Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mmmmm Donuts...

And what goes best with donuts?

Hey! Who said, "Milk"? No, it's not milk! It's coffee, of course. scoffing at person who said "milk"

And more precisely, Dunkin' Donuts coffee!

Need any last minute gift ideas for teachers, babysitters, mail carriers, hair dressers, etc? Dunkin' Donuts has an awesome gift pack of 2 pounds of their original coffee and 2 thermal commuter mugs for $19.99! You can even split it into 2 gifts for $10 each! Not bad! Or Dunkin' Donuts offers rechargeable gift cards in any amount between $5 and $200. (Man, I'd love me one of these because let me tell ya, I run on Dunkin'!)

Anyway, for every holiday-themed Dunkin' Donuts Card you purchase in December, Dunkin' Donuts will donate $1 to the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation, which supports emergency response organizations. You can even upload a photo to create your own custom Dunkin' Donuts Card and send it with a personalized greeting card when ordering them online. How cool is that?!

And coffee's not just for breakfast anymore, oh no! Here are a couple coffee inspired recipes you've got to check out!

Espresso with Warmed Eggnog

For an 8-oz serving (1 mug)
¾ cup Golden Eggnog
¼ cup minus 1 tablespoon Dunkin' Donuts espresso (approximately 1 shot)
2 tablespoon spiced rum (optional)
Cinnamon (optional)

Heat eggnog in a microwave-safe container for about 1 minute. Add the shot of espresso and the warmed eggnog to your mug. If desired, add spiced rum. Stir and dust with cinnamon.


Scallops with Bacon, Baby Spinach with Warm Coffee and Balsamic Glaze

16 oz sea scallops
1 package bacon, sliced
3 tablespoon shallots, thin sliced
½ cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup Dunkin' Donuts original blend coffee, brewed
2 cups baby spinach

Cut bacon strips in half, wrap scallop in bacon half and hold in place with toothpicks. Set aside.

Heat large skillet (medium heat). When hot add 1 tablespoon oil. Sear scallop and bacon in small batches till cooked through, (about 5 min. per batch) - set cooked scallops aside on plate.

Remove pan from heat; discard all but 2 Tbsp of rendered oil. Add thin sliced shallots and stir. Add brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Add balsamic vinegar and coffee and stir. In a stainless steel mixing bowl toss warm vinaigrette with baby spinach and 2 tablespoon oil.

Arrange spinach on salad plates and top with 4-5 scallops (remove toothpicks before serving), serve immediately.

Serves 4 people.

So hurry to your nearest Dunkin' Donuts or go online to DunkinDonuts.com and get those last minute gifts taken care of. But first, leave me a comment here for a chance to win one of FOUR gift sets (each contains 1 pound of their Original Blend Coffee and one thermal travel mug). I'll choose four random winners on Monday, Dec. 22.

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Kerri S said...

I wish I had one of them around me.

ElleBee said...

Mmmm...I love DD Hazelnut Coffee! :)

Heather and Amber said...

Coffee and donuts are the best!

Aly said...

Dunkin Donuts has goooooooood coffee! Thanks for the heads-up.

Krista said...

It is great to follow your status updates via Facebook! Count me in!

Michelle said...

Nothing better to start a morning than coffee and donuts!

Denise said...

I was introduced to Dunkin Donuts only a couple of years ago. I love their coffee with a shot of chocolate!

Erin's Mom said...

oh I love their coffee.. but have become super addicted to their Vanilla Chai..

Ruth said...

My hubby would owe me big time if I won this, he loves the double D!

Jake said...

My dad would use the coffee mix and I would use the thermal mug for Hot Cocoa in the morning on the way to school! :D

ya ya's mom said...

pick me!!! please pick me!!! i never win, pick me!!!

how is that for pathetic...

Anjie said...

We don't have Dunkin Donuts around here, and I've been dying to try the coffee. I'd love to win!

Kim Oser, Certified Professional Organizer said...

What's better than stopping at DD on a cold morning? Brewing DD coffee at home. Gets you going and keeps you warm. Thanks for the contest.

The Bear and The Bug said...

That sounds so yummy -- wish we had a Dunkin Donuts here. Their coffee is super good!

Jen said...

COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Jennifer B said...

I don't drink coffee -- I just want to win! I know a couple people I could give it to, though...

Nicole said...

YUMMM! I love me some coffee!

Tina said...

Count me in, thanks!

zekesmom10 said...

Pick me! (please?) The husband loves coffee.

