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Friday, March 23, 2018

Foodie Friday: Beautiful Brunch Bites

We are in the midst of three Spring holidays - Easter, Greek Easter, and Passover. I just love it when we all celebrate together. Here's a roundup of celebration worthy and bunny approved recipes.  Think Grilled Pineapple Caprese Eggs Benedict, the prettiest Ham you ever did see, the best Bagel and Smoked Salmon Bar and more elevated options.

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HERE: 24 Beautiful Bites

Radiant Orchid Spring Cocktail
This is the perfect Springtime sipper! It's made with sparkling wine and blueberry lemonade.
Inspired By This

Croissant French Toast
I just made French Toast yesterday. It was one of those breakfast for dinner nights. It didn't begin with croissants. these look fabulous!
Culinary Hill 

Grilled Pineapple Caprese 
Eggs Benedict
What's brunch without Eggs Benedict? This recipe has been changed up in the best of ways. The Hollandaise has a modern twist - it's made with unsweetened coconut and Almond Milk. My pick of the edit!
Half Baked Harvest

Carrot Cake Dip With Cinnamon-Sugar Wontons
Make plenty of this delicious dip, as your guests are going to love it.  It's the perfect sweet treat for Easter.
The Speckled Palate

Floral Goat Cheese
Take a regular store-bought goat cheese log and pretty it up with edible flowers. How beautiful! 
The Merry Thought 

Quiche Lorraine
Cheesy, bacon-y, custardy. So retro. So delicious. This recipe is part of the Best of BA.
Bon Appetit

Spiced Pear Phillo Tart
Said to be a quick fix, this tart couldn't be more beautiful. What an unique dessert.
Sprinkle Bakes  

Bagel and Smoked Salmon Bar
The ultimate weekend brunch, and surprisingly it’s really quick and easy to throw together. Absolutely no cooking involved. 
Perfect for a crowd.
Half Baked Harvest 

Greek Yogurt & Meyer Lemon 
Bundt Cake
The cake itself falls somewhere between a pound cake and a yellow cake, light and tender with a hint of lemon flavor and drizzled with a sweet lemon glaze.
Love & Olive Oil 

Sunshine Sour
Made with egg whites. This chic cocktail is a beautiful brunch beverage.
Domino Magazine

Puffy Pancakes
Now these are impressive! These fluffy, puffy, soufflé-style pancakes are inspired by Japan. And you guessed it, whipped egg whites 
are the magic!
Love & Olive Oil 

Tangy Classic Lemon Bars
Puckery perfection! And how pretty are these? Watch a colorful video with the 
delicious details at......
My Recipes  

Bunny Napkin Fold
Martha says these are simple. But even if they are not, they just may be worth the effort.
Martha Stewart

Lemon Coconut Tart with Vanilla Bean Crème Fraîche and Candied Lemons
Lemon loveliness!
Sur La Table

Pineapple Maple-Glazed Ham
Isn't this picture perfect? It is made with a whole Leg of Ham, which I have never worked with before. It looks like it has all of
 the right ingredients.

Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks
Indulgent but the perfect
 accompaniment to ham.
Williams Sonoma 

Nordic Open Face Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Delicate and healthy! To start, the thinly-sliced dark pumpernickel bread gets a quick toasting in the oven, then a lashing of freshly made dill mayonnaise.  Amazon has a good selection of edible flowers.
The View From Great Island

Gluten-Free Spinach 
Quiche Recipe
A beautiful dish that everyone can enjoy. 
It's easy, too.
The Spruce

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake
Lemons and blueberries are the perfect Springtime duo.
Pixels and Crumbs

Asparagus with Poached Eggs
A simple (if you have an egg poacher) but impressive dish that is served with sage butter and Parmesan on brioche.
Williams Sonoma

Crispy Prosciutto-Rosemary Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)
I've included this recipe, because I have never seen anything like it. It's cheese filled, and just before baking, prosciutto is added. Who doesn't love ooey gooey cheese bread?

Spring Pea Salad
A stunning salad is bursting with peas, cucumber, radishes, avocado, and lettuce, And to top it all off are cubes of salty Feta. Fresh and fabulous!
Domino Magazine

Easter Egg Goals
How lovely would these nifty nests be at each place setting? Get the DIY at....
Domino Magazine 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Peeps 
Skillet S'Mores
Love a good S'more? Me, too! But I am not a fan of the popular peeps. All I can think about is what's inside of them. BUT, I would make an exception for this recipe. The rainbow of colors is enough to make big kids and little kids drool!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Tisket A Tasket ~ Fill Those Easter Baskets!

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Baskets are my specialty. If you can believe it, I once created over 100 themed baskets for a fundraiser. With a little creativity and the right sources, you can upgrade your own baskets this year. Think outside of the drugstore aisle and hop to it.  Shop this edit featuring chicks that light up, Super Bunnies and so much more.

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HERE: 15 Bunny Approved Gifts

Enamel Buckets
It just doesn't get any cuter than these pretty pails. Personalize them to make them a keepsake. Now on sale for 50% off
Mark & Graham  

Knit Bunny Hat
Easter is early and the weather is anything but Spring-like. Your little baby bunny just might need this.
Mud Pie

Mrs. Prindables Apple
This huge apple is now 30% off and will feed everyone in the bunny hutch!

Tulle Tutu Basket Personalized Liner
Add a touch of ballerina style to her basket! Available in three colors and now on sale
Pottery Barn Kids

Easter Grass
There's that drugstore grass, then there is the WS basket filler. There is a difference. You can afford to upgrade with 20% off and 
Free Shipping.

Huxbaby Bunny Tutu & Top
Just too too cute! In fact the entire line of clothing is lots of fun.
Saks Fifth Avenue

Lop-Eared Rabbit
Every kid needs a super bunny!

Zoes Mini Bunnies
"Made of creamy milk chocolate with white chocolate eyes, ears and fluffy bunny tails, they’re filled with rich, brown sugary, super peanut buttery praline that’s at once lusciously smooth and crispy with nutty bits. A serious upgrade from the candy at the drugstore, they’re an adorable way to go down the rabbit hole as you build the perfect Easter basket."

Bunny Basket
A very special storage basket that can be used long after Easter.

Gilding Flakes
Elevate your egg decorating. I am always looking for a better way to decorate the eggs. I have finally found it. Here are the DIY instructions (easy) and the flakes in gold, 
silver, or copper.
Paper Source

Sweet Cosmetics
Shopping for a teen or tween? Fill their baskets with these age appropriate cosmetic finds like lip gloss, lip balm, tattoo stickers and more
Dylan's Candy Bar

Sarah Jessica Parker Critter Backpack
Love, luck, & magic. Inspired by childhood memories and favorite hand-me-downs, each with a tale to tell. Stuff this little guy with bunny ears with candy and tiny toys.
Gap Kids

Crayon Library
Now what child doesn't want new crayons? There's a sharpener built right into the box. Remember that there 
is always free shipping at...
Barney's New York

Easter Bunny Balloon Kit
Make it a real party on Easter morning, with a few sets of these around the house or propped up in the baskets.

Light Up Chicks
These little peeps light up when jiggled. They are guaranteed to give some giggles. At this price buy them by the dozen.
Paper Source

Peter Rabbit Puzzle
A fun pastime for ages 3 and up. It is a great little gift for less than $20.

Papier Mâché Easter Eggs
Gift a keepsake. This set of two classic vintage inspired eggs are filled with very special Belgium chocolate.

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