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Are you dying Easter eggs this year?  How about making Deviled Eggs for Easter?  Try this tip on getting them just right…in the oven!  So so EASY and they turn out great.  This has already changed my life for the better.

Place eggs in a muffin tin and bake at 325 degrees for 28 minutes. After cooking, transfer to a bowl of cool water and let sit for a few minutes. Change the water if necessary to keep cool.

Peel and serve!

Easter Dessert – Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

My husband absolutely LOVES Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  I swear if you could make a meal out of them, I’d almost venture to say he’d be in heaven.

I’m kind of at the opposite end of that spectrum… I’m not crazy about chocolate & peanut butter together.  Really I think peanut butter only belongs on toast or PB&J sandwiches.  I know, where’s my sense of adventure?!?!

Well the week before Easter I was perusing through Sweet Tooth blog and found a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake.  I knew that we had to have this, and yes I ate it.  My opinion… definitely NOT Bad!

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Easter Take Two

**Yeah it’s picture heavy again…**

Easter morning started off with a visit from Mr. Easter Bunny.

It was hilarious because it was sitting on the love seat in the living room, she made mention about it and we asked her who it was for and she said, “I dunno.”  So I told her it was for me.  Then she said it was purple so I told her it was really for me, she disagreed with me then.

Rabbit marshmallows

Big chocolate bunny.

A chocolate bunny lollipop.

All her loot

Then she tried to put it back in the basket.

Her next comment was, “What do I do with it now.”  She asked that because of the chocolate and we don’t want rodents so we keep it all in the kitchen, but I smarted off, “You put it in your mouth.”  And this is what I got.

Then we got up, while hubby and Tbug got dressed I whipped up some of my favorite icing for the cake so I could decorate it when we got to my parents house and then I got dressed and we ran out the door to church.

After church we went to my parents house and I iced the cake and then Tbug put the halved Reeces Mini’s around the top.

Mom wanted my Red Lobster Biscuit recipe, but I’d stumbled across a different one so we decided to try it.  Um… I think we’ll stick to the original, but they weren’t…. bad…..

The finished cake.

My mother-in-law brought this yummy goodie!

And Grandma brought Spinach Artichoke Dip which was to die for!

I told her I want the recipe.  If she remembers to get it to me, I’ll be sure to share.

Mom’s Chinese Cabbage Salad.

The yummy ham.  And no I didn’t move, that’s steam you see coming off it.

Mom wanted “fancy” linen, aka paper towels so hubby decided to be a smart a$$ and he folded them all fancy.

Mom’s “good” dishes were in the dishwasher, she’s like do you mind if we use the every day dishes.  Heck none of us cared one bit as long as we got to eat :).

This wonderful Potato casserole.

The finished biscuits.  We’ll still stick to the original recipe!

This cake was to die for.  It was a chocolate cake with chocolate chips, peanut butter icing between the layers and my butter cream on the outside.  Then Reece’s mini’s around the top.

And I’m not a huge chocolate and peanut butter together kinda gal.

Then we went to Sunday night dinner.  Hubs walked into Pokey & Earl’s with one of our confetti eggs and broke it right over Earl’s head. 

Then T came in and we tried to get him to take one and go throw it at one of the kids, but for some reason he wouldn’t do it.

So we took them all outside and hollered and the kids came a running.

Hubs demonstrated over Z’s head.

The kids absolutely LOVED them.

Although they went a lot faster than it took to make them…

That’s for sure!

Then they went back to playing but the girls especially walked around with confetti in their hair all night.  It was great.

Decorating/Dying Eggs

**Be Warned – Picture HEAVY!!!**

In fact, so picture heavy I’m breaking it up into multiple posts.  Sorry!

This year we had Tbug for Easter.  The last time we had her was 2010 and we were on the road to Kentucky and back.  That year Easter Sunday was spent in the car for 8 hours.  Yey! But this year was different!  We were home!

So we decided to decorate eggs.  Sounds like fun, right!  We made 2 types, blown eggs & confetti eggs.

I poked the holes and scrambled the yolk, and then she put her hot air to work 🙂

We accidentally bought a carton of eggs and left them out.  eww!  So we’re feeding these eggs to Pokey’s piggies.  And score, we only broke 2 eggs!

16 eggs that we turned into ornaments for grandma & memaw.

The syringe was great for cleaning the inside out!

They were excited about decorating, can ya tell?

And I tried dying my own fingers….

And just to prove I was there…. a very random photo of me.  I was waiting for the tea kettle to tell me the water was boiling.

Mixing the coloring.

Dying eggs.

Blow dryer! 🙂

Then we made confetti eggs.

Another Random photo of me…

Dying the confetti eggs.

Mixing the Confetti

Filling the eggs with confetti.

Covering the hole on the egg.

2 eggs done 15 to go.  Yes that’s right 17, not 18, I busted one 🙁

And while they decorated the ornament eggs, I glued ribbon on them so they could be hung.

Part 1, done 🙂

linking up with the awesome Impulsive Addict & Seriously Shawn

Happy Good Friday

With Easter just 2 days away, and since today is Good Friday, a co-worker shared this recipe with me and I wanted to share it with you too.

I loved at Church the other day it says something about “Taking Easter back from the Bunny.”  I thought that was cute.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun to hid & find Easter eggs and to think about the bunny, but it’s also a good thing to teach our kids the true meaning of Easter!

Resurrection Rolls:

**email from work**

Resurrection Rolls
Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 Tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (Big and Flaky)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted (you will not use all of the butter but it makes it easier to have enough to dip the marshmallows into if you have more)
  • 8 large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish and set aside.

Separate crescent rolls. (Note: This is much easier if you can find the “Big and Flaky” variety. If you can only find the regular size, trim off about a quarter of the marshmallow before using.)

Give each child a triangle of crescent roll. The pastry represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.
Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.
Have them dip the marshmallow into the melted butter and roll to coat evenly. This represents the oils of embalming.
Roll the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. This represents the spices used to anoint His body.
Place the coated marshmallow at the short straight end of the crescent roll.
Bring the two corners up to the top of the marshmallow.
Roll up (away from you and toward the point) the crescent roll with the marshmallow and seal to make sure the marshmallow is not showing (or it will leak out when baking). This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after His death. 

two inches apart on prepared baking sheet and place in preheated oven for the length of time indicated on crescent roll package (around 10-14 minutes or until golden brown). The oven represents the tomb.
Remove from oven and cool slightly. Break open or bite into the rolls and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.) Matthew 28:1-8 


I hope you all have a Safe & Happy Easter.  Remember the reason for this season too!

 

Easter Bunny Story

A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the
middle of the road.
He swerves to avoid hitting it, but
 unfortunately
the rabbit jumps right in front of the car.
The driver,
a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to
see what has become of the rabbit.
Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he isDEAD .
The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry.
A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway sees a man crying on
the side of the road and pulls over.
She steps out of the car and asks the man what’s wrong.
 “I feel terrible,” he explains,
“I accidentally hit the Easter
Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM.”
 The blonde says,”Don’t worry.”
 She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can.
She walks over to the limp, dead  Easter Bunny; bends down, and sprays
the contents onto him.
The  Easter Bunny  jumps up, waves its paw
 at the two of them
and hops off down the road.
Ten feet away he stops, turns around
 and waves again,
 he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another
 ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again
 and again, until he hops out of sight.
The man is astonished.
He runs over to the woman and demands,
“What is in that can?
 What did you spray on the
 Easter Bunny?”
The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the
 label.
 It says..
(Are you ready for this?)
(Are you sure?)
 (Last chance)
 (OK, here it is)
 It says, Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair,
 and adds permanent wave.”