Happy Holidays!

This year Easter and Passover coincided, leaving a very sad Athena when she realized she had accidentally eaten a hot cross bun on only the third day of Passover. All well, it was completely worth it.

For Easter this year, we decided to make a traditional British Easter dinner. It consisted of shepard’s pie, fried cabbage, chocolate chip hot cross buns, deviled eggs, and fruit with marshmallow dipping sauce. It was absolutely fantastic and everyone was stuffed. I also made dessert of copycat Reese’s eggs, mini cupcakes in pastel colors and bunny butt cookies, but barely any of it was touched after our meal.

Pictures and recipes will be linked and updated here tomorrow, but in the meantime, please comment how your holidays have been!

-Redheadedwhovian

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Fried Cheese-stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

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Hello! πŸ™‚ Before this recipe,Β I had never heard of zucchini blossoms. Due to the amazing witchcraft of the internet, me and my Granny put together probably one of the most scrumptious and also most unhealthy meals(with how many you eat, it becomes a meal) of fried, cheese-stuffed zucchini blossoms. But it was worth every last bite.

We made these for when my grandpa came home, but unfortunately for him, most of them were devoured the second they came out of the pan.

Let the deliciousness begin! πŸ˜›

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Harley Quinn Cake

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For my mom’s birthday this year, I created a Harley Quinn cake. My mom has always been obsessed with Harley Quinn. She has a Harley blanket, sweater, costume and a Batman room. SheΒ is the most obsessive person I’ve ever known (I still love you mom, I probably even got that from you). I admit, this wasn’t my best work. I was slightly rushed because I had to make it when she was out and I had quite a few problems with the fondant.

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Sugar Cookies to Decorate

Ok, I don’t know about any of you, but I’ve always had the problem of finding a sugar cookie recipe that doesn’t spread out. One that I can mess about with, make shapes and decorate without worrying about it spreading out or being too soft and falling apart. Well, I finally found one.

Awhile back, I was in the depths of Pinterest and I happened to pass a recipe that sounded decent, so I attempted it, mostly following the recipe. I ended up changing it slightly, and got what I consider the best sugar cookie for decorating. Although it isn’t the sweetest, it’s on the floury side, I like it because it doesn’t spread out and it isn’t too sweet for icing. Therefore, for my purposes, it was perfect. Since finding the recipe, I’ve used it a few times and finally took photos to post it here. Recently, I made them for Gage’s birthday party (will be posted in the next couple weeks).

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My Supernatural Murder Mystery Birthday Party

This year was the big one (or one of them), I turned 16. And of course, I had to have a sweet sixteen birthday party. Now, while most kids consider a sweet sixteen to mean, have everyone you know come over and show off how awesome you are, I decided to invite 13 people and create a murder mystery in February. So, I set off to start the party planning.

After many hours of tedius online research to see what a murder mystery party should look like, my mom deicded to help me out and we decided having it as a conversation to a previous murder would be more fun than seperating the group to go find evidence and the murder victim like some of our internet sources said they had. And it was fantastic. And brilliant.

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Chopped Challenge

Okay, so during winter break Reese and I got a bit bored. We saw this thing on pinterest where you make a jar of crafts a while back and pick a craft a day and we kind of did it with activities. Granted, we ran out of ideas for the sticks so half of them were empty… But that’s besides the point. We ended up making a stick with Chopped Challenge on it, and when we finally picked it, we asked our parents to step in to create the rules for our modified challenge and to be the judges. So it all began. My mom started out by taking picks of us, like they do in the show before they begin cooking. Here were ours:

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Great Idea to do instead of New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but New Year’s Resolutions always make me feel depressed. I mean, you can spend an hour thinking about what you believe is wrong about yourself and make unreachable goals on how to better yourself. Although I may be young, I have had enough New Years pass to recognize that I’ll never be able to suceed at my goals. So, when I was scouring the interwebs, I came across a cool idea that I feel like is a more positive way of going about a New Year. On Buzzfeed it showed this group of people decorating a jar to put strips of paper in throughout the year.

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Cherry Meringue Cookies

Hello! This past New Year’s Eve was a big one for me, I had my now boyfriend’s family coming to my house for dinner and dessert and had to think of some sort of celebration dessert that would make tons of servings that everyone would love. My head, of course, flew first to my favorite bar recipe of all time, my cookie bars, but the only problem I could see was the amount of butter and the limited portions for our guests. And for at least three teenagers being there, that just wasn’t going to cut it. So, I took a chance and decided to go the ‘new’ route. If I didn’t have a good recipe that made tons, why not find/make one?

I’m not quite up to the entire making your recipe from scratch quite yet, as I am still exploring the basics of some cooking skills. This being said, if I see a recipe,there is a 95% chance I’ll base it off the recipe and call it good enough. This past New Year’s was a perfect example of that. I decided on these RASPBERRY confetti cookies, but I didn’t have some of the called ingredients, you know, like raspberry jello. But they turned out well so therefore, mission accomplished.

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Happy 2015!

Happy New Years everyone! Already looking forward to this year! Just yesterday our family got a new little kitten, so now we have little Crookshanks to add into our family.

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Isn’t he a cutie?

I’m looking forward to 2015. Not only do I have a clean room, a new kitten and lots of family and friends to share it with, but recently I have started contacting someone who I have not spoken to in a long while and hope becomes part of my life, as well as I have become friends and started dating an amazing boy from school.

How has everyone else’s New Year’s been so far?

Lots of love for the new year,

Redheadedwhovian πŸ™‚

Happy Holidays!

Hope you all have been enjoying the holiday season! I’ll soon be posting cookie exchange recipes and all of those pumpkin recipes I promised. πŸ˜‰

Here are some pictures from my Hannukah so far:

Gage being a cutie pie with homemade playdoh

Gage being a cutie pie with homemade playdoh

My abnosome dreidel I made

My abnosome dreidel I made

Watching the candles burn out

Watching the candles burn out. πŸ™‚

Salem and Gage menorah

How have all of your holidays been?

Have a great one!
Redheadedwhovian