Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

This was a spur of the moment recipe. I wanted to make something and realized I had all of the ingredients. It was similar to a cake I made a few years ago, but I never blogged that one. Aaaaand, I think this one might be better anyway. We are nearing the end of strawberry season, but you could always try a different fruit like blueberries, too.

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Mixed Bag Monday (Part 2): Pie Crust and Scones

After starting a Montage Monday series, I realized I wanted to rename it. It happens. So, introducing the new name… Mixed Bag. I feel like it better illustrates the good and bad I will share with these posts, and also lets you know that they are not single recipe posts. I previously used a Mixed Monday as a way of sharing some recipes that were so-so, and some that were not great. And, overall, just posts I didn’t feel like writing about. When I wrote the last one, I was not sure I would have need to write another one, but I left my options open with the “Part 1” in the title. Sure enough, I do want to make use of it again. This time, for recipes I *do* like. There is another commonality in the posts today. The recipes were both from my dad and stepmother visiting. You might have seen me mention the visit when I talked about cinnamon chips I made. I ended up using the cinnamon chips in a scone recipe that I already have on the blog. I don’t want to share a repeat post, so I am merely showing another option for that recipe.

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Homemade Cinnamon Chips

My dad was coming to visit me, and I was preparing him some treats. He requested scones, and I said I could also do a pie. Both are recipes I have made multiple times before. The scones, less so because I haven’t made the cinnamon ones as often, but I still have made many scones. After looking back at the recipes to see what ingredients I needed, I decided to make a couple changes. For starters, I don’t know what happened, but I was supposed to share a different cinnamon scone recipe on here. I don’t even know which one that was, so I guess it will have to remain undefined. I also mentioned making cinnamon chips, but never showed them. I also didn’t make them with shortening last time. They turned out a bit more firm/crunchy with shortening. Last time, I believe I used butter or oil and it was a chewier chip.

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