Sunday, March 28, 2010

Succulant Scones

This recipe comes from one of my best friend's hubby's, Jon Michael St. Amant. THANKS!

Drop Scones

* 2 cups all purpose flour
* 1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced**
* 1 cup additives***
* 1/2 cup (or more) chilled whipping cream
* 1 large egg

**(I used light margarine)
***(I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch, and pecans)


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Sift all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl.

3. Add chilled butter; using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms. Mix in chips.

4. Whisk 1/2 cup cream and egg in small bowl to blend. Gradually add cream mixture to dry ingredients, tossing with fork until dough comes together in moist clumps. Add more cream by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry.

5. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto large rimmed baking sheet, spacing apart.

6. Bake scones until golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


***I have also made them with JUST butterscotch:

***And a big crowd pleaser is diced Reese's cups, pecans, and semi-sweet chips:

Easy, cheap version of Frosty Paws

This recipe is brought to you by: The original name is Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Treats. I took the recipe and made it to my liking and here is how it turned out.

* 6oz. plain yogurt
* ~1/4 cup organic peanut butter


1. Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted.

2. Mix the yogurt and the melted peanut butter in a bowl.

3. Pour mixture into ice cube tray or on wax paper and freeze.

4. Pop out your frozen treats.

5. Let your dog try them.

6. Watch your dog enjoy!

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe is brought to you by the book:

* 1 chocolate-fudge cake mix (I used chocolate)
* 1 small box chocolate instant pudding
* 3/4 cup water
* 3 eggs
* 1/4 cup applesauce
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 1/4 tsp. almond extract (I used vanilla)
* 3/4 cup chocolate chips, frozen

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix together cake mix, pudding, water, eggs, applesauce, oil, and extract until smooth.

3. Stir in chocolate chips last.

4. Fill cups 3/4 full.

5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until done when passing the toothpick test.

6. (optional) Share with friends!

Mushy No-Bake Cookies

So this is a cookie that I have ALWAYS loved, but never tried to make! One of my friend's mom's always made the best, so I thought I would give it a shot! The recipe comes from:,2310,154177-234202,00.html


* 2 cups sugar
* 1/2 cup cocoa
* 1 stick butter (I suggest using REAL butter, because the light margarine made them sticky!)
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
* 1/2 cup peanut butter

1. Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan.

2. On medium heat, bring to a boil for one full minute.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla...

3.5. and oatmeal.

4. Stir until well-mixed.

5. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper.

6. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

7. Enjoy!

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