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Jun 7, 2013
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National Doughnut Day Recipes for Families

Now this is a holiday to remember! It's all about the doughnuts, so enjoy a sweet treat, homemade style, with one of these delicious recipes.

National Doughnut Day Recipes for Families

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Break out the sprinkles: Today, June 7, is National Doughnut Day! Believe it or not, this day is no gimmick to sell more doughnuts (not that there's anything wrong with that – I'll take mine glazed, please). Beginning in 1938, the Salvation Army set aside the first Friday in June as Doughnut Day to commemorate the women in World War I who would serve doughnuts to soldiers. You can share this tidbit of history with your kids as you whip up a batch of your own doughnuts at home. Make them from scratch with a recipe for Krispy Kreme-style treats, or use premade dough to shape into doughnuts before putting them in the fryer. Then again, you might want to bake your doughnuts. Or try out King Arthur Flour's recipe for muffin doughnuts.

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