Friday, November 15, 2013

friday favorites!

the cold weather is definitely here! and it's got us thinking warm and cozy things for our favorites!!!

first up plaid leggins! (also, we LOVE jillian harris!!!!!)

2. starbucks chai latte's!  of coarse i drink them all year but nothing warms you like a spicy hot tea!

3. dark nail polish!  OPI borris and natasha.  my fave fall go to!

pheasant feathers!!! i just recently did my fall decorating and i mixed these beauties in anywhere i could!!!  i LOVE the rustic pattern and the delicate texture!

 hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!
thank you all for reading!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

happy fall morning!!

fall is in full swing! the weather is colder, leaves are falling and my craving for pumpkin is out of control!!  so naturally there was no better way to start a rainy tuesday than with tea and pumpkin spice doughnuts!!!

Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Makes 24 mini donuts
For Donuts:
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk

For Coating:
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (more if you're a cinnamon lover)

Preheat oven 350 F.  Butter a mini donut pan and set aside.
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices together and set aside.
In a large bowl (or the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment) whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixture and stir until just combined, careful not to over mix.
Using a pastry bag or a steady hand and a spoon, fill each donut cup with the batter.  The donut cups should be fairly full, but not overflowing. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until donuts spring back when gently pressed (if you're using a larger donut pan, allow them to bake for 12-15 minutes).  Turn donuts out onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes.
While the donuts are cooling, melt butter in one bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in another.  When donuts are still hot (but not too hot to touch), quickly dip each donut in melted butter, then coat in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Serve immediately.

thank you all for reading!!!

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