Lemon Sweet Rolls

We’re entering our second full week of 2015, and it’s already been one of great transition. I’m starting a new job in a couple of weeks. It’s a change I wasn’t expecting so soon, but it’s a welcomed and pleasant surprise. My son has officially declared that he’s now twelve and a half and I should…

Maple Bacon Glazed Donuts

My son had a friend sleepover and I took them to see Godzilla.  It was hilarious!  I don’t think it was the films’ intention to be hilarious, but my son, his friend, the audience and I laughed for at least half of the film.  The special effects were great by the way.  While we were…

Sopapillas

While I was sifting through Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes (settling on the tres leches), I found this one for Sopapillas, and set it aside for a rainy day.  Usually when I save something for a rainy day, it gets stuffed away in a drawer, book etc, and doesn’t see the light of day again…

Grapefruit Sweet Rolls

In the past couple of months I’ve made dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. The roll recipe was my mother’s and the cinnamon was one that we wrote together. I love them both, but I was very curious to know how making cinnamon rolls with the dinner roll recipe would turn out. I didn’t want to…

Old-Fashioned Glazed Yeast Donuts

  This recipe is my ode to Homer Simpson. I recently bought the Lego Simpsons House (I’m a huge Lego and Simpsons fan) and the most adorably small Cuisinart deep fryer. My goal was to eat donuts while putting the house together. Since I’ve been having fun with my mom’s roll dough, I wanted to see…

Paczki

Today is Paczki Day in Detroit (my home town). It is the happiest and most delicious day of the year. This is how the Polish (and other) communities in the city kick off Lent. When I was a little girl, you had to place your order at the market or bakery weeks in advance. I…

Cinnamon Rolls

I love having warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Emphasis on breakfast. The biggest downer to making cinnamon rolls for breakfast is having to get up at 6/7am to let the dough rise twice, so you can have warm rolls, by 9:30-10am. I’ve always been nervous about putting dough in the fridge the night before, but…

Apple Cider Doughnuts

  It’s fall. It’s getting cooler, the leaves are changing and my Facebook feed is full of posts from the Franklin Cider Mill. It’s one of my favorite places in Michigan (where I’m from). It’s a super cute cider mill in the near suburbs of Detroit. It’s only open for a few months in the…

Margarita Cake Doughnuts with Tequila Glaze

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but I’m a tequila girl, so whenever I see the word “margarita”, my eyes immediately light up. I actually tried making doughnuts (or donuts?) a few months ago, but I’m terrible with maintaining consistent oil temperatures in the pot, and I broke my candy thermometer (to lazy…