This year (2017) Easter will fall on April 16th. My daughter and I each have April birthdays and we have each had Easter birthdays, so Easter is always extra special for us when it comes to preparing and celebrating. That’s why I like to plan ahead and this year I am all about the food!
Check out these delicious Easter recipes I found…I might just have to start trying them out early. You know, to make sure that they are good and all. 😉
The holidays are here and for us that means it is time to make desserts! This year we started with an easy one. Trix Treats! Who wants boring old rice treats when you can add some color?! These are so much fun!
A colorful take on your favorite Marshmallow Treats
Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Stirring constantly.
Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly and firmly in buttered 13 x 9 inch pan. Cut into 2 x 2 inch squares when cool.
Remove from heat and add Trix cereal. Mix together until cereal is well coated.
Use a buttered spatula to press cereal/marshmallow mixture evenly into buttered 13 x 9 inch cake pan. Cut into squares when cool.
We are lucky enough to be surrounded with Blackberry bushes, so during late summer and early fall the kids and I pick berries and fill the freezer! But what to do with all of these berries?!
I saw a similar recipe floating around FB so I decided to make a coupe little changes to the recipe to suit our family’s taste. I made these for our Saturday morning breakfast a couple weeks ago and they were a huge hit!
I used my typical homemade pancake recipe and instead of putting them on a griddle, I made them in a cupcake pan.
2 cups flour (we use non-bleached)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cup milk
Mix the dry ingredients first, then add the rest. Fill cupcake tins half full with pancake mixture. Cook 7-10 minutes.
As they bake the centers will fall creating a “crater.”
Fill crater with fresh fruit of your choice and return to the oven for 5 minutes, sprinkle with sugar (powdered or granulated). Serve.
We used the blackberries and they were delicious!
*the next time I make these I will get some better pics for ya!
First combine 2 cups of fresh blackberries and 3/4 cup Sugar. Combine together and either mash or puree in a food processor. We prefer to taste the fruit pieces in our drink so I simply mash ours with our fruit masher.
Mix with 1 gallon of unsweetened Ice Tea (I used Lipton Tea this time, but I also really like it with the Lipton Green Tea)
Serve over ice, garnish if desired and enjoy!
Are you planning a birthday party any time soon? These gorgeous cone cupcakes would make a great addition! They are both yummy and delicious! For the longest time, my daughter has been quite the tomboy, but her tastes seem to be changing to the girlier side of things. She wants pretty stuff around her all the time. These cupcakes are definitely pretty and I think they are going to be awesome for her birthday!
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 stick of butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
3/4 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 pack of Ice cream cones
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Start by sifting together the flour and baking powder. Next, add in your salt. Follow by mixing in the butter and vegetable shortening. Add one egg at a time, followed by the milk and vanilla. Mix together until everything is well combined.
Next, depending on whether you want the cake over the cone or not, you can either fill the cone a little less then half way or to the half way point. Use roughly 1-2 tablespoons per cone. Place cones into your cupcake pan and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until the top looks golden brown (use the toothpick test to be sure they are done).
Let your cakes cool down completely before icing. The icing is purely a matter of preference. If you want to, you can simply spread it on, use a can ready to squirt on top, or you can use an icing bag to frost and decorate as you choose. Cover in sprinkles and voila’ they are ready to be served at your party!
I am excited to try these with holiday themes for Halloween and Christmas!
Melt White Chocolate Chips in the microwave, checking and stirring every 15 seconds. (I used a half of a bag of chips for my recipe)
Stick one mini marshmallow onto each end of the pretzel stick and dip the complete "bone" into the melted chocolate. Allow to cool.
Use your Strawberry and/or blackberry sauce as your "blood" dipping sauce. I used my own homemade sauce made of strawberry and blackberry.
*Turn your microwave to its lowest setting before melting the chocolate.
Have you ever had a sweet tooth, but it seemed like you had nothing in your fridge or pantry to cure it? I found just the thing for those days! Check out these super simple, soft and delicious 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the 3 ingredients in a mxing bowl and stir well.
Form balls with mixture and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are slightly crispy.
Let cool and enjoy.
I will tell you all a little secret...I have never really liked peanut butter cookies, but I love these! They are soft and delicious and so easy to make!
Oh and did I mention that the entire batch costs less than $1.50 to make?!
Want a warm, soothing and delicious drink that goes perfectly with your holiday preparation? Our family makes this every year and then we jar it up (in pretty jars) for gifts to give to friends and family. We have actually been asked for more by several of them!
Fireside Christmas Coffee
A warm delicious coffee drink you can enjoy all year long.