Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rebel Donuts

I did some more research on Rebel Donuts,
and found out that they have a branch just a few miles away from me.
I skipped the Sunday morning breakfast burrito
and headed for a local strip mall.

I knew I had arrived when I found the cars gathered
in an otherwise empty lot at 8:30 on Sunday morning.

The Rebel Donuts branch had a small selection,
but a hip coffee shop feel.

What will I have?

I chose the triple chocolate donut, and a Boston Cream Bulls Eye.

Since I only purchased two donuts, they were placed in a bag.
The cream on the Boston Cream Bulls Eye slid off and stuck to the paper en route.
I would definitely recommend boxing any donut with a fancy topping.

The other thing I noticed is that the two donuts I chose were cake donuts.
The grocery store bakery donuts I have enjoyed most recently
have been yeast donuts, which have a different taste and texture.

I would go back again and try a few more flavors,
but I'm not completely sold on them yet.
Interesting store with a local fan base, but when we are talking about food,
the only thing that matters is whether or not you like it enough to eat it.

Rebel Donuts in the News
on YouTube

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rebel Donuts!

A local donut shop competed on an episode of
The Food Network's "Donut Showdown".
The owner competed against two other donut artisans
and came out the winner!

Congratulations Rebel Donut!

Hitty, who lives in Florida, voted for Rebel's competitor, Bennett's.
I was quite impressed by her reporting of this fine establishment, 
which also provides history and literature as a part of their dining experience.

It looks like Rebel Donuts and Bennett's Fresh Roast
were equally innovative challengers.
The judges must have had a difficult time
determining a winner in this competition.

I can't wait to go visit Rebel's
and experience their sweet treats for myself!

Rebel Donuts
Photos from their Facebook Page:

July 4th Selection

Happy 4th of July!

Snickers, German Chocolate, Turtle

Caramel Apple Pie, Boston Cream, Peanut Butter Cup

Breakfast Flavored Donuts

White Chocolate Raspberry Bullseye

Circus Animals
Minons from Despicable Me

"Malasadas" with Buttercream Filling

Chocolate Wasted

Chocolate Brownie

Food Network Winners:
Nacho, Candy Apple, Lemonade

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Favorite Old Magazine Articles

Over the years, I have collected and saved doll magazines
with articles that reflect my interests.
These articles are about Travel Dolls, Hitty,
and American Kit.
I am sharing them as a preview in case you'd like to look for them
in the second hand market.
I do not have a scanner. These are photo images.


Doll Reader, June 2001
Travel Dolls: A Concept That Endures,
by Virginia Ann Heyerdahl
pages 64-66


Doll Reader, May 2005
Hitty, Storied Sweetheart,
by Virginia Ann Heyerdahl
pages 52-55

Making Hitty from a Gail Wilson Kit, 
by Rebecca Coleman-Rouch
pages 56-57

Dolls, October 2003
Travels with My Hitty, by Kathy Witt
pages 42-43

Hello Hitty, by Trina Laube
pages 44-46