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Several years ago, we decided we would set aside three special dates and celebrate is an intentional way. Our birthdays and our anniversary. We take the day off and spend it together. Some years we go away overnight or for the weekend. Most times we just spend the day together going somewhere local. We live a short drive from Philadelphia and frequently take the train in a stroll about.
It is often the little things that set the day apart. Putting aside the everyday demands and thinking of each other is a great way to connect and enjoy each other. We wish we had begun this tradition earlier in our marriage.
We get an early start, making sure we get the most out of every moment. It may seem like a small gesture, but sharing a breakfast together sets the tone. Sure we could head out to a restaurant to eat breakfast, but is we plan to eat out, we prefer waiting for a later meal.
Bake them the day before of the week before because they freeze well and can be reheated quickly. They will be ready to serve before the coffee is brewed.
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This copy-cat recipe is supposed to taste like the Starbucks version. I have never had a Starbucks scone so I can’t really compare but I do know these are very tasty!
Pumpkin Scones Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 7 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 6 Tablespoons cold butter
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 3 Tablespoons half-and-half
- 1 large egg
Sugar Glaze Ingredients:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons whole milk
Spiced Glaze Ingredients:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ginger
- 1 pinch ground cloves
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Scones should begin to turn light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
Sugar Glaze Directions:
When scones are cool, use a brush or knife to spread the sugar glaze over the top of each scone.
Spices Glaze Directions:
As sugar glaze firms, make the spiced glaze. Combine the ingredient for the spiced glaze together. With a spoon or whisk, drizzle this thicker icing over each of the pumpkin scones and allow the icing to dry before serving (at least 1 hour).
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine
Song of Solomon 6:3
October 18, 1975
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Hi Lorraine, Happy Anniversary! I’m being technically challenged this morning. I am a fairly new subscriber to your blog. I wanted to download October’s Party, so I clicked on it, and it directed me to sign up, so I did (again) but it just sent me in a loop., and I don’t know how to get out. 😉 How do subscriber’s get the download? Thanks. (It was funny, I didn’t check the box that I’m interested in food/recipes, but I sent your pumpkin scones to other members of my family!)
Happy anniversary to you two! Celebrating special days is something my sweetheart have done through the years. Like you, there were years when we couldn’t go away for the celebration but we’ve almost stopped and made those days special. I loved seeing your wedding photos. We were married three years before you and remember the days of polyester, ruffles and sideburns very well!
Nana Diana says
First off, Happy Anniversary, Lorraine. I think you have gotten even more beautiful over the years!!! And Mr. Handsome, too!
That scone recipe sounds wonderful. I love scones. I mentioned them to someone the other day and she said. Oh- I can’t STAND scones. (Seriously?-Can you believe it)…lol Not sure we can be friends anymore.
Have a blessed evening and Sunday- xo Diana
Happy Anniversary. The recent pictures you’ve posted of you and John together you look as happy as the day you married. I love seeing couples who stick it out through thick and thin.
Barbara F. says
Happy Anniversary Lorraine and John! October is my favorite month and a perfect time of year for a wedding. I live scones and just about anything pumpkin! And the autumn leaf dishes, sighing! I found one tea cup and saucer in the pattern a while ago. I believe it was on EBay.
Abounding Treasures says
I'm just getting around to a few blogs this evening so wanted to say Happy Belated Anniversary wishes to you and John …. may the Lord give you many more wonderful years together!
These look so yummy! I will be featuring them tomorrow at Creations by Kara. 🙂
corners of my life says
Such charming wedding photos!
Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a lovely day! The pumpkin scones look delicious.
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Those scones look delicious, I've been going crazy for pumpkin lately!
Can't wait to try out your pumpkin scones.
Happy Anniversay Lorraine, the scones looks delicious and I see you are using the fall themed dishes. Hope you had a great day
Happy Anniversay Lorraine! Sounds like you had a fun day. My husband and I will celebrate 32 years on Oct. 27th. How time flies when you're having fun!
