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Baked Gluten Free Pumpkin Donuts

Since canned pumpkin seems difficult to procure and since I opened a can for my homemade pumpkin latte, I didn’t want to waste an ounce of what I had left over.

So I made gluten-free pumpkin donuts in my adorable champagne colored mini donut pan.

Sally’s Baking Addiction has never given me a bad recipe, so I used her recipe subbing gluten-free all-purpose flour.

Of course, her donuts are picture-perfect and mine are not (though I did take pics for you) and she topped them with a beautiful brown sugar icing.

That seemed like a whole lotta sugar to me, so I put a light glaze on them and rolled them in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Gluten-Free Flour

Instead of buying a hundred different flours and then using additives to make the recipe work, I have been using all-purpose flours and they are great.  They have come a long way in the past several years.

DF Connie gifted me with a Walmart brand and it was good.  The Open Nature brand gets good reviews and that is what I used for this recipe.  Just fine.

I am not gluten intolerant and would never sub for myself.  But.  There is a lot of cheating that goes on in this house so I sub it out for treats when I can.

A note about the dough. It’s rather thick and that combined with my remedial piping skills meant that I didn’t get a very smooth finish into the pan. The dough never settled – it kept its shape and the outcome was donuts that are a little homely.

If looks matter to you, smooth them out before you bake them.

Halloween Décor

Have you full-blown started your fall and Halloween decorating?  Or is it sneaking into your house little by little?

I found some cute things at our local Rod Works and picked them up for a friend who’s had a tough road this summer.  I hope it’s a happy surprise for her.

Walmart Buys

I stumbled on a couple of happy finds from

First off is a pair of sneakers I saw on someone else’s blog.  The selling point (besides the cute factor) is that they came in a wide size.

They have comfort cushions in them and are great for house shoes.  I don’t think they have a lot of support and they are plastic so they get hot.  So maybe not for an entire day running a marathon or anything.

But super inexpensive and cute.  They came in a day or two.

From My Texas House’s line of rugs, I got, yet another, runner for my kitchen.  I thought it would have a little more gray and hence not need to be cleaned twice a week, but it’s still about as cream as all the others I fall for.

Doesn’t matter, it’s beautiful, right?

Erin from My Texas House has a gorgeous blog and she now has a decor line with Walmart as well as her rugs which see in several different places such as Wayfair, Walmart and Amazon.

Happy to see people succeed and she works hard.

Cat Tree

Remember the cat tree I saw at TJ Maxx and was hinting that hub should get inspired to remodel our ratty torn up cat trees?

Well, he took it upon himself to order a really tall one to gift to the girls.

So far Roxy is the only one who has taken the bait, but she spends time on it every day.  Mainly sleeping, but sometimes playing too.

I have to admit it’s cute and I’m a sucker for the little ladder.  Which cats don’t need.  Because they are jumpers.

There is a lot of real estate dedicated to pets on this blog, but it’s never just all about my cats.

When you share pics of your darlings either via email or text, I love posting them here, so share away.

God bless you on your walk this week and thank you for spending a bit of it with me.