Friday, October 2, 2009

Yummy Scones & Mother/Daugher Birthday Cards

Good afternoon! I have to do this quick & get ready to leave the house....did you notice I didn't start this post with "good MORNING"?! Yep--been making cards all day so far--now I have to be a real mom!

Let's start off the day with something yummy, shall we? I am in love with The Farm Chicks--they have a wonderful new cookbook you'll just have to check out! I made their Maple Oat Scones, which were delicious! Not sure if it's kosher to add their recipe here (I'll find out later!), but I wanted to just tease you with a glimpse of them....



Yes--that's maple glaze dripping down the sides of the warm, slightly cruncy scones...ahhhhh!

(***I just e-mailed Serena--THE Farm Chick--(her partner, Teri, recently left the business, but she carries on!), and asked permission to share the recipe, and she graciously gave it, so thank-you, Serena, and here you go!)

THE FARM CHICKS' MAPLE OAT SCONES

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tsp. baking powder
10 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (about 2 oz.)

MAPLE GLAZE

Combine 1 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter, 2 Tbsp. maply syrup, 1 Tbsp. heavy cream, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar--whisk together until smooth.

SOOOO delicious! I would just add a bit more maple syrup to both the scones and to the glaze next time--love my maple syrup!

You really need to check out the Farm Chicks' blog--so filled with inspiration (and delicious recipes, things to make for your home, etc...!) She's has a great love for all things vintage, as well, and has lots of wonderful stories to share--you'll love it!

http://thefarmchicks.typepad.com/

Thanks again, Serena!

My daughter's friend Hunter is having a birthday party tomorrow, and Annie wanted me to make her a card. The colors HAD to be chocolate brown, turquoise and bright, light green. Then she went off to school. I had my orders, and this is what I came up with:



Won't give too many details right now, but ask me if you'd like more...all the stamps I used on this card were Pink Persimmon: "Vintage Cupcake", "Vintage Greetings", and "Singing Birds". Adorable stamps!

It's her mother, Loretta's, birthday on Monday, and I'll be taking her out to lunch then, so I made her a card today, as well:



Again, short on the details...This image is from Crafty Secret's "Girlfriends" Images & Journal Notes--love it! On the inside is a sentiment stamped from CS's stamp set "Glamour Girls". I also used Crafty Secret's "Radiant" paper pad for the black & white polka dot print. The little gingham flowers on the corners were just little things I made about a month ago, and they seemed to fit nicely.


Well--off to pick up girls. Have a wonderful Friday with your families!