Monday, July 27, 2015

Blackberry Season

Blackberry Pie Bars: The Charm of Home
 It is blackberry season!  I had a lot of blackberries this weekend so I made a generous pan of Blackberry Pie Bars


Blackberry Season Tea: The Charm of Home
When I got ready to set this shot up I thought it reminded me of my Grandmother's house, with something amazing smelling coming out of the oven and the chicken scratch embroidery apron.  Tea cup by Gracie Teaware.


Blackberry Season Tea: The Charm of Home
I think both of my Grandmothers had beautiful roses blooming in the summer too.  Can you remember the foundation plantings around your Grandparent's houses like I can?  They seem to be an integral part of my memory.

Blackberry Pie Bars: The Charm of Home
The blackberry pie bars were so easy and delicious.  I will make them again.  The children enjoyed!

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
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
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
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Home Sweet Home #230

Starfish Tier Tea: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I had tea looking out of my Starfish Tier window treatment.


Cheese & Bacon Quiche: The Charm of Home
I made the guys a Cheese & Bacon Quiche and they loved it! 

There are so many great ideas, decorating, and delicious recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   All of you are very talented!  You all had a lot of great post!  Here are a few that caught my eye.  I pin a lot from this party each week! These features were all pinned!

Cherry Season: The Charm of Home
Sylvia of Sylvia's Simple Life took us on a photogenic feast in Cherry Season.  

Nature's Beauty: The Charm of Home
Cindy of Dwellings The Heart of Your Home shared some beautiful photos from her blog in Appreciating Nature's Beauty.

French Country Kitchen: The Charm of Home
Patti at Old Things New shared Ideas for Adding the French Country Look to Your Kitchen.  She had a lot of details in this post that were helpful and charming.  I am dying for that kitchen desk area!

Caramel Pound Cake: The Charm of Home
Kim from LouLou Girls shared a Caramel Pound Cake that had my mouth watering! 

I have on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
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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Link up anything from your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button for the party is under the button tab at the top of the blog, 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 home, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cheese & Bacon Quiche

Cheese & Bacon Quiche: The Charm of Home
I made a quiche this weekend.  I haven't made one for awhile and the family was more than happy to taste it for me.

Cheese & Bacon Quiche: The Charm of Home
It was a cheese quiche because it was vegetarian but, I added bacon for the guys.  They raved about it.  Seems funny to get guys to love quiche but they do.

Ingredients:
5 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1 ready made pie crust ( I use Pillsbury.)
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place pie shell into pie pan and shape edges as desired.  Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork. Whisk eggs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in cheddar, chives, bacon, and onion.  Transfer filling to pie shell just filling but not overfilling.  
Bake quiche until top is lightly browned, center is set but soft, and knife inserted comes out clean.  Bake 40-50 minutes.  Let the quiche completely cool.  May cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.  
Serves: 6-8   

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: The Charm of Home
Recipe adapted from: The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Enjoy!

Sherry

I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
Home Matters linky Party at life With Lorelai 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Starfish Tier

Starfish Tier Lace Curtain:The Charm of Home
I have a beautiful addition to my window today in this Starfish Tier lace curtain and valance provided by Heritage Lace.    

Starfish Tier Lace Curtain:The Charm of Home
This starfish lace just charms me so.  It is a beautiful lace that really evokes the carefree beach lifestyle.

Starfish Tier Lace Curtain:The Charm of Home
 The sea glass trim on the bottom of the tier and the window valance is so pretty!

Starfish Tier Lace Valance:The Charm of Home

Starfish Sea Themed Tea: The Charm of Home
I am having a sea themed tea today; like a mini vacation while I am having tea.  

Starfish Sea Themed Tea: The Charm of Home
I made this banana bread this weekend and it was delicious. It is called Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread.

Starfish Sea Themed Tea: The Charm of Home
My tea mug today is made by Gracie's  Teaware.  It matches the teapot but the teapot is marked I. Godinger & Co.

Thank you very much to Heritage Lace for sponsoring today's tea.  The products described were provided to The Charm of Home for this post.  The written description was entirely my own.

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
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
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
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Home Sweet Home #229

Mad Tea Party: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I had my annual Mad Tea.  I love going to this linky party!

Tomato Tart: The Charm of Home
I found a great new cookbook and baked the cover recipe in Tomato Tart.

There are so many great ideas, decorating, and delicious recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   All of you are very talented!  You all had a lot of great post!  Here are a few that caught my eye.  I pin a lot from this party each week! These features were all pinned!

Blackberry Peach Galette
Angelina at Peonies & Orange Blossoms shared a great recipe in Blackberry and Peach Galette with Cinnamon Ice Cream Recipe

Modern Home Tour
Chloe at Celebrate & Decorate shared her home in Modern Home Tour.  I loved the retro Walt Disney Monorail poster!

Retro Kitchen Remodel
Hayley at Leaving the Ivory Tower shared her fabulous Retro Kitchen Remodel.

Color Changing Milk Experiment
Debbie at One Little Project at a Time shared Color Changing Milk Experiment and Video.  Great science experiment to try with the children home and bored for summer! 

I have on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
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

Follow me on Twitter 

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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 from your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button for the party is under the button tab at the top of the blog, 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 home, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

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


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart: The Charm of Home
I found a great new cookbook this weekend!!  It was the Complete Vegetarian Cookbook, pictured below.  The cover recipe had me at Hello!  So, I absolutely had to come home and cook that recipe first.  It was a Tomato Tart.  It was easy to make, especially pretty, and divine smelling baking in the oven!  Need I say more?  

Ingredients:
3 plum tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 ounce Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup)
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 ounce mozzarella cheese, shredded (1/4 cup)
1 ready made pie crust ( I used Pillsbury)  
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil

Spread tomatoes out over several layers of paper towels, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and let drain for 30 minutes. Combine two tablespoons oil and garlic in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine Parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, and remaining tablespoon of oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven bottom of tart shell.   Spread ricotta mixture evenly over the bottom of the tart crust.  Blot tomatoes dry with paper towels and arrange attractively on top of ricotta in concentric circles.  Drizzle with garlic-oil mixture.  Cut basil and sprinkle over tart. (I would also consider cutting the basil and adding it for the last 10-12 minutes of baking.)  Bake tart 20-25 minutes, rotate tart pan half way through baking. 
Let cool on wire rack for 10 minutes or more.  Serve hot.
Serves: 4-6


The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook
Recipe adapted from: The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook  

*Note: I used my Thai basil, with it's fabulous licorice smell and taste and it was a nice flavor to add to this dish.


Enjoy!

Sherry

I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
Home Matters linky Party at life With Lorelai 

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