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A Visit to Mighty-o-donuts in South Lake Union

If you're searching for healthy donuts in Seattle, you can find some at Might-o-donuts. They are organic, egg and dairy free, and they don't use GMO's. I found the donuts to be very light and non-greasy. They have a nice selection of flavors to choose from and since we are in Seattle, they can whip up a latte to go with your donuts. We visited their new location in the Denny Triangle, their 5th location. They were established in 2000 and have been making donuts you can feel good about eating ever since. The four of us each ordered one donut. My husband had a Twist, a homemade yeast raised donut with cinnamon and sugar. One of my sons had a Grasshopper donut-a chocolate mint glazed on a cake donut, and my other son had a Chocolate Peanut Butter donut, which was a peanut butter glaze on a chocolate cake donut. The donut I chose was a Donut King, a chocolate cake donut with a vanilla glaze and then rolled in coconut. These weren't your usual "eat a donut and have a …

A Hot Wheels Party

When planning kids birthday parties, it's always fun to pick a theme. My son's favorite things are cars, especially Hot Wheels. Luckily I was able to find a Hot Wheels cake at Baskin Robbins. It was an ice cream cake with a chocolate layer and a Cookies and Cream ice cream layer. My son loved the green car on top and could barely wait to grab it off the cake. We had a party at a nearby park and invited their friends and parents. We had Dominoes deliver pizza, so it was hot and fresh. The kids had a blast running around and playing on the playground together. It was so fun to include other people and celebrate together. Here's to a happy forth birthday to my twins!

Dinner at Sugar Factory in Bellevue

For a special birthday dinner for our sons, we checked out the new Sugar Factory in Bellevue. The experience was like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There was a bright and colorful gift shop near the front of the restaurant where they were featuring Mariah Carey's Christmas line. They decorated the restaurant with Christmas details everywhere in order to promote the seasonal line of products. The gift shop also sold bulk candy, ice cream, cupcakes, and more merchandise. Sugar Factory is a chain that has locations all over the world. They are known for their signature goblets, a cocktail with sixty ounces of liquid. They are topped with candy and are poured tableside by the server. The really fun part is watching the dry ice as the liquid meets the ice. I tried a Lollipop Passion goblet. It had melon, pineapple, and coconut, and had two huge lollipops and a candy necklace. The best part, other than how cool it looked, was how delicious it tasted. I didn't know it would…

Nutella Stuffed Pancakes

My boys turned four the other day and I wanted to make them a special breakfast. They are Nutella fans and they're also pancake fans. So when I saw the recipe here for Nutella Stuffed Pancakes, I knew they'd be happy. We all loved the end result and I served them with strawberries, which go so well with Nutella. They were sweet, so I wouldn't recommend adding syrup, and after two pancakes you're pretty full and satisfied. I added sprinkles to my sons' pancakes since it was their birthday. What a delish way to start a birthday!
Nutella Stuffed Pancakes
Ingredients: 10 - 14 tbsp Nutella Dry Ingredients 1½ cups plain flour3 tsp baking powder4 tbsp sugarPinch of salt Wet Ingredients 1 egg1 cup + 2 tbsp milk (I used low fat)1 tsp vanilla essence (optional) Other 1 tsp butter, separated (2 x ½ tsp)Sliced strawberries (optional) Instructions Frozen Nutella Disc Line a baking tray with baking paper (parchment paper).Dollop 1½ to 2 tbsp of Nutella onto the baking tray and sprea…

Dinner at Mayflower of China

It was Saturday night and our family wanted Chinese food. It was a long week and my husband and I also wanted a drink to go with our dinner. It took us a while to figure out where to go since it can be hard to find Chinese restaurants with a full bar that's also kid friendly. I racked my brain and remembered seeing a place in Tukwila near Southcenter Mall called Mayflower of China. The only highlight of the meal was my Cosmo, which was made perfectly and went down smooth. We were the only table in the restaurant and to me, the food missed the mark. I shared the combination plate with my sons. There was BBQ Pork with a Spring Roll, Almond Chicken, Fried Rice, Chow Mein, Almond Chicken, and Sweet and Sour Pork. Sometimes its fun to be spontaneous and drop in to places you've never been. But if you don't read any reviews first, you better cross your fingers that the food is good.

Rolled Ice Cream at Hi B3AR

Chocolate goodness awaited us at the new store Hi B3AR in the International District. When I saw they serve rolled ice cream, I was already out the door and heading to the car. I didn't know Seattle had any rolled ice cream from a brick and mortar store, so I was excited to get my hands on a cup of some. We tried the Sweet Heart, a chocolate and Oreo flavor, in a small cup. It was fun to watch them make it right in front of us. First she poured the ice cream onto a cold circular table. Then she flattened it all around and began to use a tool to roll the ice cream into seven rolls. Finally, she scooped them into a cup and we chose our toppings. We picked chocolate sauce, gummy bears, animal crackers, and two Pocky Sticks. My sons were with me, so I had to go all kid style on the toppings. And an added note- it was a perfect place for kids, because what kid doesn't love ice cream? The kids also loved watching the process of how its rolled. How did it taste? We loved it. The Ore…