Feb 3, 2020

{Cookies and Tea Anyone?}


I hope that your week has started off good for you.  It's a little nippy today but as Florida would have it, it is suppose to be in the 80's by Thursday. 

http://www.kittyskozykitchen.com/

I wanted to share Kitty's cookies with you today. Only wish we could actually sit down and have one together. Kitty shared these on her blog so be sure to visit. 

Kitty's cookies turned out a little more fancier than mine did as she rolled her cookies out and they were a perfect slice. Girls, I was in too big of a hurry to taste one so I did old fashion drop cookies. LOL!


I had to improvise a little too. The recipe calls for the zest of an orange but I had tangerines. Worked out perfect and same orange taste.
 

The recipe also called for dried cranberries but I just so had a pack of the Craisins dried cranberries infused with cherry juice as I eat them for a snack sometimes.



Not only did the batter look pretty but oh that zest smelled so good.



 They do not get brown like most cookies do but they didn't need too because they would melt in your mouth. 

I sat myself right down in mid afternoon and enjoyed a cup of tea with a cookie---two of them matter of fact. YUM! Take a peek at Kitty's recipe and visit her delightful blog. She post so many good recipes and she is just precious.

http://www.kittyskozykitchen.com/2020/01/cranberry-orange-shortbread-cookies.html


I haven't been to a thrift store in a while so decided on my home from a doctor appointment I would browse. So glad I did. Look at these beautiful goblets. I have this same pattern and could not pass these up for $1 each. My man said, "Thought you had a set of those?".......I DO, but now I have another set! LOL!
 

I spotted these sweet angel napkin rings on a shelf with Christmas items. I bought all 8 of them for $1. I was a happy camper with my loot until I arrived home to a wet floor in my laundry room! Wasn't my washing machine though. My 26 year old hot water heater decided to go to heaven....But, praise the Lord it lasted 26 years, right?


Ended the weekend with some Superbowl fun with the family. Roasted oysters, grilled sausage with onions and peppers and tater logs. YUM! Oh, and cupcakes and cookies. Can't leave out the dessert right?


And, not only can that girl right there shuck her an oyster but she can play some ball too. She made the Middle school ball team and we are so proud of her. She might be a small built gal but she has some speed. Can't wait to watch her play.

 Here is a free printable for you if interested. I made this a few years ago and it sits in a lovely 5x7 frame and I see it daily and I am reminded that when I TRUST HIM and NOT MYSELF, and I ACKNOWLEDGE HIM that HE will always DIRECT my way. 


I hope that you all have a wonderful week and remember....

 
 Hugs and blessings, Cindy
 

45 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy! You sure found some good loot. Your cookies are delicious, I'm thinking. Your improvisations turned out great cookies and yes, Kitty is such a good baker/cook. Your red rimmed cup looks very much like a set of cups that go with my punch bowl set. Very pretty! Congrats to your Mallory on making the ball team! Happy February! Spring is getting closer; yay! Blessings to you...Sandi

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    1. Kitty is a sweet heart. Yes, there is a punch bowl with those same matching cups. A friend gave me some of the cups, bowls and a butter dish years ago that she had stuck in a cabinet. I have those few cups for everything. To hold sugar to tea to even water for the grandgirls for a tea party. LOL! I am sure you are looking forward to Spring.

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  2. Those cookies look great and congratulations to your granddaughter. We grilled hotdogs and hamburgers yesterday. The wind was awful though but at least the sun was shining.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. Wind is what made it seemed so cold. No worries girl...in 80's I hear this Thursday. LOL!

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  3. Oh this all looks so wonderful. I am going to look at that recipe and make some of those soon. I love cranberry orange anything! I love your "tea cup" too. That is lovely!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with the family...you always have such fun with your kiddos. Such a blessing!! Love the goblets you found! They certainly were worth getting! And those little angel napkin rings...how cute are those??? Can't wait to see you use them next Christmas! Have fun and enjoy every beautiful day God gives us. It has warmed up nicely this afternoon after a chilly start! Love it!!!

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    1. They are very good Pam. It has winded up being a very pretty day today. So glad to see a little sunshine.

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  4. Psst…guess what I found at the super Walmart? ORANGE ZEST IN A GLASS JAR!!! It was in the spice section, smiles. It had to come home with me, lol. It was $3.97 for a jar.

    Congrats to Ms. Mallory!!!! Thank you for the tea and cookie (only, I wish it was real time with you, smiles.)

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    1. Good deal Linda. Thanks so much. Excited about seeing our girl play. She plays for Travel ball too and it's so exciting watching the kids.

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  5. Cindy, I sure hope the dying hot water heater didn't make too much of a mess!
    Love your thrifty finds. One can never have too many matching goblets.
    Those cookies look irresistible. I made some lemon cookies on the weekend. They were supposed to be made into a roll, chilled, then sliced to bake. Mine became DROP cookies and little M declared them Yummy.

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    1. It wasn't as bad as it could have been with the wet floors. Thank the Lord. Lemon cookies sound so good too.

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  6. Those cookies look so good! Great substitutions. I'm always doing swaps like that! I'm sorry about your hot water heater but it lasted way longer than most of them do! You were lucky! What a fun Super Bowl party and Congrats to your softball girl!

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    1. Yes I heard that the average hot water heater now last 8 years. We were so blessed for sure!

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  7. Your tea set is so pretty! Good find with those goblets. I have a flower vase that matches them. Congratulations to your grand daughter. Hubby and I like to go to antique stores. I love that Bible verse! Have a great week!

