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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Happy New Year and welcome to my HOME, lovely friends! 
~ Heart  Of  My  Enviornment ~

"Our home is filled with warmth and love,
Prayers and gifts from heaven above.
Please bless these things that we love best,
O dear Lord, please bless our nest." ~ Veronica Curtis

As some of you may know, I have been away visiting family out on the west coast for the holidays and meeting my little granddaughter.

What a fabulous time we had! I not only celebrated Christmas but also a birthday while I was there.

And what a warm welcome back to Blogland many of you have given me, thank you!

Since returning home on Sunday night, I have been having some  issues with posting new photos on my blog, so I have had to use photos from past posts. I am glad I had some available which were suitable for sharing with you today. Hopefully I will get this issue sorted out shortly because I have so many things to share with you.

"But what on earth is half so dear-
So longed for- as the hearth of home? ~ Emily Bronte

When Hubby and I were first married, I was anxious to try out all sorts of recipes and one which had been a favourite and still is, is Cinnamon Blossoms.

These are wonderful with a cup of something hot, as a treat for family or company. 

Cinnamon Blossoms

Use your basic tea biscuit recipe. Roll out and cut into biscuits. Snip each biscuit almost to the center to give five petals. Dip the tops into melted butter and then a mixture of sugar and spices. I opted to brush the tops with melted butter as it's less messy.

Mix 1/3 cup brown or white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Place a quarter of a marachino cherry or candied cherry in the center of each blossom  and bake for 12-14 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees. Makes about 15 blossoms. Enjoy!

Do you have something you would like to share which is HOME related? Simply refer to the list below and link up. I would love to come and visit with you. Thank you for visiting today and I wish  you all a beautiful day.

"God will be with you wherever you go." ~ Joshua 1:9

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Cottage Style Linky Party
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits
Home Sweet Home 
Open House

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Your cinnamon blossoms look delicious and I will have to give them a try. I love my collection of recipes from over the years too.

  2. I love anything with cinnamon. These look scrumpdillyishus. Thanks for the recipe, Sandi. Hugs, Deb

  3. Oh Sandi...I had forgotten about those! I used to make them often years ago too...thanks for the reminder! I am so glad you had a wonderful holiday here on the west coast with your family. As my Nana used to say..."A change is as good as a rest!"

  4. Hello, my dear Sandi :)

    Welcome back from your little break. I hope all is going well.

    Thank you for hosting your HOME party - it's always a delight linking up on your blog.

    Enjoy your day!


  5. Hello Sandi!
    A new grandbaby is just the best. Congrats.

    I am going to have to try your Cinnamon Blossoms!

    Joining the Party. Your HOME pic is just beautiful. Love the reds.

    May you have a blessed new year,

  6. Hi Sandi, I almost forgot about your link party today so I have added my post to it. I have heard of many bloggers who are having difficulty loading pictures but some are saying if you have Picasa it's not a problem. I do have Picasa and haven't had any problem loading pictures at all. I don't know what the connection would be. Your cinnamon flower biscuits look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe today. Blessings to you. Pamela

  7. Happy belated Birthday. I am certain it must have been a joyous one for you since you were with your family and new Granddaughter. Those Cinnamon Blossoms do look yummy.

  8. I am so glad you had a great trip! I hope you get the blog sorted out.
    Have a great week Sandi!

  9. I love those cinnamon blossoms, Sandi! Aren't they the sweetest thing for tea time? I need to make those soon. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

  10. Oh Sandi, I am trying not to be jealous over your beautiful tea cups! Thanks for another great party! Those blossoms look delicious!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  11. Oh my Sandi, those cinnamon blossoms look so yummy. I baking these this weekend for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Those cinnamon blossoms look delicious. I have never seen those. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Happy Birthday dear!!! And So happy to hear you had a good time! :) The blossoms look delicious, a must try!!!


  14. Thank you Sandi for hosting and welcome back. Happy belated birthday and was that sweet grandbaby the most special? I know she was! Biscuits look heavenly and I use Picasa and have not had any problems..YET!!..Happy Thursday..Judy

  15. Sandy your cinnamon blossoms are darling and look so delicious!!! What a lovely idea with tea... especially with your pretty tea cups!

  16. Hi Sandi,
    Happy Birthday, got the pictures on finally,
    going to copy what Sandra sent me
    when you click on new post or edit an already existing post, you'll see "html" on the upper left of the page and beside it"compose". If you click on html, you'll then see a picture icon and can add from there (it will be html so you will see a bunch of letter/symbols) After you add your picture, click o compose then you'll see your picture as usual and can type your post from there. It worked for me, a little jumpy and lost it a couple of times, but got it finally. Hope it helps you.

  17. Sandi:

    The roses cups and saucers you show here - isn't that Old English was actually you and Angela who collect that and I was thinking of you both as I saw 8 dessert plates at the Brass Armadilla in Denver in that pattern. They were $10.00 each.

  18. Oh my gosh Sandie....she's adorable!!!! Absolutely a little beauty. And those buns....ym. Hugs to my special friend and welcome back


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