Easter Eggcitement

Easter is a few days away, here’s a collection of my favorite and fun Easter eats and treats.

Fun:

Eggs: dyeving dudes, melted crayon eggs, surprise inside, heard of eggimals, sheep, tissue paper eggs, natural egg dyes, egg creatures, fancy eggs, string technique, chocolate eggs, crepe paper eggs.

Topiary candy tree

Sock hop bunnies

Egg basket

Peace, love, jelly beans t-shirt

Pounded grass place mats

Daffodil candy cups

Doily basket

Food:

Brunch:

Cheese and sour cherry coffee cake

Cinnamon bun bites

Frittata with ham and spinach

Banana crunch muffins

French toast casserole with maple syrup

Easter bread

Italian Easter cheese bread

Chocolate waffles with mocha syrup

Spice tea breakfast bread pudding

Coconut waffles

Puffed oven pancake with brown sugar banana sauce

Dinner:

Carrot lemon risotto

Asparagus custard tart

Roasted salmon and spring onions with mint caper pesto

Apricot bourbon glazed ham

Ham with five spice cherry sauce

Beef tenderloin with Parmesan-herb stuffing

Herb crusted rack of lamb with roasted radishes and orange vinaigrette

Pork loin with parsnips and pears

Desserts:

Easter bunny brownie pops

Edible Easter basket cupcakes

Fluffer bunnies

Easter basket cake

Pastry puff eggs

Easter bunny centerpeice

Vanilla custard in eggshells

Honey ricotta turnovers

Coconut nest cupcakes

Lemon cake

Easter pie

Chick and egg cupcakes

Drinks:

Minted mandarin and strawberry coolers

Menning mimosa

Champagne punch

Fresh strawberry Bellini

Are you celebrating Easter?  What are your favorite foods and fun?

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Wearin’ O the Green

The celebration of St. Patrick’s day is just a few days away! Today’s blog post has lots of fun ideas and edibles for you and your celebration!

Crafts and Games:

Catch a leprechaun

St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt

Pot-o-gold toss

Clay pot leprechaun

Homemade care freshener

Shamrock boutonnieres

2 St. Patrick’s Day cards

Shamrock wall hanging

Love shamrock t-shirt

4 leaf clover magnets

St. Patrick’s Day coasters

Lucky day card

Luck of the Irish door hanging

Cooking:

Breads:

Irish brown bread

Irish bread American style

Sage potato rolls

Soda bread biscuits

Dinner:

Irish beef and stout stew

Irish beef hand pies

Irish lamb stew

Potato frittata

Braised greens

Smokey cheese potato soup

Corned beef and cabbage pizza

Black and tan pork with spicy ale slaw

Spinach pesto ravioli

Desserts:

Pistachio shortbread

Lime squares with pistachio graham cracker crust

Key lime cheesecake bars

Rum raisin rice pudding

Pistachio cookies

Clover cookies

Shamrock cookies

Pistachio cupcakes

Irish coffee cupcakes

Grasshopper cupcakes

Shamrock milkshake cupcakes

Black and white Irish cream cupcakes

Chocolate stout cake

Rainbow cake

Drinks:

Hot nutty irishman

Ginger and mint lime floats

Guinness float

Dublin eggnog

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Share your ideas in the comments.

Peanut Pizazz

Today we’re celebrating the almighty peanut!  In recent years there has been a big outbreak of peanut allergies, but for the rest of us, they’re a delicious and healthy snack and recipe ingredient.

Blast

Thai coconut peanut dip

Pancakes

Salted peanut bars

PB&J crepe rolls

Peanut butter bears

Hot and spicy braised peanut chicken

Thai chicken pizza

Stir fried chicken and peanuts

Spicy peanut satay sauce

Peanut butter, chocolate parfait

Peanut butter and chocolate pie

Fudge

Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Peanut butter cranberry drops

Cookies

What are your favorite things to do with peanuts?