Look At The Stars

May 29, 2012

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Look how they shine for you!

Stars and RW&B in honor of our fallen soldiers  

I was in the middle of preparing a red, white and blue Memorial Day breakfast (since I have no clue what day it is and forgot yesterday!) when mom told me “DON’T EAT BREAKFAST!” Matt and I knew what was coming, so we shared this bowl of yogurt and fruit to get a little nutrition in before…

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Dad surprised us with our annual beach trip donut breakfast! The only day of the year that donuts taste reallllly good! We’ve been doing this every beach trip since we were small, although in the olden days on the Outer Banks there was a great local shop we favorited. We like tons of flavor variety and filled donuts and cut them into small pieces so we can try as many as possible. My dad was going to go by Britt’s (local favorite) here too, but they weren’t open early enough.

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My favorite turned out to be the chocolate one with white stars! But I love anything with sprinkles or frosting-filled.

Anyone want to test my blood glucose level now!?

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Storm’s a brewin’ up the coast….but no sign of it yet! I’m mentally preparing to spend our last day here tomorrow tucked away with a book or a puzzle.

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

Aww the stars are so cute! I think I’d have to go for that zebra striped one though. Stay dry today!

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2 Amanda M May 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

As a miltary member, thank you. I lost two members of my unit a few weeks ago, so this year’s Memorial Day was more difficult than others (although I have regretfully buried more friends than I care to reflect upon).

On a happy note, those donuts look super yummy!!!

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3 KathEats May 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

So sorry to hear of your loss xo

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4 greenbean May 29, 2012 at 8:36 am

donuts taste really good any day!

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5 Katharina May 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

Is the OBX donut place Duck Donuts by any chance? Those are the BEST donuts! love them, even though I’m not usually a big donut fan.

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6 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

Cutting up the donuts like that is such a great way to try all of them!! Looks delicious!

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7 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh May 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

How cute are those! What a cute tradition.

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8 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

Love that you cut them into pieces so you can taste all of them! Perfect for enjoying all the doughnuts! Enjoy your day Kath!

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9 Nikki May 29, 2012 at 8:41 am

Why oh why do things seem more appealing when they are in new or different shapes?!!? A star-shaped donut actually seems like a special occasion–and thus good reason to eat one–to me!!!

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10 Lily O'Dare @ Candied-Lilfe May 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

Donuts look amazing. I went to Smorgasburg (giant market of best food vendors and purveyors in NY) in Brooklyn on Saturday and there was this homemade donut stand… They looked out of this world. All really big and flavors like blood orange and hibiscus flower. I actually didn’t get one, now regretting it! haha!

Hope you’re enjoying the beach, really missing it this morning.

Lily

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11 Cait's Plate May 29, 2012 at 8:43 am

Oooh I haven’t had a doughnut in such a long time. Too long, I need to change that! Now if only I could get a Carpe Donut to come to Charlotte?? ;)

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12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 29, 2012 at 8:48 am

Those are my kind of stars!

I almost don’t mind when it rains at the beach – watching the storm roll in over the ocean is so beautiful!

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13 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

Donuts bring back childhood memories for me too! I don’t recall our family ever buying a box full of donuts as my mom was a juvenile diabetic and donuts were not on her list of foods! So I used to love to stay over at my friends on the weekend because that was their tradition also…weekend breakfast box of donuts! I remember thinking this was heavenly…all the choices! It’s been awhile now…my boys have food allergies that do not allow us to eat donuts. I have tried to make them…perhaps I am due for another batch!

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14 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

I love traditions like that :) I hope you enjoy what’s left of your vacation!

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15 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

I love traditions, and having a donut day during every beach trip sounds like a good idea! Those stars donuts look very cute!

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16 kathleen @ the daily crumb May 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

oh man those donuts look delicious!! seriously tempted to grab one on my way into work…

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17 Khushboo May 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

Not a donut fun but love the tradition :)

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18 Beth @ DiningAndDishing May 29, 2012 at 9:01 am

Sometimes you just can’t beat a donut :).

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19 Annette @FitnessPerks May 29, 2012 at 9:10 am

What a fun tradition to have!! :)

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20 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 29, 2012 at 9:11 am

you have me craving donuts now! i haven’t had one in forever… that needs to change!

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21 Sarah @ Fresh Living May 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love your last picture of the sea and sky. Enjoy the “calm before the storm”…

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22 Pamela May 29, 2012 at 9:18 am

A warm britts would be 1000 times better. A special after dinner treat one night maybe? Glad the weather is cooperating with your trip!

