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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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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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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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Granola Balls

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My boys have always been big eaters.  Add in 2-3 swim practices a week and they are truly  bottomless pits.  They wake up in the morning and the first thing I hear is “what’s for breakfast?”  As soon as they walk in the door after school it’s “what’s for snack?”  They finish swim and say “did you pack a snack?”

Do you perhaps see a theme here?!  It’s hard to keep up with their appetites without falling into the prepared food pit.  The pantry is usually well stocked with various nuts which they love.  Cheese and yogurt in the fridge.  Plenty of fruit.

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Easy Homemade Brownies

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Brownies are one of the easiest things you can possibly bake.  It just takes one bowl and one pan.  Clean up is easy, even easier if you lick the spatula and bowl  before  you wash them!  This is a classic brownie recipe.  It’s the recipe I grew up on.

I find this recipe to be great for kids, it’s that easy.  You can melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave so you don’t even need to worry about little ones trying to use a double boiler on the stove.

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