Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Chicken Salad

My daughter, Melissa, at recently asked for my chicken salad recipe.
I searched through my recipe basket for the newspaper clipping from many years ago and couldn't find it.
I have made it so many times that I just make it to taste without measured ingredients.
Over the years, I have given my daughters several of my favorite recipes, and they claim their versions never taste like mine.  I'm sure it's because I add a bit of this and that until it tastes to suit me. 

So, I sent Melissa the Applewood Farmhouse Recipe for Chicken salad.  It is very similar to my recipe except that I put finely chopped celery in my chicken salad.   Melissa's DH, Tim, doesn't like celery, so I thought this version would please him. She made it and this is her photo above. 
I have mentioned several times on this blog the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant in Sevierville, TN is one of our favorite restaurants in the Smoky Mountain National Park area.

Go go to Melissa's website,  Stockpiling Moms at this link
for a printable recipe. 
Melissa has several of our family favorite recipes on

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Neighbors and Friends

Our dear neighbor,Mrs. H, shared a bouquet of her miniature roses with us.
Just to give you an idea of the size, the vase is 5/12 inches tall. 
She has been growing this heirloom plant for over 50 years at two different homes.
It was given to her as a wedding gift.  How special!
Mrs. H has supplied me with books from the library to read while I recuperate from my broken arm and shoulder.
Thanks, Mrs. H. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Scones from The Colonel's Lady

My dear hubby, GJ, had lunch at The Colonel's Lady Tea Room in Winchester on Friday.  He kindly brought home to me two freshly baked scone.  An Almond Brickle Scone (left) and a Cranberry Orange Scone (right). 

I don't have the recipes of The Colonel's Lady delicious scones in the photo, but thought I would share a recipe for Ocean Spray Cranberry Orange Scones I found online.

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe From Ocean Spray

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg
1 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Sweetened Dried Cranberries
2 teaspoons orange zest

Preheat oven to 425ºF. Grease a cookie sheet.

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Work butter or margarine into dry ingredients until butter is the size of small peas using a pastry blender or fork. Add remaining ingredients, mixing just until dry ingredients are moist.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gather into a ball. Pat into a circle 3/4-inch thick; cut into 8 wedges. Place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 8 scones.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September is World Alzheimer's Month

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This post is in memory of my mother, my dear friends Mary and Lynn's mothers, and my dear friend Patty's dad. 

Raise awareness by wearing purple on Sept. 21, Alzheimer's Action Day; then turn Facebook purple by changing your profile picture to our END ALZ icon and telling your friends to do the same.

Teacup Thursday — Royal Albert American Beauty

My newest teacup is a Royal Albert English Bone China American Beauty.
It has a brushed gold scalloped edge and a georgous pink rose pattern.
My research shows this pattern was made from 1941 - 1990.
I love the delicate pink colors of this pattern.
The saucer, below with three roses is as pretty as the teacup.

I am joining Miss Spenser's Blog today for Teacup Thursday. 
Check out the other participating blogs. 

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