Monday, September 26, 2011

Baking Affirmation

After 3 pathetic attempts at making flaky homemade biscuits over the summer, I really needed some success in the kitchen. My most recent crappy biscuits were over the weekend, which means I had buttermilk on hand and nothing to do with it.

Add buttermilk to the need to bake something that doesn't suck and you get scones!

I found this basic recipe for Coffeehouse Scones and switched the white sugar for brown sugar, added a cup of chopped toasted pecans, a splash of cinnamon, and a generous handful of chocolate chips.

And they are fantastic.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Not a necklace person?

I'm not really either.

Well, sometimes I am--it comes in fits and spurts.

But right now I'm into brooches. They're feminine, vintage-e, and they make me feel artsy. This is a new brooch I just posted in my shop. Check it out!