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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Decorating Fun

Decorating for holidays is always fun.  Here is some ideas for you!


Easter basket made from small coffee cans!



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Clean any labels off your coffee can
Spray with Pam
Pour cake batter into can about 1/2 way full
Bake @ 350° until done or a cake tester inserted removes clean
It takes about the same amount of time as a cake


Decorate as you wish!
I used the basket weave technique and laid some pastel color jelly beans on top!


Decorate some cupcakes and you'll have delightful tasty Easter decorations!


Check out my blog Easter Cupcakes for easy directions on the cupcakes!





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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream

Have you ever used sour cream in your sugar cookie recipe?




 
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Easter Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream


Ingredients:


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda


Directions:


Preheat Oven 350°


Cream butter and sugar
Mix in sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice.
Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
Chill dough (at least 1 hour)
Roll on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters
Bake 8-10 minutes
I decorated with Cream Cheese icing and sprinkled with Spring colors candy sugar.  I used mini chocolate chips for eyes.




I found this great recipe at
I can Teach My Child. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Coconut Bird Nests for Easter

For all the coconut lovers out there I found this recipe at Heavenly Savings & Homemaking and I can't resist quick, easy and Coconut recipes.  This one has 3 ingredients.  That's right, no joke!



Easter Coconut Bird Nests



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Ingredients:

1 Bag Sweetened Shredded Coconut
1 Can Condensed Milk
1 Bag Mini Robin Egg Candies


Preheat oven 350°


Directions:
Combine Milk and Coconut
Drop by spoonful onto lined baking sheet
Press Center to form indentation for eggs ( I used the end of an Ice Cream Scoop)
Bake for around 10 minutes or until coconut is toasted
Remove from oven




TIP:


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When you see your nests spread in the pan like mine....don't freak out like I did!  I think my coconut to milk ratio must have not been right or my coconut wasn't dry enough.  But I dealt with it.  When you pull the out of the oven, let then cool just a minute or two. With your fingers press the edges toward the middle and make your egg spot again if necessary. 

After cooling for around 15-20 minutes place your candy eggs in the basket!