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Buttermilk Scone Recipe! {It will feed a crowd!}

It is a long standing tradition that every New Year’s Day, the Bagley family gathers together for a yummy breakfast of Buttermilk Scones. This is a recipe that Patsy Bagley has been making for 45 years. (That means it has definitely stood the test of time!)

Patsy was well known for making these yummy buttermilk scones. She would whip up batches of these scones and sell them at the Church bazaar to raise money for the church back when her kids were young. The bazaar was usually around Halloween time and Jerry and Patsy Bagley would dress up like pirates as they fried up the scones at the party. They were one of the highlights of the bazaar every year! Arrggg!

The scones were always a huge hit, and people would have to wait in a long line to get their hands on a fresh, hot, yummy scone! Eventually, the two oldest Bagley kids, Korinne and Trisha, became old enough to take over frying up the scones at the Church bazaars. They have fond memories of making the scones, and raising lots of money for the church. It was a fun family tradition.

We are going to share this special family scone recipe with you today! Here it is! (Scroll further down for step by step picture instructions + a cinnamon honey butter recipe.)

Best Buttermilk Scones – for happy gatherings!

(Makes 40-50)

1 quart buttermilk, warmed
2 Tbl. dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 Tbl. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbl. oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
8 cups flour

-Soften yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Combine warmed buttermilk, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and 4 cups flour with the yeast and warm water.
-Beat until smooth.
-Add remaining 4 cups flour to make a soft dough.
-Let rise until double.
-Punch down and put in fridge overnight, covered.
-Roll out in whole wheat flour. Cute into squares with a pizza cutter.
-Fry in oil at 375 degrees.
-Slather with honey butter, and enjoy! 

Here are the ingredients you’ll need.

Put warm water in a bowl, and then add yeast.

Add all of the other ingredients + half of the flour (4 cups). Beat together.

Add the remaining 4 cups of flour and stir it all together.

Cover and let rise until double in size.

The dough has risen!

Punch it down, and prepare to get very very messy while doing so!
Cover it and put it in the fridge overnight.

The next morning, sprinkle whole wheat flour on your counter and roll out the dough into a thin layer.

Cut it into squares.

Fry them up! When they puff up and turn brown, they are ready to be flipped.

This recipe makes a ton!

Slather on some honey butter, drizzle some syrup, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy that goodness!!

Cinnamon Honey Butter: Mix together 1/4 cup softened butter + 1/4 cup honey + 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

We hope you enjoy these yummy buttermilk scones!

Hot Pudding Ice Cream – A Perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

-Charles M. Schulz

In my little family, we like to test out lots of dessert recipes. We don’t discriminate…we like cakes, cookies, dips, sweet breads, cupcakes, ice creams…you name it! We just love cooking and eating desserts together. If it were an Olympic sport, we would be gold medal champions, ha ha!

Yesterday we tried out this recipe that was given to me by my Grandmother, Patsy Bagley Brunson. This is a recipe from her new husband, and my honorary Grandpa, Terry Brunson.

We cooked it and ate it right up. It was completely devoured in about 15 minutes (we don’t mess around over here)! My husband and my three kids all gave it a huge thumbs up!

This would be perfect to make for Valentine’s Day! (We’ll be making it again for sure!)

Grandpa Terry’s Hot Pudding Ice Cream

-Cook one small pkg. of vanilla Cook and Serve Pudding
-Cook one small pkg. of chocolate Cook and Serve Pudding
-Mix them together
-While hot, pour over vanilla ice cream
Here are the puddings ready to be cooked.

Here they are, all cooked up.

Combine the two puddings together.

Pour the hot pudding on top of vanilla ice cream. Add some sprinkles and enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Scalloped Potato, Ham, and Carrot Casserole

We want to share a delicious and yummy Bagley Family recipe with you today. This recipe helped keep the Bagley family warm on long, cold winter days growing up in Jackson.

This is the perfect dish to give someone after they’ve had a baby, or to comfort someone who is having a hard time. It’s also a great meal to make for your own family dinner. This recipe is easy to make, easy to transport, tastes great, and it’s fool-proof! It’s basically a win-win all around! (Full recipe is at the bottom of this post.)

Here’s the line up of ingredients:

Brown the ham and onions in some butter:

Remove the meat and onions, and then add the butter and flour. Add milk and cream of chicken soup. Let it thicken up.

Put the diced potatoes, carrots, ham and onions into a casserole dish. Pour the soup mixture over the top and cover with foil.

Bake it in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then out pops this yummy goodness!

Scalloped Potato, Ham, and Carrot Casserole

1 cup of cubed ham
6 cups of cubed potatoes with skins
2 cups sliced carrots
1/2 cup minced onion
2 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. flour
2 cups milk
2 cans cream of chicken soup
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ham and onions to give them some color. Remove from pan. 

Melt butter in a pan. Stir in flour. Add soup. Slowly add in milk. Bring to boiling point.

In a 9x13 pan, arrange potatoes, ham, onions, and carrots. Pour soup mixture over the top. Season and cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.


The BEST Hot Cocoa Mix

There is nothing better than yummy, hot, drinkable chocolate in a cup. It is delicious and warms your body from your head to your toes.


Here’s the dilemma though: do you call it “hot chocolate” or do you call it “hot cocoa”? It’s kind of like the “soda” verses “pop” debate. I’m curious to know which one you prefer. Personally, I call it “cocoa”…and I also say “pop.” Maybe I’m just a short and sweet type of gal ;). I want to know what you call that chocolate goodness in a cup…share it in a comment below:).


Back to the topic at hand. Patsy Bagley Brunson, my grandmother, is an avid cocoa drinker. She has a cup of cocoa every day – all year around! I think she knows her stuff when it comes to hot chocolate. She created this hot cocoa mix recipe years ago, and it is a family favorite. This cocoa helped the Bagley family stay warm on those freezing cold days growing up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Today is your lucky day because we are going to share this top secret Bagley Family cocoa recipe with you! Here it is:


Bagley Family Hot Chocolate Mix

-1 lb container of Nestle Nesquik
-26 ounces of instant nonfat dry milk
-2 cups of powdered sugar
-35 ounce of coffee creamer
 -a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Mix and pour into a fun container 

(We usually do a 50/50 mix to water ratio – we like it rich!)

The ingredients.

Don’t forget a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg!

Mix it all together in a giant bowl.


This hot cocoa mix is the perfect thing to pair with your dippers. Yum!

Let us know in the comments if you call it “hot chocolate” or “hot cocoa!”

Happy drinking!

Yummy dippers!




DIPPERS – A Bagley Family Favorite!


I bet you thought this post was going to be about skinny dipping, didn’t you??! Don’t worry, we keep things rated “G” around here, and we’re not going to be talking about skinny dipping today! We’re talking about DIPPERS – a delicious fall treat! Oh, you’ve never heard of Dippers before?? Well, let me enlighten you on one of the best treats of all time.


Just a quick back story for you… A long time ago, a cute little couple got married. Their names were Jerry and Patsy Bagley. They were a perfect match, and a happy couple. The very first meal that Patsy made for Jerry after they got married was…Dippers! Patsy created this recipe on a whim and it has since become a Bagley family favorite treat. It’s easy, and soooo yummy. Here’s how you make it:



-Toast 2 slices of bread in the toaster

-Turn it into a peanut butter and honey sandwich

-Cut it into 4 strips

-Dip it into a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy!


Here’s a demonstration:

Dip your dipper into the hot chocolate

Don’t let it drip!

Take a huge bite! Yum!


Don’t knock it till you try it! I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious Dippers are!

P.S. The recipe for the Bagley family’s favorite hot chocolate is coming soon!

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