Appetizers · Cooking

America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

As I've mentioned before, my husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. In fact, the one food weakness he has is deviled eggs. Not just any deviled eggs. These. I love my America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. Something about the detail and testing that encompasses each recipe appeals to my logical nature. I don't just… Continue reading America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

Appetizers · Baking · Breakfast · Candy · Cooking · Desserts

Easter Foods That Are Easier Than You’d Expect!

Easter is coming! Here's a round-up of some of my favorite springtime breakfasts, sides and desserts, perfect for your family get-together this week! Just click on the recipe title to be taken to the full recipe! Enjoy and Happy Easter! Lemon Monkey Bread This easy breakfast roll is bursting with lemon flavor and the freshness… Continue reading Easter Foods That Are Easier Than You’d Expect!

Baking · Bread · Breakfast

Hot Cross Buns

These light, gently spiced buns are one of my favorite Easter week traditions. I make them every Good Friday, always bringing them to my mom for sharing with a  cup of tea. This recipe from America's Test Kitchen is a little time intensive, but not difficult and, it has never failed me.  You get big,… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns


Simple Egg Salad Sandwich

It is practically a requirement to eat egg salad sandwiches the day after Easter. Or for an entire week after Easter if you have lots of kids who collected gads of eggs. Funny story actually, at my parents yesterday there were LOADS of kids scurrying about collecting eggs (we have a big family). Candy filled,… Continue reading Simple Egg Salad Sandwich

Baking · Bread

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a' penny, two a' penny, Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons One a' penny, Two a' penny, Hot Cross Buns! That's right. The girls get them first! Lightly spiced, filled with flavor and pretty much the one exception to my raisins… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns


Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

It's Easter time and everyone is getting their eggs ready to be dyed, hidden, found and gobbled up. I've discovered a couple of things that help create absolutely perfectly hard-boiled eggs. You may be thinking "How hard can it be? Throw some eggs in some bubbling water, right?" Wrong! It's really a science. There are… Continue reading Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Baking · Cake · Desserts

No Hoo-Ha Carrot Cake

At various times in my life I have turned up my nose in disgust at carrot cakes. Seriously. Carrots? Those are a vegetable and I love them - they do not belong in cake. I compartmentalize my food. If I'm being "bad" and eating cake, I don't want to mix up that emotion with the… Continue reading No Hoo-Ha Carrot Cake

Baking · Candy

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! These little candies are perfect for giving to some-bunny you love. They also make egg-ceptional Easter basket items! Hop some over to your neighbors, they'll love you forever! Oh, I crack myself up...ok, enough with the egg jokes. The peanut butter mixture is very crumbly, add the milk until you can pick up… Continue reading Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Baking · Candy


It's Peeps season! Spring is here, the sun is partially out, Easter is just around the corner & the cherry trees are blooming. Which, incidentally means my poor hubby's allergies have kicked in. Poor guy. Every grocery store has boxes and boxes of Peeps lining their featured shelves. Yellow! Pink! Purple! Bunnies & chicks...there they… Continue reading Peeps


Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns * 3/4 C buttermilk, warm (110 degrees) * 6 T (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled * 3 large eggs * 4 1/4 C all purpose flour * 1/4 C sugar * 1 envelope instant or rapid-rise yeast * 1 1/4 t salt * 1 t ground cinnamon * 1 C … Continue reading Hot Cross Buns