Thursday, August 22, 2013

Easy Baked Doughnuts

With the recipe go crazy with your creativity.  You can easily make yummy bakery styled doughnuts easily and economically in less than half an hour...... woohoo

Grands!® Spring Doughnuts
Photo Credit:  Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from Inspired Taste 

Recipe: Baked
Photo Credit:  The Kitchn

Preheat 425 

 1    can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits

Preheat oven to 425.  Line  baking sheet with parchment paper.  Using small round cookie cutter, cut hole in center of each biscuit. Brush dough generously with vegetable oil on all sides. Bake in the oven for about 6 minutes.  Much easier & less calories & mess than frying!


For Vanilla Glaze:

cup powdered sugar    
1 tsp
vanilla extract
tablespoons milk
Red and yellow food color paste

Sprinkles if desired
In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until thick glaze forms. Remove half of the glaze to another bowl. Add 1 dot red food color paste to 1 bowl of glaze; stir until incorporated. Add more food color, if necessary, until desired pink shade is reached. Tint second bowl of glaze to desired shade with yellow food color.


For the chocolate glaze:

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract  

4 tablespoons evaporated milk, plus more to thin if needed

Multi-colored sprinkles, for garnish

For the chocolate glaze, cook the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until ingredients are melted. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk and whisk vigorously to combine. If it seems to thick, add more evaporated milk, a tablespoon at a time, until desired texture is reached. Remove the pan from heat.

Chocolate Glaze recipe credit:  the kitchn

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Caregivers Bill Of Rights

A Caregiver's Bill of Rights
By Jo Horne
I have the right:

To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the capability of taking better care of my loved one.

To seek help from others even though my loved ones may object. I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength.

To maintain facets of my own life that do not include the person I care for, just as I would if he or she were healthy. I know that I do everything that I reasonably can for this person, and I have the right to do some things just for myself.

To get angry, be depressed, and express other difficult feelings occasionally.

To reject any attempts by my loved one (either conscious or unconscious) to manipulate me through guilt, and/or depression.

To receive consideration, affection, forgiveness, and acceptance for what I do, from my loved ones, for as long as I offer these qualities in return.

To take pride in what I am accomplishing and to applaud the courage it has sometimes taken to meet the needs of my loved one.

To protect my individuality and my right to make a life for myself that will sustain me in the time when my loved one no longer need my full-time help.

To expect and demand that as new strides are made in finding resources to aid physically and mentally impaired persons in our country, similar strides will be made towards aiding and supporting caregivers.