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Chocolate Chip Scones

chocolate chip scone doughYesterday I was in the mood to bake.  Since I always seem to have chocolate chips on hand, I once again chose a chocolate based recipe.  This time…Chocolate Chip Scones!

I found this delicious recipe on the Hershey’s Kitchen website.  This was my first attempt at scones and they are surprisingly easy to make.  And they turned out super yummy!

I’ve bought bakery made scones before and they always seemed a bit dry.  More like a crumbling biscuit.  Not this recipe!  These scones turned out nice and moist.  More like a fluffy cookie and not the biscuit type texture.  Give these a try, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Chocolate Chip Scones

adapted from Hershey’s

Ingredients:

3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips
2 cups chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Additional granulated sugar

*I used half dark chocolate chips and half white chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

2. Stir together flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. Stir whipping cream into flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are moistened.

4. Turn mixture out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until soft dough forms (about 2 minutes).

chocolate chip scones

Divide dough into three equal balls. One ball at a time, flatten into 7-inch circle; cut into 8 triangles. Transfer triangles to prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional granulated sugar.

5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired. 24 scones.

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Featured Recipe Blog: (Never Home) Maker

Every week I’ll be featuring a new recipe blog for my readers to explore. Why? This is just one more way in which I want to help fellow foodies find each other and connect. Plus extra traffic to your recipe blog never hurts either!

This Week’s Featured Recipe Blog –  (Never Home) Maker

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A Little About Ashley and Stephen:

As the name suggests, we’re on the go more often than not . . . but this doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy the fine arts of homemaking. There are (far too) many fantastic blogs out there focused on fueling DIY-fever, cooking/baking madness, and a host of other nesting-related activities. But we’re slightly different. We do it all with a healthy lifestyle slant. As runners, much of our lives revolve around running and keeping healthy and happy while racing from place to place.

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A Sampling of Ashely and Stephen’s Unique Recipes:

Nutella Pie With Strawberries

Chickpea Burgers

Thai Mushroom Soup

Veggie Stuffed Peppers

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Free Printable Meal Planners and Grocery Shopping Lists

There’s something about grocery shopping that I really don’t enjoy.  I don’t know exactly why.  Maybe it’s the fact that it’s never ending.  Every time you turn around, you’re missing some ingredient or necessity.

I haven’t cooked for the past few days cause I’m avoiding the grocery store with all of my being.  But tonight, I can’t avoid it any longer.  We’re in desperate need of about everything so I’ve got to suck it up and just go.  But I’m not happy about it, hahaha!

Yesterday I came across some things that may help me to get through my grocery shopping easier.  $5 Dinners.com has some really cool free printables posted on their site.

These are the two that caught my eye:

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free grocery list printablesThese aren’t the only two free printables that they offer either.  There is about 6 others that may interest you too.  Needless to say, I’m going to print these out and give them a try tonight.

Follow me to $5 Dinners to download and print these free meal planners and shopping lists…

Featured Recipe Blog: Caveman Cooking

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A Little About “Caveman”:

Hi! I’m Caveman. I like to cook. But, I’m lazy, too. So, I don’t like to make things too complicated. Over the years I’ve developed some dishes that are simple to make, yet still leave everybody yearning for more. Each recipe here is so easy to make that any guy, gal, or even caveman, can do it. Check back every couple of days or so to find something new to tickle your taste buds, while still keeping your “Caveman” or “Cavewoman” status intact.

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A Sampling of Caveman’s Unique Recipes:

Grilled Pork Loin with Caramelized Apples

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Perfectly Roasted Whole Chicken

chicken roastThis was my first attempt at cooking a whole chicken.  Surprisingly it turned out really well.

The chicken itself turned out super tasty and was falling apart.  I absolutely loved the flavor that the veggies ended up having.  We devoured the whole thing quickly, it was that good.

My next experiment will be making stock from the leftover bones that I froze for a later date.

Roasted Whole Chicken

Ingredients:

3 – 4lb whole chicken
5 whole garlic cloves
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 celery stalks, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2lb baby carrots
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
salt & pepper

Directions:

1.  Preheat over to 425°

2.  Remove everything from the chicken cavity.  Rinse and dry the chicken completely.  Add the garlic cloves into the cavity and salt and pepper inside and out.

3. Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of roasting pan and place chicken in the middle of the pan.  Place potatoes, celery, and carrots around the chicken.

roasted chicken

4.  Add the chicken broth.  Drizzle more olive oil over the entire chicken.  Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

5.   Remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes.

roasted chicken