Today, June 6, is National Donut Day. The day was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the “Donut Lassies,” women who gave donuts to soldiers during World War I. Entenmann’s teams up with Salvation Army to give out free donuts in Madison Square Park until 3 p.m. today. And you can see a 7-foot replica of a red velvet doughnut too.
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables, and having lived in North Carolina, I’ve had my share of them! Each Thanksgiving, I make sweet potato pie and sweet potato casserole. And I’ve joined the sweet potato fries craze. Here are some delicious-looking sweet potato recipes that I’d like to try. Enjoy!
Crispy sweet potato fries from Chocolate-Covered Katie
photo used with permission of Chocolate-Covered Katie
Sweet potato and apple kugel from Cuisineous
photo used with permission of Cuisineous
Sweet potato donuts from Acute Designs
photo used with permission of Acute Designs
Sweet potato cupcakes with marshmallow fluff topping from The Shabby Creek Cottage
photo used with permission of The Shabby Creek Cottage
Sweet potato parmigiana bites salad from Fuss Free Cooking
photo used with permission of Fuss Free Cooking
Posted in Cupcake, Doughnut, Healthy
Tagged Acute Designs, Chocolate-Covered Katie, Cuisineous, donuts, doughnuts, Fuss Free Cooking, kugel, marshmallow fluff, sweet potato, sweet potato cupcakes, sweet potato donuts, sweet potato fries, sweet potatoes, The Shabby Creek Cottage
The winter brings certain flavors like cinnamon, ginger and cranberry. Most businesses create some kind of seasonal treat to enjoy with these flavors or that are reminiscent of the season.
The mini-cupcake shop Baked by Melissa has a special “Snowball” cupcake. These cupcakes are about the size of a quarter, so they are perfect if you are watching your weight for the holidays. The Snowball cupcake is white cake with white frosting and little white snowflakes.
The Doughnut Plant has some special doughnuts for the season. I am a fan of the yeast doughnuts here, so instead of getting the cranberry yeast doughnut, I tried the cake doughnuts. Here are cranberry and ginger, both very good. The ginger has real ginger in the glaze.
Posted in Cupcake, Dessert, Doughnut, Holiday, New York
Tagged Baked by Melissa, cranberry, cupcake, cupcakes, doughnut, Doughnut Plant, doughnuts, ginger, New York, snowball