here's a challenge...scrap a tradition, or many traditions in your home for a holiday. makes a great mini album idea too. the scones in the above layout using WIP's November kit is our traditional Thanksgiving morning fare. i make as many as the canned pumpkin quantity will allow, and then they are gone! till the next Thanksgiving, that is. this recipe has been requested several times and so i share it here with you. please, let me know how it goes for your family.

pumpkin scones

About 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
About 1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into chunks
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1. In a bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Add 1/2 cup butter and, with a pastry blender or your fingers, cut or rub in until pea-size crumbs form.
{my note: if you have a food processor, pulse all dry ingredients first, add and pulse butter until pea-size crumbs form.}

2. In a small bowl, whisk pumpkin and 1/2 cup milk until well blended. Add to flour mixture and stir just until dough is evenly moistened.
{my note: continue in food processor and add wet mixture to flour mixture and run processor until dough balls up, easy and quick way to make these}

3. Scrape dough onto a lightly floured board, turn over to coat, and gently knead just until dough comes together, 5 or 6 times. {this step not needed if using food processor}. Pat dough into a 6-inch round 1 1/2 inches thick; cut into 6 equal wedges.

4. Separate wedges and place on a lightly buttered 12- x 15-inch baking sheet. In a small bowl, beat egg yolk and 1 tablespoon milk to blend; brush lightly over tops of scones (discard any remaining egg wash). In another small bowl, mix granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over scones.

5. Bake at 375 until scones are golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Transfer to a rack; serve warm or cool.

In our family, we mix equal parts whipped whipping cream and sour cream with a little powder sugar for our own version of creme fraiche. Add a dollop on a split, warm scone, with a cup of french roast coffee, and sit and enjoy the blessings of your lives.
this is from the 'so thankful' mini i did last year. so glad i did this little book. it holds precious memories never to be gained again.



  1. Oh I am going to try this recipe. I love scones!!

    As for gadgets....where are you putting them on your dashboard?? Do you have them on the right side of the posts?? I think you might be adding them to the bottom of your posts. You can drag the gadgets over to the sidebar so they line up on the right side. What layout template do you use? THat might be it also. Hope this helps :)

  2. I am going to make this a new tradition at OUR house this year!! Thanks for the recipe--I got emails requesting it too, and I'll send them over...


  3. Looks soo good! I'm gonna have to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I LOVE your layout and those look YUMMY!

  5. the reeipe looks delish and the layout is fab!