Cinnamon Scones Recipe

 

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect Sweet Cinnamon Scones Recipe for us today!

Janelle writes:

There is nothing that says “welcome” like freshly baked goods- warm out of the oven. These cinnamon chip scones are no exception. They are buttery, dense, simple , and ready in 20 mins to dip in a cup of piping hot coffee .   I have kept it a staple for gatherings, bible studies, and meal ministries. You’re going to love it, I just know it….

Sift together dry ingredients, then cut in shortening and butter. I simply take two knives and literally do “just that”, I cut it in. {You will get a crumbly texture during this step}.

In a small bowl beat egg with heavy cream {You  may use half and half or milk- your texture will change slightly}.

Stir.

You will have a thicker cookie -dough- batter- like consistency.

You can add whatever you wish at this point….My choice? Cinnamon chips. Other options are blueberries, raisins, chocolate chips, cranberries, or even savory ingredients such as ham and grated cheese. For a sweet scone you may wish to use an egg wash with a coarse sugar topping. This recipe is so versatile!

Mmmmm…

Sprinkle flour on a flat surface and coat your hands. Take scone dough and shape into a ball, then flatten into a disk.

Cut into 8 slices. Make a cross, then another cross in the other direction…pizza cutters work great doing this.

Place on a baking sheet {I use foil for easy clean-up}.

Bake in a 375 oven for 15 mins until golden in color. Oooo…I wish you could smell these right now!

So rich and buttery…the cinnamon chips melt leaving bursts of flavor throughout the scones.

A wonderful morning or afternoon treat…serve with hot coffee, tea orhomemade lemonade.

They are even sweeter, enjoyed with friends…..

Sweet Cinnamon Scones Recipe

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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T shortening
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • Handful of cinnamon chips.
Instructions
  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in the butter and shortening.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat cream and egg.
  4. Add to the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in cinnamon chips.
  6. With floured hands, shape dough into a ball and lay out onto a floured surface.
  7. Flatten into a disk.
  8. Cut into 8 even wedges using a pizza cutter.
  9. Place individual scones onto a baking sheet covered in foil {for easy cleanup}.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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 Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe Janelle! I think I’ll be exchanging the cinnamon chips for chocolate chips in mine ;) !

Walk with the King,

 

 
Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
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Low-Country Boil {Hearty One Pot Meal}

 

I love it when an entire meal can be made in ONE pot!  Janelle from Comfy In the Kitchen is bringing us some southern cooking today!

Janelle writes:

I love this recipe because it’s delicious, easy, my entire family gobbled it up, it’s decently healthy, and gluten-free! We had this tonight and I will most definitely be making it again! LOVED it! Just LOVED it !

Fill stock pot 3/4 of the way with water {about 10 cups for me} , add 1/4 cup of Old Bay seasoning, turn on high heat and bring to a rapid boil.

Yes, Old Bay is Gluten-Free!

4 bi-color corn on the cobs, 1 1/2 lbs baby red potatoes, 1 package Hillshire Farms smoked sausage, and 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp.

Rinse potatoes and add them whole to the boiling water first…boil for 15 mins.

If your shrimp is frozen- no worries. Just place in a colander and rinse with luke warm water for a couple mins. Shrimp thaws and cooks quickly!

Slice sausage into coin sized slices. Rinse and break corn into halves.

After potatoes boil for 15 mins, throw everything else in the pot and let it boil for another 6-7 mins.

When it’s all done, ladle it out into a large lasagna pan. I put a little butter on the corn and sprinkled it with some sea salt {I get my sea salt at Marcs}.

Mmmmm!!!! This really was such a delicious meal and SO so so so so so easy. If you can boil water, you can make it. My children are huge shrimp fans- they even like “peel and eat” {pictured above}…I cut open their potatoes and put a little ketchup on top- their plates were empty in 5 mins flat.

Winner, Winner Low-Country Boil Dinner!

