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April 11th, 2014

Sweet Eggscape – {free} Easter Printable

Sweet Eggscape



Easter is just a week away – time to have a little fun and spread the love {or chocolate in this case!}  Here’s a fun and simple printable to make you a favorite among all your friends.  Grab some plastic eggs,  fill them with some yummy treats, attach this cute printable tag, and wait for the smiles!

 

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Your co-workers will be so excited to find a little chocolate treat on their desk – and don’t forget about your kids’ teachers- They always need a little extra love!

 

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Download the Yellow Sweet Eggscape tag here.

Download the Violet Sweet Eggscape tag here.

Download the Blue Sweet Eggscape tag here.

Have fun with this – you are sure to make some great friends with this sweet surprise!!

kyrasiggie

 

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April 9th, 2014

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 



It’s Spring – must be time for another asparagus recipe.  As I’ve mentioned before, I remember cutting wild asparagus along the ditch banks in the spring.  Later, my father actually raised asparagus commercially so I have a deep-seeded love for these green spears.  Today’s Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is my new favorite.  These yummy spears are a perfect appetizer for Easter or any time of the year – you certainly don’t need a special occasion, in fact a few of these make a fast and incredible tasty low-carb meal.  You can also serve them as a beautiful side dish.

To make this easy dish simply trim your asparagus to about 7 inches and wrap each spear in prosciutto cut length-wise.  Just start at the top and roll it down at an angle.

 

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Next just cook them in a tablespoon of olive oil for 2-3 minutes to let the asparagus get nice and tender and the prosciutto brown to brown and crisp like bacon.   Finally, finish it off with fresh ground black pepper.

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 

Yum- the result is amazing and it only took about 10 minutes!  The recipe below is for 12 spears just to give you the ratio, but believe me you will want to make lots more- they are even good cold the next day for lunch!

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients

12 spears asparagus, trimmed to about 7 inches

6 slices prosciutto, halved length-wise

1 tablespoon olive oil

fresh ground black pepper to taste (I like lots)

Directions

Lay each piece of asparagus at a 45 degree angle across one strip of prosciutto and roll down until the asparagus is basically covered.  Heat olive on medium-high heat and cook asparagus until the prosciutto is brown and crisp and asparagus is tender – about 2-3 minutes.  Turn as needed to brown all sides.

Recipe adapted from Eat Drink Paleo.  These spears are so yummy, you’ll have a hard time getting them to the table!

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 

P.S.  Here’s a few other favorite asparagus recipes:  Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts, Asparagus Spring Salad, Chicken Bundles with Asparagus

Do you have a great way to serve asparagus? We’d love to hear about it and maybe give it a try!  Leave us a comment below or send an email!  Have a good week -

kyrasiggie

April 8th, 2014

Cadbury Egg Ice Cream

Cadbury Egg Ice Cream



I am going to be honest, please don’t judge, I do not like Cadbury Eggs. I never really have and I am not really sure why even. It is odd, I know. I like pretty much anything that includes chocolate or a fair amount of sugar. However, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Cadbury Egg Ice Cream. Another true confession, I hid it in the back of my freezer so my kids wouldn’t find it. I secretly ate it after they went to bed. I know, so rude. So, fair warning if you are going to actually share this ice cream you may want to double it.

Cadbury Egg Ice Cream

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 mini Cadbury Creme Eggs, roughly chopped

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together the cream, milk and vanilla together until well combined. Begin freezing according to your ice cream maker manufacturer’s instructions. About half way through the freezing process, add the Cadbury Eggs and continue freezing. For a firmer ice cream place in the freezer in an airtight container.

jocelynsiggie

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April 4th, 2014

Easter Favorites 2014

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Rumor has it the Easter Bunny is on his way-  Time to get hopping!  We’ve updated our list of Easter Favorites to help make this your most egg-citing and delicious holiday ever!  We’ve got more than a hundred ideas to fill your basket of goodies, plus we’ve got a few more coming up!

