Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Back in the Kitchen...

I am getting ready to leave for a homeschooling conference in Chicago.  It just so happens to be where my beautiful sister lives, sooo....that might have played into my decision to attend this particular one.

Instead of packing, this morning I decided to make a few things for the boys and their daddy while I'm away.  I had some wonderful little helpers, too.

Peter and I made Blueberry Scones.

His job was to brush them with cream before baking, and let me tell you, he did it all.by.himself.

Then I made a quick batch of my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie dough for tomorrow when the cousins visit (most will make it to the oven)!  I tweak a few things in the recipe on the back of Nestle's chocolate chips. 

 Next was Banana Oatmeal Bread.  I just wanted something a little different than my typical recipe.  I like it!

Finally, we made Cranberry Almond Biscotti (without the lemon).  Crazy, but the boys love them...

 and they love eating the spilled almonds too :)



  1. Seriously?? You are a BAKER! You need to write a cookbook and use all those gorgeous pictures!

    I also think Peter is a genius.

    Finally, get up to Chicago right now. Right now.

  2. Hmmm, I could go for one of those scones for breakfast! :)

  3. For real, Britt. You should have a Pioneer Woman-style cookbook. These pictures are great and the recipes sound amazing. How you have time to do all of this is beyond me? And Peter grinning in the first picture? Priceless. I just love him. And see how good the water painting on the porch prepared him for his job?? :)


  4. Mmmm - that all looks so delicious!!!

    Enjoy your trip, the conference, and - most importantly - the time with your sistah!