Connie H. said...

Coffee goes great with everything :)

Anonymous said...

Good idea.
Please pick me!!

Heather

hawdieann@yahoo.com

sharalyns said...

My husband *adores* Dunkin' Donuts. And the closest one is about 40 minutes away! I'd love to give this to him for Christmas!

Alexis said...

Coffee was there any other answer? I would love some coffee to wash down a few (yes just a few) donuts ;).

Christine H. from Cortlandt Manor, NY said...

Oooooh Dunkie Donuts!!!!! I LOVE Dunkie Donuts. My son can find Dunkie Donuts anywhere and when he does he yells DUNKIE DONUTS!!!! I guess I got him addicted to Dunkie Donuts too young (he's 4). He likes the "dark" donuts, which translates to the chocolate frosted ones. MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm!

amy said...

Oh please pick me. I NEED coffee. Most people have blood running through their veins, but I am starting to think I have coffee. Besides free coffee and a mug would just make my day! :)

Bekah said...

How sad is it that I have NEVER had Dunkin Donuts doughnuts OR coffee? Maybe I should move to where they have one of those... Or you should pick me so I can try some at home!

Ben and Melissa James said...

Coffee! YES!

Jennifer Higgins said...

That IS a great gift idea!

graceunderautism said...

oh how I love me some Dunkin! So much that I used to work there in college....mmmmm free coffee.

Anonymous said...

I love Dunkin Donuts coffee I actually go pretty far to get it when i get a chance this would b an awesome prize--sasha bridge city texas

April M said...

I would love to win this! I can't eat the donuts (celiac disease) but I like coffee :)

Tami said...

WOO HOO!!! I LOVE donuts and coffee!!!

Beverly said...

Yum. Thanks Dawn!

Bev

The Vrabecs said...

Oh, my hubby LOVES DD smd we dont have one near us anymore!

Jackie / GrammyJ said...

Coffee and donuts - yummy! Maybe I should just stick to coffee though....

Amanda said...

We run on Dunkin as well! Even the kids have their favorite items from DD. We ship their coffee to Germany for our bil for Christmas every year.

Lynn J said...

YUM! Sounds great.

Roni said...

OH WOW I LOVE DD COFFEE!! shall I say its better than starbucks. I would love to win this.one for me and the other I would give to ummm ME lol.

Sharlene said...

I'm enjoying Dunkin now! I'd love more!

Caroline G. said...

Yummy!! Dunkin Donuts are awesome.

Steph said...

Wow, I'm always running out of mugs to hold my coffee. This is perfect!

Rosemarie said...

LOVE Dunkin Donuts. I like Starbucks but I always go back to Dunkin Donuts!

Candace said...

I love Dunkin Donuts coffee! I use to hate coffee and now I am addicted.

Michelle said...

This would be a perfect gift for my husband...
Thanks
Michelle

Queen of pink in a house of blue said...

we don't have a DD...i don'tthink so anyhow.

i do love coffee though and it would make a great gift too.

Kristin said...

This would be a great gift for my husband, thanks for the ideas!

Jenn said...

ohhhh...coffee, please send me coffee.... how yummy!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Covey and Justin said...

Oh I love coffee!! cdenton_80@yahoo.com

The Bertone's said...

MMMMMM.... I LOVE DUNKIN! I as well run on dunkin! :) Best giveaway ever! I love french vanilla coffee, or Carmel Ice coffee! Delish!

Kimberly Kight said...

Their iced coffee is the best!

Sandy said...

Love the gifts.

Deirdre said...

oh yummy! I love d.d. Pick me!

Janet said...

We love Dunkin Donuts!

Wendi said...

My mom LOVES Dunkin Donuts coffee - this would be great for her! Thanks Dawn!!

Jaimie said...

yum...sounds good!

Sheila said...

I always need coffee!!

Winona said...

mmm, coffee....

Melissa said...

Omg I am addicted to DD coffee!! Hazelnut is my most favorite!!! Would sure be good with some Donuts too!!! Yum!

imtcbbaby said...

mmmm....donuts....oh...I mean coffee

Julie said...

I'd love to win to give away as gifts!

Becky in MI said...

Mmmmmm.....DD coffee! I love me some :)

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dunkin Donuts coffee. Awesome giveaway!

BarbaraO said...

I *HATE* coffee!! The smell makes me puke!! And I can't stand mocha - what a waste of good chocolate!! But my daughter who lives in Chicago LOOOOVES Dunkin coffee drink thingies. So I'm entering for her - and also because I also hate shopping and I didn't really buy her very much for Christmas and if the stuff I ordered online doesn't make it she's really screwed!! Well, so am I - and did I mention it's also her birthday today??? O, man - what a BAAAAD mom!!! Poor kid! Well, she's a big girl, she can handle it - 32 today!! And if anybody has an available, eligible, employed son in the Chicago area - - ? >sigh<
from Sparkle

AlehouseGirl said...

Dunkin' Donuts is the reason I am even halfway coherent most days. Please help me make sense and send me some coffee :).

Tiffany said...

OMG I used to get DD EVERY single day before school!! I think their coffee totally beats starbucks hands down. We don't have one here BUT we are moving soon and there is one semi close so I plan to leave Mr. Bucks behind and return to my love. lol I will have to check out the gift sets - thanks!

aviendha1979 said...

mmm coffee!

Amanda said...

Oh I lovvvvveeeee DD!!!!

AbbysMama said...

YUM! Pick me!

Lauren H

Valerie said...

DD is my husbands favorite!

Veronica said...

I used to LOVE Dunkin until they were no longer around. :( I'd LOVE to win!! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!! ;-)

amy said...

Yay. We love Dunkin Donuts :) Oh, and "milk"? Who on Earth would drink milk with a donut? LOL

Irishmama said...

Happy Holidays Dawn! I'd love to win this warm yummy treat.

Emily said...

MMMMMMM Coffee

Emily

Jen in ohio said...

I am a coffee junkie, and most of my friends are too, pick me pick me! (lol)

Becca said...

Our closest one is 20 friggin miles away. I know that's not insanely far but when all you're wanting is a cup in the morning, it sucks!

Vivian M said...

Yum! Coffee is always a great gift, gave all of Kerri's teacher's gift cards to their favorite coffee shops this year and it went over very well.

Kat said...

Oh my coffee and donuts - what could be better??

I love the eggnog recipe. Gonna have to try that one (both with and without the liquor - we have some underagers here).

Will check out the dunkin donuts site as well as the new one down the street (just haven't gotten there yet but it was on my list of to dos). But it looks like I should move it UP the list.

Will post on my blog too to hopefully increase your traffic as well. Oh and I will be following yours as well. Thanks for the headsup.

missy johnson said...

Oh, my husband loves coffee!

T with Honey said...

I just bought a bunch of Dunkin Donut gift cards last night. It is one of the most appreciated gifts in New England.

Jennie said...

Please let me win...we don't have Dunkin' Donuts here in St. Louis. I grew up in New England, where DD is on every corner, so I am missing DD like you wouldn't believe!!

jillw920@hotmail.com said...

I happen to know that I'm getting a new coffee maker for Christmas, so this would be perfect!!

Jill W.

anawinston said...

Dunkin' Donuts are my fav! We are getting one close to my office and I can't wait!

Jen said...

oooohhhh...pick me, pick me!!! I LOVE Dunkin Donuts coffee!!! My hubby always gets me several pounds for my stocking. :) LOVE IT!

DeeDeeSkidee said...

What a great perk!... get it?... "perk" as in percolator. Ha! I crack myself up. Seriously though, this would be the perfect gift for us. My husband and I LOVE DD coffee!

Jenn said...

Oh we dont have a D.D. up here. I would LOVE to get a gift set. ;) *beeming smile*
Jenn

Kim said...

Yum, some Dunkin Donuts coffee would be good right now!

Ruthie said...

MMM, love eggnog!

Jessica said...

mmmm....coffee good....make day better!

Keren said...

Yum. I'd love some DD coffee and I can always use travel mugs!

Dianne said...

My husband LOVES coffee. And, I love donuts! Mmmm...

suzanne at www.bluedaisygraphics dot com said...

we i mean me, needs this, around 4:00 every day i feel the need to drift off to sleep...
4 kids, heavy activity time...coffee would help jolt me out of it...good coffee and i'd smile at the same time! all our mugs stink too...leak like crazy...

Jennie Gee said...

Coffee is my lifeblood.

Elizabeth & Chad said...

I love Dunkin! I'm that lady on her roof shouting the goodness!

dana said...

Thanks for the offer. We love the coffee! And love your blog. Happy Holiday!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the offer. Would love to win. We do love the coffee. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!

mandy said...

Thanks Dawn for the great giveaways

Jen K. said...

I love their coffee! Mmmm...hope I win!

