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how to make biscuit “doughnuts” in the Babycakes Donut Maker

biscuit donuts

I own a Babycakes Donut Maker. You may know this since I made donuts once a couple years ago. (It’s OK if you didn’t know this.) So I pulled it out again, as it’s not been used nearly enough. This recipe for doughnuts may not really taste totally doughnut-like, but they take five minutes to make. I don’t even really know if “recipe” is the right word. “Recipe” is definitely not the right word because all I did was stick refrigerator biscuits in my Donut Maker. But dangnabbit, it worked. Cooked those biscuits perfectly in five minutes.

biscuit donuts

biscuit donuts

 

Top with icing and they look even more like doughnuts. Though next time, I’m skipping the icing and going something more biscuit-friendly, such as jam or butter of the topping. Here I tried peanut butter and pumpkin butter. You can also skip the sweet stuff and make biscuit doughnuts as a side dish and top with butter and garlic salt or something else savory.

biscuit donut

 

how to make biscuit “doughnuts” in the Babycakes Donut Maker

you will need:

Babycakes Donutmaker
Can of refrigerated biscuits (regular size, not big)

Heat the donut maker according to the instructions. When ready, pop one biscuit in each of the cavities. Close and bake for 3 to 5 minutes until browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Yeah, that’s it. Top with icing (see below), jelly, marmalade, butter, glaze or whatever you want.

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for the icing:

1 cup powdered sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
food coloring
sprinkles

Slowly whisk milk into powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved. If you like, add a drop or two of food coloring. Spread on the doughnuts and top with sprinkles.

biscuit donut icing

 

SUPPLIES:

 

See how easy this is?

biscuit donuts

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from the archives: 9 fabulous treats for Fall

O’ Fall, you’re finally here (I mean on my blog, if not in DC yet). Away with you, humidity and stifling heat of summer. I like your laziness, but I’m ready for apple picking and crisp breezes and pulling out my boots. Here are some of my favorite fall treats from the blog. As always, you’ll find them all in that “seasonal” button up there, too.

fall desserts

apple pie pops

fall marshmallows

squirrel cookies

pumpkin patch cake

caramel apple chip pops

“caramel apple” cookie pops

pumpkin fudge pops

mini fall cookies

tree cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and the NJ Shore

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I’ve mentioned before about my ties to the New Jersey shore. My great-grandfather was the lighthouse keeper in Sea Girt, NJ, where my grandparents and my mom and her siblings grew up (you can see his picture and read more about Sea Girt after Hurricane Sandy HERE. The boardwalk in Sea Girt has been beautifully rebuilt since the hurricane’s destruction.) Our summers and weekends were spent on the beach at the end of Brooklyn Boulevard in Sea Girt, so I grew up with sand between my toes. And in my apple juice. We always brought little cans of apple juice to the beach, and they were also crunchy with sand. My family is still up there, and I  don’t visit as much as I would like. This summer I spent only a few days in Sea Girt, sigh.  Here is the beach at Brooklyn Boulevard, with that jetty I know so well.

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I took the girls to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant where you can ride rides and play games. We hit the aquarium too (shown above), where you can pet a sting ray. Only on this trip, the sting rays were shy and wouldn’t let us pet them. The Manasquan Reservoir is the place to go fishing and sailing or rowing. Maeve and I rented a kayak for the first time ever. This is Maeve looking back at me wondering why I’m taking a picture when she’s balancing the paddle and we were about to tip over.

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If you head to the New Jersey shore, the quieter part, that is, not the shore most know from TV, I also recommend strolling around the borough of Spring Lake, where you can pop in cute shops, wander around the lake, and covet all the crazy expensive and gorgeous homes lining the streets.

 

And now, finally, here are your links:

Make a super cute tooth fairy box (My kid is already five teeth down.)

Play with your food. Tic Tac Toe cupcakes.

Make your own pizza puzzle.

Pom pom ice cream cones can help summer last a bit longer.

Everything is better in rainbow. Rainbow pinwheel cookies.

I want to try peach cobbler cookies today.

Make upcycled book art.

Love the clever designs from this DIY straw embroidery.

 

As always, you can keep up with the Wednesday Links HERE on my Pinterest Board.

 

 

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free printable: back to school lunch box stickers

school lunchbox printable

 

Have you been counting the days, hours, minutes and nanoseconds until school starts again, too? I’ll still have one at home, so it’s not that huge a freedom for me, but still. Half the freedom. Not that I don’t love spending every precious moment with my darlings, it’s just that… I don’t always love spending every precious moment with my darlings. Plus, she’ll have to learn stuff if she wants to get a job one day. Her dream job is horse-riding princess mermaid. I’m pretty sure they will cover that in 2nd grade.

 

school lunchbox printable

 

But there is, truly, a part of me that is sad when it’s schooltime and sad on that first day back. No more lazy mornings and avoiding alarm clocks. I even feel a bit of sympathy for the kid. That time when summer ends and school starts? Ugh. I remember the sorrow. I’ll put some notes in my daughter’s lunch box so she knows I’m thinking about her.

 

school lunchbox printable

 

Now this one is just mean:

school lunchbox printable

 

So if you want to be that clever mom that puts clever notes in their kid’s cleverly packaged lunch, I made it easy for you. To make lunch box stickers, just print out the printable (link below) with a color printer on full-sheet labels. Then either cut out along the lines I provide on the printable or use a 1 3/4 to 2-inch circle punch to cut out the stickers. Find links to supplies below, too. That’s it.

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To print the lunch box sticker printable CLICK HERE.

 

school lunchbox printable

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To make it even easier for you, here is what you’ll need:

 SUPPLIES

 

MORE BACK-TO-SCHOOL

A few more school-themed ideas for you:

 

back to school cupcakes

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How to Throw a Cookie Decorating Party for Kids

cookie decorating party

It’s really so much easier than you’d think to host a cookie decorating party, and I feel confident using the term “universally adored activity” by kids. In all my years of decorating cookies with kids–at festivals, at parties, at school, at home, wherever–I never met a kid who didn’t join in the fun with glee. Crazy glee.

Visit me over at Fun Family Crafts for tips on hosting a cookie decorating party for kids.

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