 

Breakfast/Brunch

Pineapple Smoothie
Blueberry Agave Low-fat Smoothie 
Orange Cream Smoothie
Raspberry Lemonade (if it’s nice outside)
Ghiradelli Caramel Hot Chocolate (if it’s snowing outside)
Easy Jelly  Donut Holes
Buttermilk Biscuits
English Muffin Toasting Bread
Jam Butter
Glazed Coconut Bread
Bunny Bread
Crepes
Lemon Souffle Pancakes
Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast Cups with Raspberry Syrup
French Toast Kabobs with Blueberry Compote
French Toasted Angel Food Cake
French Toast with Maple Apples
Blackberry French Toast Bake {a.k.a. breakfast bliss}
Buttermilk Syrup
Baked Oatmeal
Blueberry and Roasted Pecan Low-fat Granola
Easy Peach Turnovers
Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes
Cornmeal, Jalapeño, and Fresh Corn Scones
Turkey Sage Sausage Patties
Eggs Benedict Casserole
Cheese and Sausage Egg Strata
Mini Frittatas
Baked Sausage and Egg Boats
Scrambled Egg Sliders on Bacon and Cheddar Muffins
Corner Bakery’s Anaheim Breakfast Panini
Caramel Pecan Rolls
Cinnamon Roll Cake
Muffin Fries with Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
Caramelized Pear Streusel Bread
Banana Nut Spice Cake
Double Chocolate Loaf
Fruit & Yogurt Muffins
Sausage and Cheese Muffins
Banana Blueberry Muffins
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
Fresh Pear Bran Muffins
Apple Nut Muffins
Blueberry Muffins
Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
Maple French Toast Muffins

 

Appetizers

Spinach Artichoke Bites
Prochiutto Wrapped Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts
Crab Cakes with Rémoulade
Blue Cheese Apricot Bites 
Salad on a Stick
Chicken Salad Appetizer Cups
Creamy Parmesan Ranch with Veggies
Easiest Ever Appetizer
Bruschetta with Fresh Tomato and Basil
Piña Colada Fruit Dip
Strawberry Fruit Dip
Cheesecake Dip

 

Breads

Buttermilk Rolls
Cheesy Herb Popovers
Rosemary Olive Oil Dipping Bread
Rosemary and Herb Focaccia
Simple Garlic Parmesan Knots

 

Salads and Sides

CARAMEL POTATOES (Our Signature Dish)
Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
Prochiutto Wrapped Asparagus
Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks
Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes
Orzo with Browned Butter and Parmesan
Rice Pilaf
Ravioli with Toasted Walnuts and Spinach
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Roasted Red Potatoes
Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Gratin
Asparagus Spring Salad
Shrimp Pasta Salad
Our Favorite Spinach Salad
Pear and Pistachio Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette
Winter Citrus Salad
Chicken Pasta Salad
Baby Greens with Grapes, Hot-Sweet Pecans & Gorgonzola Vinaigrette
Balsamic Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Orange Pudding Jell-O
Carrot Cake Salad

 

Entrees

Chicken Bundles with Asparagus, Red Peppers, and Carrot Spears in Rosemary Cream Sauce
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Marinade for Flank Steak or Chicken
Lemon Rosemary Marinade

 

Desserts

Cadbury Egg Ice Cream
Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake
Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Carrot Sheet Cake
Coconut Easter Nests
Glazed Coconut Bread
Pina Colada Cheesecake
Cream Cheese Pie (Simple Cheesecake)
Key Lime-White Chocolate Cheesecake Squares
Mini Black Bottom Cheesecakes
Lemon Marshmallow Tart
Homemade Lemon Curd
Lemon Sauce
Lemon Meringue Bars
Glazed Lemon Cookies
Chopped Candy Cookie Bars
Individual Fruit Pizza
Sugar Cookie Bars
Key Lime Bars
Fresh Strawberry Pie
Orange Creamsicle Pie
Lemon Ice Cream
Magic Mousse Jello
Lemon Sheet Cake
Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake
Cream Cheese Sheet Cake
Favorite Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache (or top with fruit)

 

Treats and Favors

Sweet Eggscape Printables

Sweet Eggscape

 

 HoPpY Cottontails Printables

 

PEEPS Sake Happy Easter Printables

 

Coconut Easter Nests

 

Easter Basket Party Favor

 

 

Free Frameable Print

He is Risen 

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Having trouble deciding?  We can’t blame you one bit.  Whatever you decide to make – we hope your Easter is beautiful and, of course, delicious!

 

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April 2nd, 2014

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Get ready for a spring party in your mouth. These little cookies boast a light lemon flavor that is sure to please.  We are finding our way through Spring and are quickly gaining on Easter.  I often consume a few too many Lemon desserts in the months or March and April.  This is just one more to add to the collection!

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Glazed Lemon Cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
3-5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Whisk and set aside. In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and lemon zest. Stir them together with a fork pressing the two together until fragrant.

Beat butter and sugar/lemon mixture together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and lemon juice. Slowly add in the flour mixture on low speed until blended. Drop dough by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Gently flatten dough.

Bake for 11-13 minutes or until cookies are just set and slightly golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cooking racks. Cool completely.

To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Dip each cookie top into the lemon glaze. Let cookies sit until icing has set.

jocelynsiggie

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