Low-Country Boil
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Ingredients
  • 10 cups water
  • ¼ cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 1½ lbs redskins
  • 1 pkg Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage
  • 4 bi-colored corn on the cobs, halved
  • 1½ lbs raw shrimp
  • sea salt, butter, ketchup {optional}
Instructions
  1. Bring water and Old Bay to a boil.
  2. Rinse redskins and place them in whole- let boil for 15 mins.
  3. Cut sausage into coin sized slices, rinse shrimp, rinse corn and break in half- throw it all in the pot and let boil for 6-7 mins longer.
  4. Ladle out into a lasagna pan and sprinkle with sea salt. Butter corn if desired…kidos may want some ketchup on their potatoes.
  5. Enjoy this simple yet wonderful dish!

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Walk with the King,

 

 
Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
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Low-Fat Chili Recipe

Here in Ohio, there is a chill in the air in the evenings.  This means only one thing – fall is almost here!  And we all know a hearty soup warms the bodies and souls of our loved ones. Janelle, from Comfy in the Kitchen, is here today with the perfect Low-Fat Chili recipe to serve our families.
This Chili is so good, you won’t even notice that it is low in fat! I served this recently when friends came over for a bible study … they had no clue I substituted ground turkey for traditional Italian Sausage! When they found out it was low in fat, they had a second helping to make up for the calories (haha!) 
Enjoy! ~Janelle 
Extra Lean Ground Beef, Lean Turkey Italian Sausage
Slice the casting on the Turkey Sausage
Simply remove the ground Italian Turkey from the casting
Cook ground beef and turkey Italian Sausage in a large skillet- when cooked through, drain in strainer and set aside.
In the same skillet add chopped onion, celery, green and red peppers
1 can each: Kidney Beans, Great Northern Beans, Black Beans, 2 cans crushed tomatoes, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 packet of chili seasoning.
Place all beans in a strainer, drain and rinse well.
Place all of these ingredients in a large pot on the stove (medium heat)
Season with cinnamon, sugar, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
If you like more “heat” add a dash of Tobasco
Let simmer on stove for 2 hours (you may also place in the crock pot for 6 hours)
Serve with green onions, a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream and a sprinkle of finely shredded cheddar cheese. Mmmmm….
Low-Fat Chili
Ingredients:
1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
1 Package of Turkey Italian Sausage Links
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red pepper
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 15 oz can Great Northern Beans
1 15 oz can Black Beans
1 15 oz can Kidney Beans
2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 packet of Chili seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp Tobasco (optional)
(chopped green onions, finely shredded cheddar cheese, low-fat sour cream)
Directions:
  • Remove castings from Turkey Italian Sausage.
  • In a large skillet on medium-high heat cook ground beef and turkey until done.
  • Drain and set aside in strainer.
  • Chop celery, onion, red and green peppers and saute in same skillet for about 5 mins.
  • Open all cans of beans and place in strainer and rinse well.
  • In a large pot on the stove (medium heat) add all of these ingredients.
  • Next add all the seasonings: Chili packet, garlic powder, cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, pepper, and Tobasco.
  • Let simmer on stove for 2 hours.
  • You may also make this in the Crock Pot (6 hours).
  • Garnish with chopped green onions, a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream, and a sprinkle of finely shredded cheddar cheese.

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Thank you so much Janelle for this recipe!
Walk with the King,
Courtney

This recipe was first featured over at Comfy In The Kitchen:

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Today’s recipe comes from the Women Living Well Conference Director – Katina!

3 years ago, Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen introduced me to her friend Katina and like Janelle – she has a servants heart of gold!

Katina , her husband, and two sweet children.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” -1 Corinithians 10:31

Katina writes:

About fifteen years ago, I started feeling lightheaded and dizzy and was tired all the time. I went to a doctor regarding this and had all kinds of medical tests done. Everything came back normal, and the doctor told me basically that it was in my mind and that she could refer me to a psychologist. I knew that is not what I needed, so I continued to pray for guidance and wisdom.

