Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

We Have A Winner…And Chips!

Written by Patti on December 20th, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

The winner of our CSN $65.00 gift card is Clint! Hooray for Clint! I will email you the code so you can get to shopping.  I would love to hear what you picked out.

Whoo Hoo! Merry Christmas!

This weekend was a flurry of activity – there was dinner with friends at Parish on Friday night, the very stylish Chic Boutique Tour on Saturday during the day (more on that tomorrow), a Dirty Santa party on Saturday night, baking with Holly Sunday morning and a champagne hang out session with Tracy Sunday night.

Whew. And I now have to get us ready for vacation, whilst meeting with the dog sitter, shopping and returning things lent to us for the party, meeting with my Art Fest guys and maybe, just maybe, fitting in a pedicure. Before 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

Lets talk about baking with Holly. Always fun to spend time with my bestie. We baked peanut butter cookies with Dove bars inside, ginger molasses cookies, lemon bars (ok, I didn’t really help with those) and cinnamon chip scones. With cinnamon chips in them. If you knew me well, you would know that cinnamon is my favorite.

Hershey’s makes these delicious little morsels.

And here’s a recipe for these little yummy bites

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Adapted from
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup cinnamon baking chips
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk
cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in mixing bowl. Add butter slowly, mixing well.

In a separate bowl, combine egg yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk. Add to dry ingredients, mixing completely. Stir in cinnamon chips.

On a floured surface, roll out dough (with hands only) to 1/2″ thickness. Cut into scones, place on ungreased cooking sheet. Brush egg white over scones and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over scones. Bake 18 minutes.

Cool scones 5 minutes, move to plate and cover until completely cool.

Wouldn’t those be perfect for Christmas morning? I think so, too.

And after a little baking, Holly and I took a break and made some tasty sandwiches. With the most unbelievable Doritos ever. Cheeseburger Doritos, y’all. OMG. So good.


So wrong, yet so delicious.....

These wicked little chips taste exactly like cheeseburgers. Fast food cheeseburgers. Good Lawd, I know they are not healthy, but they called my name, like the sirens to the sailors.

You might want to try them. Or not. They could prove to be a problem.

But, you have until January 2nd to think about eating healthy, so just one couldn’t hurt, could it?

You decide.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Larry Groce – Junk Food Junkie


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Holly says:

    Scones have eggs?? Oh yeah. Thanks so much for helping your baking challenged friend. Couldn’t have done it without you! Glad I could introduce you to the best chip in the land…xoxo

  2. Patti says:

    @Holly – the best TWO chips in the land. Everything you made turned out beautifully. Thanks for letting me be your prep girl! xoxo, P