Part II from my vacay to Michigan!
It always seems that vacations are over before they even start, which was definitely the case when I was back home. Even though I was away from NY for a full 7+ days, and the pace of life in MI is much much slower, the time sped by. Unfortunately, the Hubby was only able to stay for 4 days - he already took his vacation earlier in the year to go back to his home country - the Dominican Republic. The last day we had together was spent running around like maniacs trying to get in the last little bit of time with everyone we could, considering it will be another year before we are able to come back to MI as a couple.
We went over to my oldest brothers new home, took the grand tour (so beautiful and HUGE!). My adorable amazing niece To (nickname of course!) jumped on my Hubby's back as soon as she saw him - it must be their thing - she loves piggy-back rides, and him being 6'3" and super strong, could likely carry her around all day. As soon as I saw it, I had to snap a pic:
|Aren't they adorable?! And check out the beautiful kitchen.|
|To portioning out Red Velvet Cupcakes.|
|The Baked Cupcakes|
|And More Baked Donuts!!!!!|
|I loved these large flakes of coconut! Yum!|
|Glazed & Coconut Dipped, Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar|
|Vegan Buttercream Iced Red Velvet Cupcakes|
|Vanilla Donut with Glaze & Coconut|
|White Chocolate (I thought it was a good idea because I am|
not a fan of regular chocolate - but it was a little weird!)
|Chocolate Glazed - To's Favorite!|
|White Chocolate Dipped in Coconut|
Vegan Baked Pumpkin Donuts:
|The finished product:|
Glazed Pumpkin Baked Donut - My Fave!
2/3 cup canola oil
3/4 cup soy non-dairy milk
2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Coconut oil - refined or unrefined, as desired
Organic powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 baked donut pans and set aside.
4. Allow the donuts to cool for 10 minutes.
5. In the meantime, place about 1/2 cup of coconut oil in a small pot and place over low heat until completely melted and liquid.
|The sample platter - I took a tiny tiny bite of each one and |
my bro ate the rest. To ate all of her samples and was almost
delirious from sugar!
|The sweetie and I after baking - were were both od-ing on sugar!|