Archive for the ‘Easter’ Category

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A Little Nesty Treat

March 27, 2013

Whenever we have people over I try to make something yummy. Last year I had a little baby Easter party and made these adorable little nests.

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I found the mini-mini eggs at The Bulk Barn. When I saw them I knew they would be super cute… and knew exactly what recipe I would use to make it. This is one of my favorite no-bake cookie recipes. It is my grandmothers.

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

In a large saucepan bring ¼ cup butter, ¼ cup cocoa

powder, 1 cup sugar and ½ cup milk to a boil over

medium heat.

In a separate bowl mix 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ cup peanut

butter and 4 cups oatmeal (for a gluten free version I have used rice puffs).

Mix wet & dry ingredients together. Use a tablespoon

measure to scoop cookies onto a baking sheet. Press mini eggs into the centers. Freeze

and transfer into an airtight container.

Store in the fridge.

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The party spread!

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Easter baskets for the Easter Bunny

March 22, 2013

Growing up we had special baskets that each of us called our own for the Easter bunny to fill. Mine had a hand painted Bunny on it with a real cotton tail. I just love that basket! My sisters each had tole painted wooden baskets that my mom painted, they were pretty special too.

For the last two years Thomas has used a generic Dollarama basket. This year I thought I should make both the kids their own. They are not as fancy as the ones I had growing up but I think they are still pretty special.

I bought the baskets from Superstore for $3 each. I chose these particular ones because I like that they are rectangular and that the handles hinge for easy storage. Thomas, of course, was the executive color stylist.

These were very easy to make. I basically searched everywhere for letters small enough. I found these on e-bay. They came all the way from China and cost a whole .99 for 104 (4 of each letter). I’m sooo excited to find uses for the other letters.

Next I painted them with acrylic paints and then topped them with sparkly shellac. Then I glue gunned them on, easy peasy and oh-so-cute!!

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