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Homemade Ugly Apple Fritters. If there's one recipe that is quintessentially fall - correction, early fall, then this must be it.

Homemade Ugly Apple Fritters

You'll find these fritters dense with apples yet light and pillowy, tart yet sweet. Both ugly and beautiful, they are a contradiction of the best sort: fried and smothered in cinnamon-spiced glaze. They bring to mind a dozen clichés, but especially the one about not judging a book by its cover. I don't know what took me so long to make these. My husband is always picking up pre-packaged grocery store fritters (which evoke from me an eye roll and a judgmental look). I recommend using Granny Smith apples for these fritters. The fritters cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. My secret ingredient for making these fritters taste beyond heavenly is boiled apple cider. My wish for you this fall? Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts. Soft, fluffy, and stuffed with peanut butter and jelly – these bakery style doughnuts are a classic!

Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

Question: Is there anything better than homemade bakery style peanut butter and jelly doughnuts?! The answer: NOPE. They are the best. And that’s that. These decadent treats are covered in sugar, oozing with a sweet, creamy peanut butter + jelly center, and totally CALLING YOUR NAME. Growing up my mother made these doughnuts once a year – on Christmas eve – as an appetizer. When we were very young – my brother and I – we would patiently sit at our little breakfast bar – popped up dangerously on both knees (for the best view) – watching her cut the dough, fill it with creamy peanut butter and sweet jam, and then, quite dramatically, drop it in the fiercely shimmering hot oil hissing away on the back burner. Each year as we grew, our part helping in the magical donut making process progressed. Ok… maybe more than once! They’re also a blast to make. So… go get in the kitchen, friend!

Xoxo. Kielbasa Breakfast Skillet. This kielbasa breakfast skillet with eggs is perfect breakfast or brunch food, and can feed an army of people.

Kielbasa Breakfast Skillet

Make it this weekend! The holidays are right around the corner, and with the holidays come house guests. My home is filled with out-of-town family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm not complaining one bit, I welcome it. Nothing beats the holidays with a home filled of love and laughter. Let's not forget good food either! It's cost effective and feeds 4-6 hungry adults, and you could probably get two extra servings out of the skillet if you cook the eggs on the side and then serve a whole grain bread and fresh fruit. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Apples and I are having a thing at the moment.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

And by that, I simply mean I am in full on apple mode. Gimme all those delicious crispy apples so I can put them in, on and with EVERYTHING. No seriously, that’s how it’s going down these days. All the apples please! So let’s see, where should I start today? Well, maybe not completely. Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy - The Chunky Chef. Mini Baked Pumpkin Donuts. These melt-in-your-mouth baked pumpkin donuts with brown butter glaze make the fall season one of the most spectacular time of the year.

Mini Baked Pumpkin Donuts

These donuts are a real crowd pleaser, though I just about finished the entire batch myself. It’s pumpkin time! My last post for Farinata with Red Kuri Kale was just a little tease. The red kuri squash looked almost exactly like a pumpkin, but it just wasn’t quite it. M&M Cake Doughnuts. M&M Cake Doughnuts are fried perfection, topped with a thick chocolate glaze and crunchy m&m candies and are way quicker to make than yeast doughnuts!

M&M Cake Doughnuts

Recently I went to a made-to-order doughnut shoppe that was almost like applying the fro-yo concept to fresh fried cake doughnuts. You got to choose the flavors, glazes, and toppings and I decided on chocolate glaze and mini M&Ms. Sadly the doughnut itself was pretty mediocre but putting M&Ms on top was AMAZING. The combination of textures between the cake doughnut, which is slightly more substantive, dense, and crispy as compared to yeast raised doughnuts, and the crispy crunchy mini M&Ms blew my mind.

I’m not normally a huge candy lover but the sweet marriage here made me want to immediately go home a recreate it to make it even better. The below video is a tutorial on How to Make Cake Doughnuts, which follows the below recipe. By the way, this is the doughnut cutter I used and the fry thermometer I used. Recipe Rundown Ingredients: Croque Monsieur with Roasted Turkey. I mean, like seriously, this Croque Monsier is one of the most amazing sandwiches I have ever tasted.

Croque Monsieur with Roasted Turkey

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas on Closet Cooking. Are you lucky enough to still have some leftover ham from Easter?

Ham and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas on Closet Cooking

(Or do you have some bacon on hand?) Aebleskiver Danish Pancakes - Immaculate Bites. Aebleskiver Danish Pancakes- Little Danish pancake puffs, absolutely gorgeous and a delight in your mouth, with or without Nutella stuffing.

Aebleskiver Danish Pancakes - Immaculate Bites

These Aebleskiver Danish Pancakes have been on my mind lately, ever since I got this Vitumbua pan. Err, just can’t tell you how much, and soooo hoping you NEVER find out, cause you going to think am Nuts. Really Crazzzzy. Although I have been called that a few times.