A Taste of Prom

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Yeah it's been like FOREVER since I've posted anything at all. And now I come back to you with no recipes, just pictures. Not even of food. But here's some picture recaps of my prom night!

Overall I had a ton of fun. But because this is a food blog I do have to say the food sucked. I heard last year there were food stations all around the ballroom and it covered different parts of the world food wise. This year it was dry pork, penne pasta in a marinara sauce, and a salad. The best thing there was a cold pasta salad with a ton of different veggies like mushrooms, zucchini, and summer squash. Dessert was one sad tiny chocolate fountain with pretzels and marshmallows. Oh, and store bought cold cherry pies? Yeah, they cheaped out.

Oh well, here are the photos!

My dress

My parents

Julia, Me, Erin, and Maria
The neighborhood girls! They all live within a block of my house and we've all grown up together.

My date David

Sandy, Me, and Connor



My Best Friends: Katie and Taylor

Family portrait! Sean (father), Me (daughter), Taylor (mother), and Katie (dog)


Brandon and Leah

Lexus and Me (we took this at the end of the night so we're all sweaty!)

Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pictures first, then my post. I wrote this all the way back on Easter Sunday. So, it's definitely been a while. Just as an FYI, my musical is over, and I'll have more time for blogging and baking. Our show went fantastic. We wee told by just about everyone who came to see it that it was the best one our school has put on. Ever. We couldn't be happier to hear these wonderful reviews. Musical has been probably the greatest thing I've done this school year, and I am so thankful to everyone involved. We have our big cast party Sunday and I can tell there will be laughter and tears will be shed!

I love this new rubber brush soo much!

Not nearly enough cinnamon!

That's much better=)

This Easter break has been completely gorgeous! I don't know how it's been where you live, but here in Pittsburgh, nothing but sun. And I have been taking advantage of it. Although it makes baking anything difficult because I'm so tempted to be outside enjoying myself! Of course I allow myself to have fun first and foremost, and then I add in sometime for baking.

Because tomorrow is Easter, a special breakfast is in order. I'll just cut to the chase and say, "Yes. I am finally making the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls." And I could not be happier. I am making the dough the night before so then in the morning they can be assembled, baked, and eaten fresh from the oven!

I woke up at 8 in the morning to have these ready for my family. Yeah, I'm a good daughter/sister=) We were able to eat these beauties before mass. And thank goodness, because I would never have been able to wait knowing these were sitting at home!

The rolls came out smaller than when I use my usual recipe, but not bad at all. The most interesting part of this was the glaze. It uses coffee and maple syrup. Quite different from the go-to cream cheese one I like, but definitely worth the try! This was a really nice cinnamon rolls recipe. The rolls came out wonderfully and just perfect for Easter breakfast. I still have really strong ties to my Momma's recipe, so this may not become my go-to cinnamon rolls recipe.

MSC: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes (Late!!)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Oh my gosh are these late. My blogging has been pretty crappy too. Now that that is all out in the open, let us move on to these lemon beauties.

Delish and perfect. No merengue topping, but I loved them this way. Okay, well I have another show tonight, so no time for blogging=(