Coconut Scones and Winnie the Pooh

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"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast? said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully."It's the same thing," he said. Either way, I say: Coconut Scones.   Coconut Scones I made this recipe up completely from scratch. Measurements aren't exact, but pretty close! The keys here are to make sure your butter is cold, to obtain a dough that is barely moist, ...

The 2012 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

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I knew joining this massive swap of baked goods was a going to be a lot of fun the day I dropped my three packages of a dozen cookies off at the post office. Upon seeing my three perishable boxes addressed to Addicted to Recipes, Cooker Girl, and A Half Baked Life, the desk attendant asked, "Are you and your girlfriends cookie whores?" Something like it, I guess. I'll admit I am a sucker for a good, homemade cookie, but the best part of this swap is ...

Smooth(ie) Talk

The promising buzz of the blender as it purees my favorite ingredients, the cascade of the whipped concoction streaming into a never-big-enough cup, the simple satisfaction of the blended beverage as I take the first sip. Perfection. I'm the first to admit, I have a bit of an obsession with smoothies. Smoothies and I go way back to 8th grade when a classmate rattled off her demonstration speech in our public speaking class. I don't remember any of the other speeches that year (except mine, which was ...