Monthly Archives: July 2011

I’m The Girl With The Pizza The Kind That’s Good To Eatzza

I usually loathe being immobile for more than an hour at a time but that’s exactly what I did straight through five made-for-TV movies.

Today was definitely one of the least productive days I’ve had in a very long time, but after a busy week I think it was much needed. A small group of five close friends and I made pizza after pizza while watching low-budget movie after low-budget movie.

Pizza #1: Breakfast Pizza  Movie #1: Life Time’s Natalee Holloway

Okay we didn’t write down or make exact recipes but here’s a rough one.

You need turkey sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, frozen hash browns, and about three eggs. After you’ve stretched out your pizza dough (or defrosted a frozen one for the lazier people) pile everything onto it in no particular order and bake at 375° for 30 minutes.

The movie was cheesy with terrible acting, it was awesome, my second favorite of the day.

Pizza #2 Berry Dessert Pizza  Movie #2: Keeping Up With The Randalls

First you need to bake the crust with butter and honey spread in a thin  layer over the top. Once it’s cooled add either cream cheese frosting or cream cheese mixed with powdered sugar on top. Then, using either fresh or frozen, add berries on top of the cream cheese.

As for the movie, it seemed like a combination of The Family Stone, The Proposal and about two other movies. Let’s just say it’s not one I’ll watch again.

Pizza #3: Cheese Pizza

Movie #3: Murder at 75 Birch

Unfortunately I had no part in making this one. I did however, have part in eating it. It was awesome.

I believe it was a six-cheese pizza with roasted garlic and alfredo sauce.

The movie was pure drama: a sister-in-law murdered, a tragic accident killing a husband, a brother-in-law cheating with two women and killing for love (and insurance money).

Pizza #4: Chocolate Dessert Pizza  Movie #4: One Angry Juror

Again just a basic pizza crust already cooked. Chocolate frosting, marshmallows and M&Ms are added one top. And that’s it.

I’m pretty sure I was either asleep or distracted during this movie, but I do remember a lot of yelling. That must mean it’s good right?

Snack #5: Cheesy Breadsticks  Movie #5: Last Man Standing

It’s a no-brainer, it’s just bread with cheese on top.

The movie was super suspenseful, but by far my favorite, mostly because Mekhi Phifer was in it.

By the way, I’m super great at making pizza crust now.

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Frozen Fruit And A Killer Sandwich

I’ve been forcing myself to learn how to make real food. In a few weeks I’ll go back to living on my own and I refuse to eat nothing but green beans, frozen yogurt, peanut better, or grapefruits for every meal.

I’ve mastered baking, but I should really broaden my horizon.

I figured out how to make fruit popsicles. The recipe is really easy to make.

You just combine fruit and sugar, about 2 cups of fruit and 2 table spoons of a fine grain sugar will yield 3 medium-sized popsicles.

I made two flavors: strawberry and yogurt and lemon blueberry. I tried adding plain yogurt to the strawberry for a cream sickle.

Okay, the next recipe is a tuna sandwich with humus. If you’re skeptical I don’t blame you, but I promise it’s good.

I like to make my tuna salad with olive oil, capers, parsley, lemon and onions instead of mayonnaise and relish. I used toasted wheat bread, spread the humus on, layer sliced cucumbers then the tuna salad.

It’s been a relaxing week because I got a chance to not only make food and blog but I also managed to find some free time to do a few paintings. This is my favorite from this week.

The End Of An Era

Devotion is planning one month in advance, sewing costumes, buying 20 tickets and waiting in line for seven hours in the rain for a movie. It sounds insane, it is insane, but it is necessary.

I’ve grown up with the Harry Potter series, ever since I was a third grader I’ve been an HP reader and life-long fan. It was only fitting that my friends and I go all out for the midnight premiere.

Two of the guys from our group decided at 5:30 to begin their wait to get prime seats, so I made them a Harry Potter themed paper bag dinner.

The main course: Lightning bolt sandwiches. These were made to resemble Harry’s scar.

Dessert: Crystal ball cookies with fortunes.

And a few extra treats.

Popin’ 4th

The 4th of July is for celebrating all the wonderful things about America. Freedom, baseball, jazz music and gluttony.

My sister and I made cake pops for an Amurica (yes spelled with a U) themed party, they were pretty much a hit.

We used a  red, white and blue funfetti cake mix made by Pillsbury. That way the pops are American inside and out.

Cake pops are super easy to make.

The first step is to make a cake. Once the cake is cooled you’ll crumble the cake into a bowl, make sure you get rid of all the big chunks.

Next mix in frosting with the cake. Be careful not to add too much so it doesn’t get too thin.

Roll the cake/frosting combination into balls, or whatever shape you’d like. I made a few star-shaped ones and a few flag- shaped ones.

Let the cake freeze for about 20 minutes.

While they are freezing melt baking chocolate in a bowl to dip the cake pops in.

Once fully frozen put the cake balls on a stick then dip them into the chocolate covering the entire cake ball. Freeze the chocolate then decorate!

My friends and I are probably the only people over the age of 20 who still have slip-n-slides at our parties.

For more decorating ideas and recipes for cake balls check out www.bakerella.com