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  8. Awww Cindy, wouldn’t that be so wonderful to share some cookies and a cup of tea together??!! Thank you for sharing my post about the cookies. Your tea party for one is soooo pretty. I’m in love with that cup! I also love your pretty thrifted treasures. What fun you had with your family. Your grand girl is darling. Don’t we love supporting them?
    Have a beautiful week, sweet friend. 🥰

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    1. Yes it would be awesome to share a cookie and tea together Kitty. One day....maybe not on this side of heaven but maybe the Lord will allow us to have some cookie/tea time! LOL!

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  9. Thanks so much Cindy for sharing Kitty’s cookie recipe. I know they are delicious. Your thrifting paid off, I love the angel napkin rings. Sounds like your weekend was fun with good food and family. Your ball player is a doll. Happy week to you ❤️

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    1. So funny Pam. When I spotted those angel napkin rings I honestly thought about you and all the beautiful tables you do.

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  10. I've love to enjoy a cup of tea and yummy cookies with both you and Kitty!

    I visited my local thrift store last week, but I was good and didn't buy anything!

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    1. It would be a great meet up now wouldn't it? Guess we would talk over each other in between bites and sips. LOL!

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  11. Hello sweet friend. Happy New week. The cookies look so yummy. I love those cranraisins for snacks too. I bet in a cookie they are so yummy. I will take a couple of dozen please! You got some great things at the thrift store. Yay Mallory for playing softball. My youngest daughter played softball throughout all her years in school. Oh how I loved sitting out at those games. Now my granddaughter is into softball. You guys really know how to party together. Love the menu for the superbowl. Yummy! Have a great rest of the week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  12. Oh, I surely agree! Kitty IS so very precious. She is a huge blessing to us all, and her recipes and posts are always so uplifting and dear. You are precious, too, my friend, and I always leave your sweet blog refreshed in spirit and encouraged. Sending love and hugs your way today!

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  13. Isn't it exciting when our grandchildren use their gifts and talents? Good for Mallory. She's a beauty too. I bet those cookies were good! I like that printable. Thanks!

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  14. Cookies look delicious! And, love those goblets and 2 sets are always better than 1. :o)) Thanks for stopping by Cindy, always a joy to visit you as well.

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  15. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I can not beleive that your water heater was 26 years old!! In 43 years of living here, I have gone through 6 water heaters and I found a small puddle of water last night where our water heater is and even though it is drying up, we have a plumber coming this afternoon to investigate so i will probably be buying my 7th water heater....It is in a small space so we can not get a large water heater and they seem to only last about 6 years or so....
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. I have heard Debbie that the average life span of a hot water heater is 8 years! We have been so very blessed that it is for sure. Lord girl....6 water heaters!!! Bless your heart.

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  16. Oh my Cindy! Those cookies really just look so wonderful! Dear Kitty always shares such wonderful recipes! So sorry to hear about your water heater. Loved those goblets, so nice to add to your set! Blessings to you sweet friend! Have another cookie for me :)

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    1. Yes Kitty sure does bake some wonderful delights.

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  17. Cindy, I can’t wait to give that cookie recipe a try! I’m staying in today after about 4 inches of snow fell yesterday. Believe it or not, I have all of the ingredients. Beautiful thrift finds, my friend! Mom had a set (just ONE set) of those goblets), I don’t know who took them when she moved. We drank ice cream sodas from them! Congratulations on Mallory making the team! Our daughter, Michelle, played middle and high school softball. We have lots of great memories of those days! Invest in some good lawn chairs and enjoy! Zenda

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    1. Thanks Zenda. Give those cookies a try! Melt in your mouth kind of cookies!

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  18. Now I'm hungry for cookies!!!! Those look so yummy! Anything with dried cranberries gets my attention!

    The mug reminding us of our Lord's mercies, new every morning, is perfect. Don't we need that message when we come into the kitchen all bleary-eyed and half-asleep?!

    Have a good day -- I guess we need to tie things down for the strong winds expected this evening!!

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    1. I am so thankful that His mercies are new each morning too. Looks like we might get some rain too.

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  19. Unbelievable! These cookies took me back to when I was young (very young). A flood of memories hit me in my heart. Wow wee! I sat at this computer and went down memory lane for a while.
    OK, where was I? Oh yeah, cookies! Wow!
    I can't remember what I was going to say.........
    🤣

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    1. LOL! Christine, those cookies were really good and I am your basic chocolate chip cookie kinda girl. But those would melt in your mouth. Glad you took a trip down memory lane.

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  20. I am TRYING not to eat cookies every day LOL This didn't help seeing those.
    I love homemade pastry etc
    Your granddaughter is sweet, I have no sweet granddaughters, 7 grandsons and they are all sweet also.

    Love your cup for sure

    Janice

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    1. Awe...I bet those grandsons are your hearts! Only one grandson for me but 5 granddaughters. Those boys are pretty dang special aren't they?

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  21. Oh my...those cookies are right up my alley....LOVE the orange (or tangerine) with cranberry (even if they are infused with cherry juice) combo. That Kitty sure is a talented and sweet lady! Congrats to that sweet grand of yours too! Anyone who can shuck an oyster and eat it is pretty special. Love those thrift store finds...you find the best stuff, girl! And last but not least, I recognized your beautiful printable right away. I have the one you sent me last year stashed away with the others, just waiting for the perfect place of display in the farmhouse. Love you, sweet friend.♥

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  22. Those goblets would make beautiful candle holders. Wonder if they could hold up to the heat.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy