Ham & Cheese scones – Biggest Loser re-cap + Sargento Cheese Coupons

Jenn's ham and cheese scones

Many times I read recipes online, in magazines, in cookbooks and I say I am going to make them, yet I never do. I can’t tell you how many binders I have filled with clippings and copies of recipes. I’m trying to get out of that habit and if I see something that looks good and I have most of the ingredients – just make it!

I actually owe my version of this recipe to my twin sister Biz! She made what she called “scuffins” a cross between a muffin and a scone. You can see her version here.

I wanted just a savory component, and I had deli ham and Sargento sliced Cheddar cheese, so that’s what I went with. One thing my sister does when making things like this is to freeze the butter, so you can grate it and it gets evenly in the batter. It looks kind of cool too!

This is butter!

Here is my version of the recipe:

2 cups flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
5 tablespoons butter (frozen and grated using a cheese grater)
3/4 cup skim milk
1 egg white
1 slice Sargento Sharp Cheddar Cheese (only 80 calories!), cut into small pieces
2 ounces deli ham, chopped
*sprinkle of cheese on top of each one optional

In a mixer add all the ingredients and mix until combined, about a minute. This makes 12 scones. My sister measured out the dough at 2.1 ounces so that’s what I did. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 17-19 minutes. Delish! Each scone is approximately 165 calories.

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Biggest Loser Spoiler Alert

What a tear jerker tonights episode was! I literally was crying watching first of all, the contestants coming home for the first time and their families seeing them. It’s always emotional when family members see how much weight they lost.

And ARTHUR!!! The challenge was to have the contestants run a 5k on a treadmill and whoever came in last would NOT get to choose what trainers they got. Arthur came in last and really wanted to be on Bob & Jillian’s black team, but when he came out in a red jersey, he was visibly upset and kept apologizing to Bob & Jillian that he tried hard, but came up short.

At the weigh in, Arthur had to lose 19 pounds in order to get immunity (that’s for 2 weeks of not weighing in). He lost 16. I think the red team should have sent the lightest person and let Arthur stay, but they kept their alliance and voted him off.

Since he started his weight loss journey he has lost 300 pounds!!! Go Arthur!!!

What did you think about tonights episode?

*And just a shout out to my Friend Christina at Dinner at Christinas. Please vote for her HERE for the Marx food challenge so she can make it to the next round.

And, lastly if you leave a comment 3 lucky readers will get a free coupon to try Sargento Cheese (they also have a new Lower Sodium cheese too!). Then you can make these ham and cheese scones for yourself!

15 Comments

  1. Christina says:

    hehe you guys are too cute with your matching shredded butter pics!!!

    Thank you SO much for the shout-out!!!! I truly, truly appreciate it!

  2. Stacie says:

    I love cheese!

  3. Roz says:

    I thought I was the only one with clippings and bookmarks o’ plenty. These looks so good (just like Biz’s scuffins!) Have a great day Jenn.

  4. I actually started a hanging file with recipes I want to make, ones I made and ones I have recently posted….the huge pile of stuff on my desk was starting to drive me crazy! lol

  5. shawna says:

    I had never in my life watched the biggest loser until last night. I cried immediately and just love Arthur through the whole episode and then they got rid of him! My heart was broken, I don’t know why they didnt get rid of the chick that only lost a pound! I don’t know if I can watch again, I get too emotionally involved. 😉

  6. Julia says:

    Recipe clipping is the bane of my life, I have them everywhere!!
    It was sad Authur went home but it has become such a ‘game’ at the ranch!!

  7. Nancy from Mass says:

    The scones look great!
    I was so sad that the red team would not look beyond their own lives and keep someone on the ranch that clearly should be there. I did like the fact that he has lost over 50 pounds since being at home though!

  8. I like you have tons of hard copy recipes that I intend to try! So many recipes and so little time.

    I like a savory scone sometimes with soup!

  9. Errign says:

    I love the pairing of ham and cheese on anything but a sandwich! That is so weird, I know! 🙂

  10. Janelle says:

    Ugh it was a total bummer! I liked how Bob said this isn’t about winning a game anymore, it’s about a person who needs to be there! So true! I was so sad for him!

    P.S. I love that you love carbs as much as I do!!!!!!!!

  11. Joanne says:

    Oh those scones look so delicious! I love that they’re basically a meal in and of themselves…just add veggies!

  12. Lesley says:

    I haven’t been steadily keeping up with BL this year, but now I’m regretting it, ha, it sounds like that was a great (and bittersweet) episode!

  13. Jacky says:

    BL was a sad one. It would of been great if one of those “skinny” ladies you stand no chance at winning the money would of given up their spot. But never so simple I guess. I hope he comes back and wins the at home prize working on his own. It will likely be more worthwhile for him in the end.

  14. Helen says:

    I’m just now reading this because I only got to watch BL last night. I cried just about all the way through that episode. Bah Humbug. Now I’m rooting for the black team to take it all! I’d like to see them pick the reds off one by one.

    I love seeing the two variations of the scone recipe between you and Biz!

  15. phen says:

    Now this really sounds good… Good with anything!
    Yummmmmm

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