A Little Easter Creativity

With Easter tomorrow today we’ve got some last minute fun ways to decorate, create and play for Easter!

Bunny tail clay pot

Yarn bunny

Felt bunny tag

Bunny booties

Amigurumi bunny egg cozy

Egg cup bunnies

Fabric bunnies

Easter bunny pom poms

Bunny gift bags

“Peeps” bunny place card holders

Giant knit bunny

Origami bunnies

Bunny Easter egg

Ice cream cone egg

Chick easter egg

Easter egg placemats

Easter egg drying pin board

Ink dyed Easter eggs

Natural Easter egg dyes

Felt flowers Easter basket

Woven Easter basket

Doily basket

Feather Easter jars

Tissue paper pom pom sheep

Quilt a carrot table runner

Easter egg wreath

Easter egg and ribbon wreath

How are you crafting, creating and decorating for Easter?

Easter Treats and Eats

With Easter less than one week away, today we’re looking at Easter recipes.

Breads and Rolls:

Spring sweet bread

Columba Pasquale Easter dove bread

Easter bread wreath

Hot cross buns

Currant scones

Easter bread bunny brioche

Gluten free hot cross biscuits

Appetizers and Main Dishes:

Bacon cheese quiche

Oven browns

Hash brown quiche

Twice baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Artichoke and feta dip

Cream of asparagus soup

Potato, snap pea and pea tendril salad

Asparagus, leek and gruyere quiche

Spring salad with fava beans

Rack of lamb with mint and capers

Honey rosemary roast lamb with potatoes and green beans

Short ribs with black barley and mushrooms

Pancetta wrapped pork roast

Coffee crusted beef tenderloin

Gluten free wine braised brisket with onions

Salmon with brown sugar and mustard glaze

Crisp grilled salmon with fennel and olive relish

Glazed ham with apricot mustard sauce

Glazed ham with horseradish cream

Ham and cheese bake

Ham with 5 spice cherry sauce

Spice rubbed ham with apple maple sauce

Orange baked ham

Easter dinner on two sheet pans

Sweets:

Mango carrot cake

Carrot and zucchini bars

Sourdough carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Carrot cheesecake with marzipan carrots

Carrot cake parfaits

Coconut almond candies

Italian easter cookies

Honey ricotta turnovers

Easter chick cookies

Coconut nest cupcakes

Bunny shape Easter treats

Almond custard tarts with strawberries

Meringue frosted cake with raspberry filling

Lime infused coconut pound cake

Simple lemon cake

Deluxe lemon bars

What are you planning to cook this Easter?

A For Asparagus

Something that I enjoy but struggle with cooking is Asparagus.  So as I was looking around for some different recipes I could try (and learning I probably overcook it all the time), I though I’d share them here today.

Asparagus and cheese frittata

Spring tonic quiche

Asparagus strata with sourdough

Creamy risotto with asparagus and peas

Polenta wedges with asparagus and mushrooms

Shaved asparagus salad

Asparagus panzanella

Steamed asparagus

Asparagus mimosas

Asparagus with creamy mustard sauce

Roasted asparagus, lemon and dill

Roasted asparagus with capers and lemons

Asparagus with lemon butter

Roasted sesame asparagus

Steamed asparagus with brown butter and hazelnuts

Asparagus and crab salad

Asparagus and Gruyere tart

Chicken and asparagus rolls

Roasted asparagus with Parmesan

Asparagus greens with farro

Gemelli with asparagus and sausage

Roasted asparagus orange salad

Gingered vegetable tofu stir fry

Chickpea and asparagus salad

Braised vegetable medley

Roasted asparagus, fish and bay leaves

Chicken and asparagus skillet supper

Penne with asparagus and cherry tomatoes

Asparagus soup

Wild mushroom and asparagus risotto

Primavera with prosciutto, asparagus and carrots

What are your favorite ways to cook and eat asparagus?

St. Patrick’s Day Crafting and Creating

Last week we took a look at some recipes to make for St. Patrick’s Day this coming weekend, today we’re looking at some crafting and decorating fun.

