Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.
— Buddy Valastro

Or sometimes, instead of a cake...it's birthday doughnuts. Cookie dough doughnuts to be specific. Made from scratch and vegan to boot.

Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts - A fluffy, perfectly textured vanilla doughnut layered high with creamy and delicious cookie dough. Super decadent and sure to be a huge hit!

When I asked Todd what he wanted for dessert on his birthday, he told me "cookie dough". Hmmm, okay. I can do that I guess. I know the man also loves doughnuts. He used to consume them on a very regular and not-so-secretive basis, before we went vegan. However, living in Alaska, I can't think of a single place to purchase a vegan doughnut. Even the crappy drugstore kind (he loves those too) aren't vegan. Thus, Todd hasn't had a single doughnut in a very long time. 

Aware of this doughnut famine, a while back I bought an actual doughnut pan. When he told me he wanted only cookie dough for his birthday dessert, I knew instantly what needed to be done. Cookie dough doughnuts. This was the first time I had ever used the pan and it worked perfectly. I was a little afraid that the doughnuts would taste, well, not really like doughnuts specifically. Just because they're in the shape of a doughnut does not mean a doughnut they will be. You feel me? But, doughnuts these most definitely were!

Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts

Todd was pretty surprised and extraordinarily happy to have his first doughnut in over a year and a half. Plus, whenever there's cookie dough involved, the happiness aura in life is instantaneously elevated.

Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts

Todd might have put himself into a birthday, cookie dough doughnut coma that day. He told me it was absolutely worth it. 

Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts
Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts

We're puppy sitting this week for a friend. Meet Nala! She is Bailey's mini-me. But...a girl...obviously. They are BFFs...obviously. 

Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts

Isn't she the sweetest?

Produce On Parade - Cookie Dough Doughnuts

German Word of The Day

Doughnut --> Krapfen (crahp-fen)

Good Deed of The Day

Cow's milk is so super disturbing. There are so many plant-based alternatives, why on Earth do many Americans still drink it? It's not like the elimination of all dairy products has been found to cure constipation in up to 100% of kids tested, leading to a resolution of rectal inflammation and complications such as anal fissures. Oh wait, yep, it has. The same has been proven in adults as well. Do you or a loved one have anal fissures and/or rectal inflammation? Or just think cow dairy is really scary (a rhyme!)? Switch to non-dairy milk! You heard it here first people, anal fissures. No fun. This guy knows what I'm talking about.