Contemplating the Future and Kane’s Donuts

It’s been way too long since my last post. Nearly 16 months. I’ve been struggling with what to do with this blog while trying horribly to lose weight, not to mention crazy work and family life happenings.

I have tossed around the idea of possibly switching to more of a “lifestyle” format that examines more than just food, providing a better way for me to comment on other aspects of my life. As much as I adore food, it does not make up all of me.

But while I still figure things out…here’s this glorious pic of some fabulous donuts from The world famous Kane’s Donuts in Saugus, MA.

If you have suggestions of what you’d like to see or if you’d follow me to another blog, please let me know in the comments below.

Pictured below: (from top right, clockwise) — Reese’s peanut butter cup, apple cider, chocolate coconut, Maine blueberry, turtle and chocolate glazed.

Find more about Kane’s at: http://www.kanesdonuts.com.

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Cookie Swap

Heading to Monarch Lofts cookie swap tonight? If so, I’ll be there with my Polish Kolaczky Cookies. Stop by and see me and get the recipe. Otherwise, the recipe will be available in a few days over at Boston Sweetie’s blog where I’ll be writing a guest post during her December Cookie Blitz-a-thon — she’s got a cookie-a-day recipe so be sure to stop by and show her some love, too!

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Thank You Carrot Cupcakes

Monarch Lofts in Lawrence MassThe past few months have been somewhat chaotic for me. A huge project at work (launching a revamped website), a new dog, plus another move for us — our third in 20 months.

Finally, I think we’ve found somewhere to call home…at least for longer than a 12-month lease. Our new apartment is in a converted old textile factory in northern Massachusetts. When it was originally built back in the early 1900s, it was called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” because it was just so enormous. In today’s world, the building is still a monster. Only about a third of it has been rebuilt into modern, eco-friendly housing, with the remaining two-thirds still being gutted for future residential and commercial use.

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Crockpot Roasted Sugared Nuts

Hello readers! I just got back from a well-needed vacation to the midwest. Detached myself from the computer and the phone (well, as much as possible) thus explaining my absence from here for a few weeks.

Well, I’m back. OK, partially. Still dealing with a bit of a migraine headache and some fatigue for the last few days but trying to push through as much as possible. I have TONS of new photos and reviews from my trip to share with you all!sugar roasted nuts in the crockpotToday, I’m going to be sharing this recipe for a make-at-home version of those sugar-roasted nuts you can get at the ballpark. You know the ones I mean. Even if the stand is on the third baseline, you can smell it from the first base side. Those sugar-roasted nuts. The little nuggets of goodness that come in the papery cone holders.

Now, based on my personal preference, I would tweak the measurements of the ingredients if I were to do this again. I would definitely lower the amount of ground ginger and cloves in it because I didn’t get as much of the cinnamon taste as I love. But, it’s a great start. Thanks to The Gingerbread Blog for posting the original version!

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Sunshine Seasons Food Fair at The Land Pavilion

Sunshine Seasons logo at EpcotLet’s take a trip back in time to the The Land Pavilion at Epcot circa 1993. Even then, I thought Sunshine Seasons delivered one of Walt Disney World Resort’s best varieties for quick dining choices for its guests.

I still recall one of my favorite meals ever at WDW – a slab of veggie lasagna (the version here started my obsession with the pasta dish), filled with hearty chunks of broccoli and zucchini in a flavorful red sauce. On the side, a strawberry and cream slushy with gummi bears mixed in. The swirls of frothy red with silky white cream and little gelatinous bears are an image that I still wish I could get when I’m down at Disney.

Flash forward to 2012, the updated Sunshine Seasons is now more of a food court, where you can grab just about anything to make even the pickiest of eaters happy. That’s why I think it’s always busy here, no matter the time of day. (It probably also helps that Soarin’ is always jam-packed next door, too…)

So, let’s take a look at one of the best eating spots in all of Walt Disney World…

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Live Blog: Cupcake Camp Boston 2012

7:25 pm

Found a fluffernutter cupcake (didn’t indulge though.) only been able to find one dairy free cupcake so far and it was pretty yummy!

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7:07 pm

Last four cupcakes left! These are a hot item tonite!

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6:49 pm

All out of cuppies for the VIP session and tons of peeps are asking for ’em after seeing them online. Come back in ten minutes!

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Counting Down to Cupcake Camp

There’s less than a week left until Cupcake Camp Boston 2012. This year, there are two options to attend:

  • VIP attendance, $25 per ticket. VIP entrance gets you special entry into the event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Purchase advance VIP tickets now.
  • General Admission, $5 per ticket. With this option, you are let in after 7 p.m. and this is only available at the door.

Admission is a bit different this year. There are a limited amount of advanced, VIP tickets. But, with this option – you get the first choice of all the cupcakes from the professional and amateur bakers.

The Full Deets

  • When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 21
  • Where: The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville
  • Why: You love cupcakes and proceeds benefit a local food pantry.

So, stop by and see me! I’ll be bringing Chocolate Mashed Potato Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. I know, totally tempting, right?