Heading to Waco, Texas

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about our upcoming trip to Waco, Texas tomorrow.

My daughter, Kara, Kelsey (my granddaughters), my niece Cathy Willet and 2 of my very best friends Sherry and Ruth are flying there in the morning and will be there until Friday. We will be staying in one of Joanna and Chip Gaines houses they refurbished, The Bachelor . We plan to visit the Silos and all of the things we all have watch on Fixer Upper.(blacksmith, wood shop, antique shop where Joanna does her shopping), bakery, Chips restaurant etc. etc. Have you been there???

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Jon is keeping the home front going, including taking care of Whiskers, our Westie. I baked him a loaf of Blueberry Cheese Bread and another batch of home made donuts . Makes me happy to keep him happy while I am gone.

These homemade donuts are delicious and so easy. I use 3 Wilton pans and this recipe makes 17 donuts. I can bake all 3 pans at one time.

Ina's Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts 17 doughnuts Be sure to spray pans very well. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract For the topping: 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 doughnut pans well. Into a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon the batter into the baking pans, filling each one a little more than three-quarters full. Bake for 17 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then go around each donut with a spatula or knife to help loosen the donut. Then lift the doughnuts out onto a sheet pan. For the topping, melt the 8 tablespoons of butter in an 8-inch saute pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each doughnut first in the butter and then in the cinnamon sugar, either on one or both sides. Enjoy!

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