I understand you can set the site collection's search scope settings at "Site Collection Administration>Search Settings". Is there a way, in SharePoint 2010 Foundation, we can set the scope solely for my site, rather than the entire collection?
This solution only works if it is a quality of life issue only
For this I ended up using the path advanced search filter. I just set it in the template as append to query.
This is what I ended up with: