Dining, Food, Fun, NYC

Keep Your Eye Upon The Donut

As mom arrives in town I had a nice egg bake to kickstart the NYC weekend.  Simple chest eggs atop a layer of hash browns baked 15 minutes before adding the eggs, caramelized onions, and cheese.  IMG_3124 IMG_3125   Then we were off running in the Jingle Bell Run where we met Santa and received lots of tasty goodies including my favorite tortilla chips.  They also gave us Lara bars which I did not enjoy at all.


After the chilly run, we thought it would only be appropriate to treat ourselves to fresh donuts.  It was opening night of the exhibit “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” exhibit at the City Reliquary in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  It was a very small (and stereotypical hipster) exhibit, but worth the trek for the free donuts and a delicious dinner at the nearby restaurant Rye after (where we enjoyed more donuts as part of our meal).

I have officially concluded that I enjoy Donut Plant’s unique square donuts and Peter Pan’s strawberry iced and sprinkled yeast donuts, but after all they are just fried dough.  I am partial to a fresh hot off the press donut and something more interesting than a vanilla, chocolate or maple glazed donut. This was only achieved by the masters behind the  Doughnuttery.  They make all donuts fresh to order and cover with the glaze or sugar combo of your choice(the options are very interesting and tasty).  They come in orders of 6 clocking in at nearly $1 a pop, but they are much better than their bite size cupcake equivalent Baked By Melissa.IMG_3147

Cheers to the donut! Here we are testing the Peter Pan donuts and above I was literally keeping my eye upon the donut.

So ready to have the whole Klinger clan return to the big city for the holidays!


Big City, Fun, NYC

NYC My Way- Eating out in the City

I know I have been away a while, but I have been busy testing new recipes and trying so many great eateries here in NYC.  Tomorrow back to more recipes, but today just a few recommendations after such an amazing at home vacation!

Some tasty bites I have been having this weekend come from Stella 34 (cauliflower pizza was out of this world), Petrossian for some amazing smoked salmon and almond croissant, Molly’s Cupcakes because they are better than any other cupcake shop by a landslide, Bareburger for the best burger and fries yep better than Shake Shack, Sarabeths for a great breakfast, the Doughnuttery for the best bite size doughnuts hot off the press and custom sugars, Shopsins for the most interesting experience ever with a menu of over 900 items and famed documentary I Like Killing Flies, David’s Tea, and the best ever 10 Chairs… not a restaurant but rather an invite only NYC experience hosted by an idol chef of mine.


IMG_3056Here is a glimpse of the donuts at the Chelsea Market!  Unfortunately I failed to take pictures of anything else, but they all have websites full of professional pictures better than any iPhone can take.IMG_3055

Big City, Breakfast, Dining, Food, Fun, NYC, Sweets

Klinger’s Krispy Kreames

On Monday I had the most delicious donuts made by the apple farm down the road.  Little bits of crunchies and a light glaze made these cake donuts delightful that I returned on Tuesday for more.  



It reminded me of my famous classic donut that is not crispy or creamy but I liked the alliteration.  My most simple, inexpensive, most delectable donut are my Klinger’s Krispy Kreames which are becoming quite famous around here.  I have a few pictures from the last few times I have made them and they taste nothing like the pop biscuits they are made of.  These are so famous they debuted on another friends blog Mandy’s Candies who I will be collaborating with later this summer.

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Mind you all three times these donuts were made they were all devoured with no crumbs left.  This is how it is done.  

Klinger’s Krispy Kreames AKA Cinnamon Donuts

  1. Prep the popbiscuits (do not buy jumbo) by using the lid of the vegetable oil to cut out the holes as well as a bowl of cinnamon sugar mixture.  Some picky people don’t like cinnamon and it CAN be done with just sugar, but they are clearly not as good.
  2.  Heat a pan with a good layer of oil (about 3/4 in deep) warning if the oil is too hot it will make the donuts burn on the outside and be doughy in the middle.
  3. Plop those suckers in and cook on both sides until brown on both sides.
  4. Coat in cinnamon sugar and eat immediately.
People actually think they are homemade and you put a lot of money and time into them…but you didn’t.  It will be our little secret.
Not sure what is coming next so I am not going to give you any clues or previews.