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pumpkin cranberry scones

pumpkin cranberry scones

I don’t have much to say about these scones except that I ate six of them in the past two days. Whoops. Sorry husband and child. I barely shared. Now, this confession alone should surely convince you that you ought to be feasting on them for your next meal, but if it doesn’t, perhaps the maple cinnamon butter they pair with will. That’s right. Not only am I sharing a recipe filled with butter and sugar, but two recipes full of nothing but butter and sugar! Maybe that will get you off your rocker and into the kitchen.

Don’t get me wrong. The hearty taste of pumpkin still rings thru beautifully. And to be fair, there is only 1/2 cup of sugar for the entire batch of scones, so the calorie count could be higher. But indeed, these scones are a true treat: studded with tangy cranberries and swirled with… Continue reading

baked pumpkin spice donuts

The stars aligned for me this past week and my desire to make donuts finally came to fruition. You see, we have this little thing called a grocery budget. And typically, everything I place in my grocery cart has a destiny, a meal it will soon be a part of. There ain’t no room for fluff (or Fluff® for that matter) or any other item that isn’t on one of my little recipe cards back home. But it was Thanksgiving week and I wanted to make something pumpkin, darn it. (Sorry to get worked up.) So I veered from the list and threw in a can of Libby anyway. Wait, that sounds bad. Especially since I just started watching The Walking Dead… Let me rephrase. I threw in a can of pumpkin and knew I’d find good use for it at some point during the week. Every day… Continue reading