Monday, August 15, 2011

Catching Up

First off, i'm loving the produce I get to pick from my garden everyday. I usually get a few tomatoes everyday and today I found a monster zucchini in there and a hidden cucumber, our first one! It's a little difficult finding stuff in the garden because we have a raspberry bush that is taking the area over.

With that out of the way, we had Landon's baby blessing the weekend before last and I meant to take pictures of everything. It was a lot of fun but with all the commotion I didn't get around to it. So instead of posting individual recipes i'm just going to post photos and recipe links.

The first thing I made were oreo brownies. No recipe needed really. I just made brownies and added about 12 chopped up oreos to the batter, then drizzled them with melted white chocolate after they cooked.

Next up are baby blueberry pies from Dinner With Julie. I didn't make the maple vanilla ice cream but I did make them in a mini muffin pan and added a lattice top to some of them with the extra dough I had. The ones with the top looked a lot cuter, like tiny little pies. I've also made mini cherry pies since as well.

Then there's vanilla bean cupcakes from My Baking Addiction. If you're into the classic vanilla on vanilla, this recipe is for you. I also made these ones mini. With several different dessert selections it's nice to have mini versions so you can try more things.

Last weekend we had a church dinner so I took a Reese's peanut butter cup cake. I've been wanting to make it for a while but needed the occassion. I don't get to make cakes often enough.. I was thinking this cake would be a lot bigger than it was and was slightly dissappointed that it wasn't. I was only thinking that because on the site I got the recipe from the cake looked huge! But they must have doubled it for theirs or something.. Anyway it was still really good! Can't go wrong with chocolate and pb, right?

Recipe for the cake and frosting can be found on Annie's Eats.

These recipes really deserve their own post seeing as how wonderful they all are, but I think i'm pretty caught up now.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bloomin Pizza Bread

I have things to post, but it's hard finding the time to do it. And honestly, i'm trying to keep my eyes open at the moment. Going from 1 kid to 2 I feel like i'm soo much busier now than I was before! Not that I really just takes so long to get things done and the day's over before I know it. Which is why simple and quick meals are so great. As soon as I saw this loaf of deliciousness I had to make it soon. So when Friday night (party night) came around, we grabbed a movie and some 'bubbly' and devoured this guy. Yes it was as good as it sounds and I know we'll be having it again for one of our party nights.
*This pizza bread is so versatile you don't really have to stick with a recipe, you can add in whatever you desire.*
Bloomin Pizza Bread
The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread
12-16 ounces mozzarella or Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
1 (3.5 ounce) package pepperoni, halved
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
pizza/marinara sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This can be a little tricky going the second way but the bread is very forgiving.Place bread on a foil-lined baking sheet and insert cheese slices and pepperoni between cuts. Combine butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings. Drizzle or brush over bread with a pastry brush. Sprinkle bread with Parmesan cheese. Wrap bread completely in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and pepperoni is a little crispy. Follow TawnyAlexander on Twitter