One day I was listening to a Christian radio program and a local doctor was talking about hidden food sensitivities. He stated that a lot of our physical ailments stem from the foods we eat. I was pretty much willing to try anything at this point since I had been having these symptoms for over seven months.

I made an appointment with this doctor and he did some blood work, which revealed MANY food sensitivities. The main ones were sugar, dairy, & wheat….which was in everything I was eating!! I then began to educate myself in this area, and completely revamped my diet. I became a label reader and discovered how many different names are used for these foods. I also realized that anything that said ‘enriched’ or ‘hydrogenated’ stayed in me for days and made me feel a lot worse.

I came up with many wonderful recipes…like these oatmeal raisin treats….that were not only healthy, but tasted great! It took about one month and then I started to feel AMAZING…and all my symptoms were gone! Praise God!! The doctor told me that I needed to keep these foods out of my diet for nine months, and then I could slowly start to reintroduce them back into my diet…but in moderation. But that’s the part that I’ve always struggled with….moderation.

Growing up in an Italian family definitely does not help in that area lol! During most of my family gatherings we had lots and lots of food around us all the time. And this is what I thought was ‘normal’ for most of my life. I know how to eat healthy…..how to read ingredients….how to stay fit….however, I don’t have good self-control. For the next couple of months I am focusing on renewing my mind and spirit in this area. This recipe is great to have so that I can satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthy way. I hope it helps you as well!

God Bless, Katina.

Oatmeal Rasin Cookies
Oats, oat flour, canola oil, honey, rasins and cinnamon
Combine all ingredients
Place on a cookie sheet- is this not the greatest? Someone is cooking in my home and it isn’t me?! lol!
Heaping tablespoons
Bake for 10-15 mins until golden brown.
Yummm… they are a little more gooey than a typical cookie and ohhh, so good!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(with NO sugar, dairy or wheat)
1 Cup of Oats ∙1 Cup of Oat Flour ∙ ½ Cup Canola Oil ∙ ¼ Cup Raw Honey

2 tsp Cinnamon ∙ ½ Cup Raisins

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake for about 10-15 minutes. After removing from the oven, continue to let them sit on the cookie sheet to harden or you can eat them all gooey with a fork☺

Thank you so much Katina and Janelle!

Walk with the King,

This recipe was first featured over at Comfy In The Kitchen:

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
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Dinner Party Gift Ideas for the Hostess

dinner party gift ideas for the hostess

 

Hosting a dinner party is a lot of work. And if the hostess has not asked you to bring a covered dish, it is always nice if you show up with a little something to bless her.

You could bring:

  • Flowers
  • Your favorite drink
  • Something monogrammed
  • A coffee mug
  • A pretty candle
  • A kitchen tool
  • A vase
  • A recipe book
  • A gift basket
  • A plant
  • A coffee table book
  • A gift card
  • Gourmet Olive Oil
  • Gourmet Cheese
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Throw blanket
  • Pastries from a local bakery for her breakfast the next morning

 

OR …This!

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A beautiful glass water pitcher filled with Lemons and Limes!  This was such a fun surprise to receive from Janelle – aka Miss Comfy In the Kitchen –>>

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Janelle showed up at my house a few years ago with this gift in hand and I took pictures and meant to post it …

someday.

But someday never came.

So last Wednesday I posted her Homemade Freshly Squeezed Lemonade Recipe

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and that is when I remembered that I first saw this recipe when she gave me this gift – because attached to this beautiful glass pitcher was the recipe!

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Isn’t that a great idea!  So there you go! The next time you are invited to a friends house for dinner – surprise your hostess with this gift (click here to get the recipe).  You are sure to receive a smile and a hug!

 

Chime In: What do you take when you are invited to a friend’s home for dinner? Share your creative ideas with us!

Walk with the King!

Courtney

Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen