Articles for the Month of June 2014

Blueberry Scones

There was just a really loud bang in my apartment. No idea what it was, but it scared me half to death! All I know is that our power went out and then came The Big Bang and the power turned back on. What the bleep?! Now the alarm system keeps chirping and I have no clue how to stop it. Why does living away from your parents have to be so scary and confusing?

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

So since I’ve had my share of scary and confusing for the day, let’s go with simple and easy for our tea time scones. No crazy mix-ins, no experimentation, no wild steps like smothering dough in Nutella...just a classic scone that everyone loves: The Blueberry Scone.

Dark Chocolate Chip Blueberry Scones

Dark Chocolate Chip Blueberry Scones

 

Dark Chocolate Chip Blueberry Scones

Dark Chocolate Chip Blueberry Scones

Father’s Day is tomorrow!!

Okay, technically Father’s Day was last Sunday the 15th, but tomorrow my mom, my brother, and myself are taking my dad to a Dodgers-Padres baseball game down in San Diego. So we are celebrating Father’s Day tomorrow. Yeah we did the full family barbecue (that wasn’t as good as my dad’s famous barbecue) on the actual day, but tomorrow is really when the four of us are going to spend time together as a family and cherish every moment of the day with our beloved patriarch. Unless the Dodgers lose. Which they won’t!

Live. Breathe. Blue.

Funfetti Cake Batter Scones

Good luck having any dough left to make these scones. I will practically put money on the bet that you will eat all the dough before the scones ever make it on to the baking sheet much less into the oven.

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Funfetti Cake Batter Scones

Oops, don’t I usually start with some fun anecdote or little tie in to introduce a recipe? Sorry, these scones are just too amazing to hold off on telling you. They are like that piece of great news that you intend to keep quiet, subtly dropping little hints to everyone to build fun suspense, but then as soon as you see someone you compulsively blurt it out. Whoopsies! It was just too great and exciting to keep secret! Usually that news is a baby or an engagement or a dream job or successfully doing a backflip on a trampoline. In my case, though, it’s creating and perfecting a scone that tastes SO MUCH like funfetti cake batter that I forgot I wasn’t eating cake/had to make multiple batches because I couldn’t stop eating the dough/have my friends begging for deliveries/almost make me want to give up scone recipe developing because I don’t think I can top these ever.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones

First let me send out a huge thank you to all my new readers! The past two days, this blog has gotten over 50 hits each day! Yay! And I’ve gotten some really nice messages and comments about my last review of Steampunk’s Afternoon Tea event. Hearing from you always makes me smile, so keep the communication going!

To celebrate, let’s make more scones. How else would we celebrate?

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones

My mind has been on vacations a lot lately. No, not like I’m taking a mental vacation and becoming a space cadet, but like thinking about traveling and getting away from California for a little while. Maybe it’s because all the schools are getting out right about now and people are heading out of town. Alas, I’m a poor, starving actress who has to subsist on the millions of scones in her freezer and can’t afford to go on vacation just yet. So I guess I have to make a scone into a vacation! How about Hawaii?

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