Anonymous said...

my town actually just opened it's first dunkin donuts this week! i was so excited!!

jessika cummings

Amber said...

This would be nice for my mom...

Bekah said...

We don't have Dunkin Donuts by us but I grew up going to Dunkin Donuts every day to get coffee on my way to High School! Mmmmmmm

DeT said...

Ooh, I'd love to try some out.

Cleo said...

I love coffee and donuts!

Garth and Becky said...

Dunkin Donuts coffee is my favorite!

sandyn said...

thanks for the blog and the give aways..love it!

Amy H said...

There's only 1 DD left around me & it's completely across town. I'd love to win this though!

Kim C said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm coffee!!!!!

Step Monster said...

OH CHOOSE ME

Tina B. said...

Of course it's coffee! I don't like milk anyway!

Mushroom said...

Hey: Are you shipping to Germany? I would like to get this gift set 'cause I LOVE Dunkin' Donuts :))

Carissa said...

I don't even think we have a Dunkin' Donuts in our city anymore. :( So, this would be a great way to get their coffee!

Jamie said...

I soooooooooooo need to make my own DD coffee at home! My poor kiddo is getting chunky because I get him a donut every time I stop for coffee!!!

Noah said...

Oh yum! I wish we had a Dunkin' around here, but I can wait until we go out East on vacation this spring!

Mike said...

Can't lie... I run on Dunkin's, too.

KarenKal said...

AWESOME!! who doesn't like sugar and COFFEE!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm...coffee and doughnuts. Mmmm...good call!!!

Vicki said...

I love Dunkin D!

Courtney said...

Mmmmmmm....coffee.....

rebecca said...

mmm...donuts...irresistible

Chris and Penny said...

dunky's rocks! would love to win one of these! thanks!

Photo Quilts said...

Yum.... who doesn't love coffee. lol.

AndiWrite said...

Doughnuts and coffee--what could be better???

homeschool mamma said...

D and D is my first stop every morning when I'm out.
Bev

RobinAN said...

I would love to give this to my husband!

sylvia said...

Mmm i love their coffee

LaLa said...

I love coffee.. think they can throw in some donuts too? Mmmm..

Chrissy said...

Wahoo! This would be awesome!

Jennifer said...

My husband runs on dunkins coffee, i run on their donuts :-)

Linda Family said...

My inlaws all run on Dunkin. This prize pack would make an AWESOME Christmas present!! Thanks for the recipes! Im going to print them :-)

Nina said...

i've been told dunkin donuts is the best coffee...it would be nice to try out...thanks for the chance

Amanda E said...

I know a bunch of people who would love this!

The Acting Mom said...

My hubby LOVES DD. Oh, I want it!

Angela P. said...

I'm a coffee addict! I'd love to win!

Heather said...

Dunkin Donuts has the best coffee EVER!

Heather said...

Thank you for the recipes, Dawn! I'll be serving the Expresso & Eggnog for our Christmas Eve party. I have a bottle of spiced rum just waiting to be opened!

Dana said...

We love DD coffee in our house!!!

Lisa said...

Please pick me! Please!Please!please!

jamiebentley said...

I LOVE DD!!! Went there yesterday with my little one and they gave her a free munchkin'! her first donut :)

Marissa said...

This would be a great gift for a couple of people I know.

Christine in NJ said...

I LOVE DD coffee!... Thanks for the fab giveaway!

Christine

Jennifer said...

Mmmm....coffee. I'd love some!

Denise said...

I love coffee, and would love to try DD coffee!! Thanks

karen c. said...

i love coffee!!

kungfu_mom said...

MMMM, we just got a DD down the street. I have to resist the urge to stop in every time I drive by. They're soo good!

Dee said...

You're giving away DD coffee? I need to get me some of that liquid crack!

Kate said...

I just bought DD coffee a couple weeks ago from the store...it was good!!

Tracy said...

I LOVE DD coffee, better then Starbucks any day!

Sarah said...

I, myself, am not a coffee fan (I'm a cocoa girl!), but there are plenty of coffee lovers in my family that would love this gift.

Sharon said...

This would be great--thanks!

Kelly B said...

What a nice contest!

Amie said...

I would LOVE to win!

Jacci O. said...

MMMM.... Coffee.

Ruthy said...

You should hear my son! Almost every Sunday morning he wakes up and says, Daddy, do you have enough money to buy Dunkin Donuts?! LOL!

Vicki said...

