Simple Scones with a Twist

You can’t go wrong with a simple basic scone recipe.  I found this recipe on another YouTubers site (her site is Rhoda Stone).  I took her basic recipe and transformed it into my own recipe.  So below are the basic recipe that you could use and then also the other two that I created from the basic scone recipe.  Comment below if you try this recipe and tell me what you think and what you created.

Basic Simple Scones:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • Mix your dry ingredients together
  • Next cut in the butter
  • Add 1 beaten egg and milk to mixture
  • Mix all together
  • Next add to a lightly floured counter and roll into a ball
  • Cut into 8-10 triangle pieces
  • Place on a cookie sheet
  • Beat 1 more egg
  • Lightly brush the top of the scone with an egg wash
  • Bake at 350 for 12 minutes

 

How to change this up with a twist?

Almond Scones:

  • Do the same above but add 1 teaspoon almond extract to the wet ingredients
  • After giving he egg wash sprinkle with sugar and add slivers of almonds to the top
  • Bake as normal

Orange Marmalade Scones:

  • Do the same as the above basic scone recipe and add 1 teaspoon of orange extract to the wet ingredients.
  • Add 1/4 cup of orange marmalade to the wet ingredients
  • Also add 1/2 extra cup of flour to the dry ingredients
  • Bake as normal

 

Enjoy!!!

 Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amish Baked Oatmeal – Simple Breakfast

Sometimes breakfast can be the worst meal for me to make. I never quite know what to make and prepare. This recipe is simple, affordable, easy and oh so yummy. It is also a go to meal and or snack for anytime and any age. It is a favorite in our home. #amish baked oatmeal

  • 3 cups of oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk, skim milk, almond milk or the best is oat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 brown sugar, while sugar, honey, molasses, or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/1/2 vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. mix all dry together first ( saved the sugar for the wet ingredients if you are using a syrup etc…)
  2. then add butter and milk and mix in with the dry
  3. now add the eggs and extract of your choice as well (and sweetener if in a liquid form)
  4. pour mixture into a greased 8×8 or a 9×13 baking dish
  5. place baking dish into a preheated oven on 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  6. best served warm
  7. ENJOY!

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother

 

 

 

 

Freezer

The Freezer and Fridge is full and yet you have nothing to eat? Let’s roll up our sleeves and clean out the freezer, pantry and fridge and see what we can come up for with meals for 2 weeks only using our bits and pieces. Money is tight, some foods are hard to find and we want to be as frugal and budget friendly as we can to help us stay on track. Also….did you know that you can get some foods sent to you via UPS with free shipping from Walmart. I have a small Walmart Haul with a few fillers.

A small Walmart Hall via Walmart.com
So what can we find in the freezer to make a meal with?
So what can we find in the refrigerator to make a meal with?

 

Orange Muffins….Oh so good!!!!

This recipe I found in a very old missionary cookbook from Greenwood Hills camp. These recipes I usually find are full of ingredients that are very basic and things you probably have on hand. Most of the missionaries that I know never had a Super-Walmart near buy to run out and buy extras, so the ingredients are basic.

I made this recipe not knowing what this would taste like by blending an entire orange skin and all….but let me tell you, this was outstanding and delicious.

Enjoy!!

  • 1 orange (washed, cut in four and take the seeds out)
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of chopped dates, raisins or cranberries (my favorite are the dried cranberries)
  • ½ cup of butter (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

 

  1. Quarter the orange and cut in half
  2. Place orange, egg , orange juice and butter in a blender and chop and blend together rind and all
  3. Mix in a separate bowl remaining ingredients
  4. Mix all ingredients together and you will find the batter is very lumpy
  5. Stir in fruit or nuts of your choice
  6. Place in a greased muffin tin and bake at 350 for 20 minutes
  7. Let then cool for a bit and they taste oh so good!!!

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother

Budget Cooking, Depression Cooking and HOT MILK CAKE!

Right now we are in weird times and everyone is scrambling to find budget friendly meals, and resources for these meals as well. Many people have not had to cook so many meals at home until this virus hit us. On top of having to cook the meals we are now finding that our resources are limited for meats, rice etc. Here are two books I can recommend not only give you a budget friendly recipes but also for alternatives for when you can’t find what you need.

I’ve included a great recipe for a yummy cake. This recipe is basic ingredients that you have normally at home and all you do is change up the extract to create a different flavor every time you make it. I hope you enjoy the show me a cake as much as I do. It’s moist and delicious and great deserve as a snack or dessert at any time. Be creative with the icings and toppings that you use for a different dessert every time you serve it.

The BEST ever Banana Muffins

I know….I know you have heard this before from someone.  At some point I am sure that you have heard of  a great recipe along the way.  But stop…wait this really is the best ever recipe!!!

So here we go a short and quick recipe to follow:  Enjoy!!!

  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of butter, margarine or shortening
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla but I like to use almond instead
  • 1/2 cup sour milk ( add 1 tsp of white vinegar to your milk for 5 mintues and you will see it curdle
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup bananas ( 3 large should work)
  • additional items: nuts, raisins or chocolate chips
  1. mix dry together
  2. mix wet together
  3. combine all together and then pour into a greased muffin pan
  4. bake on 350 for 22 minutes or until golden brown

serve warm right out of the oven or the next morning

 

Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother