Duck Donuts

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It’s been too long since the last entry of the North Carolina dessert tour, so I thought National Donut Day was the perfect opportunity to jump back in!

Duck Donuts is technically a franchise, but the original location is on the Outer Banks (in Duck, NC), so this definitely counts as an NC bakery! Plus, it was recommended to me by Greg Cox. For those of you not in the Raleigh area, Greg Cox is the food critic for the local newspaper. When I say that he recommended this place to me, I mean that the man himself told me personally to go there, not that I read a review he wrote.

In case you’re wondering how the heck that happened, Greg does a Saturday morning radio show at the station I work for occasionally. So not only do I actually know the man, but he has eaten – and enjoyed – my food!

Anyway, the main appeal of Duck Donuts beyond the fact that it’s not Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme (although it is alliterative) is that the donuts are made to order. You tell them exactly what kind of donuts you want, and they make them for you!

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Cinnamon Chip Muffins

IMG_0708When I was a kid, my family got bagels almost every Sunday. Sometimes, muffins were picked up from the bagel store as well, and my favorite was a cinnamon coffee cake muffin.

Unfortunately, these did not measure up to those bagel store muffins, but they’re pretty darn good anyway. I have been searching for cinnamon chips for months without any luck. I forget what we were talking about, but I mentioned to my husband about a week ago that I wished I could find cinnamon chips. He was confused, because he had just seen cinnamon chips at Harris Teeter.

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