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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A new cookbook filled with small batch dessert recipes for two.

 

Do you sometimes wish you could make a couple of servings of a dessert so you’re not tempted by the leftovers of a whole pie, cake, pan of brownies or big batch of cookies?  Well, your wish has been granted!  The new Dessert for Two Cookbook written by Christina Lane of the popular Dessert for Two blog is just what you need.  Christina takes regular recipes and scales them down to make reasonable serving sizes.

This cookbook would be a welcome addition in anyone’s kitchen.  With over 90 fabulous desserts in this cookbook, you could make two different desserts a week for almost a year.  Hmmm….who’s up for the challenge?

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A collection of 9 mug cakes that are ready in a flash!

A collection of 9 mug cakes that are easy to make and ready in just a few minutes.

 

Have you ever had a craving for cake and wanted it right away?  That’s when you need to head to the kitchen and make a mug cake in the microwave…a perfect sized cake just for you without all the fuss of making a whole cake.  They are a cinch to make and ready in a matter of minutes.   Would you believe I just made my first one a few weeks ago?  It was so good and made my tummy happy!

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