Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe – EASY and perfect for Easter Dinner

Are you planning a special meal? There’s nothing better than homemade rolls on the table. While the idea of making your own can seem daunting – this easy recipe will make even a beginner look like a master baker. I discovered this recipe while looking for a good wholesome option for my kid’s lunches. I am trying to get away from processed foods for our family as much as possible. Making rolls on a Sunday afternoon is easy and has little hands-on time. The majority of time is spent waiting for the dough to rise. Unlike “cooking”, baking is a science and you do have to be pretty close to the directions. Warm milk to activate the yeast and sugar to feed it. This recipe also calls for having your ingredients at room temperature – If like me you keep your whole wheat flour in the fridge … [Read more...]

10 Sweet Ideas for Easter Peeps

There's something about those brightly colored, sugar coated marshmallow puffs called Peeps that make us smile. For generations, Peeps have been popping up every year around Easter time to adorn our baskets. They've always been a staple Easter candy in my home. What about yours?? Today I've gathered 10 Sweet Ideas for Easter Peeps that go beyond the basket. /1/ Peeps Cupcakes - These brightly colored cupcakes will gain the attention of every child, young and old.   /2/ Chocolate Bird's Nest Cookies - Chewy chocolate coconut macaroons are shaped into cute little bird's nests to create a one-of-a-kind treat for Easter.   /3/ Bunny Truffles - Did somebody say truffles? Oh my! These two treats are just screaming our name!!   /4/ Peeps Sunflower … [Read more...]

EGG-cellent Table Settings for Easter

Bringing the outdoors in, and displaying natural elements at your dining table for Easter is warming, enchanting and entertaining. Spring is here, flowers are in bloom and many Easter gatherings are in full swing.  Creating a DIY Easter tablescape for family and friends brings everyone together to surround a natural table setting that can be admired. An Easter tablescape doesn't have to break the bank. Incorporate natural elements by gathering items from your backyard. Shop around or visit your local farmers market for natural greens for your tablescape.  You can even cut grass from your very own yard to give the look of a picnic styled tablescape. The ideas are endless. Be creative and go for it!. Here are few of my favorite  Easter Tablescape Inspirations!  Love Grows … [Read more...]

Michelle’s Flourless (Gluten-Free) Chocolate Cake Recipe {for Passover}

Passover, the history-filled Jewish holiday that takes place in spring, is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a delicious dessert to share with your family and friends, your search has come to an end. Not only is my friend Michelle’s unique recipe rich and overflowing with chocolaty goodness, but it’s KOSHER, GLUTEN FREE, and with the addition of another special ingredient, HEALTHIER than any flourless chocolate cake that has passed your lips in the past. Made with finely chopped pecans instead of flour (making it gluten free!) this masterpiece is perfect for Passover. We used Earth’s Balance vegan shortening (or you can use pareve margarine), which keeps it kosher. And we added flaxseed, which is full of omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber, to keep it … [Read more...]

Easter Styles for Kids

One of the best things about the Easter holidays is dressing up the kids!  I love that they are still small enough that I can put them in cute little outfits without complaint.  Easter has to be my favorite holiday to dress them up. Unlike some of the other holidays, they get to spend all day in their adorable outfits.  From church, to hunting for eggs to our big family dinner, they get to hang out in their stylish duds all day.  Are you looking for some fun Easter styles for kids?  Here are some of my tips for getting the kids dressed up for the big day! Pastels - I think pastels are fun for girls and boys!  If you have one vibrant piece of clothing, then tone down another.  For example, try a pastel gingham button down for your boy and pair it with basic khakis.  Its just … [Read more...]

Chocolate Nest Desserts for Easter

Nothing says Easter like chocolate bird's nests. Yes, that may sound a little cruel, but it's certainly better than eating a poor little chocolate bunny, right? This collection of chocolate nest desserts come in all shapes and sizes. Which one do you like best? Take your pick! 1. Chocolate Thumbprint Nests by The Curvy Carrot These thumbprint chocolate cookies have the perfect shape that is fit for chocolate eggs. Their chocolate sprinkle covered coating makes them look so authentic! 2. Easter Nest Chocolate Doughnuts by Baking Me Something Good Baked doughnuts are probably the most delicious and healthified thing I've ever seen. Covering them with decorative frosting to make them 'nest-like' is just perfect! 3. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Robins' Nests … [Read more...]