Here in Texas the pecan tree is a native so nearly everyone has a source nearby for pecans. I the spirit of the Lone Star State here are some classic scones with cinnamon and pecan to add a flavor kick.
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Snickerdoodles contain cream of tartar, an item I never used in anything else. A little digging on the Internet revealed that cream of tartar was first discovered as a by-product of wine making. Crystals of cream of tartar (aka potassium bitartrate) form on the underside of a cork in a wine bottle kept chilled in wine cellars.
Like me, I’m sure you’ve noticed that breads have been in short supply on the grocer’s shelves. We are fortunate enough to live within a few miles of a major bread maker so, even when the specialty breads are missing, there’s always the basic white bread in the store for which I am thankful.
Valentine’s Day will be here soon. If you’d like to give a special sweet to your beloved but don’t want to spend too much money, make them a heart cake.
This morning I’m enjoying the quiet that can only come from moments of peace with loved ones nearby. I’ve been sitting in my favorite chair with a warm afghan and a cup of jasmine tea. Snoozing near my feet is our dog Hallah. Outside is cool and quiet with the winter grey sky that soothes rather than saddens.
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