Thursday, July 24, 2014

Home Sweet Home #179

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I only created one post this week.  Some summer weeks are more productive than others.  I joined a Christmas in July party and had Blackberry Scones for Christmas in July.

There are so many beautiful homes and creative ideas at the Home Sweet Home party each week!  Here are a few that caught my eye from last week.

Brooke at Artistic Endeavors 101 shared a needle felting kit she tried in Needle Felting Fun.

Pamela at Flower Patch Farmhouse shared a DIY Hog Panel Greenhouse she put up to extend her growing season.

Laura at Decor to Adore had a trip of a lifetime to France and visited Monet's home and gardens in Monet's Jardin Clos Normand

Komali Nunna at Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen shared a post of An Amazing All White Engagement Party.  So much inspiration that could be used for other events in this post.

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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Now let's see your beautiful homes, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blackberry Scones for Christmas in July

The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
Today I am joining Natasha at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365 for a Christmas in July linky party.  I decided to have a little tea with some blackberry scones.  This might be something you could actually do in December.  Most of the groceries carry berries for dessert at Christmas or you could buy them frozen.

The Charm of Home: Blackberry Scones
The blackberry scones turned out delicious!  They were reportedly best hot out of the oven and they didn't last more than a few hours on the counter!

 Blackberry Cream Scones
Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
1/3 cup cream
 for glaze:
1/4 cup powdered sugar 
2 teaspoons cream

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the butter with pastry blender and work mixture together until it resembles coarse sand. Add the blackberries.
Add the cream and mix until a dough forms. Make an small circle (6-8 inches across) with the dough and slice into 8 small wedges (each wedge should be only about two-three inches). Place wedges on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.   
*I put an egg white wash over mine scones before baking. Take the white of one egg and brush over scones.
To make the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar and cream.  Drizzle over the scones.
Serves:4-8

Adapted from :Eat, Live, Run

The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
My Christmas teacup is by Portmeirion, the pattern is the Holly and the Ivy.    

The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
The verse on the side of the cup reads:  
The holly and the ivy 
when they are both full grown
of all the trees that
are in the wood
the holly wears the crown.


The Charm of Home: Christmas in July
Here is a recap of last year's Christmas tea in which I made White Chocolate and Peppermint Scones recipe in the link.
 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
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
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
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Cottage Style Party at Lavender Garden Cottage 
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Table It! at Rustic & Refined
Creative Ways link party at Posed Perfection
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Anything Goes Party at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
Sweet and Savoury Sunday at Baking in Pyjamas
What I Made Yesterday at Oh! My Heartsie Girl
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Home Sweet Home #178

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I had tea with another naked cake in Raspberries and Roses

A weekend dinner turned out really good so I shared that recipe in Apple-Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops.


There are so many beautiful homes and creative ideas at the Home Sweet Home party each week!  Here are a few that caught my eye from last week.


Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth shared a great recipe in Our Favorite (No Cook, Raw) Vanilla Ice Cream~4 Variations.

The Cape on the Corner showed off a new ceiling in her sunroom and a new skylight in Here Comes the Sun (room) Remix.

Slice of Pie shares some wonderful ideas on cooking with herbs in What to do with Herbs!

Artistic Endeavors 101 shared her post Awesome Studio Storage From the Recycling Bin...

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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Attention: To link up you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or you won't be featured.
Link up anything in your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, 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.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Apple-Stuffed Grilled Pork Chops

The Charm of Home: Apple-Stuffed Grilled pork Chops
I made these pork chops for dinner this weekend and I loved the way they turned out, so I thought I would share the recipe with you.  

Ingredients:
4 butterfly cut pork loin chops (These were at least 2 inches thick before butterflied.)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon of unsalted butter
1/2 sweet onion (like Vidalia), thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
4 (1/4 thick) slices tart sweet apple (like Granny Smith)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 cup apple butter

Heat grill to medium heat.  Season each chop on each side with salt and freshly ground pepper.  Set aside.

