Maple Glazed Donuts

Baked Spiced Donuts dunked in an amazing Maple Glaze. One of my very favorite donuts to date!

Maple Glazed Donuts

Donuts are a must today. They’re the only thing distracting me from what’s happening outside. Given the fact that spring suddenly decided to take a break and let winter strike again with a ridiculous amount of snow, I think we all deserve a donut break.

Even if you’re blessed enough to live in a place where spring has truly sprung, you might want to think about giving these donuts a go. It’s Monday and all of us can use some sweet encouragement to make it a good week ahead.

Maple Glazed Donuts

And to ensure it really is a good week, I decided to go with a baked donut. One that doesn’t sacrifice in flavor, taste or texture and is every bit as delicious as it’s fried counterpart. No, really. These donuts satisfy just as much as the naughty ones we all love to indulge in. A self-professed donut lover wouldn’t dare to say something like that lightly. [Read more…]

Best Ever Glazed Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Doughnuts

 Are you ready for a blast of dark chocolate, raspberries and doughnuts? Good. You are about to find out the best way to enjoy all three!

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As I am typing this post, we are getting ready for a road trip to Kansas, helping my brother-in-law move. I just love a good road trip and can’t wait see what this weekend has in store for us, even though there’s a little bit of work involved, ha.

Since our MN summer has been lacking the hot temperatures that are normal for this time of year, I am beyond elated to be heading somewhere hot and humid. While temperatures in the high 70’s make for a comfortable summer for most people, the summer lover in me cannot wait to finally break a sweat.

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One good thing about the “low” temps is that I haven’t had a reason not to turn on my oven. I’ve been happily baking away lately. Eating sweet treats and going for a run in gorgeous weather…. does it get much better than this?

Actually, yes. Eating doughnuts without having to work out would be even more amazing, but we’re talking about reality here. There’s no greater motivator than finishing my run when these fluffy doughnuts of wonderfulness are awaiting me. It’s the biggest reason why I work out.

Kathi loves food just too much, especially doughnuts. Best Ever Glazed Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Doughnuts to be exact! [Read more…]

Skinny Mozzarella Sticks

I am not a huge fan of fried things. Never really have been. I make exceptions for scrumptious desserts, but even then I like to go with a shallow fry, like extremely shallow. It’s not just the calories that are less than appealing, but the greasy texture and oily film coupled with the heaviness of such foods are a big turnoff. And don’t even get me started on the mess. The splatters, smell, and cleanup are a neat freaks’ worst enemy. Yep, I better admit it now. I clean up as I go through my kitchen adventures, own an extremely organized pantry, and rinse every single dish before it meets the dishwasher. I just can’t help it. So when I came across a recipe for baked mozzarella sticks a few years back, I couldn’t wait but to give it a try.

Skinny Mozzarella Sticks by Deliciously Yum!

*Drool factor. No, serious drool factor. I made these during the lunch hour the other day and couldn’t have been happier about my meal. Warm, melted cheese wrapped in a crispy coating of more cheese and bread crumbs. Dipped in marinara sauce. To say I was a happy camper would be an understatement.

Skinny Mozzarella Sticks get the recipe at deliciouslyyum.com

Finger Foods are ruling my world lately and I have nothing negative to say about that. I guess super bowl fever has caught me a few weeks early, but hey, I ain’t complaining. [Read more…]

Krispy Chicken Strips

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Hooray! Are you looking forward to the weekend as much as I do? I love how Fridays always bring a sense of excitement with them. Whether it’s the fact that people are in good moods, the thought of sleeping in or the simple sense of enjoying some free time, I simply love the feeling of it all. Also, when I was younger Fridays were the one night of the week on which the kids got to choose the evening activities and the food that was going to be served for dinner. We usually chose pizza or fish sticks and the occasional stop at McDonald’s was definitely on the list. Getting to pick our favorite movie or board game afterward was icing on the cake. [Read more…]