablespoon water

Combine the butter and cream cheese in a mixer with the paddle attachment.  Cream together for about a minute. Add the granulated sugar and continue to mix.
Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat on medium high speed till light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.  Meanwhile mix all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Add half of the flour mixture and the lemon zest.  Mix.  Then add the remaining flour and the lemon juice.  Mix to combine until the dough starts to form a ball.  Cover and refrigerate dough about 2-3 hours.  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper.  Take about 1 1/2 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball with your hands then place on the cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  When you remove from the oven take a spatula and flatten the cookies to about 1/2 thickness.  Allow cookies to cool completely before moving. 
To make glaze: combine sugar and water and whisk in a small bowl.  Whisk until there are no longer any clumps.  Take the cookies and dip the tops into the glaze or drizzle it on top of them and allow to harden.  
Serves: 24 cookies

Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies: The Charm of Home
This gorgeous lace Starfish Runner was provided for this post by Heritage Lace.  

Recipe Adapted from: Swanky Recipes

Enjoy!

Sherry

I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
Home Matters linky Party at life With Lorelai

Monday, June 29, 2015

Starfish Lace

Starfish Lace Table Runner: The Charm of Home
Decorating for summer around my house means adding touches of the beach.  I have been so enamored with this Starfish Runner from Heritage Lace for awhile now.  I was contacted by them to share a few of their products and I was not shy about sharing how much I love this table runner!   

Starfish Lace Table Runner: The Charm of Home
The runner is made with a starfish patterned lace that is called "crushed lace."  It is created using a unique process that gives the lace a finished vintage look.  The finish is heat set to create a look that is meant to last through repeat washings.  It is hand washable in cold water and line dry.  

Starfish Lace Table Runner: The Charm of Home
The airy playful starfish design is so delightful, but it also has this aqua sea glass trim that really makes it special! 

Starfish Lace Table Runner: The Charm of Home
I am taking the photos of this lace runner and I think, these are just not good enough to show off how beautiful this runner is.  So, I pulled my wooden table out and set a whole beach themed tea.  

Starfish Lace Table Runner: The Charm of Home
This lace is beach cottage perfection.  

Starfish Lace Table Runner: The Charm of Home
By peaking over at the window you can see they sent me matching Starfish Lace Window Tier too, but I will show you more of that in another post. 
You can channel the beach in your home decor this summer. It doesn't  matter if you live by the beach or not with this gorgeous Starfish Runner from Heritage Lace.
Thank you very much to Heritage Lace for sponsoring today's tea.  The products described were provided to The Charm of Home for this post.  The written description was entirely my own.

Sherry

I will link this to:
  
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Home Sweet Home #226

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared a quite tea with Heritage Lace in Lovely Lace.

I am getting excited about blackberry season and I did some baking in Blackberry Apple Skillet Pie.

There are so many great ideas, decorating, and delicious recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   All of you are very talented!  You all had a lot of great post!  Here are a few that caught my eye.  I pin a lot from this party each week! These features were all pinned!


Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is blew me away again with her food styling and photography in The Novel Baker's Present: The Vintage Tea Party Book!

Cathy at Vintage, Paint, and More styled up this casually elegant look for summer in Patriotic Mantel.

Kristi at Making It In the Mountains shared 12 of the Best Boy Bedrooms Out There!  Great ideas in this post!

April at Avenues shared Fried Green Tomatoes (with a Savannah secret).  April is a brand new blogger and I loved how she put together this post.

I have on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because, it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special!  You are all so talented and share such wonderful posts!  It is really hard to feature a few and, remember to be featured you must have a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.   Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

Sherry

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Blackberry Apple Skillet Pie

Blackberry Apple Skillet Pie: The Charm of Home
It is just about blackberry season!  I love blackberries and I always make cobbler every summer but today I decided to try something I have never done.  I baked a pie in a cast iron skillet!  I have always wanted to try this and it was super easy. 

Blackberry Apple Skillet Pie: The Charm of Home
The crust cooks up wonderful in the cast iron.  It was a blackberry apple pie and everyone enjoyed it.   

Blackberry Apple Skillet Pie: The Charm of Home
Blackberry Apple Pie

Ingredients:
4 apples, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups fresh blackberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Pillsbury pie crust
1 egg white
2 teaspoons decorator sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  
In a 10-inch skillet add butter and saute the apples, brown sugar, corn starch, and salt.  Saute the apples until just tender 7 minutes.  Stir in the blackberries and cook until they begin to soften and release their juice, 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla, and let cool to room temperature. 
Prepare the cast iron skillet (I used a a 9-inch skillet) by placing the room temperature ready made pie crust in the bottom of the skillet and pierce the bottom of the crust with a fork in a few places.  Pour the pie filling into the bottom crust and then unroll the top crust.  Take the top crust and overlap it with the bottom crust around the edges and crimp in the fashion you desire to seal the crust for baking.  Brush the top of the crust with egg white and sprinkle with decorator sugar crystals.
Bake about 25-30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Transfer the pie to a wire rack and let cool for 1 hour before serving.
Serves: 8
Recipe Adapted from: Williams Sonoma    


Rustic Place mat by Heritage Lace
For my photos today I used this beautifully rustic Meadow Song Placemat from Heritage Lace.  It is printed on fabric that looks like burlap but it is actually a soft woven polyester.  
Rustic Place mat by Heritage Lace
Coordinating beautifully with the placemat is the Haven Napkin Set.  These napkins are made of a soft laundered cotton that make them as easy to care for as stylish.  Just toss them in the washer when needed.

Thank you very much to Heritage Lace for sponsoring today's post.  The products described were provided to The Charm of Home for this post.  The written description was entirely my own.

Enjoy!

Sherry

I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  

Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
Home Matters linky Party at life With Lorelai

Monday, June 22, 2015

Lovely Lace

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home
Join me for a quite moment in a private corner with a cup of tea.  Can you feel the sheer tranquility of this moment?

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home
Unwinding with this cup of tea comes naturally in this surrounding because this lace radiates stillness in this light. This lace is woven in a point d'esprit fashion which literally translates to "lace of spirit."

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home
This tea moment was was brought to you by Heritage Lace.  I was so blessed to receive some products from them to share with you.  This is the Floret Table Topper it measures 36" x 36."  The delicateness of this pattern just made these photos.  

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home
The teacups are actually cappuccino cups from Heritage Lace.  The pattern is called Miss Blackbirdy.  They were just delightful for tea and such a generous size holding 11 ounces. They are also made in a heavy porcelain like restaurant ware. 

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home
So sit down and take a break, invite some friends and grab a cup.  There are also several serving pieces to go with this pattern sold at Heritage Lace.

Heritage Lace Tea: The Charm of Home
Give yourself that contentment of a pause in your day.  You have earned it.

Country Pillows: The Charm of Home
Country Pillows: The Charm of Home
The pillows in my tea setting today were also provided by Heritage Lace.  The Welcome Pillow Cover  measures 18" x 18."  The fabric this cozy graphic is printed on looks like burlap but it is a soft woven polyester.  The Live Simply Pillow Cover, measuring 12" x 20," is made the of the same material and such a cute compliment to the Welcome Pillow.

Thank you very much to Heritage Lace for sponsoring today's tea.  The products described were provided to The Charm of Home for this post.  The written description was entirely my own.

Sherry

I will link this to:
  
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Home Sweet Home #225

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week for tea I shared my son's new mug from his new favorite movie in Jurassic Tea.

I also baked the "Best Brownies in the World." They were really some of the best brownies I have ever made! 

There are so many great ideas, decorating, and delicious recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   All of you are very talented!  You all had a lot of great post!  Here are a few that caught my eye.  I pin a lot from this party each week! These features were all pinned!

Jamie at Anderson + Grant had a great idea for an old rake head in Organizing Garden Tools with a Repurposed Rake.

Linda at More Fun Less Laundry shared Bunny Williams and Her Connecticut Guest House.  It is fabulous, take a look!  

Debbie at Debbie-Dabble shared My New Garden Hose Wreath.  It is so cute Debbie! 


Living the Gourmet shared Nutella Pavlova.  Don't they look delicious! 

Larry and Linda at Just Another Day in the Bass life shared Just a Water Feature.  Here there were several beautiful inspirations for a water feature for any yard.

I have on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because, it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special!  You are all so talented and share such wonderful posts!  It is really hard to feature a few and, remember to be featured you must have a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.   Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

Sherry

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My button for the party is under the button tab at the top of the blog, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)

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