A Haven for Vee

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Share your favorite teatime recipe for sweets or savories. Tea sandwiches, scones, and dainty desserts all count in this category. Give credit to the originator of the recipe if possible. Post a picture if you can. This is sure to make everyone hungry for a delicious tea time treat! Ideas for recipes to post this week are: scones, crumpets, shortbread, cookies, baby cakes, tarts, tea sandwiches, soups, salads, fruit treats, jams, jellies, curds, and creams.

Garden Patch Sandwiches


* 8 oz cream cheese

* 1/4 cup mayonnaise

* 1/2 cup finely grated raw carrots (use coffee filters to drain excess moisture from the carrots before adding)

* 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

* 1 TBS finely chopped green pepper

* 1 TBS finely chopped red pepper

* 1/2 TBS grated onion


Cream together the cream cheese and the mayonnaise until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Spread on a fine sandwich bread such as Pepperidge Farm. Remove crusts, cut into triangles, fingers or unique shapes using a cookie cutter. Enjoy!

*Garden Patch Sandwiches Printable Recipe*

Cocoa Dreams

This is a recipe that's been around in my family since my mother was a teenager. It makes the most delicious bar with a shortbread style bottom and a gooey chocolate top. It's always been one of my very favorites!

Bottom Ingredients:

* 1/2 cup brown sugar

* 1 cup flour

* 1/2 cup butter


Press the above three ingredients in the bottom of a 9-inch pan. Set aside.

Topping Ingredients:

* 1 cup brown sugar

* 2 1/2 TBS flour

* 1/2 tsp baking powder

* 3 TBS cocoa

* 2 beaten eggs

* 1/2 cup walnuts

Method: Mix the above ingredients all together and pour over the bottom.

Bake @ 350º for 30 or 35 minutes. Allow to cool, frost with your favorite buttercream frosting, sprinkle chopped walnuts on top, and enjoy!

Hope that you find many recipes and ideas at La Tea Dah's The Sweet-and-Savory-of-Yummy!


  1. I'll have to try those cocoa dreams. They sound sooo good.

  2. OOOOOooooooo, yummy! Thank you for the recipes! I want to try the garden sandwich right now! Can I have it for breakfast, please? I promise to add a cuppa tea. And the gooey, delicious bar recipe --- heavenly! Thank you, Vee, for sharing and for a great post (as always!). So glad you joined in!!!


  3. Oh...those look yummy...thanks for the recipes Vee...I will try them for sure!

  4. Great recipes...and they both sound so good for immediate consumption! So glad your snowpile is gone...how long will it be before we're all complaining about the long hot summer? Have a wonderful day!

  5. Yum!!!! I am having a few gals over at the end of the week and those dainty little sandwiches are definitely on the menu! They look and sound delicious! Forgive me for skipping out on the bars, I don't like chocolate.

  6. Hi Vee!

    Nice recipes! I have a lots of sweet recipes for tea time but not enough savory. I'll save your Garden Patch sandwhich recipe, and go look at the other contributions.


    Hugs, Pat

  7. Vee,
    I wanted to let you know that I would be on a blog break. I just received news that my beloved grandmother has been taken to a hospital up north and is in serious condition. I must go to her. I would really appreciate your prayer support.

    How strange is it that God would change my writing assignment yesterday to a tribute to her? Perhaps He knew I would need to be reminded of where she drew her strength from in difficult times.

    Thanks for being such a great blog buddy!

  8. Hi Vee, The Cocoa bars sound just too good!!! I can't wait to try those! I loved your post about the song, "I'd rather have Jesus!" I love that song and it is really neat to hear of the testimony and history of the person behind the songs we cherish and minister to us!

    Hope you are doing well! :)

  9. Cocoa dreams. Mouth watering, oh my goodness - they sound divine!! Thanks for a new gooey recipe!

  10. I will try both of those recipes. They sound so good. I love all the colors in the sandwiches. They will look so festive on a tea table. The cocoa dreams sound great too. Thank you. Lovely post.

  11. Your Garden Patch Sandwiches sound so good...who needs to wait for tea. Unfortunetly, I love the sweet things and never have enough variety when it comes to sandwiches. These will be an excellent addition. Thanks!

  12. My dad would LOVE those cocoa dreams. I think I know what I will make for him the next time he visits! YUMMY!!!! ~Kathy

  13. Vee, Beautiful photos and thanks for the great recipes...

  14. Mmmmm, your recipes look wonderful! I am going to print them out and try them both, what a wonderful combination!

  15. Cocoa dreams for sure! WOW! Thanks Vee.

  16. Oh these looks delicious. Absolutley must try them both. I'm now needing a snack at 9:30 at night. . .bad but true.

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I had to drop by and see what your blog is like because of your blog name. A Haven for Vee sounds so cozy! I am not disappointed -- love all your pictures!!! It's nice to meet a fellow dish-aholic. Now I know I am not alone in my struggle! :)

  18. If our motorhome ever passes by your way...I'll be stopping by for a little tea party. I think you could show me how it's supposed to be done!

    Your goodies look yummy.

  19. Well I had to copy that one. And if it is Your favorite it must be good. It sure looks amazing!

  20. MMMMMMM!!!!! I'm trying not to drool! ;-)

  21. All of those recipes look delicious !!!

  22. Oh what wonderful recipes you shared! These will most definitely go to my recipe file! Thank you so much for sharing.

  23. I am rushing over for tea and the goodies. Shall I bring the flowers for the dining table....Mary

  24. Oh Yummy! I love the finger sammies!! And the Cocoa Dreams look scrumptious!

  25. Hi Vee!
    I want to come to YOUR house for tea! Everything looks soooo good! I think I'm available tomorrow if that's good for you!
    Hugs, Sherry

  26. Now Mac will love the cocoa dreams, but the garden sandwich is just my...well my cup of tea! I love cucumber sandwiches, too, lol...loved this Vee...more recipes for my collection! I'm going to have to dig out my scottish scone recipes now...

  27. I am beginning to think we should do a Gracious Hospital-i-tea Cookbook, my collection of recipes is growing and my printer is groaning, thanks so much

  28. A lovely post, the recipes do indeed sound "Yummy!!"

    I finally have mine posted too!


  29. Vee,
    Thanks for stopping by, I was getting worried about you! When it rains it pours and it seems to pouring here with everything going haywire, I am back at home with a nasty virus and hope to be well enough to make the three hour journey back to the hospital tomorrow or perhaps even on Sunday. I hope all is well with you as you have been on my heart. I am still lifting you to the Father dear friend. Have a really great day!

  30. A came here via a comment you left on Brin's blog. Both these recipes sound really good. I hope to make both of them. Thank you for sharing!

  31. Mm-mm! I will be trying these cocoa dreams for sure.

  32. Quick update! I just made these Cocoa Dreams and oh, my! They were even more wonderful than I expected. I took them to our church potluck and they got many compliments. Amazing how such simple, basic pantry ingredients produce something so very delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!


If comments disappear, please don't fret. A simple "hi" will do. The platform surely needs some maintenance.