Nov 19th, 2008 by Marilyn
My dear pal Rechelle, better known in her rockstar world as The Country Doctor’s Wife, recently turned 40, and threw a bitchin’ girls-just-wanna-have-fun 80′s party to prove it. Right around the same time, I was browsing my blog’s list of Google search terms – the mysterious thoughts that lead people to Simmer, gems like “can I take pictures of my husband sleeping?” or “leftover potatoes gone bad make pancakes?” One fine November day, I found these words:
“the meaning of Rechelle”
Whoa. I get many searches related to The Country Doctor’s Wife, but until now, none had been looking for answers. Let’s face it – asking for the meaning of Rechelle is kind of like saying “How do you solve a problem like Maria?”
Rechelle was one of my earliest readers. She was a staunch supporter, nudging Simmer along when there were still drywall buckets on the floor and my new kitchen was just operational enough to bake her some take-home scones. We’ll never know who was searching for the meaning of Rechelle, (maybe the Country Doctor himself) and though certainly she seems like a complicated person – how do you catch a cloud and pin it down, anyhow? – maybe it’s simply all about the scones. Happy Birthday, Rechelle!
These Toffee-Cinnamon Scones are a heady combination of buttery, crunchy, sticky and slightly sweet. You won’t find meaning, but you’ll certainly find scone heaven.
1. Start by making my basic scone recipe, minus the orange zest and chocolate chips.
2 Instead, mix in approximately 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate toffee bits and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
3. Follow the basic recipe’s instructions to form the scones. Sprinkle with sugar, bake as directed, and serve.