Thursday, March 26, 2015

Basil Parmesan Deviled Eggs

Hi Friends! So, what happened to March?! I can't believe it's almost April and almost time to celebrate Easter. On that note, I've got another Easter side dish to share with you today, and this one is actually healthy. We always have deviled eggs with Easter Dinner, and I like to change up the flavors from time to time, just to keep things fresh. I was going to make some spicy eggs, but the family wasn't too thrilled with the idea. So, I compromised and made these savory Basil Parmesan Deviled Eggs instead.

deviled eggs with basil and parmesan cheese filling

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Orange Creamsicle Peeps Cake

Hello, hello! I have one more Easter dessert to show you all today, and then I think I need to step away from the baking aisle for a little bit. This is a good one, though, even though it contains absolutely no chocolate or cinnamon, which is kind of hard to believe. I love the orange and vanilla flavor combination of Creamsicles, so when I saw a box of Creamsicle cake mix in the store, I knew I had to try it. Well, at first I resisted, but the kids were with me, and they convinced me to give in. And, since the Peeps were in the same aisle, I decided to bake an Orange Creamsicle Peeps Cake.

orange creamsicle cake with orange frosting and orange Peeps

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy Rustic Spring Centerpiece

Hi Friends! I've got a super easy decorating idea to show you today. Now, I'm the first to admit that decorating is not my forte, so when I find something that's both easy for me to do and looks halfway decent, I just have to share. I put this rustic spring centerpiece together in a matter of minutes, and not only does it add a nice pop of color to the room, but it would also be a pretty Easter centerpiece.
rustic wood box filled with flowers and speckled eggs and pinecones

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Washi Tape Eggs

Hi Friends! Can you believe that Easter is almost here? It's early this year, so it seems like there's less time to prepare. If you're looking for a quick and easy Easter craft, I have a super simple, kid friendly idea for decorating Easter eggs to share with you today. My little diva has been wanting to try a washi tape craft, and after I bought some the other day, she made these colorful washi tape Easter eggs all by herself. Aren't they adorable?

basket full of plastic Easter eggs decorated with washi tape

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Snickerdoodle Sunday 73 with Spring Makeovers and Treats

Hello, hello! Welcome to another fun Snickerdoodle Sunday, where we love to see your fun, creative posts. I hope you all had a wonderful week and are enjoying the first weekend of spring. I'm away at yet another dance competition, so we'll get right down to business! Spring has definitely sprung all over Blogland, and there were SO many adorable spring ideas to see at last week's party. 

Little Brags shared her beautiful entryway, all decked out for the new season. Don't you just love it?!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Double Snicker Apple Salad

Hi friends! I have another fun side dish to share with you today, and I  have to admit that I thought twice about posting this one. Why? Well, it's got Snickers candy and Cool Whip in it, and you're probably thinking that we all have horrible eating habits. But really, I haven't made this Double Snicker Apple Salad in a looong time -- truly! In fact, the younger kids don't remember it, and they even asked why I was adding a Snickers bar to a chicken salad!  But my older two used to love this, and when we were planning our Easter menu they suggested I make it again. So , I did!

Double snicker apple salad on a dish

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Hello all! One of the best things about spring is that it's strawberry season again! I've always loved strawberries, and growing up, strawberry shortcake was always on the dessert menu at  Easter. As much as I loved this dessert, I used to gobble up everything but the cake -- strawberries, ice cream and whipped cream were enough for me. All that was left in the bowl was the rather soggy spongecake, which looked sad. So I thought I would tweak the shortcake idea and make a dessert would completely disappear. And when I made this Strawberry Ice Cream Pie, it was gone in a flash!

strawberry ice cream pie with cool whip and chocolate and strawberries for Easter