Friday, April 16, 2010

Bunny Bread

I adapted my recipe from the Taste of Home magazine.


  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed (I made homemade bread dough and then just used these instructions to form the bunny.)
  • 2 raisins
  • 2 sliced almonds
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • Cut a fourth off of one loaf of dough; shape into a pear to form head. For body, flatten remaining portion into a 7-in. x 6-in. oval; place on a greased baking sheet. Place head above body. Make narrow cuts, about 3/4 in. deep, on each side of head for whiskers.
  • Cut second loaf into four equal portions. For ears, shape two portions into 16-in. ropes; fold ropes in half. Arrange ears with open ends touching head. Cut a third portion of dough in half; shape each into a 3-1/2-in. oval for back paws. Cut two 1-in. slits on top edge for toes. Position on each side of body.
  • Divide the fourth portion of dough into three pieces. Shape two pieces into 2-1/2-in. balls for front paws; shape the remaining piece into two 1-in. balls for cheeks and one 1/2-in. ball for nose. Place paws on each side of body; cut two 1-in. slits for toes. Place cheeks and nose on face. Add raisins for eyes and almonds for teeth.
  • Brush dough with egg. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Yield: 1 loaf.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Once you taste this salad, it will be a favorite! It's so easy and so yummy. I got this recipe from my sister and seriously, how can you go wrong with strawberries and chocolate?? You could probably save time and use a store-bought poppyseed dressing, I haven't tried it...but you could? My motto with this salad is "don't mess with a good thing"..

1 bag baby spinach
1 pint strawberries, sliced
heath bits*

1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. vinegar
2/3 c. sugar
2 tbsp poppy seeds

Mix dressing ingredients together and toss with spinach, strawberries and heath bits.
Not every store has heath bits, so if you can't find them just crush up a skor bar or a heath bar.