Simple Scones

There is nothing better than a scone in the morning with your coffee or tea as you watch the sunrise for a new day ahead of you. My grandmother was known as “Nana” made at least what she called, “Pan Scones”. Nana had all the yummy recipes from her Scottish heritage! Nana‘s “Pan” Scones was a favorite of our family every time she came for a visit. My dad took over after she stopped visiting and now I’m making the scones for us.

I now have the recipe and enjoy making them all the time for my family. They sort of look like an English muffin and yet they are really nothing like it! They are soft, a little denser and you would not toast them.

The recipe is oh so delicious and simple and easy to make. Here are the recipe notes at the bottom and also the video link to my YouTube where you can see how I make them. I hope you give this a try and enjoy it!

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Nana’s Pan Scones

Use an Electric Frying Pan for the best results

**Note – do not use buttermilk in this recipe

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda ( not baking powder)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 oz. sugar
  • 2 oz. soften butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of milk or as much as needed

Next:

  • Blend dry together
  • Add egg and butter and mix together with dry
  • Add some milk and mix and keep adding milk until you can form a nice dough ball
  • Roll out dough
  • Sprinkle top of dough with a dusting of flour
  • Cut dough into small circle shapes
  • Cook/heat in the frying pan and keep turning every few minutes until golden brown on both sides and you can see that the sides of the scone are no longer dough like.

Enjoy with butter or jam and butter

Best served the next day for them to absorb the best flavor!

Nana Cameron’s Recipe from Scotland

Hot Chocolate Bar in a Bag – A Great Gift Idea

Do you need a last minute gift idea of something practical that you can give a loved one or a friend? Who doesn’t like hot chocolate? You can customize this any way you want too and enjoy coming up with creative ideas for your gift. Here is a simple idea that I put together for a friend.

Enjoy!!!

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Instant Pot Quick Cheeseburger Macaroni

A fast and quick dinner to make any night of the week when you just don’t feel it!

I came home tonight after a long week of working and I just didn’t feel like cooking.  We also have already overspent out eating out funds….so what is a girl to do.  Get out the Instant Pot and start cooking.

This recipe is fast, fun and oh so yummy.  Here is my version along with the original recipe I found on Jamerrill Stewart website.  I hope you enjoy…leave me a comment below if you make it and how you like it!

Lynn’s Recipe:

  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 box of elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. spoons of Worchester sauce
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of brown mustard
  • 1/2 cups of sour cream
  • 1 tsp of garlic
  • 1 tsp of garlic butter
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of dried onions
  • 6 cups of beef broth
  • 1/4 cup of tomato paste
  1. brown ground beef on sauté mode on your instant pot with the garlic butter and dried onions
  2. in a separate bowl mix the beef broth, tomato paste, garlic, and Worchester sauce together
  3. when beef is done cooking turn instant pot off
  4. now add the box of macaroni over the meet ( do not stir)
  5. now poor mixture over the macaroni ( do not stir)
  6. place lid on instant pot ( venting not sealing) and then put on manual for 5 minutes
  7. after 5 minutes do a quick release and take the lid off
  8. add your sour cream and cheese and mix well

You then can enjoy!!!

 

 Original Recipe I found:

Large Family Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dehydrate Kale

Have you ever wanted to try dehydrating?  It is so easy whether you do this in a dehydrator or an oven.  I have linked below a video on the why, how to’s and what to use it for after it is dehydrated.  Come and see how fun and easy this is.  Leave me a comment below if you have any questions too.  Happy Dehydrating.

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?

 

Beef Stroganoff using leftovers!

Here is a quick and easy meal for a lunch or dinner using leftovers. Below will be a link to the original recipe that I used that they called hamburger stroganoff. It’s a great recipe that cooks up in about 10 minutes that you can modify to basically use anything you have in your refrigerator and pantry. It’s healthy and delicious and kid friendly. Also is a link for my buffalo chicken soup that I used with leftovers that I had as well.

 

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