Chocolate Toffee Bars

Chocolate Toffee Bars

Today’s recipe is what happens when you have a major chocolate/toffee craving over the weekend.  You get Chocolate Toffee Bars on the blog! It was a rainy, gloomy kind of weekend and I didn’t accomplish much of anything which is always a bit frustrating. I started a few projects but didn’t complete any of them and I now have a great big mess in my attempts to get organized.  I  discovered that a sure fire solution to rain, gloom, ineffectiveness, lack of organization and frustration is chocolate and toffee!  I [Continue Reading…]

Dark Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

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I was in the mood for shortbread the other day.  I love shortbread, especially with a nice cup of herbal tea.  It is the perfect dunking cookie.  Since the season of love is upon us I figured heart shaped shortbread was in order.  And I just think things taste better when they are in a cute shape like a heart.  And much more fun to eat. I had picked up a bag of dried cherries at Trader Joes recently so decided to add them into my basic shortbread recipe.  Shortbread [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

Have you ever gone to an event and eaten something and totally fallen love?  So much so that you can’t get it off of your mind.  So much that you have to come home and try and recreate it yourself?? Yeah, happens to me all the time. Several months ago I attended a  Gymanfa-Ganu.  Now if you have no idea what that is or how to pronounced, no worries.  Either did I.  It is pronounced guh-mahn-vah GAH-nee and it is a Welsh hymn-singing festival.  It literally means “sing gathering.”  It [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

chocolate chip cookie bark

We are taking a momentary pause from all my trip posts because this really is a food blog not a travel blog! But I still have a few more travel posts to share later this week.  But first some food…. Remember that yummy Toffee Brownie Bark I shared a while ago?  Well, if you don’t remember it you should definitely check it out.  It’s pretty amazing.  Ever since I  made it I have been thinking about it – do you ever think about food.  I do, way too much!  Good [Continue Reading…]

Toffee Shortbread

Toffee Shortbread

So I was in mood for a little tea party last week.  A tea party for me. A nice cup of herbal tea and my favorite English treat – shortbread. Toffee Shortbread to be exact. I like my shortbread thin and crisp – not thick. You may remember the yummy lemon poppyseed shortbread I shared almost two years ago.  It is lovely and is the perfect companion to a cup of tea.  I decided to change up the flavor a bit this time. I used the same basic shortbread recipe [Continue Reading…]

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Need a new cookie recipe?  This brown sugar shortbread cookie is tasty and easy! I think I’ve mentioned before that I tend to get on flavor kicks.  There’s been cranberry, lemon etc. Well, this week it seems to be brown sugar.  I’ve got two brown sugar recipes for you right in a row (another coming tomorrow) Yum! Today’s cookie recipe is a shortbread cookie but is different than a lot of shortbread – it is a nice soft cookie.  I love shortbread, especially with a nice cup of herbal tea.  [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread

Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread

Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread is flaky, tender, buttery and lemony!  Perfect for tea time or anytime. I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love it when my blog readers share their yummy recipes with me – if I haven’t mentioned it in a while – I LOVE IT!. Today’s recipe is thanks to Bridee.  After reading my post on lemon poppy seed bread Bridee though I might enjoy a recipe for lemon poppy seed shortbread.  Well, she was right. In fact I enjoyed it so much I made it twice [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Shortbread

lemon shortbread

Lemon Shortbread is perfection.  Light and lemony. I am going to kick off our Lovely Lemon series of posts with a recipe I found over at How to be a Domestic Goddess. I loved these lemon shortbread bars and I think I could have eaten the entire pan myself.  It is a good thing I cut the recipe in half or I would have been in trouble!! But first I have a photo of the Lovely Lemon Giveaway items.  My two favorite kitchen tools to use when working with lemons! [Continue Reading…]