Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Confetti Donuts



These donuts are a favorite in my house.  They are quick, fun, and colorful.  My kids love to eat them warm with the glaze dripping off.  Plus, they make your house smell amazing!!

Makes: 10 donuts

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
9 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 c. confetti sprinkles

Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. milk

Directions:
  1. Preheat donut machine. 
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. 
  3. Whisk in the butter, milk and egg until mixture forms a smooth batter. Add sprinkles and mix through.  Transfer to a piping bag.
  4. Spray machine with non-stick spray. Fill bases with half of the batter.  Close lid and cook for 6 minutes or until donuts are golden and cooked. 
  5. Transfer to a wire rack for cooling. Dip in glaze.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter.





Source:  "mooched" and adapted from Sunbeam donut maker 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Here Comes Fall KitchenAid Giveaway


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Monster Cinnamon Roll


This simple creation was my Saturday morning breakfast a few weeks ago.  My girls wanted to make something that was easy, quick, and delicious.  Who can turn down a cinnamon roll?  Especially a monster one that makes your house smell amazing!!

Ingredients:
1 can (8 count) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with frosting packet
parchment paper
cooking spray
pie plate

Directions:
1.  Place 1 cinnamon roll in middle of parchment paper lined and sprayed pie plate. 
2.  Unroll other cinnamon rolls and use dough to spiral around center until all dough is used. 
3.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.
4.  Frost and serve.

Source: a Mandatory Mooch original

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Friday, September 12, 2014

3-Ingredient Ravioli Pasta Bake {No Boiling Needed}


This simple pasta dish was a creation that I came up with over the summer.  My hubby has to eat gluten-free.  So, we don't get much pasta and bread around here.  One Saturday, he was gone for the day and I decided to make this for myself and our daughters.  Without him around I wouldn't feel so guilty about eating all of this gluten in front of him.  (Thankfully, he doesn't have a sweet tooth like I do.  Hence all of the sweet treats here on my blog.)  Anyway, this was a success and we enjoyed every bite.  

Ingredients:

2 (16 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce
1 (25 oz.) bag frozen ravioli (any kind)
2 c. shredded cheese of your choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread ½  jar of sauce in the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 baking pan.
  3. Place half of the ravioli evenly across the sauce, cover with other ½ jar of sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese, place remaining ravioli on top.
  5. Pour the other complete jar of sauce over ravioli layers, sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until ravioli is tender and cheese bubbles on top.
  7. Let stand 15 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. 

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