Friday, March 23, 2012

Bunny Bread

Cute little dinner roll shaped into a bunny. Perfect for Easter dinner

2 ½ to 3 cups flour -divided
1/3 cup sugar
1 package or 2 1/4 tsp yeast
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup milk 
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup margarine or butter, cut in chunks
1 egg room temperature
In a large mixing bowl mix well 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and set aside. Heat milk, water and butter until liquids are warm (the butter doesn't have to melt all the way) add to flour mixture and beat until smooth. Add the egg and 1 cup of flour and beat until dough is thick and smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough and turn out onto floured surface and knead 5 to 8 minutes more. Shape into a smooth ball and place in greased bowl turning greased side up.  Cover and let rise in a war draft-free place 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Punch down and kneaded lightly, cover and let rest 5 minutes. Shape into bunnies and place on baking sheet and let ride until doubled.

 Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mickey Mouse Donuts

Using the recipie here for my :krispie-kreme-donut-knock . I made the dough and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours. then rolled it out and cut with my grease Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. Then let rise again for 45 minutes.

Then it was time to deep fry :)

Then add sugar glaze and sprinkles :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Giant Cookie

Okay so I'm mainly doing this because my husband tried to make this one day and failed horribly. We had a tub from Costco of Nestle Toll House cookie dough (yum) and I had enough left to try one more time to make a giant cookie like you see from Mrs. Fields. Last year we had the opportunity for the Easter Bunny to deliver one and I opted for a basket of cookies and was terribly disappointed.

What you'll need:
cookie dough  (2 cups---I had about 1 1/2 cups left)
12" pizza pan (do not try to use a cake pan- that's what my husband did)
Pilsbury easy frost icing (the kind in the aerosol can)
Wilton food mist

Spray pizza pan with cooking oil. scoop 2 cups of cookie dough onto tray and flatten out. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until done. The rim of the cookie will be golden. Let it set for at least 10-15 minutes before trimming the edged of your cookie (optional). Next add your decorative rim with the frosting and spray with color mist. Add sprinkles. We made a Shamrock for Saint Patricks day.

The best way to draw a free-hand shamrock: Draw a heart- don't close it off. Turn the try draw another heart, not closing off the end again. Go to the opposite side and draw your third open end heart. Add stem

Friday, March 16, 2012

American Girl Doll Sleep mask

Just a cute idea I thought of while I was making a pin-cushion for my sewing machine. Hailey's doll happened to be lying right next to me while I was turning it right side out and I thought of how cute the girls would be having a slumber party with their dolls. I had already made the sleeping bags yesterday and thought these would be a cute touch.

What you'll need:
scrap fabric

I cut out two different fabrics from a quick pattern I sketched... I hope it works for you:

 I thought if it could be reversible it would be even more special to the girls.
Then I measured the ribbon around Elizabeth's head and cut it in half. I pinned it to the right side of the flower fabric.

I "sandwiched" the ribbon in between the right sides of both fabric and sewed all but a small hole up.
Turn the mask right side out and stitch closed.

Now your American Girl Dolls are ready for some fun.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats


What you'll need:
2 Tablespoons Butter
4 Cups Marshmallow
6 Cups Rice Krispies
 Green food coloring

Don't forget your Saint Patricks Day decorations!


Melt  the butter in a large sauce pan on low heat. Add green food coloring.

Mix until it is fully melted.

Add Rice Krispies, take off heat and mix fully.

wait 2 1.2 minutes and butter your hands. I've learned butter is a rice krispies kryptonite.  Butter the Shamrock cookie cutter and mold rice krispies into it.

take out.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Green eggs and Ham

Just s silly thing for Dr. Suess' birthday

What you'll need:
green dye

Take regular eggs, crack them into a skillet. add green food coloring

and mix up and cook until done.

cook Ham according to package.

enjoy them with my Rainbow pancakes