Friday, April 11, 2014

Mmmm....Doughnuts

It is time for another edition of Dessert Club! (read all about it here) We meet every month, but some months I forget to take pictures because we are in deep conversation or busy eating preparing dessert. I love the ladies in our Dessert Club, we are all moms of kids ranging in age from 10 months to 16 years old. We have great chats and lots of laughs. Did I mention wine, we have lots of wine too!

This month we made Ina Garten's Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts. I think making doughnuts has been on our wish list for a year!




We used two sizes of doughnut pans found here and here.  We wanted the standard size and of course cute mini doughnuts. They were easy to make, we just stuck to the recipe. We made a chocolate glaze and a traditional glaze. We also had nuts, coconut, and sprinkles for toppings. For the mini doughnuts, some were covered in powered sugar and some we dipped in butter (yes!) and rolled them in a cinnamon sugar mixture.



You can see our finished product! They were fun to make and to decorate. In my opinion they were good, but not the best. They seemed pretty dense. If we ever attempt doughnuts again I think we will roll out dough and cut them out so we can have doughnut holes, and then fry them up! Have you ever made homemade doughnuts? Maybe you prefer stopping by Dunkin Donuts for your fix. We recently got a Voodoo Doughnut in Denver. It is so popular the line is ALWAYS out the door and down the block. I am waiting patiently for the line to shorten! I cant wait to try them.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Congrats My Pumpkin Challenge Style

Happy day to you! I hope you are well and happy, like that Pharrell Williams song Happy. That song makes me happy. It is upbeat and catchy. Anytime my kids and I hear it we sing and dance. In the car, in the house, in the store. People might think we are crazy, but we are just happy. If you have not heard the song you can watch the music video here.

Do you know what else makes me happy? My Paper Pumpkin kits! I love getting a surprise in the mail each month. Just when I think I have a favorite kit, I see the next one and I have a new favorite. The Glittered Greetings kit is awesome. I have seen some beautiful creations using the kit. Of course you should head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge for more inspiration. Here is my sample this week.


What makes you happy? I bet sending handmade cards would make someone happy! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My Pumpkin Challenge and Special Moments

Happy April to you! Did you get your Glittered Greetings My Paper Pumpkin kit? It is amazing. I cannot wait for you to see what we create this month at the My Pumpkin Challenge. The April Challenge is Special Moments. There are so many ways to celebrate Special Moments! How about showing gratitude with a lovely card?


This week I made a Thank You card. I made the banner with the envelope liner that was included in the kit. I used a paper doily (from a past kit) to wrap around the banner. I scattered the glittered dots, that also came in the kit ,down the card. The card base is so beautiful, it has water colored stripes in Coastal Cabana. This has inspired me to water color on a future card!

I hope you will share your My Paper Pumpkin creations. Head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!


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