Easy-Breezy Trail Mix

When you’re feeling hungry and you don’t know what you want
you reach into the cupboards and start pulling things out.
Slivered almonds, dried cranberries, some roasted coconut chips,
mixed nuts–including pecans– and some dark chocolate chips.
Tossed in a bowl, bursts of sweetness and perfect crunch
this is the snack I craved so much.

Easy-Breezy Trail Mix

2 tbsp slivered almonds
2 tbsp dried cranberries
1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp roasted coconut chips (I recently discovered these at Trader Joe’s)
3 tbsp mixed nuts


Small Kitchen Cooking: Scones

I made a batch of cranberry scones, using this recipe from the cookbook, Sundays at Moosewood, for brunch this morning.

The pictures didn’t do the scones any justice, so I didn’t want to share them. So, you will have to rely on my saying that these scones are by far my favorite.

The scones recipe is incredibly versatile as well. I have made pumpkin spice scones, raisin scones, and golden raisin scones. (If you make golden raisin scones, stay by the oven. The time I made them, they burned. Burned golden raisins are not good. At all.)

On my list of scones to try are chocolate chip scones and lemon scones.

Here are my additions:
– Substitute the fruit measurement for dried cranberries. The dried cranberries make the scones burst with a sweet tartness and also make the scones less dry. I prefer them this way.

– Make sure to sprinkle sugar on top for an added bit of sweetness. I used raw sugar.

– Make sure to put a glob of butter and orange marmalade on top. Perfect for a Sunday morning. (Or, any morning.)

Yum. 🙂

What is your favorite breakfast pastry?

Have a great Sunday night!