Orange Cranberry Tea Biscuits

Orange Cranberry Tea Biscuits

Today our youngest daughter walked in the room with a tray for tea, pretend tea.  She offered it to me and asked if I would like a biscuit.  Of course I did!  And after we had our tea and biscuits, I asked if she’d ever had an actual tea biscuit before.  She had not, so I offered to make some.  I didn’t have a recipe, but I was certain I could find one.  I scoured the internet looking for tea biscuits.  Many had ingredients I don’t keep on hand, so I kept looking.  I came across one on Cooks.com called Welsh Tea Biscuits.  The recipe sounded fairly simple.  The only real problem was that I didn’t have an electric skillet or a way to determine the temperature of a skillet.  I had to change the way I’d cook them, so I decided I’d change the recipe to an orange cranberry flavor too.  Continue reading

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Chocolate? Yes, please!

Today I am sharing some chocolate recipes from some of my favorite sites. And withValentine’s day around the corner, I think chocolate is its perfect pair.  I’m not sure how to share the pictures from these sites, but I’ve linked you to them.  They are worth a look.  You will not be disappointed.

First there is Heidi Swanson of 101cookbooks.com.  She lives in San Francisco and has the ability to find just about any ingredient she desires.  Lucky girl.  She’s written several books, I have 3 of them.  I reach for these time and time again.  I discovered her last year after my husband returned from a trip to Harvard.  He brought books home for all of us. Continue reading