On evenings, when there's nothing to watch on TV, my husband and I will cruise the public broadcasting stations for cooking shows. America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Country and any show with Lidia Bastianich are our favorite. One evening on Cook's Country, one of the chefs was preparing muffin tin donuts. They looked easy and delicious. You didn't fry the donuts, but baked them in the oven. Other than buttermilk, the ingredients are pantry staples.
On Saturday I gave the recipe a whirl. I had all the ingredients in house and whipped up a batch quickly. Once they were out of the oven, I brushed the donuts melted butter and rolled them in cinnamon and sugar. I gave my husband a warm one to try and he loved it. I'm sure you could probably dust them powdered sugar without brushing on butter, or how about a plain or chocolate glaze?
Back in February I wrote about making granola. I mentioned I used a recipe from Southern Living Magazine. Since then, I've tweaked the recipe to the point where I'm making the granola every two weeks or so. I found it paid to purchase a larger canister of Quaker Oats Old-Fashioned and a large bag pecans at Costco. I was fortunate enough to have my daughter and her mother-in-law share with me honey from a relative's hives in Illinois. It probably takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish to make the granola.. It's so delicious that you may find yourself taking handfuls out of the container as a snack! On a future batch I may swap out the honey for maple syrup.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.