National Doughnut Day

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Whether you prefer doughnut over donut doesn’t really matter (I used both!), because these fried, baked, glazed, filled, sprinkled, and all around glorious treats are amazing no matter what you call them. In honor of National Doughnut Day–which is tomorrow, btw–I’m sharing some favorites from the archives.

So, let’s get our  sweet, sweet carb on!

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Strawberry Buttermilk Mini Donuts 

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Nutella-Filled Donuts (recipe HERE)

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Double Chocolate Doughnuts

Pumpkin Brown Butter Malt Doughnuts

Pumpkin Brown Butter Malt Donuts

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Raspberry Donut Cakes

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Ricotta Fritters

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Carrot Cake Doughnuts (recipe on Betty Crocker)

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Blueberry Doughnuts with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

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Rainbow Doughnuts

Betty Crocker: Recent Favorites

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It’s been a crazy week, guys! I went to Reno to for a visit and to spend time with my wonderful friends and family, squeeze my nieces and baby friendlings (the term Sean uses to call our friends new babies). My mom and BFF threw me a perfetly casual, relaxed baby shower at The Chocolate Bar–there was fondue and lots of chit-chat involved.  Along with the shower and the near constant somersaults/tumbling this babe is doing, this whole pregnancy thing is starting to get really real.

Anyway, I did a lot of lounging and hanging out and absolutely zero cooking. So, to end this week I’ve gathered a little round-up of some of my current projects with my girls at Betty Crocker. There’s a good mix of indulgent desserts and dinner appropriate fare, I hope you enjoy!

Rainbow Chip Bundt with Fresh Raspberry Glaze 

No-Bake Lemon Mousse Tart with Fresh Berries

Slow Cooker Beef Fry-Bread Tacos 

Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts

 Peanut Butter and Potato Chip Layered Cookie Bars

Black Forest Mini Pies

 Skillet Roasted Whole Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes

Crunchy Panko Fish Sticks with Quick Lemon-Herb Aioli

Dinner-Time Favorites from Betty Crocker

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It’s no secret that I make a LOT of sweet treats on this blog, but truth-be-told, I make dinner several times a week and sometimes I love it even more than dessert.

Sometimes.

Lately I’ve been cooking up a lot of savory fare for my friends at Betty Crocker and below are just a few of my favorites from the past few months. To all of my recipes for Betty Crocker, visit my Betty Blogger profile!

Beef Stroganoff Cup Pies–these little pies have all the things I love about beef stroganoff in a handy little pie. Sean took these to lunch every day the week I made them!

Lentil and White Bean Sloppy Joes–Anytime I have a craving for some nostalgic comfort food that can be made quickly, these meat-free sloppy joes happen.

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Salads–We love buffalo wings in our house and could eat them any day of the week. This salad combines the spicy goodness of one of our favorite bar-snacks with the fresh crunch of a salad.

Crunchy Italian Salad with Pita Croutons–if the above salad is any indication, we love a loaded-salad in this house. This one hits all the flavor and textural contrasts I look for in a meal: salty and sharp, sweet and tangy, crunchy, savory, crisp, fresh…it has it all!

Cowboy Spaghetti Bake–As a kid, my hands-down favorite meal was spaghetti. This version is decidedly western with chili powder, bacon, jalapenos, and a melty layer of cheddar.

Cheeseburger Skillet Fries–The day I made these skillet fries was a very good day…I mean, it’s everything you love about a burger and fries, but in a skillet.

 

Disclosure: I was compensated by Betty Crocker for the development of these recipes. As usual, all opinions are my own.