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(baked) pumpkin donuts

Sunday, November 4, 2018
baked pumpkin donuts

I normally prefer fried donuts if have a choice, but they can be a lot of work and the kitchen aftermath is not always worth the effort. I make these baked pumpkin donuts every fall and never hear any complaints – they are muffin-y in taste, but delicious none-the-less. This recipe was actually originally for muffins, but I prefer them in donut shape – they bake up quite…


vanilla doughnuts with pumpkin pastry cream

Friday, October 5, 2018

I mentioned before that I may go slightly overload with some pumpkin recipes this season, and here’s another one for you, this chilly October morning. Pumpkin pastry cream is quite tasty, and I honestly can’t stop making it. It’s smooth and rich like any good pastry cream should be, with just enough pumpkin flavor. This recipe is adapted from the pastry cream in my book; I start things…


blood orange donuts

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Yossy Arefi’s (from Apt 2B Baking Co.) new cookbook is out today, and I’d just like to begin by saying it’s so gorgeous. I’ve been a fan of Yossy’s work for quite some time and have been eagerly awaiting this release. The book focuses on all things fruit, and is filled with stunning photographs, unique flavor combinations, and recipes that work.  ‘The recipes in this book range from…


s’mores brioche doughnuts

Friday, June 5, 2015

It’s National Doughnut Day! Well, one of many National Doughnut Days. I’m happy to celebrate more than once. Here are slightly-ridiculous-yet-terribly-delicious s’mores doughnuts, made out of Bread in 5‘s perfect brioche dough. I’ve got the recipe on their site today, so you can hop over for details.…


brioche doughnuts with chocolate-bourbon glaze

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On December 10, 2007, I was 9 months pregnant with my first child, my daughter Winter. That particular day in December was also her due date, and my 10-year ‘dating’ anniversary with Adam. Ten years ago that very night after walking around for hours talking about how we wanted to be more than just friends, we found ourselves in front of the Winona Middle School and kissed for…


raspberry doughnuts with chocolate glaze

Friday, August 31, 2012

The summer we first moved into our house, my sister and her husband gave us two raspberry bushes. We had no idea about taking care of raspberries, but we eagerly grabbed the plants and found a little home for them along our fence, dreaming of jam, and pie, and afternoon snacks. Now, six years later they are out of control; bushes racing up and down that fence as…