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Raisin-Orange Scones Featuring TLC Kitchen Cookbook

Living the Gourmet is pleased to present the TLC Kitchen cookbook, from Paragon Books.

TLC Kitchen is intended to provide busy families with recipes that are as simple as they are delicious, and reading through the selection shows that they have more than accomplished what they set out to do.

What sets TCL Kitchen apart; however, is the playful and star-studded manner in how the recipes are presented, with an assortment of TLC personalities each presenting their own take on classic dishes.  Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress, for example, treats us to his take on Orange-Cranberry Scones while June Shannon from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo offers up a Pork-Chop Casserole.

TLC Kitchen also provides a range of desserts, for example – one of my personal favorites – a dark-chocolate peanut butter cake from Marissa Lopez, winner of season two of Next Great Baker.  Recipes for desserts include such treats as a brown-sugar walnut loaf, a classic ice cream recipe, and cheesecakes among a variety of other such classics.  However, since no dessert glossary is complete without a sampling of cupcakes (or so we believe here at LTG), the DC Cupcake  duo Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne bring us Vanilla Chocolate-Chip Cupcakes with butter cream.  In closing my comments on dessert, I’ll note that Buddy Valastro, the Cake-Boss himself, also makes an appearance, adding a classic chocolate cake recipe as well as a Chocolate-and-Vanilla Ice Cream Cake.

All in all, Living the Gourmet can easily recommend TLC Kitchen for anyone’s cookbook collection.  Whether you’re a fan of the stars who added to its more than one-hundred recipes, or are making the purchase on the merit of the recipes themselves, TLC Kitchen is a recipe collection that has something for everyone.

TLC Kitchen is available on Amazon.

**I was given these products for review.  I was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Raisin-Orange Scones
Adapted from Randy Fenoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
6 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon orange zest
5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes
½ cup raisins, chopped
3/4 cup whole milk, plus more for brushing
Juice of 1 orange
Raw sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl stir in flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and orange zest.  Combine 3/4 cup milk and juice of 1 orange.
Mix in butter with fingertips until the consistency of course meal with a few slightly larger butter lumps.

Stir in cranberries and milk and orange juice.

On a floured surface, form into a ball and pat into an 8-inch circle, about ¾-inch thick.

Brush top and sides with cream and sprinkle generously with raw sugar.

Cut into 8 triangles (like you would a pie).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.

Resist eating these immediately and let them rest about 10 minutes to firm up.

Enjoy with Love,


  1. I love scones and these orange raisin scones look just perfect. Thank you for sharing sweet Catherine!

  2. Hi Catherine, your scones are really hard to resist..just lovely with a nice cup of coffee! XO :)

  3. Catherine before the time gets away from me I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. you have had a delicious blogging year and I appreciate all your posts, every time I come here I just love to view the photo's and the fresh ingredients. I have so many on my must make list and this is another one these scones sound heavenly! Enjoy the season, your table be full and your future be bright! :) hugs!

  4. I love the combination of flavours in these.

  5. Lovely scones! I like having scones with a cup of tea, and this looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love these scones look amazing!!

  7. I like very much scones!! With orange and raisin it' a very good idea!!

  8. You know how I love pasta, but I love scones too. One would be good with my coffee right now.

    Have a fabulous day Catherine. ♥♥♥

  9. Catherine, Scones are one of my favorites...paired with nice cup of coffee. We don't bake much, too tempting...but we do occasionally go over to a small town bakery that's nearby and pick up a couple of scones for breakfast! Pure comfort food... Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  10. I would skip the raisins, but otherwise these scones look great! There is nothing quite like a great scone.

  11. I am obsessed with these and truly adore scones!! Thanks so much for coming to Wonderful Food Wednesdays!!!! Warmest, Nic

  12. Dear Catherine, we must have been on the same brain wave yesterday. I was looking though my recipes of scones and thought that I may make them. Seemed like a perfect day for baking, as you know it has been cold and snowy here. I was thinking I need to find a different recipe, the ones I have are delicious but I wanted something different! Well, lo and behold there you are, with this fabulous recipe. Just perfect! Have to check out that cookbook as well, I enjoy watching that channel, especially when Buddy is on...Thanks for sharing..Blessings Dottie :)

  13. Amo los scones buen resultado y deliciosos,abrazos.

  14. Hi Catherine , love scones and these look so delicious , thanks for sharing :)

  15. I have to tell you - my grandson is a picky eater - but one thing he loves - is scones! sandie

  16. It's been a long long time since I had a scone... Really, now, I want one, thanks to you:)

  17. I'm crazy about scones, I can have them for breakfast or with my coffee!


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