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Monday, August 28, 2017

toffee chocolate chip scones

And yet another treat for work.  I've been on a scone kick lately mostly because they are so yummy but also they are so easy to make.  You could drizzle chocolate over the top of these if you desire, but they are good just the way they are.

adapted from here

Toffee Chocolate Chip Scones

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar
5 Tbsp butter- frozen or very cold
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
1/2 cup Heath toffee bits
1 cup cream (don’t skimp or dough is dry)
2-3 Tbsp sugar for tops (optional)

Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Grate the butter in. (You want it very cold!) Stir in the chocolate chips and toffee bits. Add the cream and stir gently. Knead a few times till dough comes together. It will be crumbly at first, but it will come together. Pat into a 1″ thick circle. Cut in wedges and place on a silpat lined cookie sheet about 1″ apart. Brush tops with cream or milk. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 400° for about 15-18 minutes or till light golden brown.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week and Always Remember to Find the Time to Do ALL the things You L♥ve.

Monday, August 21, 2017

brotchen *german hard rolls*

I made these when I made the crock pot apple pork roast.  They really are good, easy to make and also make a great sandwich.  Give them a try they're really a great addition to any meal.


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Pour 2 1/2 cups flour into a large bowl and form a well in the center.
  3. In a separate container, mix yeast, sugar, and two tablespoons water (water comes from the 1 cup above).
  4. Pour yeast mixture into the well but do not mix with the flour at this time.
  5. Cover bowl with a cloth and set it in a warm place for 15 minutes to rise.
  6. Add remaining water and oil and beat until mixed. Add SALT.
  7. Turn dough out onto counter and knead until smooth. Adding remaining 1/2 cup flour as needed.
  8. Put dough in bowl, cover and let rise until double in size. (about 30-40 minutes).
  9. Punch down and divide dough into 12 parts.
  10. Shape into oval rolls and place 3" apart on greased and floured cookie sheet.
  11. Cover and let rise until double in size.
  12. Beat egg white and 1 tsp water with a fork until frothy and brush onto rolls.
  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. The time is an estimate, depending on how fast your dough rises.
  15. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week and Always Remember to Find the Time to do ALL the things You L♥ve.
  16. Donna

Monday, August 7, 2017

Apple Pork Roast in Slow Cooker

I made this one Sunday for family dinner.  Was really good with lots of flavor.  Love these kind of meals that you really don't have to fuss with and spend all day in the kitchen.
I always buy the large boneless pork loins when they are on sale at our local grocers.  I can get so many meals from one piece so really it's very economically wise to buy this way.  When I get it home I cut it into pork chops, thin cuts for stir fry and schnitzel and then also cut some pork roasts.

3-5 lbs boneless pork roast
2-3 apples *I used honey crisp b/c that's what I had*
1 large onion thick sliced
1./2 stick of butter cut in large pats
salt and pepper
2-3 TBL spicy mustard
2-3 TBL honey
1- 1 1/2 TBL thyme.  I would have used fresh but didn't have any


Peel and cut onion, place in bottom of crock pot, place sliced apples on top then place the butter on top of apple.  Cut slits in the pork roast and place sliced apples in the slits.  Place on top of  apples, and onions.  Sprinkle salt and pepper, then add mustard then squirt honey evenly over top, last sprinkle the thyme on top *if your using fresh thyme place the springs on top of roast*.  Cook on low for about 5 hrs.  Internal temperature should be about 135-140.

Thanks for stopping by have a great week and Always Remember to Find the Time to Do ALL the things You L♥ve.

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