Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Baking

So it's Easter break and the LBK is dead because everyone went home for the long weekend. I did not, 8 hours is too far for me. So what will I do with all my spare time? O I will stay up till 2:30 a night decorating easter goodies! Not to mention my mom sent me a easter basket via mail, which contained the movie The Blind Side, and DVD of Julia Child's cooking shows and interviews. I haven't watched any yet but it wouldn't surprise me if an all nighter was coming soon ;)
People always say don't drink alone.. I think the rule can apply to baking: Never bake alone! My dear friend and Chi O sister, Hannah was staying in town as well and is a foodie like me so we were determined to practie our baking and decorating skillz over the weekend!

First up on the menu was BBQ Chicken Pizza for dinner:
- 1 Pillsbury pizza dough
-1/2 cup marinara sauce
-1/2 cup BBQ sauce (whatever you have or like)
-1TBS of fresh cilantro
-2 chicken breasts
-2 cups mozzarella cheese grated

In a medium skillet on medium heat,cook your chicken breast with 2 TBS of BBQ sauce. After cooked, cut into bite-size pieces.

Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl combine the BBQ sauce and marinara. On a greased cookie sheet, lay out your pizza dough and spread the sauce all over. Use as much or as little as you like.

Now to your crust add your cooked chicken and cheese. Bake for about 18-20 minutes and let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting into and stuffing your face, cause that's what Hannah and I did!


Now onto decorating spring cupcakes! Hannah is a pro at youtubing and looking up videos on de-mything decoratng technics. Here it is the beautful spring flower!

Looks alittle scary right? Thats what I thought too but it was so easy! Here is the how-to

- 12 pre-baked cupcakes, completely cooled and iced a spring green
- 1 bag of mini marshmellows
- 1 box of dot or colored candies for the middle
- a variety of sanding or fine colored sugars ( we got ours at Michaels)

-pour your colored sugars into individual bowls with lids. Then using scissors, cut your mini marshmellows on the diagonial like this:

And keep cutting them till you have about a cup or so of each in each color. Put the lids on and shake to coat, they should then look like this:

Now with your iced cupcake pick one color and line the edge of the cake with the marshmellows. And continue doing this till you get to the top middle!

Then top it off with a colored dot or candy of your choice! And TA DA the final product!! People will think you are brillant and you can all the credit for cutting those marshmellows!

Peace, Love and Baking:)


  1. Haleigh. Oh my word. These are the cutest cupcakes I have EVERRRR seen. Once again I'm astounded and so proud to be your best friend and cooking partner :)

  2. Love your Blog!!!!! Can't wait for the next one! Your cupcakes are beautiful!

    Mama Hodge

  3. Aunt Elaine's Easter Airy Cheesecake

    1 3oz lomon jello
    1 large philidelphia cream cheese
    1 c sugar
    1 large can carnation milk
    small can of crushed pinapple

    1 cup boiling water add lemon jello
    cool till thick not stiff
    mix cream cheese and sugar
    add to jello and beat
    whip one can very cold evaporated milk and vanilla
    add to jello
    puree pinapple in blender and to jello mixture
    pour over crust set overnight

    1 box vanilla wafers, pulse to crumbs in blender
    add 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter melted mix and press in bottom of 13 x 9 pan

    recipe from Aunt Katie!

  4. I really want to make that pizza. . your photography looks awesome!

  5. Thankyou for all the comments! ya'll are too sweet, I love you all!