friday links

Sorry the friday links have been m.i.a. for a while.
But I have lots to share with you!
Let's get right to it!
onion, bacon and butternut tart from whole foods market recipe box.

freezer friendly: homemade oatmeal pucks.
isn't that the best idea?  from williams kitchen.
pink & white layered sprinkle cake topped with macarons from raspberri cupcakes
homemade tootsie rolls from food52
bala do coco (coconut candy) from sugarcubedblog
thai fish cakes from mongolian kitchen
homemade pimento cheese from kitchen riffs
chocolate flake pudding from a cake bakes in brooklyn (never heard of this, you?)
lime & ginger cookies from cupcake muffin
sparkling red velvet bundt cake from alaska from scratch
smores macarons from bakers royale
smoky irish eggnog from married an irish farmer
gluten free winter grapefruit cake from serious eats
eggnog muffins with streusel topping from very culinary
homemade gravlax from mark's daily apple
almond butter bostock from serious eats
how to make your own sprinkles! from theKitchn
mason jar herb garden from camille styles (I LOVE this)
5 foods to eat for happiness from mind body green
face exercises (do you think this works?) from erupting mind
6 ways to fight SAD from greatist
should you ever be stranded in the wilderness, here are tips for eating for survival from outside mag
DIY hand drawn cappuccino cups from lipstick & a white tee
healthy new years resolutions from outside magazine
adorable backpacks from sherpani sonoma (I want one!)
8 natural foods to eat for pain relief from greatist
setting up a photo studio on the cheap from apartment therapy
staying awake as the days are shorter from apartment therapy
best ways to reduce stress from Dr. Weil
benefits of yoga for veterans from arianna huffington from intent (love this!)
this video made me cry (happy tears) from youtube
how to tell if you're inflamed (chronic inflammation) from marks daily apple
$66.00 kobe beef pizza from Domino's Japan from serious eats
donut foodporn from serious eats
appletini from serious eats
new hot cocoa mixes from Starbucks get taste-tested from serious eats: drinks
gluten free ring dings! from gluten free canteen
buffalo chicken pull apart bread from host the toast
barefoot running shoes made of medieval armor from greatist (hmmm)
8 best physical therapy methods from greatist
interview w/ christina tosi of momofuku from grandbaby cakes

Jessica Segarra of The Novice Chef blog has a new cookbook out called Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes. 
It's actually quite good.  I was not expecting it to be this creative.  Recipe like: white chocolate red velvet, pineapple upside down, S'mores, brown butter-bourbon.
They were kind enough to share a recipe with us.

Lemon–Poppy Seed Mini Donut

2⁄3 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons sour cream
11⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
Zest of 1 large lemon
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 11⁄2 cups powdered sugar

Notes: While it’s not okay at parties, when you’re icing donuts, it is totally acceptable to double dip. If you are a big fan of lemon, circle back around after your first donut dip . . . and dip them again! Just allow a little extra time, about 5 minutes, for the icing to set up after your second dip.

1. If using an electric donut maker, preheat according to manufacturer’s instructions. If using donut pans, preheat oven to 350°F and grease donut pans.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and sour cream. Set aside. In a separate small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl or a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy— about 1 minute. Add egg, lemon zest, and poppy seeds. Beat for 30 seconds, scrapping down the bowl as needed.
4. Then, alternating flour mixture and milk mixture, combine all ingredients until just blended. Transfer batter to a piping bag, or to a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off.
5. If using mini-donut pans: Carefully fill each donut indentation 3⁄4 full. Bake for 7–9 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Transfer donuts to a cooling rack and cool completely. If using an electric mini-donut maker: Carefully fill each donut indentation 3⁄4 full.
Bake according to manufacturer’s instructions or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Remove donuts from appliance, transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely.
6. Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect any drippings for an easy cleanup. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth.
7. Dip the top of each donut into the icing, transfer to a wire rack, and let set for 5 minutes. Serve immediately; donuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days but are best served fresh.
Yields: 24 mini donuts


  1. That cookbook has been on my wishlist

  2. Always love your Friday links - the macaron cake link is my favorite! That cake is so gorgeous.

    Happy weekend to you!

  3. Thanks for linking the buffalo chicken pull apart bread! I haven't come across your blog before now, I don't think. I can't wait to have a look around and hopefully add a new blog to my bookmarks!

    Morgan of Host the Toast

  4. And like "that" I have 657 recipes I want to make! :)

  5. so many good links up in here as always, i'm drawn to that grapefruit cake! i need to do more with citrus this year...

  6. Love your Friday links. (And am avoiding reading about the donuts!)
    I must make a comment on face exercises. I actually have a book from the 60's...with photos...all face exercises. It's a hoot. But, I have been doing them for years. Well, not all of them, but some of them. You can still get the book: http://www.amazon.com/Face-Saving-Exercises-Teaches-Naturally-Sagging/dp/0394424123/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358023110&sr=1-2&keywords=Miss+Craigs+face+saving+exercises

    (did you notice new it's $210? guess I better keep it around!)

  7. Quite a list! I almost don't know where to begin. Lots of bookmarking to do.

  8. I need an occasion to make the Smores Macarons, and also the Snickers Macarons from the same site. In that same internet rabbit hole I found myself looking at Donna Hay's Coconut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies. :-)


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