A wooden board with six large cream puffs filled with pastry cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Cream Puffs, Profiteroles

Who doesn't love a good cream puff? I have been making these cream puffs since my kids were young. I make small ones for tea parties, and larger ones for desserts. The pastry is actually really easy to make and only takes about 10 minutes to make (plus bake time). And you will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own pastry cream filling. You can also make a sweetened whipped cream…... view full recipe

A bowl of pastry cream and some in a piping bag being piped onto a white plate, with 2 brown eggs in the background.

Pastry Cream

This recipe for Pastry Cream is one I use often. I use it for tarts, for my tea parties in mini tartlettes, in cream puffs, eclairs, as a base for coconut cream pies and banana cream pies, and one of my granddaughters calls it "pudding" and wants me to make her "pudding" whenever she loses a tooth, so of course she gets her "pudding". Pastry cream is actually slightly different than pudding, or custard. A…... view full recipe

Mini Phyllo Quiches

Mini Phyllo Quiches

These Mini Phyllo Quiches are packed full of tons of flavor. I make these for tea parties and they are always eaten quickly. Even my little grandson Gabe, who is our server at our Mother-Daughter tea parties, loves them and can't get enough of them. They are easy to make and you can make the filling ingredients the day ahead of time to save some time. They also make great little bite sized appetizers and…... view full recipe

Roast Beef Croissant Sandwiches

Mini Roast Beef Croissants

These Mini Roast Beef Sandwiches are perfect for a luncheon or tea party. They are small and dainty and full of flavor. There are a couple of different spreads you can put on them as well to change things up. I make these with a Pimiento Cheese Spread and a Blue Cheese Spread. They are both delicious. The cover photo shows both sandwiches. 500 recipes like this one can be found in our cookbook "Rocky…... view full recipe

Cone shaped golden cookies in a martini glass and on a plate with the edges dipped in chocolate

Chocolate Gilded Danish Sugar Cones

These delicate, buttery cookies are quite decadent. They do take a little bit of skill to quickly form them into cones before they cool and harden, but they sure look fancy once you've got them done. You can also roll them into a tube shape and dip both of the ends as well. 500 recipes similar to these cookies can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE Favorites Recipes" which can…... view full recipe

Strawberry Pecan Twist Cookies

Strawberry Pecan Twist Cookies

These Strawberry Pecan Twist Cookies are one of my personal favorite cookies! They are tender and flaky and just melt in your mouth when you take a bite of them. You start with a box of pre-mixed pie crust dough, which is what makes them so delicious, or you can also make your own dough, without the wet ingredients, just weigh it to make sure you have the right amount. You can also change the…... view full recipe

Golden shortbread cookie balls with chopped pecans rolled in white powdered sugar on a black and red checkered plate

Russian Teacakes

These Russian Teacake Cookies, also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes, are arguably one of my favorite cookies (though I like so many cookies it's hard to choose just one to be my favorite, I'd have to settle for a top 10). When I begin my Christmas Cookie baking (which goes on for weeks), these are always the first cookie I make every year, it just gets me started on my holiday cookie baking. I have…... view full recipe

Chicken Salad with sliced applies

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is one of those great dishes that becomes a staple for a summer salad or sandwich. There is such a variety of ways you can serve this salad. Serve it over a bed of bib lettuce as a refreshing summer salad, or even a fairly healthy main entree, serve it in some whole grain bread for a sandwich, or serve it on mini croissants for a fancier sandwich and served at a tea…... view full recipe

Light and Fluffy Cream with fresh red strawberries with green leaves

Devonshire Cream

This is really a "Mock" Devonsire Cream since the cream itself doesn't come from Devon, England. But it's just as delicious, and much easier and quicker to make than Clotted Cream. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to make. I serve it with scones, and I'll use it just as I do whipped cream sometimes, try it with apple pie, you'll be hooked! The tang from the sour cream gives it a special flavor…... view full recipe

Flaky golden scones with lemon curdc devonshire cream, and fresh strawberries

Cream Scones

I went to a tea house one day with my girls when they were young and they served scones that I absolutely fell in love with. They gave every customer an index card with the recipe, and I've been making this basic scone recipe ever since. It can be easily modified by adding different ingredients such as currants, raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, and so much more, just be creative and add ingredients you may…... view full recipe