Baked Chocolate Donuts

I do not like frying things. I hardly ever do it because it is messy, uses a bunch of oil, and it can be tricky. Instead, I like finding recipes that let me enjoy those same foods in a slightly different way. Besides, it gives me a reason to seek out good fried donuts or fried chicken. Haha! This is a really easy recipe. You do need donut pans, but if you like fluffy almost muffin/cupcake like donuts, you will like this recipe. They are not the prettiest, although you could certainly work on that, but they are tasty! Plus, they are low in fat.

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Fudgesicles

We have been having super warm weather in the PNW for awhile now. Thankfully, our air conditioning has remained fully operational this year, so no major complaints. But, sometimes you want to sit outside and have something cold. Or you like feeling extra chilly inside. Either way, I have a treat for you that is not super unhealthy, but it also really fast! I managed to make this during the tail end of a Fudgelet nap. No mean feat!

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Cookie Butter Cheesecake

One of my weekly follows is Bake at 350’s Sweet on Trader Joe’s posts. She and her son pick out a new treat each week and review them. In general, I have agreed wholeheartedly with their favorites, so I look forward to what goodies I should pick up from there! Well, I was catching up on all of the older posts in the series and came across the cookie butter cheesecake. That sounded delicious. I rushed to Trader Joe’s and searched frantically, but to no avail. Where was it?? I ended up asking the cashier who said it was a seasonal item. As in, only around Christmas time. What? Boo! So, I decided to make my own version.

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Since then, I notice they have cookie butter cheesecake bites in their frozen aisle, but that’s not as impressive as pulling out a whole big cheesecake. So, I made a whole big cheesecake.

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Friday Favorites 9

Summer has started, and we are in the middle of celebrating birthdays, seeing family, plane rides, picking out presents, going to a wedding (all 3 of us!), getting new toys…I am getting a bit anxious with it all, but it is all fun stuff (outside of the plane rides…bleh). I hope to share some pictures of our fun this summer. What do you have planned?

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Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Curry

Most chicken slow cooker recipes require bone-in chicken, of which K isn’t a fan. I was excited to find a recipe that had flavors we like, and allowed for boneless thighs! There is lots of flavor in this curry.

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Pasta with Sausage, Asparagus, and Lemon

This was a recipe I partially sketched out ahead of time, and partially did in the moment. It was a nice, light dish that was filling but perfect for a warm day. If you don’t have asparagus, you could swap in a different vegetable such as broccoli. I would recommend steaming the broccoli first, then adding it in near the end.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 11 Months Old!

So, after this post, the next post in this series is a bit different. 12 months = 1 year. This begs the question, do I continue with a monthly post to update you on the Fudgelet? Or would it be better to make it less frequent? Let me know…

Continuing, though, with our final non-toddler monthly update…

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