Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sticky Bun Ring

A friend introduced me to Pinterest and I have fallen in love! I have found some great recipes and craft ideas that I am super excited about making!

On there I found a recipe for a Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring and made it this morning! It only took 25-30 minutes to make and it was amazing!!

Her recipe called for 2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits OR 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits. I found 1 tube of Jr. Grands Buttermilk Biscuits and that's whats pictured below and it was just enough for the 4 of us with a couple leftover.

Makes a crispy bottom, once flipped

After flipped, MMMMMM....

Friday, November 11, 2011

Here comes Barbie...

Growing up in a family of 4 girls, Barbies were plenty but accessories were scarce.  I personally had Barbies but didn't play with them as much, I more liked to experiment with their hair (including scissors and dye). Well now that I'm a big girl and have 2 little boys, Barbies aren't really around at all. But my youngest sister has always loved Barbies and requested a Barbie Cake for her 18th Birthday!  This gave me an excuse to do my 2 favorite things: Bake/Decorate a cake and experiment with Barbie!

So I googled Barbie Cake recipes and found one on, Barbie Doll Cake Recipe, That seemed fairly simple to make. But cakes tend to have a mind of their own so I had to modify a bit.


  • 2 packages cake mix
  • 2 -3 packages vanilla frosting
  • Icing Color


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart ovenproof Pyrex glass mixing bowl & 8 inch (or 9 in) Square Pan with shortening and dust with flour.
  2. Prepare cake packages separately as directed on box. Pour 1st box into prepared bowl and 2nd in square pan.
  3. Bake Square pan as directed on package and Pyrex bowl for 60 - 90 minutes or until cake tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. 
  4. Trim top of cake to make flat (to prevent cracking when flipped)
  5. Place cakes seperately on cooling racks to cool 3 hours before decorating.
  6. Put square cake on bottom, add icing to layer, then place round cake on top of square cake (widest side down)
  7. Insert a clean doll into center of cake (I had to remove the legs, she was just too tall - the pop off pretty easy) and secure her with the icing. 
  8. Decorate the skirt with icing tinted any color or use more than one color. Use a decorator tip to make the skirt as fancy as you like and decorate the top of the doll for the top of the dress also.  (I personally went very simple and used just pink, But I added pink sprinkles to give a glitter affect)
This was my best cake ever!!! And it tasted Amazing!! 

But just so you know Barbie's legs were put back on and she's back to having tea parties!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Grilled Garlic-Lime Chicken

I found this very simple Garlic Lime Chicken recipe and have to share because its amazing!!

½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup lime juice
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp dry mustard
½ tsp pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 skinned and boned chicken breasts

 1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip top plastic freezer bag; add chicken. Seal bag; marinate in fridge 20 min, turning bag once.
2. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.  Grill Chicken until meat thermometer reads 165°.

I served it with some Zatarain's Yellow Rice and Sauteed Asparagus.