Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter, better late than never.

This year Easter was a little delayed because oif some family health issues, so we're having "Easter" dinner tomorrow.

I wanted to help out the best that I could, so my contribution to dinner was dessert. I went waivered on what I was going to make and after a lot of searching and looking online and though books and magazines I came up with cupcakes, but the real question was, what kind?

Do I make something basic? Chocolate? Vanilla? Red Velvet? All are good, but still not what I wanted to do. Lemon, strawberry, raspberry, and still not good enough. I needed something original. Then I was shopping one afternoon and saw a package of Peeps, and it came to me I remembered a picture of a cake that I saw before that had the Peeps on it, so why couldn't I make my cupcakes that way.

But of course I couldn't just put the bunnies on the cake, I needed to make the bunnies hiding eggs in the grass and that is exactly what I did.

I just made a basic white cake and buttercream icing, but I used a whole lot of green food coloring and here is the final result. I can't wait to taste them.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yarnbombing!! It's not just for bridal bouquets anymore.

I haven't been knitting the way I used to be, I guess life just gets in the way. I've been so busy with work, the sweater that I'm working on only gets picked up when I go to my Stitch n Bitch group.

So this weekend we were having a little going away party for one of the members of my local group, so I knew I had to do something special for her, and yarnbombing some cupcakes were just the ticket.

Just had to share.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sour Cream Noodle Bake.

"Cheesy Noodley Goodness"

That's the best way to describe the Sour Cream Noodle Bake from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drumond. I love her recipes, they so easy and well explained, she even gives great instructions and pictures to work with.

This recipe spread like wildfire though The Nest, the only thing I did a little different was I tried to make it a little bit healtier by using fat free cream cheese, fat free sour cream, low fat cheddar, and ground turkey. This way you don't lose any taste, but you will lose a ton of the calories.

I do have to say it's not a quick an easy one pot meal, but it was yummy.

Enjoy some of my pictures.