Friday Favorites + Cinnamon Baked Mini Doughnuts

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cinnamon Baked Mini Donuts are super easy to make and you can prep the night before and have them ready to go on Easter morning.  I’ll make them for my kids who will both be home for Easter.  Mostly because I love the house to smell yummy just as everyone is waking up.  I use Ina Garten’s recipe that you can find right here.  I accidentally ordered a mini doughnut pan so I cut the recipe in half and the baking time down to about 6 minutes.  Do not over fill like I did the first time.  They come out looking like mini bundt cakes which is fine, but not if you’re telling your kids that you’re making them home-made doughnuts!

Cinnamon Baked Mini Doughtnuts

Friday Favorites

Spring Blooms!  It seems as though we wait all Winter for Spring and then one day it just happens.  We a have a day of warm weather and everything wakes up and once again you have branches and flowers that you can bring inside.  And it’s right outside your door, for free!

Kitchen Banquette with Shiplap

Black and white kitchen with Spring Blooms

Saint Ignatius Loyala Upper East Side New York City

Our Easter will begin by attending Mass at St. Ignatius Loyola and then we have tickets to the Broadway Musical, Come From Away“The remarkable true story of the small town that welcomed the word.”

And since Ham is sort of a traditional item on the Easter menu, we’ll be having Apple, Ham & Raclette sandwiches for dinner.  Madeline bought a Raclette for us last Christmas and whenever she comes home, I like to have reason to use it.  These sandwiches by food blogger, Meike Peters, did not take much convincing!

I saw William H. McRaven interviewed on a news show recently talking about his new book based on the commencement speech he gave at the University of Texas, Austin.  The title say it all.  Make Your Bed: The Little Things that Can Change your Life…and Maybe the World.  Madeline gave this book to Patrick for his birthday and I think I might order several copies to give as graduation gifts instead of a card.  You can read the 2014 commencement speech here if you haven’t already.

We pretty much love everything from Nichole and Evan Robertson.  They have a new product they call Blind Date.  It’s a beautifully packaged box with little surprises.  This is the perfect little gift to send Madeline during her last finals week!  A double major in English and History with a minor in French.  Yes, she’s going to love this!  You can save 15% on your first Obvious State order with the code FIRST15

Serena & Lily has the most beautiful beach towels every year and this year they have the Sonoma Towels that are so fun! Perfect for the beach for a towel or a picnic blanket.

Have a beautiful weekend!  xo annie





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