Since I am a self proclaimed "Paula Deen Jr.", I try to make sure I am domesticated in every aspect of my "cooking" life. My fiance will tell you I can cook a mean chicken fried steak and if he had it his way we would eat it everyday for the rest of our lives. I am working on building up my culinary repertoire, so I try cooking something new at least four nights out of the week.
Luckily my future mother-in-law ordered me a subscribtion of Cooking Light Magazine. I get all types of yummy recipes from that magazine, my Pampered Chef cook books, and from random websites I stumble upon during the day. I have a huge stack of recipes I have printed and pulled out of magazines from the past six months or so. Usualy everything I cook Zachary and I both love it so I will keep the recipe. There have been a few instances that we will get all the way through dinner, somtimes a week or two later, and Zachary will tell me that he didn't like it. Our conversations normally play out like this:
Z: What are we having for dinner tonight?
E: I was thinking about making that pizza that I made a couple of weeks ago.
Z: Yeah I didn't really like that...
E: What?? I am pretty sure you told me you liked it AND you took it for lunch the next day?!?!?!
Z: Well I didn't want to hurt your feelings.
As you can see this is a definite conversation that can damage a self proclaimed "Paula Deen Jr's" ego. Not to worry I have enough self esteem for me and the next cook that forgets to turn on the timer. (Yes I have done that just a couple of times). Since I have mastered being a "steak and potato" cook, as my future mother-in-law describes it, I have decided to take on the world of baking!!! I got two great and "easy" recipes from a fellow blogger, Bakerella, and I can not wait to make them for my office Easter potluck and for my family on Easter Sunday.
These are the two items I will be baking. One is a pie pop (which I am going to use a bunny cookie cutter) and an Easter Bunny Basket cupcake. I am more nervous about the cupcake than the pie pops.
This is what I have so far from my shopping trip today to get the supplies. Not off to a great start since I realized I forgot the cake mix(yes I am using a box cake). Wish me luck and I hope everyone has a great Easter!!!