I need coffee!!!!! That would be awesome! Thanks, Dawn!

HeidiV said...

Hmm...love their donuts!

Britny said...

i love their coffee! just wish there was one near by

Jen said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM donuts and coffee - can't go wrong there! :)

sara b said...

yummy donuts n coffee :)

diddlesgirl said...

oh boy choose me, i always need more caffeine!

Stephanie said...

My husband loves coffee, but I would like to try your recipe.

Cora said...

Love coffee and everyone can use an extra cup.

Rose said...

Yum, Dunkin' Donuts

:)

Anonymous said...

This is goood for me i always need coffee taking care of my 2 nephews and neice and im still young this is always a life saver for me to keep me going so they dont watch themselves lol.

cece from ny

Chris A. Jackson, MI said...

what a fun giveaway!!! I LOVE coffee!!!

Aubrey said...

I could REALLY use some more coffee!

Reader Melly said...

Please me! Coffee freak here!

liz simmonds said...

yummy...my huney would love some dunkin in his stocking!

Kristen said...

OOH! My MIL LOVES Dunkin' Donuts!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

eewww coffee!!! but dunkin donuts...yum-o.

Ali said...

MMMM coffee! We buy Dunkin in our house by the bag!

Becki said...

Perfect gift for the Moms!

jennifer H in SC said...

woohooo coffee and donuts ..yummy

Jennhoop

Anonymous said...

I run on Dunkin' too! Love that stuff.

Linda C.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, YUMMY! Sign me up, sign me up!!!

Donna in PA :)

Anonymous said...

Great teacher present!
Thanks for the idea!
sotabooks@earthlink.net

MadFamofFive said...

I used to live down near Kankakee- they don't have DD down there-- and I would drive to Lansing for a cup of coffee sometimes!

Love your blog,
Melissa, Illinois

Margo :-) said...

What an interesting recipe with the scallops and coffee!!!!!

VBC MOPS said...

I'd love to try this!

Kelly M. in Texas said...

Love Dunkin'!!

Michelle said...

Ooo, I love those recipes! I never would have thought of cooking with coffee. Yum! What a fun prize!

Valerie P said...

Great gift for my boyfriend!

dhaynes said...

Pick me pick me. Every time my friend goes home to Boston she brings home some Dunkin coffe, I love it!

Diane H

GE is me said...

OOOOhhhh! Pick me, pick me!
-Gail

Kathy Polak said...

Mmmmmm coffee!

amber H said...

No DD here in Alaska :(

Melanie said...

I have been wanting to try their coffee - everyone says it is so good!!
rankin1997@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy!

ChantelleRenae said...

Coffee??? Count me in.
Chan (who works graveyard)

Anonymous said...

Yummy!!! The scallops recipe sounds great - can't wait to try it!

SPepper22

Anonymous said...

This would be a nice gift... will I ever be the random pick? lol...
lilkj (Kathy)

Evelyn said...

Coffee and donuts - perfect match! Yum! Yum! Yum!

Melissa said...

Okay, count me in. I love me some DD coffee! Besides, that's where I got gifts for the bus drivers an aids/helpers for Christmas, although I didn't get them coffee, but gift cards and some homemade biscotti to go with it!!! So I would love one of the gift packs for myself! Or maybe the bus driver because I ate his biscotti after the kids had a snow day their last day of school and so the bus driver didn't get his gift yet!! This would save me from having to make another batch of the biscotti!!!
Melissa K

Kellee said...

I totally run on Dunkin...but even in the freezing cold I love their ICED COFFEE!!!!

Ali said...

Oh this one would be perfect to give to my Dad! Pick me, pick me!

Lydia Cate said...

Duncan Donuts coffee is my fav. I discovered it about a year ago and I'm hooked. We don't have DD down where I am in the south :-( but I can get the coffee at Sam's in a big bag!
Love your blog!
"Lydia Cate"

Allie said...

I'm living on dunkin... well at least on the days when I'm self medicating my Adult ADD (which is quite often).

Allie
tjaksv (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lyndsay said...

Sounds YUMMY!!

Anonymous said...

Dunkin Donuts is awesome. Much
better than that other joint that
is on every street corner!!!!!
Debbie P.

TnT's Mom said...

Mmmmm, coffee...I love coffee. My DH is a big Dunkin Donuts fan, too. My sons are equally enamored. They are all about the munchkins, while personally my favorite is the maple frosted donut!

Mo said...

COFFEE NOW! Jeremy Piven I am not.

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