So, as I mentioned earlier, we had a food-fest this past weekend what with all the snow and the birthday celebrating and what-not.  On Sunday morning…err…afternoon, I made the family some of the Barefoot Contessa cranberry orange scones (click for recipe).

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Their printer was broken at my family’s house, so I had to write out the recipe.  I forgot how much I don’t like hand-writing stuff.  I like to hand-write letters and cards, but recipes?  Not so much.  Not unless I were writing them on cute little decorated index cards or something.

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Nevertheless, I enjoyed making the scones, hand-written recipe and all.  I did underestimate how long they would take to make, but I was away from the To-Dos of my home, and I had all afternoon to bake away.

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I think I always underestimate how long it will take to bake something.  Maybe I’m just slow when it comes to baking…I did just start getting into it a couple years ago.  It just seems like it shouldn’t take as long as it does to bake.  Maybe I should do a better job of gathering all the necessary ingrediants and tools?

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Whatever the case, the result is always worth the effort.  Hmm…should have made more icing, no?

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I’ve actually made these before, but last time they were a bit on the drier side.  Now, either last time I made them wrong, or this time I made them wrong.  Orrrrr…the recipe could have been wrong?  I have seen errors before on Foodnetwork.com recipes, that’s why I always check the reviews – they usually have good feedback there and point out errors.  Anywho, the one I used this past weekend turned out pretty good, so if you have a free morning or afternoon, try these scones out.  They are delish!