Donut Worry, Be Happy

6022017

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! I have some exciting news…..On Wednesday evening, I made the jump and signed up for the 2017 Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, which includes:

  • The Spider-Man 5K: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Infinity Gauntlet Challenge:
  • Thor 10K: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon: Sunday, November 12, 2017

So all of that equals to 22.4 miles over the span of 3 days. I’ll be arriving in Anaheim on my 28th birthday, November 9, and going to packet pick-up and the expo where I will most likely spend way too much money. The following day I will be getting up really freaking early and doing a 5k, I’ve done quite a few so I’m not really worried about it. Once that’s completed, I’ll probably try to nap, go get some breakfast and then go to Disneyland and California Adventure. After a few hours I’ll need to go to bed, to wake up really freaking early again to do the Thor 10k, which will be my first 10k ever. After that, nap, breakfast and beach. Then sleep to get up for the last time on this trip, you guessed it, really freaking early and do my first runDisney half marathon but second overall half marathon. From all of that, I will receive 4 medals, I’m excited but nervous but a good nervous.

I think because of this we should all celebrate by having a doughnut. And if you don’t want to celebrate with me, have a doughnut anyway for National Doughnut Day!

As a sweet deal, you can go to Dunkin Donuts and receive a free doughnut when you purchase any beverage. If you would rather work for your reward, below you will find one of my favorite recipes for cake doughnuts.

  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup Margarine or Butter, Melted or 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
  • Oil for Deep Frying

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir in remaining ingredients except oil for frying, just until dry ingredients are moistened. If desired, refrigerate dough for easier handling.

Fill large saucepan or electric skillet 2/3 full with oil. Heat to 375 Degrees F. On a well floured surface, knead dough 1 to 2 minutes or until dough is no longer sticky. Roll half the dough at a time to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with floured doughnut cutter. With pancake turner, slip doughnuts and holes into hot oil. Fry doughnuts and holes 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until deep golden brown. Drain on paper towel. If desired, roll doughnuts and holes in powdered or granulated sugar, cinnamon-sugar mixture or drizzle with glaze Makes about 30 doughnuts.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!!!

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3-13-2017

Hello and Happy Monday!

I know, I know, what’s happy about a Monday? Well I’m off today, which is great, for me. At the store I work at, Monday is our senior discount day and while most of the customers are nice, there are a few I dread seeing walking through the door, haha!

Anyways, enough about work, that’s tomorrow mes problem. Today I wanted to share one thing that keeps me going everyday. It’s not like THE thing that keeps me going, most days but it certainly helps.

I’m addicted to Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. Yep, it is absolutely true that Cierra Runs On Dunkin. I can’t make it through my day without coffee, if I do, it’s a miracle.

I’ve tried to make Iced Coffee at home and while it’s good, it is nowhere near my beloved Dunkin Donuts.

If you’d like to give it a try, the homemade Iced coffee, you’ll find the recipe I use down below. If you want to try Dunking Donuts, I support that decision.

Here’s the recipe:

Brew extra strong coffee. Pour over ice cubes. Add additional cold water until of desired strength. Serve with sugar, if desired.

Tip: Iced coffee can also be prepared using 1/2 cup crewed coffee plus 1/2 cup cold milk poured over iced cubes.

Enjoy!

 

 

*These thoughts and opinions are my own. Only my local Dunkin Donuts knows of my love for their coffee because they see me everyday*