This year I will have a quiet Easter. On Monday 4/10/23, I will have an operation and spend the night at the hospital. I should be home on Tuesday around lunch time. In the past, my family has often come to visit from Michigan for a week at Easter. I usually ordered a ham dinner with sides from a local restaurant and only had to heat it. I also made my own salad and added a few family favorites. My family had fun celebrations. It was really about being together. If you ever need help to make a holiday easy, check with local restaurants and grocery stores for the offered holiday dinners to go. Today I’m sharing local Publix Supermarket’s catered Easter dinners as well as Cracker Barrel. (THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST.) Let’s start with a deviled egg tray as appetizer. I really prefer my own deviled eggs, but if it was an emergency, this is a nice platter.Read More
Easter’s right around the corner, so if you need something sweet and easy to make, turn refrigerated cinnamon roll dough into adorable bunnies. These sweet treats are perfect for Easter brunches, baby showers, parties, playdates, or your co-workers at the office.Read More
When I was growing up, Easter usually meant a ham dinner. Of course, I love the memories of my mother’s cooking and being with my family. I must admit most of the time when I was older and cooked Easter dinner for family, I bought a spiral sliced ham. If you are having ham on Easter or any other occasion, don’t just throw away the bone from your ham. It’s great for soup and ham broth. It’s also wonderful to add to a pot of collard greens or cabbage. You can keep the ham bone in the fridge for 5 days or freeze it for at least a few months.Read More
Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is an employee-owned American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. My favorite supermarket is a Publix close to my home. Every holiday there are displays of flowers appropriate to the season. Today I’m sharing photos from my visit this last Thursday before Easter. Happy Easter everyone!Read More
There are many creative bloggers who have shared cute egg crafts and design online. I have pinned so many cute ideas over the years, and this spring it is time to try a few. First, about a month ago I started saving my egg shells when baking or scrambling eggs. Instead of cracking an egg in two, I hit the top of the egg with a spoon. Removed the top section of shell and poured out the egg. The shell was washed well and set to dry. I will be using them as little vases later on. To hold the egg shell upright, I cut out cups from a cardboard egg carton.Read More
Spring time means new born animals, leaves on trees, grass starting to grow, and flowers pushing up in the garden. It is a time for new life and fun food. I enjoy food art. Spring and Easter are a perfect time to make cute food to celebrate. Last year I shared the classic cute bunny cake for spring and Easter. It is made from 2 round cakes with artistic cuts on one cake. The classic bunny cake has been around since the 1950’s.Read More
Sunday, April 17th is Easter. In celebrating the season this year, I’ve made an inspirational printable, Easter Blessings. Although I love bunnies and Easter eggs, I also know that the reason for the season is the resurrection of Jesus. Many of the symbols of the season are a celebration of new life. In the time before Easter which is known as Lent in some churches, I spend time reflecting on the miracle of life and all its blessings. I pray the Lord blesses you and keeps you in the palm of his hand.Read More
Welcome! Today I’m sharing my cozy living area all decked out for spring. When you open the front door, you are facing a rocker with my farmhouse coastal mirror above it. You may remember I added the shells and ribbons last summer. Mirrors help to reflect light and make a small space seem larger.