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23 KathEats May 29, 2012 at 9:21 am

We’ve had them before and prefer flavors, but they are good!

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24 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

I never eat doughnuts- it’s not that I don’t like them – I guess I just would never have one for breakfast since they don’t fill me up (well, I’d have to eat 5!). But, for dessert? I’d be in.
But I like your style of tasting each of them- I’d do the same!

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25 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 29, 2012 at 9:34 am

As if donuts weren’t already difficult enough to turn down…

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26 Lindsey May 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

Donuts are such a “Dad” thing for me! We used to go every Saturday to Dunkin Donuts (followed by the Park and the Library) with my Dad when we were kids. My favorite was Boston Creme, with a carton of chocolate milk! My sisters loved the strawberry frosted and the white icing with rainbow sprinkles!

Enjoy the sun!

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27 Angel7 May 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

Those donuts probably would have spiked my blood sugar. I like donuts, but am very plain Jane when it comes to donuts :) I like cinnamon and sugar donuts, and that is about it.

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28 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

There is something about Dunkin Donuts on vacation that just tastes…amazing! I can relate. Glad you enjoyed!

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29 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

I’m not generally one for donuts but I like the whole cutting them up to try because I do like to try the different flavors. A small bite and I’m probably good.

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30 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

Donuts look yummy! We’re expecting a storm here in NJ later today, also.

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31 Johanna B May 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

I remember that you were not impressed with them on your New Orleans venture but the only “donut” I crave is a good ole beignet from the Cafe du Monde. My dad worked there when he was in med school and every Sunday morning he would bring us a sack of them still warm. I was only 2 or 2 at the time. Maybe it’s the memory that I crave.

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32 Andrea May 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

Our family does the same thing. It’s a tradition to hit up “Duck Donuts” before leaving our yearly beach vacation in Duck, NC. Love it! The maple are my favorite!!!!

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33 KathEats May 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Fun! Another reader said the same place. I wonder if that’s where we used to go?

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34 Andrea May 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I bet it was. They have quite a following. I dream of their maple glaze for 11.5 months out of the year. ;)

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35 Katharina May 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Yes! The maple glazed are best!

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36 kayleigh June 1, 2012 at 8:13 am

I was just about to comment about duck donuts! It is the best! I’m personally a fan of the peanut butter glaze though, or the plain ones rolled in cinnamon!

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37 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

I used to get donuts all the time when I was a kid but haven’t had them in ages now!

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38 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac May 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Vanilla cream filled with chocolate frosting is always my favorite!!!

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39 Alicia May 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

We have a donut beach tradition too! We go to the OBX and our fave is Duck Donut. I personally think they are the best donuts ever and look forward to them all year long.

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40 KathEats May 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I wonder if that’s where we used to go!? We used to go to Nags Head every summer :)

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41 Molly @ RDexposed May 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

HA! My first sight of the donuts made me think, glad theres no GDM dx!

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42 Jen May 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Great tradition – smart family! :)

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43 janet May 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Aw Britts! Donuts are donuts, I could take them or leave them. But Britts was a tradition for my husband & his dad before he passed away. So whenever we are in CB we go to Britts – the memory for him is better than any taste. =)

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44 Maria@Sinfully Nutritious May 29, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Lemon filled was my childhood favorite!

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45 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Those donuts are so cute! I love the star shapes! :)

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46 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles May 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I literally can’t remember the last time I had a donut! Hoping I can make or find really soft, pillowy, gluten free donuts sometime soon!

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47 lynn @ the actor's diet May 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm

we have amazing donut places in LA but i do miss dunkin donuts!

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48 Michael Tavallaei DDS May 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

wow those donuts look great.

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49 Amy May 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Britts donuts are SO yummy!!! I do love all the flavors at DD too!!! Enjoy your last days. Looks like we’re gonna get the rain and wind! I am thankful for it for my garden!

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50 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I like that you got to sample them all! That’s how I would want to do it!

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51 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Haha what a great tradition! Also it’s nice to see blogs like yours that promote a healthy relationship with food instead of this recent obsession with extreme “clean eating”. :)

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52 Betsey C. May 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

My childhood favorite doughnut was a jelly bismark. It was from the bakery on the corner, and we had them every Sunday. It had a granulated sugar coating, and the most delicious jelly filling. Memories!

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