In a skillet melt the butter over low heat and add the onion and rosemary.  Cook stirring occasionally for 7 minutes until the onion is very tender and caramelized, season with salt and pepper.  Remove to a dish to cool slightly.

Add the apple slices to the skillet and saute in remaining butter for 5 minutes.   Remove from skillet and set aside.
  
Place the chops on the hot grill and cook for 7 minutes on the the butterflied side not the outside.  Turn the chops and "stuff" the inside (butterflied side) with the apple slices and the caramelized onion, sprinkling with brown sugar on the inside of each chop.  Fold the chops over and brush the top with apple butter and grill for 6 minutes.  Flip the chops and brush thae other side with apple butter and cook for another 6 minutes.  Should cook until the internal temp is 150 degrees F.  Remove the chops from the grill and serve hot.
Serves: 4
Recipe adapted from: Screen Doors and Sweet Tea

 Sherry
I will link this to:

Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Cottage Style Party at Lavender Garden Cottage 
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Table It! at Rustic & Refined
Creative Ways link party at Posed Perfection
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Anything Goes Party at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
Sweet and Savoury Sunday at Baking in Pyjamas
What I Made Yesterday at Oh! My Heartsie Girl
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Raspberries & Roses

Raspberry & Roses Tea at The Charm of Home
I had been picturing in my head for a couple of months to make this raspberry and roses cake.  It is a cake in the style of the naked cakes that I have been enamored with this year. 

Raspberry & Roses Tea at The Charm of Home
You can't make a cake this fancy and not have it with tea.  So, I pulled out all of my most romantic rosey dishes.  The little dessert plate is Limoges.

Raspberry & Roses Tea at The Charm of Home
I had every intention of using my own roses but, they weren't in bloom at the right time for embellishing this cake, so I used store bought roses instead.

Raspberry & Roses Tea at The Charm of Home
I love this new delicate little teacup I found at the thrift store with rose spilling down the side of it.  It is marked Bavaria.

Raspberry & Roses Tea at The Charm of Home
I have shown this little teapot before it is unmarked.

Raspberry & Roses Tea at The Charm of Home
The raspberries are in season and so fresh and juicy that anywhere I have cut into them on the cake they are dripping this bright red juice.  

Raspberry & Roses Tea at The Charm of Home
The cake is just a store mix chocolate cake with normal white whipped icing that I put about 4-5 drops of red food color in to make it pink.  I also cut raspberries in half and put them in a layer in the center of the cake on top of the middle layering of frosting.  I would place them there whole next time because they are dripping bright red juice from the center layer.  It bothers me when I look at the pictures.  Well I hope you have enjoyed my raspberry and roses tea.  Maybe it will inspire you to have a little break in your week and take a little time out from the chaos.  
 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
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
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
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Home Sweet Home #177

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I made this delicious cherry cobbler in Cherry Cobbler Tea.

I shared another great cookbook and recipe I found in The Farmer's Kitchen Handbook and Cherry Cobbler.

There are so many beautiful homes and creative ideas at the Home Sweet Home party each week!  You all really wowed me this past week! Here are a few that caught my eye from last week.

Suzan at Simply Vintageous shared her kitchen remodel in Hell's Kitchen (transformed).

Jamie at Domestically Vintage shared her daughter's first birthday party in Olivia's Beatrix Potter Themed 1st Birthday Party

Theresa at Shoestring Elegance shared a great brownie recipe in Brownies With Flair!

Amy at Home Remedies shared her Dining Room Makeover Reveal that was gorgeous! 

Nicki at tshirt & jeans shared a DIY Scrap Paper American Flag that she created as a work of art that is really outstanding! 

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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Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party: 
Attention: To link up you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or you won't be featured.
Link up anything in your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, 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.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

 *If you are pinning a post submitted here, please pin from the original source.



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