Glad to see you stop by! This is a collection of recipes I have developed, received from friends or was inspired by and altered somehow. While I try to post all food photos I just cannot help but share some of my Vintage clippings with you from my Gran's recipe drawer, my great Gran's tin and of course my Mum's treasure trove of her Gran's lovely publications all kept so prim, not to mention the cache my Mum also had and even mine too! They are all regularly used recipes, loved by my family, friends, and now you my treasured readers Enjoy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Jewel Box Cookies

Jewel Box  Cookies


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg yolk, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Cherry Preserves, or your favorite jam or preserves


1COMBINE flour and sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until coarse crumbs form. Add beaten egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until dough holds together.
2SHAPE into small balls using half teaspoonfuls. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Make small indentation in center of each cookie. Chill 20 minutes.
3HEAT oven to 350°F. Fill each cookie with scant 1/4 teaspoon jam, jelly or preserves. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until just golden around the edges.
TIPFor added sparkle, unbaked cookies may be rolled in coarse bakery sugar crystals available from my shoppe before being placed on cookie sheet to chill. 

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Party Wraps With Cream Cheese And Salami

Party Wraps With Cream Cheese And Salami

Shared with me from a good friend at Group Recipes


  • 1/2 of an 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped green onion or snipped fresh chives
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • Salami, Pastrami&Pepperoni Tortilla Wraps (see recipe) or Fig&Cranberry Wraps (see recipe)

How to make it

  • 1. For spread: In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, green onion, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined and smooth. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours.
  • 2. Let spread stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Use spread to make Salami, Pastrami & Pepperoni Tortilla Wraps or Fig & Cranberry Wraps.
  • Makes 16 appetizer servings (2 slices each)
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  • Salami, Pastrami & Pepperoni Tortilla Wraps
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of the Savory Cream Cheese Spread evenly over each of four 10-inch plain or flavored flour tortillas.
  • Evenly divide and layer 8 ounces thinly sliced sopressata salami or prosciutto, 5 ounces thinly sliced pastrami, corned beef or cooked beef and one 3-1/2 ounce package sliced pepperoni atop one half of each tortilla.
  • Carefully roll each tortilla tightly into a spiral, starting with the edge with the meat.
  • (For make-ahead, wrap each in plastic wrap. Chill for 1 to 24 hours before serving.)
  • To serve, if made-ahead, let wraps stand at room temperature for 10 minutes; remove the plastic wrap. Trim ends off wraps; bias-slice each wrap crosswise into 8 slices. If necessary, secure with toothpicks. If you like, arrange on shredded lettuce.