Festive holidays always seem to make me thankful. I spend my time thinking of the excitement of holidays when I was a child in the 1950s. Spending time at both grandmothers' houses one after the other, morning maternal, afternoon paternal, ensured an never ending array of attention and presents.I was all for that. Still am....more
... Gather gladness from the skies;Take a lesson from the ground;Flowers do ope their heavenward eyesAnd a Spring-time joy have found;Each throws Winter's robes away,Decks herself for Easter Day. Beauty now for ashes wear;Perfumes for the garb of woe,Chaplets for dishevelled hair,Dances for sad footsteps slow;Open wide your hearts that theyLet in joy this Easter Day. Seek God's house in happy throng;Crowded let His table be;Mingle praises, prayer, and song,...more
I love bread. I love baked goods. And most of all, I love baking. I am a nocturnal baker. I start baking late only after kids go to bed. Yesterday, Good Friday eve, I baked a dozen hot cross buns while I was reading Born Wicked.
I’ve had this in my mind for awhile that I’ve wanted to create chocolate covered Easter eggs. I wanted to come up with my own recipe with a more unique taste. I also wanted the center to be creamy in some of the eggs. Now that I’m thinking about it, it’s starting to appear that I want a lot....more
This Spring Holiday Weekend, we are graced with both Easter and the beginning of Passover. Both holidays mean family gatherings and lots of food and sweet treats so how do you shake up a traditional meal with new flavors and healthier options? Check out our fun East-over brunch recipes and be sure to check out last year’s Easter recipes as well as last year’s Passover recipesfor further meal time inspiration!...more
I discovered two things when I indulged in my layer cake cravings and made a centrepiece-worthy Mango Coconut Carrot Cake for Easter. First, I can ice a cake like it’s nobody’s business. I bet my Art of Cake culinary school instructor would be proud. The other thing is that I miss my crafty days. Making an edible Easter Bunny cake topper completed with carrots reminded me how much I love to make figurines. I sense a trip to my local craft store this weekend to pick up some moulding clay....more
[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a fantastic Passover dessert that can satisfy even your holiday guests who can't eat gluten, look no further. This cake will not only serve as a perfect cap to a wonderful Seder, but allows for those little cooking disasters that sometimes, despite our best intentions, happen during the run-up to an important holiday dinner. If the cake doesn't roll the way you want it to, as Lisa of Gluten Free Canteen says, just turn it into trifle! --Genie]...more
[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a unique dish to serve for Easteror any spring celebration, for that matterthis will definitely do the trick! These adorable "carrot" sandwiches are made from crescent rolls and stuffed with chicken salad. They're not your ordinary party offering! --Genie]...more