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Pumpkin Scones

Are you ready for another pumpkin recipe?  After all, it is pumpkin month, right?  Isn't October pumpkin month?  Well, it is at my house.  As a result, I've had pumpkin on my mind. I recently caught a glimpse of some pumpkin scones at one of my favorite local coffee shops.  I looked but didn't sample the day I saw them.  That's always dangerous because the thought of those scones got stuck in my brain in the same way the song, Mama Mia, just won't leave me after I hear it.  You know what I mean, don't you? Scones are a funny baked good.  They seem like a cross between a biscuit and a muffin.  At their best, scones have a crisp exterior with a soft, tender crumb.  Scones are lovely with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Making scones is surprisingly easy.  The one key to successful scones is not to overwork your batter.  Just stir until the mixture just comes together. Freezing unbaked scones makes it possible to have a warm scone with your morning coffee any time

How to Make a Perfect Roasted Chicken Every Time

Roasting a whole chicken at home is easy.  That's why when you open my refrigerator, any day and any time of year, you are likely to find a roasted chicken there.   If you are a regular reader here at Just One Donna, you know I'm all about food that is delicious, easy to prepare, and good for you.  A roasted chicken fits all of those requirements.  What's more, the leftovers will be great for additional meals during the week. Easy Roasted Chicken This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.  I receive a small compensation when you shop with these links that support publishing this blog. Donna's Easy Roasted Chicken Getting into the habit of roasting a chicken every weekend is just good meal management for busy people.  Having a roasted chicken in your fridge means you'll always have the start of a delicious meal ready to go.  Leftovers are easily turned into a delicious chicken salad, chicken soup, chicken tacos, chicken pot pie, and

Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Just as soon as the calendar flipped to October I predictably started craving all things pumpkin. Today's recipe is a twofer because this one recipe makes either pumpkin bread, muffins, or both.  Choose whichever form of baked good you prefer and this one recipe will be all that you need.  If you are like me, you'll choose to make a loaf of pumpkin bread and a dozen streusel-topped muffins and get the best of both worlds. Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Muffins Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping The recipe below provides enough streusel topping to top two loaves of bread, twenty-four muffins or one loaf of bread, and one dozen muffins.  The topping is not required but the sweet crunch is a very nice addition.  The bread and muffins will be delicious if you choose not to use the topping. I chose to make my pumpkin bread without the streusel topping and the muffins with the streusel topping. That's because this recipe started as my mom's recipe