Friday, December 9, 2011

White Chocolate Cranberry Dessert

Just before Thanksgiving I was in the kitchen getting ready for the work day. I was as trying to come up with something different. Something that would be perfect for the Holidays. I wanted something that would wow people. I was actually putting together a cobbler but, as I often do, I started chatting with my girls at the shop while I was in the middle of adding ingredients and I forgot to put in a few things. Well, I went ahead and put what I had in the oven and out came a delicious creation that I now call my "White Chocolate Cranberry Dessert". Our customers absolutely LOVE this dessert. It is perfect for any occasion but it really is the perfect Holiday dessert. So, from our kitchen to yours...Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Baking!!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tis the Season!!

The elves in the kitchen at Garden Cottage Tea Room have been busy creating new, delicious recipes for the holiday season. We're working on gathering our favorite recipes and hope to have a cookbook out by the first part of 2012. But until then, we'd like to share some of our holiday favorites. We'll be posting these randomly until Christmas so be sure to check back often for more posts!!!

Here's a new cookie recipe that I came up with this past week. This is an easy enough recipe that even the littlest of bakers could help with. The kitchen is one of the best places to make special Christmas memories with the little ones!

Don't forget about our upcoming event "Tea with Mrs. Claus". This will be a fun, memorable event for kids of all ages. Tickets are on sale now at the tea room or by calling 817-656-9780 during tearoom hours (Tues-Sat 11am-2:30pm). Be sure to purchase your DO NOT want to miss out!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday hours

The tea room will be operating normal business hours Tuesday November 22 and Wednesday November 23. We will be CLOSED Thanksgiving day, Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 to allow our staff time for Holiday travel and time with their families.

We wish you a very safe and blessed Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for each and every one of our dear customers!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

SOUP-ER easy recipe

Today has been a cool and rainy Sunday here in the Fort Worth area. I'm so excited that it's no longer a THOUSAND degrees outside!! But days like these make me want to do two things...SLEEP and EAT :) (Although, I NEVER get to just sleep and eat! One can dream though.)

One of my favorite recipes to make on a day like this is Taco Soup. It's cheap, easy and delicious. My family likes it on top of Fritos and topped with cheese...YUM!!! Here's the recipe...


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!!!

Happy Fall Y'all!!

It's that time of year again my friends!! Fall has arrived and so have our wonderful fall flavors. We have been busy creating new recipes and coming up with menus that feature our favorite flavors of the season. Our customer favorite Pumpkin Soup is back and our homemade Pumpkin Butter is featured once again with our yummy popovers. Be sure to visit us as we feature some of our newest recipes throughout the season including a new favorite Cream of Carrot Soup and Turkey Cranberry Quiche. Our soup and quiche  menu changes daily so be sure to call or follow us on Facebook.

We're also excited to present our new Truly Texas products. We now have Jalapeno Peach preserves, Amaretto Peach & Pecan preserves, Down Home Blueberry Jam, Lone Star Jalapeno Jelly and Texas Wildflower Honey. Each flavor is available in 10oz. jars. We also have 3 pack gift boxes available that are perfect for gift giving!

Come by and shop the tea room. We have some new sale items, new seasonal decor and new flavors of Davidson's Organic Teas. So come shop til you drop and eat til you pop!!!

Be sure to visit our website for menus and private party info at

Monday, August 8, 2011

New website!!!

Well, it's not really new...I just haven't posted here on Blogger since launching the website ;)

But our website,, launched a few months ago and we'd love for you to check it out. It has all the information you'll need regarding lunch menus, party information and tea room "happenings".

We will continue to post on this blog. I'm looking to post recipes, articles on etiquette and other fun stuff. So check out our website, check back here often and be sure to come have lunch at the tea room.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Garden Cottage Tea Room Lunch Menu

Soup du Jour
Cup $3.50 Bowl $4.95

Your choice of wheat bread or croissant
Served w/soup, salad, fruit in season or chips

Daffodil Chicken Salad Sandwich $8.25
Tender chicken breast in a lemon pepper and herb mayonnaise with lettuce & tomato
Substitute Magnolia Chicken Salad $8.75

Tulip Turkey, Bacon & Avocado $8.95
Oven roasted turkey breast, sliced bacon, cheddar cheese & avocado w/lettuce & tomato

Honeysuckle Ham & Cheese $7.95
Black Forest ham & cheddar cheese w/lettuce & tomato

Garden Herb Egg Salad Sandwich $7.95
Diced boiled eggs tossed in a creamy herb dressing & seasonings

Crape Myrtle Quiche Plate $8.75
Generous slice of our quiche of the day w/your choice of soup, salad, fruit in season or chips

Served w/soup or fruit in season
Salad Dressings: House Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette or Ranch

Grandma's Magnolia Chicken Salad $8.75
Our dear Grandmother's recipe of tender chicken breast, apples, celery, carrots, potato and pecans served on a bed of greens

Spring Garden Salad $7.25
Spring mix greens, cucumber & tomato

Combination Plates
Snapdragon Sampler Plate $10.95
A great way to try it all!
Serving of Grandma's Magnolia Chicken Salad, garden salad, quiche, fruit in season
& cup of soup

Zinnia Trio Plate $9.50
Choose three of the following:
Grandma's Magnolia Chicken Salad, garden salad, quiche, fruit in season, cup of soup,

1/2 sandwich

Lighter Lunch $7.50
1/2 sandwich or smaller portion of quiche w/choice of soup, fruit in season or chips

Child's plate $6.95
1/2 sandwich w/fruit in season or chips
PB&J, ham & cheese, turkey & cheese or grilled cheese

On the side...
Avocado $0.75 Croissant $1.00
Cheese $0.50 Extra portion size $1.00
Plate sharing $1.50 1/2 sandwich $3.00

Regular & Flavored iced tea, cup of hot tea, pink lemonade
Sodas: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite & Dr. Pepper

Coffee-Regular or Flavored $2.25

Hot teas: Cinnamon Apple, Vanilla, Earl Grey & other seasonal favorites

Banana Caramel Pie-A staple here at Garden Cottage Tea Room
We also have a daily variety of homemade desserts your server will be happy to tell you about.