St. Patrick's Day Tarts

May your blessings outnumber 
the shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
wherever you go.
- - Irish Blessing - -

Top o' the morning to ya,
my friends!
I truly hope you are simply delightful
and I trust your week is going well.

Before I share these oh-so-sweet St. Patrick's Day tarts,
for blessing me with your kind words, precious prayers, 
and loving thoughts on my last post.
I was greatly touched
and most appreciative of your concern
while being under the weather.
I was quite sick for a week
with aches and chills, a high fever, loss of voice,
and a lovely sinus infection.
I am now feeling human again
and yesterday I had the urge to make something sweet
so I whipped up some of these tarts
in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
These pretty little tarts are easy peasy, my friends,
and oh, are they ever tasty!

The tarts themselves are the Phyllo tarts
found in the frozen section at the grocery store.
I filled them with lemon and raspberry filling.
Mmmm. . . so good!

Then I made a whipped topping
with heavy whipping cream.
Let's see. . .
I probably whipped about a 1/2 cup of cream
and added a spoonful of granulated sugar to it.

I also added Confectioners' sugar to the cream
because it helps with stiffening the whipped topping.
I'm sorry to say that I did not measure any of this
and simply added the Confectioners' sugar as I whipped
until I got a nice stiff consistency.

While whipping the cream,
I added about 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
which made the lemon and raspberry filling pop with flavor.

Finally, after the cream was whipped
I stirred in a few drops of green food coloring.

I piped the cream onto the tarts
and finished with green sprinkles.

For each petal on the shamrock
this brings a wish your way-
good health, 
sweet blessings,
and happiness
for today and every day.
- - Unknown - -

Pour yourself a nice cup of tea
and enjoy a few tarts,
my friends.

Thank you for visiting, 
lovely friends!
And again, 
thank you for the kind thoughts and prayers
while I was sick.
I am incredibly thankful for each one of you.

After you've enjoyed your tea and tarts
maybe a nap is in order. . .

Have a beautiful day!

Irish Kisses
Shamrock Wishes!


Sylvia said...

So thankful you're feeling better and those tarts sure look good.

Elizabethd said...

So good to hear that you are feeling better.

Vee said...

Oh mercy! The bug this year has been horrid. Glad that you’re on the other side. Hope that you feel better and stronger every single day.

These little tarts look so minty! “Fake” minty as my grandson would say. They sound perfectly delicious to me!

The kitties are darling and they do look very cozy and maybe it is time for a nap...

Roosterhead Designs said...

Glad your feeling well enough to post dear Stephanie! And hopefully it's all behind you~ The tarts look scrumptious! Phyllo is nice to work with~ Hope your week ahead is full of blessings : ) Hugs, karen o

Chris Lally said...

Welcome back, Stephanie. So glad you're feeling better!
Thank you for the delicious sounding tart recipe. A keeper, I am sure!
Hope you have a wonderful day, too!!

Debbie Harris said...

Oh Stephanie, what a DELIGHTFUL posting!
Those sweet babies made me laugh and put a huge smile upon my face this morning.
I laugh because I'm sitting near the fire, you know, "in the hot seat" and its beginning to feel like a nap. πŸ˜‰ Ha!

Boy do those tarts look delicious and gorgeous sitting next to those amazing ruffled looking roses, WOW!
Had I not been in Denver yesterday, I may have enjoyed one of those over a cup of tea with you. ☹ I missed out on that one.

Grandma Maxie would have been proud to see you remembering her national day, St Patrick's Day and she would have loved that Irish blessing.

My visit here sure was a blessing and I just know that I will be singing with joy in my heart throughout this beautiful,snowy day, for the Lord is good, and He is good ALL the time!

Love you πŸ’š

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better Stephanie. The tarts looks so good and just perfect. You could open your own little tea shop with how pretty you make your desserts look and so yummy tasting I'm sure. Hope you have a good week and a happy St. Patrick's Day.

Brenda said...

Thank you for your lovely blessing Stephanie, and your ability to cook and decorate are amazing. Are you of Irish decent, I am Welsh but living in Northern Ireland. Whenever I mention where we are living the song 'I've been everywhere man' comes into my mind :-) I came to know a person in Inverness who's motto was 'Just do it.' I think that is my husband's and my motto too.

Brenda said...

I just read your mother's comment and realized it was Grandma Maxie who was Irish.

Debbie said...

i really love those phyllo tarts, there are so many amazing things you cane do with them. i make a ton of different appetizers with them and fill them right before serving!!

i don't think i have ever made a desert with them, but now i have a wonderful idea!!!

i am glad you are feeling better, it sounds like you had just about everything!! it's almost time to open the windows and let all the fresh air in!!

Tamago said...

Hi Stephanie, I'm glad you got better! And what pretty tarts you made! They look so yummy. Green whipped cream and sprinkles look so cheerful and perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
I sure would join the kitties and have a nice long nap :-)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Good morning, sweet Stephanie! I'm so glad that you're feeling better and that you're feeling like yourself again. Yes, prayers were said for you. Your tarts are just darling and oh so easy! I would love one with a cuppa tea, and the whipped green cream looks perfect! Love πŸ’š and Irish πŸ€ hugs are sent to you.

Sherida Stewart said...

So delightful to have tea with you. So glad you are feeling better. Blessings!

Kate said...

Your tarts are mouthwatering. ^^
Happy to read that you're feeling so much better.

Mari said...

