Small Business Saturday

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It’s Small Business Saturday! I hope that you all got out to support at least one local business today. More if you were able.

Just Donuts

My husband and I went to our favorite local donut shop. “Just Donuts”, located in Phoenix, NY. They are a small locally owned donut shop in a small town in Central NY. It is owned and operated by the Police Chief’s wife. They’re good people. Their business was broken into not too long ago, but thankfully they found the person who did it and they were back in business in no time.

Just Donuts

When you enter the small shop, the first thing you do is pick your donuts. Depending on the time of year and season, the flavors differ slightly. I heard there’s a gingerbread donut for the Christmas holiday. Can’t wait to try that! After you pick your donuts, you pick your glazes and/or frostings and then if you’d like some fun toppings for your donuts, you can pick those too!

Just Donuts

They have samples on display to help you choose, or you can make up your own. The combinations really are endless.

Just Donuts

My favorites are the cider glazed donuts. (Maple glaze, plain glaze or caramel glaze… oh my.) They have a neat special on Football Sundays called Chicken Wing Donuts. Wear your favorite team’s NFL jersey and get $1 off a dozen!

Check out the Just Donuts Facebook page, and if you’re in town, stop by! They are located at 219 County Route 57 Phoenix, NY. Hours are 8am to 1pm.

Maple Apple Glazed Pork Medallions

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Maple Apple Glazed Pork Medallions

I found this recipe in a food magazine awhile back, but I didn’t save it. I created my own recipe out of what I could remember. I must be doing something right, my husband asks for it on a regular basis!

1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cup apple butter

1 Pork Tenderloin, cut into medallions

Mix the glaze well with a wire whisk. Set aside. Cook the medallions in a pan until almost done. Drain any excess water. Drizzle the glaze over the medallions and cook for a few more minutes, until the glaze is boiling. Serve immediately. Drizzle the extra glaze over the medallions for a sweeter taste. Serve with rice and your choice of vegetable.

Now isn’t that a nice simple recipe? Feel free to tweak as you like. Please post to the comments if you try it and let me know what you think!