Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Donut Recipe

While visiting Florida, I purchase 2 of these donut pans at my favorite Kitchen Store (Sur Table)because I wanted to be able to bake donuts for Jon.  Today, I tried them and they turn out great (recipe below) and he loved them. 

 I finished getting my taxes ready today for my tax appointment on Friday.  What a relief to get that done so that I can move on to things that are much more fun.  I want to start working on Lori's (my daughter) Kitchen Shower invitations.  I am planning a brunch so I  need to get my menu decided and figure out what I need to do to be ready.  Seems it takes me longer these days to do things.  Anyone else have issues like that besides me???????



Ina's Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

12 doughnuts

  • Baking spray with flour, such as Baker's Joy
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • For the topping:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 doughnut pans well.

Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the baking pans, filling each one a little more than three-quarters full. Bake for 17 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then tap the doughnuts out onto a sheet pan.

For the topping, melt the 8 tablespoons of butter in an 8-inch saute pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each doughnut first in the butter and then in the cinnamon sugar, either on one side or both sides.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

And the Winner is~~~~

 You can see all last weeks challenge entries by clicking here!
This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and
 Diane is this week's winner.  
Congratulations Diane!!!!
A big thanks to those of you who created a card for the challenge.
I will be sending Diane a badge for her web site and Terri will be sending a gift from Joan's Gardens.
 You can see Diane's gorgeous card here!   Don't miss it. If you haven't left Diane a comment yet, please do so. It is always nice to read how others enjoy our cards.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Challenge #7



 Front of card

Inside of the card
This card is made with 2 new B-Line stamps that I purchased in Florida.  I just fell in
love with this line of stamps and Terri at Joan's Gardens is considering carrying them.  If you would like her to do so, please email her with some encouragement.  It is a great line of stamps.
I first started out with some prescored paper I purchased at the Owl and the Pussy Cat Store in Fort Myers, Florida.  I covered each section with coordinating paper from Secret Garden by Graphic 45.
I wanted the pattern paper to be seen under the stamp, so I stamped this gorgeous stamp on Clear
Acrylic with StazOn Ink. It was then colored with Wendy's Archival Inks.  I had a hard time deciding how to attach the acrylic to the cardstock, but finally chose to use 2 matching brads and I liked this way the best.
I stamped this adorable Victorian girl with Wendy' Archival Ink twice, once on the pattern paper and once on plain paper.  I did not want her face to be plaid, so I cut out the face and glued it onto the pattern paper (paper piecing).
Cheery Lynn Corners are added and the Victorian Girl was popped up only on the right hand side and removal tape held the card together on the left side.
The challenge for this week is the following:
You can make 3 cards this week. 
 The winner will be chosen by a Random Drawing.
A badge will be sent to the winner and Terri at Joan's Gardens will be be sending a prize to the winner.
Here is what you need to do for this week's challenge!
  • Use some pattern paper -
  • Use a stamp 
  • Add some corners
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens     
    Below are the products I used to create this card.  You can purchase them at

    Peacock Feathers Die - Magnolia
    Summer Foliage Die
    Corners B165 by Cheery Lynn
    Secret Garden Stamp by B-Line (inside of card)
    Devon Stamp by B-Line (girl)
    Secret Garden Paper by Graphic 45
    Orange Blossom Archival Ink by Wendy Vecchi
    Glue and Seal by Ranger (you can see my Video at