The fall weather has finally arrived and with it we are all looking for new recipes with hearty ingredients. This frittata is a favorite in our house for many reasons. I love all the vegetables packed in and the low sugar content. My kids like the ham chunks as well as the egg base. We all like how filling it is partnered with scones and either a small bowl of tomato soup or a salad.Read More
When failures turn into successes, it’s worth the efforts just like my lemon blueberry recipe. Follow my recipe disasters as I try to get a new scone flavor nailed down.Read More
Summer is FULL of tricky questions:
Should I have a signature drink for my social gathering?
What should I take to the beach for a change of taste?
How to do I find fresh ideas for summer time drinks?
Do my drinks really need a tiny paper umbrella?
The Scone Shop has some ideas to kick off the summer in style! Try one of these delicious options to elevate and celebrate at your next gathering.Read More
The less time I spend in the kitchen the better as the days grow longer and warmer.
Grilling meats and eating salads are the easiest way to whip up a delicious, healthy meal that still has personality.
Throw a ready-to-bake scone in with it and your meal turns from simple to amazing.Read More
The latest royal wedding invitations have been out for a while. If yours was “lost in the mail,” here are some suggestions for hosting your own incredible wedding party!
I tasted a scone from a local chain bread store the other day and it made my teeth hurt! So much sugary sweetness!
Why do some breakfast places insist on icing their scones? Are they not tasty enough or moist enough without it? What are they hiding?Read More
I ran across an article in Cooking Light online (find link here) on choosing sheet pans and I thought you might enjoy it too. If you don't have a sheet pan that you really like then it's time to invest in one that will be tough enough, heat evenly and wear well through the next 10 years.
I picked up my heavy duty cooking sheets from a baking store years ago and have been thrilled with the performance and abuse they have endured. Warp resistant with a rolled edge you can see the love patina baked onto the finish.Read More
Growing up in a small town, days wandered their way through weeks and months leaving time for walks to the local grocery store down the street for ice cream treats after dinner and for reading on the front porch swing. Freshly baked cakes, chewy cookies and loaves of cinnamon bread were staples in my house. Where did all that time go?Read More
Don't you get tired of coming up with new, interesting snacks? I know I do. I'm always on the lookout for easy, nutritious ways to fill up in a balanced way. A little bit of protein and some carbs keep us all from becoming "Hangry" (aka. Hungry + Angry...let's not go there.) in the late afternoon. Check out these small but mighty snacks.Read More
Three ways to treat yourself over Valentines Day 2018. Alone or with someone else you can do some of these things to make yourself feel special and loved. Make plans now so you won’t get caught off guard on Wednesday the 14th!Read More
Here are some ways to keep your refrigerator, freezer or pantry stocked so that you can grab a quick, filling and nutritious meal each week. Knowing you have a fall back frees up time to start work on that kitchen catch-all drawer!
First in line is to stock up on The Scone Shop’s savory and sweet scones at locations near you. While you prepare dinner, these fragrant, ready-to-bake scones can elevate meals from simple to fantastic.Read More
A quick to prepare, easy 3-ingredient appetizer that will blow your mind!
Enjoy with a crowd of friends!
Get those extra servings of veggies into your day by tucking in spinach, tomatoes, onions and avocados in these delicious egg muffins. Add your favorite cooked scones and sliced fruit and it's a gorgeous, nutritious meal that you can make ahead to warm up in the morning.Read More
Sugar and spice and everything nice idea with this quick and easy, taste bud exploding recipe of spiced nuts that you can pair with Chocolate Cinnachip scones for a winning appetizer ready in 25 minutes. Don't forget a bottle of red wine!Read More
Turkey Bacon Cheddar Scones are simple to make but create a buzz when served up for a warm, savory appetizer.Read More
Happy tummy, happy waistline! These two things CAN co-exist! This deliciously sweet but multi-layered flavored soup will keep you feeling nourished and full due to the fruits and vegetables blended in as well as the soft red lentils. Find local sweet potatoes, carrots and apples then serve up with Cinnamon Chip Scones to perfect this scrumptious meal.Read More
Football season is upon us and as the weather cools it's even more enjoyable to sit outside before the big game surrounded by friends and fans. Gather some folks and plan a tailgate menu that ensures full bellies and lots of cheering!
These cute little peppers are fun to make and serve as a mini plate to pick up and plop into your mouth. The taco seasoning in the meat adds a nice flavor but certainly add your own embellishments like hot sauce to kick it up a notch. Grab easy sides that can travel well or be pulled out quickly to serve on your coffee table. It's about time together cheering your team on. Welcome to the fall!
Fiesta Stuffed Mini Peppers
Cook rice a day ahead and freeze what you don’t need.
1/2 cup cooked long-grain white or brown rice, cooked
1 pound lean ground beef, uncooked
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 package of taco seasoning
1 1/2 cups salsa, divided
1 package of assorted mini sweet peppers, halved long wise and seeded. Smaller peppers can remain uncut and stuffed.
Bag of grated Mexican or cheddar cheese (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a medium baking dish/sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, mix the cooked rice, uncooked beef, onion, egg, taco seasoning, and 1/2 cup salsa. Stuff orange, yellow, and red bell pepper halves with equal amounts of the rice mixture. Arrange pepper halves in the baking dish, and top with remaining salsa.
3. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven, until peppers are soft and filling has reached a minimum temperature of 160 degrees F.
Optional: Top with shredded cheese while still hot.
Bacon Cheddar Scones
Wine and/or Beer
Keeping meals simple still bring families around the table with easy prep, easy clean up and warm conversations. Meet the challenge of one more meal at home with the family a week and see the difference it can make.Read More
Creating a new salad with summer fruit matches the light, sweet style I want especially when I see a lime on the counter. A couple of handfuls of lettuce, two or three vegetables, diced fruit and a sprinkling of crunchy nuts checks off all the boxes for me.Read More