Inspired by Laura's salad bowls at our amazing Puff Pastry Brunch, I came up with a perfect little treat for your Easter … [Continue Reading]
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Wrapping up my Spring Break in Arizona series today. I had planned to do a post on The Cookie Doughjo and share some of the … [Continue Reading]
Inspired by Laura’s salad bowls at our amazing Puff Pastry Brunch, I came up with a perfect little treat for your Easter Celebrations. This mini Easter Basket is edible and can serve as dessert, a favor, and or a special placecard for Easter Brunch or dinner.
You make it out of sheets of puff pastry, which makes it fun and light and a lot less labor-intensive than preparing dough from scratch.
This is what the bottom of the basket looks like when baked.
And the pretty braided handle.
To turn these into place cards for our Easter feast, I simply cut a strips of paper to size, cut a notch out of the ends, wrote the name on the right edge and looped it through the handle, careful to apply the glue where is wouldn’t get on the food.
What do you think? Wouldn’t everyone be excited to eat their own Easter Basket this Easter?
There are days when I can't believe that I get paid to be a blogger. Days like last Wednesday when I walked into this amazing brunch featuring and sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and prepared and styled by my talented friend, Laura of Pink Cake Plate blog. The assignment of the day was to enjoy brunch and to share it with you all on social media. Check and check! Today, I am excited to show you more details of this beautiful brunch! I had so much fun discovering all of the details Laura incorporated. The Spring colors and contemporary boho motif would translate well to an Easter brunch you might be planning. She came up with so many fun and delicious ways to incorporate the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry in different dishes--both savory and sweet. Again, any of these would be great at your Easter brunch or dinner and would help make the occasion feel that much more special. Of course, … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
Are you looking for a festive dish to serve for St. Patrick's Day that your kids will actually eat? We've updated the recipe for the delicious and beautiful Rueben Loaf that my friend, Kim, taught us how to make and formatted it for easy printing. My kids devour this and BSB and I love it, too! It's the yummiest way I've ever found to eat corned beef and cabbage. The braiding technique seems a little intimidating, but isn't actually all that difficult. It makes all of the ingredients inside moist and tender. I want to try it with pizza fillings or other warm sandwich ingredients. Scroll to the bottom for the printable recipe. Using frozen dough loaves makes the process much simpler and quick to do. We actually combined two loaves of dough for this one large loaf. You could make a smaller loaf with just one, or perhaps make the dough thinner and get it out of just one loaf. Swiss cheese is … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveDoveFruits #CollectiveBias Being a mom is hard, y'all. I mean, I think most of us know this, and yet for some reason, some of us keep having kids. My number 5 is fun, social, delightful, bright, and has taught me a whole new level of exhaustion that I didn't know existed before. We have moved past the difficult pregnancy and the nursing/pumping/feeding issues we were having, and now are in the middle of sleeping/teething/baby-proofing issues. While most of us know all of this is so worth it and that they don't stay little for very long, it doesn't mean we don't get worn down and burnt out. It is so easy to put ourselves on the very bottom of the never-ending to-do list when there is a little person who is dependent upon you for everything. When I got the opportunity to host a party … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
Wrapping up my Spring Break in Arizona series today. I had planned to do a post on The Cookie Doughjo and share some of the fun we have had there, but sadly got word that the Doughjo is closing this week. It was such a fun business and will be missed. My children and I will most likely spend our Spring Break Pogo Pass hoping. If you need more background about the pogo passes, read this post. You can see some of our recent expeditions above. Even though we aren't amazing skaters, it is fun to have the opportunity to try some of these things with out breaking the bank. Pogo pass venues change periodically, but whenever a venue is taken off, they replace it with something new. Right now would be a good time to purchase because Makutu's Island was just added, but Enchanted Island may be closing it's gates in May. You could hit both of them during Spring Break and also be ready for the new Fat Cats … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias Have you had a chance to see Big Hero 6 yet? My family was mesmerized by the story of the sweet health-care-companion robot turned super-hero and his friends. It was so fun to plan a big movie viewing party and share it with our friends! Here is an overview about how we threw a fun and memorable movie night. I will follow-up with more details in a future post, since there is so much to share here. INVITATIONS: I didn't get the opportunity to send out formal invitations, but if I had I would have used the ones found on the Disney website. They have Baymax coming out of his suitcase. Perfect! MOVIE: You can't throw a movie party without the movie (as we found out the hard way, when we had to go back for our copy). If you are shopping at Target--and who … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]