Our house has been really hectic since this new year has started. We are trying to slow it down, as we need a little break and some quiet time. Rest, rejuvenation, and some family time! We usually reserve Sundays for family, starting with church, then the 5 of us go out for lunch to catch up on things, followed quiet time at home. It seems ages to me that this has actually happened, so when it did last night, I decided we should have a fun little supper. Tea and scones it is, exactly my kind of meal. The whole family really did love these scones, unfortunately, here in Canada, they don’t actually sell Biscoff, however I had a jar from my mom sitting in the pantry waiting to be used. I would like to say that I will save the rest of it for baking however, I licked the spoon after scooping into the bowl to try it out, and I must say I really doubt that it will last much longer now that it has been tried! So good! Oh one more thing, my youngest daughter thought these scones tasted like cake, so she was quite concerned that we were having them for dinner, so I had to explain once in a while, it’s okay to have something sweet! Enjoy!
Recipe from King Arthur Flour
- 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter, cold, cut into small cubes
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Biscoff spread
- 1/3 cup whipping cream
- Biscoff Glaze:
- 2 Tbsp Biscoff Spread
- 2 Tbsp whipping cream
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
1. Pre heat oven to 425 and line a pizza pan with parchment paper.
2. In large mixing bowl combine first 5 ingredients, cut in butter.
3. Beat together eggs, Biscoff, and whipping cream. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined. You may need to use your hands to pull all the dough together. Shape into a 8″ circle about 3/4 inches thick. Place in parchment paper lined pan. Cut into 8 wedges.
4. Bake for 20 minutes.
5. To make glaze beat together 3 glaze ingredients. Spread on scones after you take them out of the oven.
6. Eat and enjoy!
Is it just me or has life entered warp speed? Yes, we are almost done summer vacation, and it seems it has just begun. We usually start school in August as we are homeschoolers so we can pick our own schedule and we like to take off a full month in December. I am sure this month will be flying by as I already have a super jam-packed month, the calendar has something written on it almost every single day! Gasp! Well I will have to roll with it because for a family of five I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. Still plenty of time for cooking, and eating out though. Always make those things a priority!So her was the best of the best of our eating in July.
Best Cooking- Macaroni Goulash, I tried out a few recipes from my Beverly Lewis Amish Cook Book this month. This was not only our favorite of the cook book, but the favorite of the whole month. Comfort food at it’s finest. ( and easiest too!)
Best Baking- This is the second time I have made a recipe from Gingerbread Bagels, and the second time it has made the monthly favorites list. Note to self, make more things from Gingerbread Bagels. Especially these Frosted Chocolate Pretzel Bars.
Best Dining Out- The first thing I think about when dining out is Burgers, we love them! So we were excited to find a great new burger place to add to our ever-growing list of favorites. Well done Smashburger, well done.
Well until next month…
Is it just me or is time flying by? I can hardly believe that Easter is almost here! My kids have been working so hard on their homeschooling, it looks like we will be finished really early this year. March was pretty much filled with books here, a lot of school for the kids a lot of reading for mom. Of course we had some fabulous eats too so check out some of our favorites of the month!
Best Baking- Not only is this my favorite baking of the month, it is one of my new favorite foods of all time. Especially warmed up with melted butter. Yum. Go try it now, you don’t have to even finish reading this post, you can come back to it later! You need to make this amazing Sticky Gingerbread!
Best Cooking- Not quite so dramatic as the baking, but I have found our new family favorite Spaghetti and Meatballs , it was so flavorful , it really knocked our socks off!
Best Dining Out- Phil’s- A classic Calgary diner,great for kids and fast and friendly service. I love a restaurant that has a lot to choose from and this most certainly has that!
That’s all folks!
I found this recipe a few years ago when I had some plain yogurt that needed to be used up. It has now become one of our family staples. It is super yummy, and fairly easy to put together. I leave the jalepenos out as my kids have not yet learned to like spicy food( something we are slowly adding to their diet),and just put them on top of my own. We also serve with salsa and sour cream but that is totally not needed. I hope you enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Enchiladas at Allrecipes.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 1 diced jalepeno pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- 6 Tbsp. Taco seasoning
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 can cram of chicken soup
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 8 large flour tortillas
1. Brown ground beef, green onions and jalepeno together in large skillet. Drain when cooked through.
2. Add water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Mix yogurt, chicken soup and cheese in mixing bowl.
4. Place two heaping spoonfuls ( I use a wooden spoon) in the center of each tortilla. Roll and place in a 13×9 pan.
5. Pour yogurt mixture on top of all completed enchiladas.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Tips- If you have a Costco card, Taco seasoning is a fabulous price there. 6 Tbsp equals one taco seasoning packet.