Baked French Vanilla Glazed Donuts
When I was a kid, the biggest treat In the world was when Mom bought donuts for breakfast, and if she bought chocolate milk…..the kind already mixed ……heaven! Now, not any old donut would do…….oh no not for us! It had to be donetts……..those little tiny ones. Powered sugar or chocolate frosted……..hmmm.
When I was making these Baked French Vanilla Glazed Donuts, I was thinking about how many stories I have with donuts in them.
The neighbor girl and I got in big trouble one summer for getting home after dark……where were we?……..frosting donuts. There was a little corner gas station-store close to where we lived, and they made their own donuts. We hung around at this place, and if I remember correctly, one of our babysitters worked there. Of course, her being a teenager, and us wanting to be teenagers we would do anything to hang with the big kids. Well, when she asked if we’d wanted to help frost donuts……….duh!!!! Of course we did…………and of course we lost track of time. To our horror it was dark out. Now, the rule was, you had your bike and your ass home before dark. Well our asses nor our bikes were home, and when we got home……..lets just say there was a welcoming party……..so, that was the end of our frosting donuts.
Right before we got married, Tim had to have an outpatient surgery, before they let him go home he had to eat something…….they brought him juice and a chocolate frosted donut. We both had much better eating habits before we got married……….Tim was just shy of being a vegetarian. Imagine my surprise when I saw him not only eating a chocolate frosted donut, but the look on his face was of sheer bliss……..now, I know he was medicated, but I think at that exact moment he would have rather married the donut……..I saw a new side to my soon to be husband…..LOL
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Hot Cakes Japanese Style
I am becoming a fan of pancakes…..there I said it! I never really have cared for them the way I do French Toast. But, in recent months, I have embraced the pancake or hot cake.
I saw a picture on Pinterest with the most beautiful pancakes I had ever seen, so of course I had to look at the site and the recipe. Tara’s Multicultural Table……Tara features recipes from all around the world and had the recipe for the Hot Cakes. Visit her site for more multicultural recipes.
Tim is alway up for pancakes a.k.a. hot cakes, so when I suggested them, it was a thumbs up. They do take a few more minutes to make, as they require a resting time, but during the rest you can make the easy peasy Japanesey syrup to smother the beautiful pancakes in.
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Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Copycat Recipe
Adapted from Food Network & Yammies’s Noshery
Today was another freezing *#&%$#@ cold day. To cold for school. I must say that the beauty of working for a school, besides winter break, spring break, summers off, and a smattering of long weekends, is the occasional surprise day off. You know for a snow storm, or as was the case today a wind chill that would freeze you to the spot in a few seconds. Well yeah ……… I got to cook all day……..or should I say bake……..soft, chewy, warm buttery pretzels………sorry I lost my train of thought. Having the oven on all day……..I made a few other things…..stay tuned…….. took the chill off the house quite nicely.
Now I know we all have stories about these kinds of pretzels. The first was I ever had was at a mall. Tim and I visit Vegas frequently………….it is our favorite place in the world…….so far. We really aren’t world travelers…….we leave the world traveling to Tim’s identical twin brother Tom who currently resides in the Philippines. The last time we were in Vegas we had pretzels after a show……..Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club………if you are in Vegas do yourself a favor and visit the comedy club…………. the comedy and the pretzels were great! Continue reading “Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Copycat Recipe”