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Monday, January 02, 2023

Cherry Scones

Cherry Scones

2 ½ cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 stick of butter

½ cup heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 cup cherries, halved and pits removed

Preheat oven to 400 and bake 18-20 minutes.

Brush the tops with 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream and sprinkle with turbando. 

Very crumbly, didn’t notice the cherry juice, might double it next round and use less cream. 

Would be great with cherry juice glaze.

Sunday, January 01, 2023


My biggest accomplishment for 2022 was learning how to swim.  Four classes at the YMCA, Saturday mornings from 8-9.  Mid-year I added walking and biking twice a week when Sam decided he wanted to do a triathlon and by the end of the year I was able to complete a 12 year old triathlon.  

I was able to drop my cholesterol from 164 down to 124 just with the additional exercise.  

I really don't have any grand goals for 2023 except to stay consistent at working out and help Sam achieve his goal of completing the triathlon in July.

The three oldest kids all learned to ride bikes in August, that was an awesome accomplishment.

I want to save more money this year, last year we saved 20% of my salary, this year I'd like to aim for 25%.

I'd like to blog more often, go to church on Wednesday's, and have an organized house.