He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!

 

Beyond the candy filled baskets, chocolate bunnies, dyed eggs and new outfits, stands the real meaning of Easter…Resurrection Sunday.

Have you stopped to reflect on what Jesus went through for each one of us?  It’s hard to fathom the pain and suffering he endured to set us free from sin.

“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:4-5

And then….

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Have fun decorating cupcakes for Easter.

12 Cute Easter Cupcakes - Gather in the kitchen for some fun making these adorable cupcakes.

 

Have you been searching for some sweet treats to make for Easter?  How about making cupcakes?  They’re popular with all ages and are just the right size for your own personal dessert.  Here’s a collection of 12 Cute Easter Cupcakes with something for everyone.  There are so many great ideas here.  The Bunny Butt and Sheep Cupcakes are just adorable, don’t you think?  If you’ve got kids or grandkids around, bring them into the kitchen for an afternoon of fun making and decorating these cute cupcakes. 

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Over 40 fun and creative ways to decorate Easter eggs.

 

When I was a kid, we decorated Easter eggs the old fashioned way, either with a kit or by following the instructions on the food coloring box.  How about you?  Do you have any special tricks for decorating or dying eggs? 

With Easter less than two weeks away, I wanted to share this creative collection of 40+ ways to decorate Easter eggs.  There are some pretty clever ideas here for an afternoon of decorating fun with the kids or to do by yourself.  As an added bonus, there’s also a link included for an Easter egg hunt party.

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A loaf pound cake made with fresh strawberries, white chocolate chips and sliced almonds.

 

Last week, I went strawberry picking for the first time.  Now why it took me so long to do this, I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because I thought I had to drive quite a distance to do this and would buy them at the grocery store or farmers’ market instead.

We’re smack in the middle of strawberry season around here and I had an inkling to go somewhere to pick my own.  I searched online for u-pick farms and was happy to find one about 30 minutes away.  Off I went on my little adventure.   The lady at the farm gave me a box and I went up and down the rows collecting my strawberries.  They smelled sooo good y’all.  I couldn’t wait to get home and pop a few in my mouth.  There’s nothing like fresh-picked strawberries!  You can bet I’ll be going back before the season is over for more.

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A special 100th birthday celebration for a sweet lady.

 

Have you ever been to a 100th birthday party or personally known anyone who turned 100?  Last Sunday, I was privileged to attend a celebration for a sweet lady I knew from my childhood church.   As soon as I heard Hassie was coming to town to celebrate her 100th birthday, I knew it was an occasion not to be missed.

The four of us took off Sunday morning (hubby, mom, aunt and me) with food in the trunk.  We were having lunch after church (or dinner on the ground as we southerners call it).  Since my granny had attended this church as well, I wanted to make something of hers.  One of the things she was known for was her cakes and I came across her coconut pound cake in the church’s old cookbook.  I made that along with a new coleslaw recipe I’d been thinking about.

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