Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tea For Two-sday ~ Guest Post Deliciousness

My friend Kim from Homesteader's Heart is back once again on my blog - in more ways than one! Do you see the super-cute new header above?! That's Kim's doing (and the super-cute previous header was her doing also)! Thank you, my artistic friend!! :)

But that's not all - she's guest posting for Tea For Two-sday today. She's got tea and scones - yum!! If you have not yet been to Kim's blog, you must stop by! She's always got something to make you smile and her Friday Funnies will have you laughing out loud! And she likes chocolate - I knew I liked her! By the way, her birthday is coming, so tell her Happy Birthday when you stop by (and she likes coffee, chocolate, and smileys if you are in a gift-buying mood - LOL!!) !

Howdy everyone! This is Kim from Homesteader's Heart and I want to thank Lisa for inviting me back once again to guest post for her Tea for Two-sday. The fact that I'm guest posting usually means she is going to be off doing something really fun and I'm not! *sigh* But I'm a big girl and I'll get over it!

I have a tea review today and like most reviews they may not all be positive ones. In the last Tea for Two-sday post I did for Lisa ,I reviewed the same brand of tea but different flavor and it was delicious. I figured this time around I would buy a different flavor and neither I or my daughter thought it was all that great.

Kim's daughter helping review tea. Isn't she pretty just like her mom?

The tea Kim tried. Can you find the difference in these 2 pics??!

Hey, wait a sec - all cookies showing up on my blog should be shared with me!

But to make up for it I am bringing you a delicious scone recipe to go with one of YOUR favorite teas or with the tea I recommended last time. My friend Kathy from Blessed Beyond Imagination came up with this recipe and it is delicious! See?!

It's great paired with a nice salad as well. Makes a great Tea Time lunch!

Bacon and Cheese Scones Recipe From Kathy's Cooking Blog The Wooden Spoon

You can change up the meats to chunks of ham, or smoked turkey, and change up the cheese to swiss or any other cheese that you prefer. They are tasty, flaky, a tiny bit spicy and just plain yummy!

I like to bake this on my preheated Pampered Chef stone atop a sheet of parchment paper, but you can use a cookie sheet.


2 cups flour (I prefer Whole White Wheat by King Arthur)
1 tbsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
3 tbsp. cold butter
3/4-1 cup shredded cheese (I use fiesta mix cheese because that's usually what I have)
1 pkg. bacon (try Applegate Farms with no nitrates) cut all the white fat off, cook and crumble
3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk (1 tbsp. lemon juice + skim milk to = 3/4 cup)
1 large egg

Heat oven to 400. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cayenne in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers, leaving pea size chunks for best flakiness. Stir in the cheese and bacon. In a small bowl combine milk and egg with whisk; add to flour mixture, stir just until moist.
Turn it onto the parchment paper and with water dampened hands, form it into an 8-inch disk.
Slice it 3/4 of the way through into 8 wedges.

Slide parchment onto preheated stone (or form this on a lightly buttered cookie sheet). Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yum! Thanks Kim! Have a lovely Tea For Two-sday everyone!


  1. Man I'm hungry now! LOL. I like the way your new header matches your background. Now don't go thinking that every time you change your background, I'm going to make you a new header because I will! LOL
    It was fun guest posting once again my friend. I'll have to go somewhere just so you can post on mine.
    Big going nowhere fast size hugs to you my sweet friend.

  2. I love scones. I have never tried one that is not sweet but theae look so good.

  3. That recipe sounds awesome! I always get hingry reading this blog too, LOL!

  4. Oooo...those scones look really good!!

  5. I tried to make scones only once and it was hard as brick ... yours looks really yummy.

    Love your new header - like the green and these chocolate chips are tempting

  6. Mmmmm, scones! Thanks for the Tea info, now I won't go and try that one, lol. Kelsey looks lovely, as usual. :)

  7. I love scones! Such good tide-me-over treats - sweet or savory. I love having a savory option to try now! My DH will appreciate that


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