Wildcat Scones

I eat a lot. Are we really surprised? I think about what I’m going to be eating for lunch while making breakfast. I plan my breakfast whilst eating dinner. I make my own food and I eat out. The latter informs the former quite a bit.

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There’s nothing I love more than having an amazing dish when I’m out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and then attempting to recreate it in my own kitchen. The flavors or method or combination

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French Onion Scones with Roasted Garlic Butter

It happened! My mojo is once more!

French Onion Scones with Roasted Garlic Butter | via Midwest Nice Blog

I told y’all. Just needed to let it run its course. And it did and it’s gone and I’m back!

French Onion Scones with Roasted Garlic Butter | via Midwest Nice Blog

These French Onion Scones are what kicked my funk to the curb. I had been trying so hard to force something sweet to come out of my oven when what really needed to happen was something savory.

I love making scones and biscuits of all sorts. There is something so therapeutic about cutting butter into flour and folding dough over and over. When my hands are moving, fingers coated in flour, easily remembering the formula and ritual, my mind can wander and I’m suddenly relieved of whatever tension or troubles were weighing me down. I love watching them puff up in the oven, golden brown and flaky. While they bake, I’m left with plenty of time to clean up what little mess I’ve made before sitting down to enjoy one fresh out of the oven. They’re so comforting. So delicious.

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Scones

It’s raining! Finally! We’ve been in a draught here for months now. Yesterday, the skies finally opened up and let down that sweet, sweet rain. And lots of it!

There was a small window in the afternoon where it stopped raining and the sun came out. I had two choices. Bake and photograph these scones or buy a Christmas tree.

peppermint hot cocoa scone

I chose the tree. I know, I know, a baker chose not to bake. But! I’m also a new homeowner and this is my first Christmas in my first home and I haven’t had a real honest-to-goodness tree in over 10 years. It was really a no brainer.

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