Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chocolate Chip Scones

I admit it. I'm not a very good cook.

It's not so much that I can't cook. It's more that I don't cook. I didn't have a big cooking role-model growing up. And I just didn't gravitate toward it as an adult. Luckily for us, my husband cooks and bakes.

I want my daughter to learn how to cook and bake. I want her to have the skills and interest, so that she can make more than Mac & Cheese when she grows up, unlike me.

So, I got her an awesome cookbook for Christmas.

Teens Cook, by teenage sisters Megan and Jill Carle, seriously ROCKS! It has good food that teens (and adults) like to eat. It does not include ingredients such as: anchovy fillets, beef neck bones, calimyrna figs, and edible gold. It's much more basic. And it's delicious.

How do I know the recipes are delicious, you ask?

I know because my daughter made Chocolate Chip Scones today!

Her scones were so delicious that they tasted way better than the scones from our fancy, neighborhood bakery!

The recipe makes a dozen scones. We ate three right out of the oven.

My daughter told me they were easy to make. Then she described what she had to do. The steps included curdling milk, adding eggs, cooling the dough in the fridge, and whatnot. It didn't sound that easy to me.

But I'm soooooo glad it was easy for her! NEXT: Baked Potato Soup.


  1. That is the best gift you could have given your daughter! My son likes to cook now and then, I need to pick that book up for him. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I'm so glad I did give her that cookbook! She made banana bread too. I may even try some of the recipes.