Shortbread cookie dipped in white chocolate and heart confetti.

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

How can anyone who loves shortbread ever get tired of these simple cookies, especially when there are a bazillion variations to make? If you are looking for an excuse to make shortbread cookies, how about Valentine’s Day. Dipped Shortbread Cookies are sure to melt anyone’s heart. Continue reading

Paperwhite bulbs ready for planting.

How To Grow Paperwhites

Having the opportunity to learn new things and share them with you, is why I love having a blog. Today I’m sharing how to grow paperwhites. This is my first attempt and now that I know how easy it is to grow them, it’s going to be an annual tradition. Continue reading


Winter Printable And A Look Back

I have to confess that secretly I love winter.  I love having a fire in the fireplace. I love wearing sweaters and gloves and scarves. I love drinking gallons of hot chocolate, and if I’m lucky I might see a few snowflakes. Today I have a winter printable to say thank you to all that visited my blog, shared a posts, pinned photos and left comments this year. I appreciate you so much! Continue reading

Vintage Christmas Cards

Create Vintage Gift Tags For Treat Bags

These yummy treat bags are for my co-workers. It’s a surprise. 😉 If you’re looking for last-minute ideas you can make them too. Treat bags are always fun to give and receive. Today I’m sharing an easy way to create vintage gift tags, and a delightfully simple recipe for white candy coated popcorn. Continue reading

Freshest ingredients make up this appetizing tray.

Create Your Own Charcuterie Tray

When I make a charcuterie tray, I thrown the rules out the window and create it just the way we like it.  The range of favors and textures never disappoints, no matter what type of wine we decide to open. Create your own charcuterie tray to serve as an appetizer or enjoy as a romantic meal by following a few suggestions. Continue reading

The perfect recipe for Sand Tarts.

Sand Tarts Recipe

Today I’m sharing a tried and true recipe for Sand Tarts. They are one of my favorite cookies to make during the holidays, not too sweet and melt-in-your-mouth good.

Getting out the vintage flour sifter takes me back to age of six, standing on a chair, helping my mom make cookies.  My favorite part was measuring the ingredients, then I lost interest until the cookies came out of the oven.

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Potato leek soup recipe

Potato Leek Soup

Potato leek soup is one of my favorite recipes. It’s easy to make and has a short list of ingredients. Perfect! In addition to sharing a great recipe, I also have three ways to serve potato leek soup with optional toppers. Bring on the tasty hot soup. Continue reading

Autumn Cake Bites | Thistle Key Lane

Autumn Cake Bites

It’s time to get back in the kitchen and think about fall baking. I can’t allow what little culinary skills I have to waste away, so I’ve prepared some fall treats and a yummy recipe to share. I know your family will love this recipe for Autumn Cake Bites!

Autumn cake bites for fall! Continue reading