keilah book cover •Full name: Keilah Mae West •5 years old; going to kindergarten •a world class klutz •a little absent minded •dances with two left feet; it’s been proven that she cannot walk and chew gum at the same time •collects seashells •loves to wear her favorite pair of Boot Scoot cowboy boots •owns a fish named Oscar •likes to play dress up with her bestfriend Gigi     bigger photo of keilah for blogWhat a day we had in the kitchen!! The world’s greatest klutz, Keilah West came over and we made Raspberry Scones. True to her reputation, Keilah had a little accident with the flour! The kitchen looked like it had been dusted in snow. No such thing in October in East Texas!! However, it must have been an omen, because the next day, the weather turned cooler. Once we got the mess cleaned up, Keilah got busy and before you know it, we had delicious Raspberry Scones. She couldn’t wait to eat one and they were so yummy, she wanted to share the recipe with you. Enjoy!  

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Ready in 45 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour                        1/3 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon baking soda                     1/3 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder           1/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons butter, melted                1 cup raspberries   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix in butter and honey. Add buttermilk and cream; mix just until moistened. Gold in raspberries. Pat dough into a circle about the size of a pie plate, and bake 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into 6 wedge shaped pieces. Place back in oven and continue baking for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Mix powdered sugar and either water or milk, to the consistency you like for icing and drizzle over scones. Yum-yum!  

Meet the author: Katina Chimney

Katina Chimney is the first time children’s book author of “Keilah West, the World’s Greatest Klutz.” She is currently working on a series of picture books – featuring the misadventures of Keilah West. Katina is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Keilah West, the world’s greatest klutz, knows she must be good at something because everybody is good at something and she is a ‘somebody’ after all. But everything she tries is a disaster and she has tried a lot of things like golf, ballet, cooking, and even being a superhero. One day with her best-est friend, Gigi, Keilah finally discovers she is very good at something after all.

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