September 24, 2011

Initial and Onesie Cookies

These are cookies I recently made for two separate orders, both in honor of some little ones.  The initial cookies are for the christening of a boy named Anthony and the onesie cookies are for shower for baby Madison.

September 20, 2011

Mango Almond Coconut Agave Granola

Don't you hate it when a product you love is suddenly discontinued?  I certainly do.  So when Bear Naked stopped making my absolute favorite granola, Native Mango Agave Almond, I was in disbelief.  Such a shame because it was the best store-bought granola I've ever tasted.

But no use crying, especially after the company confirmed to me that they weren't bringing it back to market.  To console myself I set out to make my own version.

I started with The Barefoot Contessa's granola recipe, which I've made many times before, and tweaked it a bit.  I think I came pretty close to Bear Naked's version.  My favorite way to enjoy it is sprinkled over a bowl of fresh fruit and greek yogurt.  A perfect way to start the day!

September 18, 2011

Currant Scones

Afternoon tea is one of the best British traditions I can think of.  I went recently with my friend Marina and it was so much fun.  I can't think of a better way to spend a few hours than drinking tea, nibbling on dainty treats, gossiping and people watching!

Cucumber sandwiches and petits fours are great but the main attraction for me is always the currant scones.  Slathered with a generous dollop of clotted cream and berry jam - absolute bliss!   I struck culinary gold when I was able to get my hands on some fresh clotted cream so of course I had to make these scones.   Mmmm...just like in England.

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