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Jalapeño White Cheddar Scones, #ISW2017

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It seems another year has flown by and it’s International Scone Week again!  The lovely Tandy over at Lavender and Lime is hosting this roundup again so pop on over to find links to all the scones everyone is baking.

My first thought was to make a white cheddar dill scone, I have plenty of the dill in the herb garden and it’s a good flavor combination.  Plus I was making a tomato soup that day and they would go well together.

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Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Spread

Bacon And Cheddar Cheese Spread

Last summer we had a new Kroger open nearby.  Since it was summer break I had all three boys with me when I went to the grand opening.  They quite enjoyed themselves, between all the samples and seeing many of their friends it was a fun day.

One of the samples they had was a cheese spread.  It’s actually a local product that comes in many flavors.  Ever since then Jack has been a little hooked! Continue reading

Catching Up with Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Scotchies

Every time I plan to get caught up blogging something seems to happen lately.  I think I’m going to have to come to the realization that our lives are just permanently hectic!

Jack was recently home from school for five days.  It wasn’t so bad the first couple days.  He actually napped a bit and was pretty cuddly and adorable.  Lack of energy will do that to him.  By the last day, once he was already fever free for 24 hours, he was driving me completely insane.

His energy was back.  His appetite was back.  His attitude was back.  I was miserable.

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Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

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For some reason this seems to be the first year I’ve completely embraced citrus fruits.  I think the biggest factor is that I can finally find the “good stuff”.  For me that means blood oranges, cara cara oranges and meyer lemons.

In the past they’ve all be hard to come by.  So now the boys and I might be a little addicted, especially to blood oranges.

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Spelt Waffles

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Waffles are one of those things that are so easy to make I can’t help but wonder why anyone would ever buy store bought.  The time you put in is so minimal and yet the flavor difference between homemade and store bought is extreme.

Josh and I have had our waffle iron since we got married.  It was one of the items on our registry and let me say it gets used!  We certainly use it more now that we have three boys who are always hungry, but even when it was just us waffle breakfasts were not uncommon.

I think the thing I like most about waffles is how versatile they are.  Sure, you can go the traditional route and cover them in maple syrup.  Are you one of those people that has to have syrup in every single hole??!

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Buttermilk Biscuits

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I’m not exactly sure what took so long to put up a biscuit post.  We certainly eat biscuits a few times a month.  Perhaps it took so long because they disappear very quickly!  There isn’t a spare second to photograph them before the boys have inhaled them.

Here’s a confession, I was raised in the North.  Not exactly biscuit country.  As a result I was raised on the biscuits from a tube.  You know the kind, pop the tube open and voila, you’ve got flaky biscuits. Continue reading

Compound Butter – Three Ways

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With all the rush to get things done during the holidays it’s always nice to slow down and enjoy life a little.  And simple really is better, especially in the case of these compound butters.

A post about compound butters isn’t exactly exciting or riveting, but perhaps this time of year we all need to be reminded to slow down and enjoy ourselves a little.  Sit down and enjoy your homemade meal.

Our boys have started asking for stories near the end of a meal (this all started after having dinner with my parents a while back).  They like to hear stories about when Mom and Dad were growing up or stories about when they were babies.  Anything goes.

If there isn’t time to sit at the table for a longer time to include stories there is always time to go over their rose and thorn for the day.  Their rose is what they liked about the day and the thorn is what they didn’t like.  We’re lucky, they frequently say they don’t have a thorn for the day.

Sometimes the rose is the meal they are eating.  Whenever I make cinnamon honey butter I can count on the boys being very excited about their meal.

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