Happy 2nd Anniversary Will and Kate!

Happy 2nd Anniversary Will and Kate! 

We love watching the two of you have fun together! 

Such a Perfect Couple! 

So excited about their new addition to their little family! 

Will & Kate ~ April 29th 2011

Good Morning!

"I have always been delighted at the prospects of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." ~ J.B. Priestley

Don't know about you, but Mondays are not always my favorite day of the week... They are always busy and can seem overwhelming by a long list of things to do for the week. However, I hope you all are able to take this Monday a moment at a time and find a little rest and peace today! Have a wonderful Monday Tea Friends!! 

It's Official Mom has her Passport!

It's Here! It's Official!! Mom's Passport Arrived! 
We're going to Europe! 

As for me, I already had my passport! I obtained mine a few years back for no particular reason... just because! haha

Happy 87th Birthday to the Queen

Happy 87th's Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II! 

Though the Queens' birthday is April 21st, she celebrates it twice. Once in April and the other in June, because the weather is better for outdoor festivities!  Two birthdays sound like a nice idea to me! :) 

We'll be hosting a special Queen's birthday celebration in June... A Candlelight Tea Party on June 7th at 6:30! Call today to make your reservations! 641-342-1547

Miss Spenser's Special-Teas is in Tea Time Magazine

Tea Time Magazine May/June 2013 issue highlighted our Upcoming Candlelight Queen's Tea on Friday night June, 7th at 6:30. This is will be a fun time to celebrate the Queen's birthday and in an unique candlelight atmosphere! We're offering a Special Price of $24! Be sure to bring your cameras so that you can get your picture with the Queen!   
Call today to reserve your seats! 641-342-1547. 
Click here for more information about our Upcoming Events

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Sound of Music

“There was only the enormous, empty prairie, with grasses blowing in waves of light and shadow across it, and the great blue sky above, and the birds flying up from it and singing with joy because the sun was rising. And on the whole enormous prairie there was no sign that any other human being had ever been there…” ~ Laura Ingles Wilder

The "Prairies" are alive with the Sound of Music with a song they have sung for a thousand years... 

Mr. Meadowlark has officially returned to Longview Farms, along with many of his other feathery-friends. We are blessed each morning to wake to their cheerful song! 

Why not rent a room at Longview Farms Bed and Breakfast and wake up to the song of the Meadowlark. Their song will fill your heart with gladness! 

Look what the Easter Bunny brought!

Look what the Easter Bunny brought Me (Donna) for Easter! 
"London's Afternoon Teas" 
Word sure gets around fast! I guess the Easter Bunny learned about my trip with Miss Spenser to London! (smile) 

I am having fun perusing this lovely book! 

Recipe: Cheesecake

Hello Tea Friends, 

Hope you all had a lovely Easter! We spent the day relaxing and enjoying Family Time. It was nice - a beautiful day outside too!  

As a Special Easter Treat.... I thought I'd endeavor to make a cheesecake. I love, no... I adore Cheesecake! However, I have never made one from scratch. (My mom, Donna, has... but I haven't).  So I did some searching around online and found a recipe and here it is... 

It was so good!! It was so good in fact, I thought I'd share the recipe with you! 

P.S. This Cheesecake has no calories in it!!!! Oops ~ April Fools!! ;) But the calories are worth it!! 

Mascarpone Cheesecake
Adapted from Gourmet

For crust:

2 1/3 cups finely-ground graham crackers

1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

pinch cinnamon

For filling:

20 ounces cream cheese (2 1/2 eight-ounce packages), softened

8 ounces mascarpone cheese at room temperature (about 1 cup)

3/4 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

For topping:

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon salt

For the crust:
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom and side of a 9-inch springform pan.
Stir together graham cracker crumbs, butter and cinnamon in a bowl. Pat onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches up side of springform pan (about 1/4 inch thick).
Put pan in a shallow baking pan and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a rack, about 25 minutes. Leave oven on.

Make filling while crust bakes:
Beat cream cheese, mascarpone, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium high speed until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, lemon juice, and salt and mix at low speed until combined. Pour into cooled crust and bake until cake is set and puffed around edge but still trembles slightly when pan is shaken gently, 25 to 30 minutes. (*Note, I think that the time might be a typo. Mine took 60 minutes. Other cheesecake recipes online say 60 to 75 minutes) Cool slightly in springform pan on rack, about 20 minutes. (Cheesecake will continue to set as it cools.) Leave oven on.

Make topping:
Stir together sour cream, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl and spoon over cheesecake, spreading gently and evenly, leaving a 1/4-inch border around edge.

Bake cheesecake until topping is set, about 10 minutes.

Run a thin knife around edge to help prevent cracking. Chill, loosely covered, at least 8 hours. 

This Recipe was found here at : Regaining Trust Blog

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