Good morning, coffee lovers! Julie here stopping by from redheadcandecorate.com where my husband and I have been working on a really large front porch project 😯 with DIY mahogany stained wood. I am very very excited for the reveal coming up soon (subscribe now so you don’t miss it), but no one can work without coffee, right? That’s why I decided it was a great time to get this coffee party started over here at the fence. I hope you enjoy these “Unique Coffee Ideas” I found through some of our talented friends from blog land, and there’s one from me, too.
*You guys! This Israeli Couscous salad is going to become your go-to for the summer (and all year long!) and I will give you the recipe I promise, but there’s a little something I want to share with you first!*
Little House on the Prairie came on everyday at 4pm at my house when I was a little girl. And my dad got home from work at around 5pm. Now, we three ladies of the house (me, my mom and my sister) were glued to the television for that one hour each day. This meant, that as the last credits began to roll, my mom would call out to us, “Girls, hurry and set the table so Daddy will think that dinner is going to be ready sooner than it will actually be ready!” My goal was always to do it so quickly that I would make it back in time to see that very final scene in every episode where Carrie trips and falls as they are running downhill through the field towards Ma and Pa who were waiting in the wagon with grins on their faces.
To this day, I can barely get through an episode of Little House without crying. There is so much truth and wisdom and heart. And in our current cultural climate I find myself craving this.
I feel the need to make something crystal clear here before I share the recipe for these scrumptious lemon rosemary donuts. We’re all about transparency here At the Picket Fence.
Baked donuts don’t taste the same as friend donuts. Shocking, right? Well, you may not be totally surprised by this news but my children definitely were. Our foray into homemade donuts has been an eye-opening education for them in the difference between fried and baked.
But, that being said, they are still so very, very yummy. In fact, what they lack in fried-ness (totally a word, right?), they more than make up for in dough-y, cake-y goodness.
And when you decide to celebrate spring by making them lemon flavored with a hint of rosemary, they go to a whole new level. In case you didn’t know, I’m slightly obsessed with lemons. I’ve used them to make Lemon Pasta and Lemon Crème Brulée and I pretty much love anything citrus flavored. And lemon and rosemary go together so perfectly. Like, peas and carrots.
Or….lemon and rosemary. 😉
And when you bite into it and can actually see the rosemary, it’s like all of your senses are heightened. Frankly, it’s kind of like capturing spring in a donut.
Because, I don’t know about you, but right now I feel like the whole world is coming to life and all of my senses are in overdrive. The aroma of the flowers popping up around my yard, the visual beauty of seeing buds opening on the branches of the trees, the moments when the sun breaks through the clouds and my skin absorbs it’s warmth, and even the sound of the rain pattering on the windows is a reminder of the season.
Spring has definitely arrived here in Oregon.
And it’s like a spring party in my mouth with every bite of these lemon rosemary donuts. Oh, and they have a lemon flavored glaze on top of them. Because…well…you know…lemons for the win!
Thank you so much for meeting me at the fence today,
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*I’m so excited to be sharing with you today this easy recipe for Eggnog Cake*
A few weeks ago I gathered with a group of amazing women at the beautiful home of Janna from Yellow Prairie Interiors. All of us live close to each other and have connected through the wonderful world of Instagram.
We chatted and laughed and shared stories and broke bread together and made a Christmas craft. I came away with my heart filled to overflowing. There is just something about connecting with women who you not only really and truly like, but who also share your creative passions.
If you’re looking for a healthy holiday appetizer, I want to introduce you to Roasted Beet Salsa! Beet Salsa is not only vibrant, the perfect color for your Christmas parties, it’s also delicious and healthy! How many holiday recipes can say that?!
I sure hope I caught you hungry! Hi friends, it’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com with a yummy, comforting, homemade Creamy Tomato Soup recipe. Unfortunately, with the beautiful Autumn months, comes the dreaded cold & flu season. In fact, I’ve been fighting a cold for almost 3 weeks now, but I’m thankfully on the mend. With that being said, there is nothing more soothing than a hot bowl of soup when you’re not feeling well physically or emotionally. It also feels nice to make someone that’s ill a fresh pot of homemade soup, am I right?
When our kiddos were little, Saturday nights were sacred. We had the routine down to a science. Since they went to bed fairly early, we would feed them first then, when they were finally off to dreamland, my husband and I would make a delicious meal just for us which we would eat on the coffee table in the family room while watching a movie.
Does anyone else feel like the month of May might actually be the busiest month of the year? I always thought it was December but I now think that Spring is more insanely crammed with activities especially if you have school-aged children. It’s like the powers that be are wanting us to be REALLY ready for summer. 😉
So, if you are feeling overwhelmed and needing a few minutes to catch your breath, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a little bit of inspiration to start your weekend off on the right note.