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Sophie & I making Easter favors

Sophie & I making Easter favors

Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a fantastic day with friends, family, and good food.

My hubby and I enjoyed our first holiday with our little Hazelnut. My brother came to visit for the weekend. Good friends of ours, whose daughter was born 5 days after ours, came over yesterday for dinner. I savored the opportunity to pull out the china and create an ambitious menu to celebrate the day. Everything was fantastic! I will be sharing a few of the recipes with you over the next couple of weeks, but unfortunately not everything survived to be photographed. I’ll be looking for opportunities to remake everything on the menu, so you may see a recipe in the future!


Sugared Nuts


Beef Wellington


Portobello Wellington

Hasselback Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Herbed Bread


“Cadbury” Egg Cream Brownies


Candy Carrots

Candy Carrot Favors: I made the carrots from Reese’s Pieces (although I considered using orange jelly beans). I used triangular-shaped treat bags from my local craft store, filled them with candy, and tied them with a thick green ribbon. Easy peasy!

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4 Responses to “Menu: Easter 2013 (& Candy Carrot Favors)”

  • How do you do it? Did Sophie enjoy her first Easter?

    • Liz:

      It was really a pleasure being able to spend some time in the kitchen. My brother’s help didn’t hurt either. 🙂
      As expected, Sophie slept through most of Easter but my hubby and I enjoyed giving her a small Easter basket and reading the Easter book we bought to her. It was special – her first holiday, my brother and good friends here to celebrate with us… we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

  • I love your website! I think you need to cook a yummy treat for the mommy group! It all sounds yummy!!!

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