Baked Donuts with Icing

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I love, love, love donuts from the bakery. My favorite is a blueberry cake donut or an applesauce donut…don’t knock it til you try it. It’s so moist and with just the right amount of apple spice. The only problem with loving donuts from a bakery is they open sooooo early and I do not want to go anywhere that early in my pjs even to get these delicious iced covered treats. I think my priorities might be skewed. Anyhow, later I woke up and changed out of my pjs, I bought a donut maker so I could make fresh donuts from the comfort of my own home! For my first try I went with vanilla and blueberry. They were rich and delicious!  They are better eaten fresh on the same day but will store in a container for up to 2 days. I hope you enjoy!

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One Bowl Vegan Pancakes

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Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day but most mornings I don’t have time to make a nice breakfast and sit down to enjoy it. I’m sure I could if I set my alarm a few minutes early and got my lazy ass out of bed but that’s not likely to happen on a work day. But on the weekend, I love to make a big breakfast with all the fixins’ like pancakes, eggs, bacon and maybe throw in some cinnamon rolls. I was super excited when I came across a recipe for a simple vegan pancakes. I mainly just care that it’s dairy free but it never hurts to be extra healthy every once in a while. ;) These took 5 minutes to throw together and 3 minutes to eat! Hope you enjoy.

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Southern Style Sweet Cornbread

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I love cornbread, correction….I love southern sweet cornbread. There’s a big difference when it comes to southern style baking. Everything seems to taste better in the south and it’s probably because we use more butter and more sugar in the recipes. I live in the Midwest now and they have “sweet tea” here. They need to add another 1/2 pound of sugar before they can dare call this watered down sugar the real “sweet tea”. It’s hard to come across good southern food unless you make it yourself. So, I was excited when I came across a recipe for southern style cornbread and it reminded me of what my Grandmother used to make when I was a kid. It’s sweet, sticky, and even better the next day. I love to drizzle honey on top and have it for dessert…yummy!!

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Happy National Pie Day with Blueberry Pie

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Happy National Pie Day!!! I had no idea about this yummy holiday until yesterday. My husband just bought me a beautiful new pie pan and vintage pie server so this came in handy at the perfect time.  He has been asking me all week to make him a pie so how could I refuse when it’s the only day of the year you’re allowed to eat as much pie as possible because some genius made it a holiday! Truth is, I made it last night and there’s less than half a pie left..it’s that good and easy too. It took me ten minutes to prep. The hard part was waiting for it to bake. :)

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Valentine’s DIY Card

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My blog turns 2 years old today! We’ve had many ups and a few downs but overall it’s been a great experience. :) To celebrate I made a Valentine’s Day card for the upcoming holiday. I always love making my own cards instead of buying one from the store. This card is not exactly what I envisioned but it never is, right? However, it’s super easy and takes 10 minutes. It’s the thought that counts and even if it doesn’t turn out perfect, your Valentine will appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Happy Valentine’s Day! Continue reading

Pecan Tarts

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Another Christmas has come and gone which means another year of baking delicious treats. Not that I don’t have an excuse any other time of the year. Instead of making one large pie I decided to make several bite size desserts. This took a bit longer but they all turned out so yummy and everyone loved them! The pecan tarts had a perfect flaky crust and the center was just the right amount of gooey. I’ve never been a huge fan of pecan pie because of the texture. It’s too gooey in the middle and it’s not really something you can chew. I always end up eating only the crust, pecans, and a little bit of the filling to get some flavor. This is why I love the bite size tarts, it combines all of the best parts of the pie in one bite. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading

DIY Christmas JOY Sign

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Christmas really is the best time of the year. It brings back childhood memories, you get to spend time lots of time with family, eat delicious food, give and receive presents, and decorate the house like a glorious winter wonderland! I love making new holiday crafts for my house and this year I made a great addition for the front porch. It was fairly simple and I had most of the items I already needed at home, which always makes me happy. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and have time to make a few Christmas crafts. :)

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