Archive | February 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Although my husband thinks St. Patrick’s Day is all about shamrocks and an excuse to drink, I also think it’s another great holiday that I get to decorate for!  I finally have some free time after spending weeks studying for tests for work (more on that in another post) and what do I want to do?  Craft, of course!!  So today during my lunch break, I went to Michael’s and picked up some supplies.  This is what I came up with:

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Homemade Doughnuts

The hubby and I were watching Not My Mama’s Meals with Bobby Dean the other day and he was remaking Paula Deen’s Krispy Kreme bread pudding.  Which by the way, if you haven’t watched his show on the Cooking Channel, you should because it’s pretty amazing.  He takes Paula Deen’s recipes and makes them healthier!

Anywho, back on track…  the hubby and I love to make our Sunday morning trip over to Krispy Kreme.  However, as you can imagine, this habit gets expensive.  For whatever reason, when we were watching Bobby Dean shop for doughnuts, we got the idea that “hey, we could probably make doughnuts”.  So I immediately Googled “doughnut recipes” and came up with this one: Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts on  It was DELICIOUS!

Hubby is the fryer of the house, so this was definitely a team effort.  He’s also the one who volunteered to mix the dough with his hands since I’m still waiting to get a KitchenAid mixer (in pink, of course) with a handy-dandy dough hook.  One thing I will say about this recipe: it takes a LONG time!  You have to let the dough rise once you get everything mixed together, then again after you cut the donuts out.  We also have a very small fryer so it took about an hour to fry them all up because we could only do two at a time.

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with Pink & Purple Frosting

I have become the unofficial person who brings sweets for everyone’s birthday at work.  Luckily I have a pretty small office!  My original plan was to make these for my birthday, but I never got around to it.  However, a co-worker’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day, just over a week after my birthday so I decided to make these for her birthday/Valentine’s Day.

I had seen them floating all around Pinterest and you can find the original post here.  Conveniently, I have this awesome muffin tin from Ikea that the cones fit into perfectly and much more stably than in a regular muffin tin. Continue reading

Tie-dye Cake

So yes, it’s normally called a rainbow cake, but I made this for my boss’s birthday and we decided it was a tie-dye cake (he’s apparently a bit of a deadhead).  Anywho, I saw the cake originally here, while perusing Pinterest.  Mine turned out like this:

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