So glad you are feeling better. Your little tarts are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Those look so delicious, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

Chas' Crazy Creations said...

Looks absolutely wonderful my friend. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and your family! Sending hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Stephanie... What a lovely post ...Your sweet tarts look so charming amongst the roses... Who wouldn't want a cup of tea in such a beautiful setting? I'm sorry that you were not well... It has been one of those years
for flu and sinus infections ... I too was on antibiotics for a similar malady just before my vacation ... St. Patricks day is my hubby's B'Day so he thinks that he is Irish ( Ha ha) ... My Granny was Irish, so we do enjoy the wearing o'the green. Your phyllo tarts will be the perfect treat. Wishing a lovely week-end....Big Hugs

Paige said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better! ^_^ These tarts look yummy. Have a lovely St. Patty's day!

Carla from The River said...

Hello Friend,
Those look yummy!
Good News you are feeling better!! Yippee. :-) Just in time for the count down to opening day. Go Crew Go!! :-) I think this will be a fun year for our Division and I think we will be seeing each other again in the playoffs.
Love, Carla

Elizabeth said...

Happy Wednesday, to you, lovely Stephanie! Oh, I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better...thank the Lord! I know you must be relieved to be feeling like yourself again {{smiles}}

These tartlets look quite delectable, I must say. I am preparing a St. Paddy's tea party for this weekend, and am pulling out all my Irish cookbooks and having such fun perusing them for special recipes. It's such a fun day to celebrate a beautiful land and a man who sought to bring Christianity to its people.

Your kitties are looking as adorable as ever...don't cats have the life? Hee!

Wishing you a most lovely rest of the week, dear friend! Love and hugs to you!


Regina said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. I hate being sick. The tarts look so yummy! Sleeping cats so adorable!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Stephanie. It was oh, SO good to visit with you today! How I have missed stopping how...
I am sorry to hear you have been unwell...I trust that you'll continue to grow stronger with each day and that soon you'll be back to your old self! These are such gorgeous little tartlets...I love the colour! Thank you for sharing such lovely inspiration...
Love and blessings to you!
And thank you for your sweet visit - always delightful to hear from you!

mamasmercantile said...

I am thrilled you are feeling better and what a joy to spend a few moments with you, sharing a pot of tea and those delightful tarts.

hobbyloes said...

Glad you feel better again!
These mini tarts look tasty and delicious.

Anna said...

So good to read that you are better now !
Your mini-St-Patrick-tarts look delicious !!!!
Have a shinny and yummy day ;)

Anne Payne said...

I was going to comment but I couldn't past the Verify images for some reason so I sent an email. It turned into a long one! :-)
And I am determined to get past that spam filter. haha

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, I'm so glad you're feeling better. Love the catnap photo! Your little tarts are gorgeous, too. I never think to buy the phyllo tart shells, but one of my friends uses them quite a bit so I know they're good.

Ida said...

Oh my those tarts look so yummy. I want some! My mouth is watering just looking at them. So happy to hear you are feeling better.

Mrs.T said...

What delicious looking tarts, Stephanie! They would be lovely with plain whipped cream and a few appropriate sprinkles for any occasion. Those tart shells are a wonderful convenience and they taste good, too.

So happy that you are feeling better! What a siege you have been through with illness!

Margie said...

These tarts look great, Stephanie. My brother used to make a similar dessert with phyllo tarts, but he used nutella instead of fruit filling.

krishna said...

Very delicious! Hope you are feeling good now.

Linda S. said...

Glad you're feeling better! Love your post! XO Linda

Sheryl said...

Delightful post Stephanie- Your tarts look delicious and sound so easy to make. Sorry to hear that you have been poorly and hope that you are feeling better now, Spring is nearly here so you can´t be unwell now.

Lorrie said...

What pretty tarts you made. I'm glad you are feeling better. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

handmade by amalia said...

The tarts look both pretty and delicious, Stephanie, and I love your china. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kerin said...

This post is a 'smiling' post, to be sure!
From the sweet kitties on the bed napping... such sweeties, to the delicious tarts, and best of all because you are feeling better...Yay!!

Have a lovely week ahead, and keep smiling your beautiful smile, sweet friend!


Buttercup said...

Hi sweet friend! Hope you had a bright and blessed day. The tarts look so yummy!

Conniecrafter said...

those look good, I have never made a tart before. I also didn't know about using confectioners sugar in whipping cream, I have learned a few things today :)
I am so glad you are feeling much better, these change of seasons seem to always get all kinds of infections and allergies going.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a super sweet recipe that could be adapted to just about any occasion! I love making my own homemade whipped cream too, and the sprinkles added the perfect touch! I must put phyllo dough on my grocery list now :) Did you make your own raspberry and lemon filling?

I am thankful you are feeling better, sounds like quite a miserable dose you had!

We are enjoying gorgeous springtime weather here this week, lots of abundant sunshine, what a treat after the long winter!

Have a blessed and lovely week :)

Dianna said...

I am so glad to know that you are feeling human again, Sweet Friend. Your symptoms all sound like what my Beloved and I had and we, too, are now feeling human again! Thank you for sharing these beautiful tarts that you made! They are lovely!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So glad to hear that you're feeling much better! It's a nasty bug that seems to be going around. And those tarts - look so yummy! I'll have a lemon one, please, to go along with my tea.

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased that you are feeling better.
Those tarts look tasty :)

All the best Jan

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