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Easter in the Rearview Mirror

Did you enjoy your Easter weekend? We visited with family, ate way too much food, and soaked up the most beautiful weather. It’s such a treat when we get to hold the Easter egg hunt outside!

I wanted to share a few things with you before moving on from Easter. I posted about possible desserts last week, and we ended up using a couple of the ideas. First up were the birds’ nests. We used wonton noodles, semisweet chocolate chips, and Cadbury Mini Eggs. The nests were a little messy to form, so Lily decided to be in charge of placing the “eggs” in the nests. They turned out well, although I thought they seemed a little dark. Maybe milk chocolate chips next year?

Tim requested the insanely good Coldstone Creamery Coffee Heath Bar Cake for his birthday, which happened to fall on Easter Sunday this year. I also made a Lemon Cream Rolled Cake because it looked so good! It was easier than I thought it would be, plus it just looked like spring. The cake cracked a little bit, but since it was rolled up you couldn’t tell. Was it because the cake was too thin? I thought I was using the right-sized jellyroll pan, but I didn’t have the extra batter for cupcakes that the recipe said I would. Who knows? I was in a hurry and was just happy it turned out!

My aunt Joan made these snorkeling eggs and added a fun twist: she glued the eggs onto underwater scenes cut from a magazine and then scattered them around the buffet. So cute!

It was a good day, and we weren’t even that tired at the end of it because the kids slept in until 7 a.m. Unheard of!

Next up on the agenda: finding a costume for Lexie’s Annie number in the spring dance recital, coming up with some ideas for Earth Day, and making Christina’s special turtle candies to send to Grandpa Tony in Phoenix for his 87th birthday!


  1. Diane says:

    Loved all the Easter treats, but the lemon cream cake was perfection.

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