Luck and prosperity aventurine stretch bracelet

Good luck tokens

Sun catcher

Resin clover coaster

Shamrock boutonnieres

Clover hair pin

Four leaf clover cards

St. Patrick’s Day cards

Shamrock wall hanging

Printable banner

Felt shamrock pillow

Rainbow paper wreath

St. Patrick’s Day shirts

Simple felt shamrocks

Rainbow pot of gold

Shamrock mason jar

Lucky jute sign

Leprechaun hat favours

St. Patrick’s Day simple wreath

St Patrick’s Day map and clover banner

Fabric lucky clover art

Tiny gifts for leprechauns

Simple wreath

Crochet shamrock

Game:

Follow the leprechaun trail

What crafts and decorations are you planning for this St. Patrick’s Day?

Bright Bananas

Today we’re going to take a look at one of the least expensive items you can eat: bananas!  Sometimes we don’t know what to do with them when they get beyond the point that we want to eat them by themselves so these recipes are a great way to use those older bananas.

Breads and Muffins:

Banana chocolate chip muffins

Peanut power banana bread

Banana muffins

Whole grain banana bread

Double chocolate banana bread

Banana walnut bread

Banana bread with pecans

Blueberry banana bread

Banana bran bread

Banana bread with streusel-nut topping

Banana millet muffins

Banana multigrain streusel muffins

Banana coconut bread

Banana crunch muffins

Cupcakes, Cake and Pie:

Banana cinnamon bundt cake

Banana cream pie

Banana whoopie pies

Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Banana nut pound cake

Cookies and Treats:

Banana fudge cookies

New Orleans banana shortcakes

Caramel bread pudding with coconut and banana

Bananas foster

Banana pudding

Tiny banana splits

Chocolate covered banana pops

Banana empanadas

Banana oat breakfast cookie

Peanut butter banana bonbons

Banana bars with butter rum frosting

Banana fritters

Banana galettes

Banana chocolate triangles

Banana sour cream pancakes

Drinks:

Banana daiquiri

Orange banana smoothie

Papaya banana smoothie

Banana raspberry smoothie

Banana, peach and flax smoothie

Gluten Free and Vegan:

Gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins

Gluten free banana muffins

Gluten free banana bread with coconut and flax

Gluten free whole grain banana muffins

Vegan banana bread

What are your favorite banana recipes?

St. Patrick’s Day Feasts

Today we’re going to start getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on next Saturday with some Irish inspired recipes for the whole day!

Breakfast:

Bruleed Irish oatmeal

Irish breakfast porridge

Bread, Scones and Muffins:

Irish cream scones

Irish soda scones

Irish soda bread muffins

Seeded sourdough soda bread

Rye soda bread

Irish soda bread

Currant orange Irish soda bread

Gluten free Irish soda bread muffins

Dinner:

Irish lamb stew

Roasted root vegetable Irish lamb stew

Irish beef and stout stew

Mustard herb beef stew

Smokey cheese potato soup

Beer glazed sausage and apples

Braised beef shanks with mushrooms and olives

Squash and sausage shepherds pie

Garlicky steamed mussels and little neck clams with pesto toasts

Treats:

Irish cream shortbread

Irish butter shortbread

Shamrock cookies (video)

Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee cupcakes

Black and white Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee bar

Pistachio bars

Irish whiskey cheesecake

Chocolate Irish cream cheesecake

Stout gingerbread with lemony hard sauce

Irish cream delights

Drinks:

Irish ricky

Irish buck

Irish whiskey sour

Maple Irish coffee

Hot nutty Irishman

What are you planning for St. Patrick’s Day?

Crazy for (Cake) Pops

I’m in the mood for a little sweet snack so I thought we’d take a look at fun cake pops and other sweet pops today.

Cake:

Valentine’s cake pop

Metallic cookie pop

Football helmet pops

Cupcake pops

Hyacinth flower cake pops

Octopus cake pops

Chocolate bonbon pops

Spring flower cake pops

Mexican chocolate and espresso cake pops

Angel food cake pops

Cardinal cake pop

Gingerbread cake pop

Christmas cake pop

Pumpkin cake pops

Chocolate orange cake pops

Baseball cake pops

Cranberry orange vanilla cake pops

Chocolate hazelnut decadence cake pops

Gingerbread cake pops

Other Sweet Pop Treats:

Valentine sandwich cookie pops

Chocolate banana pops

Monster brownie pops

Brownie surprise pops

Pie pops

Chocolate covered cheesecake pops

Chocolate covered peanut butter cheesecake pops

Berry cheesecake pops

Marshmallow pops

Bunny butt marshmallow pops

Marshmallow s’mores pops

What sweet (cake) pops have you tried lately?