Just a little something from Judy says
You were married the same year as we were and we had very similar views. What a good picture!
Wishing you two a very special day together and many more years enjoying each other. Thank you for sharing that good looking scone recipe. I have pumpkin on hand right now.
Congrats on reaching this milestone! Happy 36th! Wishing you MANY more.
Re: American Girl outfits, have you tried etsy.com?
That scones look Fantastic!! Happy Anniversary I hope you had a wonderful day ~Love Heather
Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made says
Congratulations!! Sounds like you had an absolutely perfect day together! Thanks for the recipe — I'm have a Victorian Autumn Tea in a few weeks and think I'll use your recipe! I had to smile too because of the cups and dish . . . years and years ago I toted about 10 pieces of that around from move to move. My mother-in-law picked them up at a garage sale. I never, ever used them and finally, on one of our many moves . . . gulp . . . I just left them in the apartment for someone else. I kick myself everytime I see them in an antique shop! Live and learn!
Sounds like you had a splendid day!
Thanks for sharing breakfast with us…this sound so yummy!
Lina - Fancy Frugal Life says
I love these at Starbucks! Thanks for the yummy recipe! Happy Anniversary 🙂
Fancy Frugal Life
Walking on Sunshine... says
Just wished you Happy Anniversary on Facebook but had to come here and do the same! I love all the pictures. You are so beautiful now and then! Sounds like the perfect type of day! The scones look really good as I love anything pumpkin!
Thanks for your comment on my question today. Please don't go private!!! I know you receive a lot of comments so I can understand it being difficult at times to get back to everyone. I was trying to find out if someone new comes to your blog, do you pay them a visit and say hi? I received so much feedback, makes me feel good! Enjoy your night!
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments says
Happy & Blessed Anniversary!! Sounds like a perfect day :o) I love your wedding photos too!!!
Blessings & Aloha!
& thank you for sharing the scones recipe…yum!
Can't wait to make these. I love scones.
Happy Anniversary to you both!! I have made those copycat scones & they are delicious! I posted about them on my blog, too!
Happy Anniversary to you and John. It sounds like you had a lovely day.
P.S. re your beautiful dress and veil, another friend put her wedding pic on FB–i think she was married the same year as you, and made the comment you got a lot more fabric for your wedding dress cost back then than you do today! 🙂
I almost got tears reading this. It said that there needs to be no showy anniversary celebration, just the comfort and joy of being together … it sounds like a wonderful day! The scones look so good and I will try them … just as I made your pumpkin bars (or cake) on Sunday when the kids came for dinner. It was a great success and is stretching for our lunch guests tomorrow! Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations, Lorraine- We had 36 years on Aug.17th…who knew we would all make it this far?
You were a pretty bride but I think you are even prettier now. You are just a gorgeous lady.
Those scones sound wonderful. I have had Starbucks and I will try these for the family! xo Diana
Snippety Gibbet says
You two looked so cute back then, but you don't look so bad now either. And those pumpkin scones………oooooh, that sounds YUMMY!
Maple Lane says
Sounds like a delightful way to celebrate the day. Those scones sound delicious, especially with coffee! Your wedding photos are so pretty.
Wishing you and yours the happiest
of anniversaries with many more to
celebrate in His love and care!!
I love anything pumpkin so I will
definitely try the wonderful
looking scones. Thanks for sharing.
Lady Farmer says
May you be blessed with many more happy years together!
Those scones look yummy. I will admit I have never eaten a scone before. We are also not coffee drinkers…so with that said what would you eat them with…are they like a bisquit?
I do want to try this recipe. We love all thinks pumpkin.
Hope you have a great day.
Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham
Terri Gordon says
Hello, Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to start your Anniversary, many, many more! Hugs, Terri
ooops… one more thought… do you have a wedding PIC you can show???
Lorraine in NY