Classic Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

Classic Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

My five year old-sons preschool class celebrates every holiday with a big party, and I always try and volunteer sugar cookies or cupcakes to help them celebrate! A few weeks ago I found this adorable bunny cookie cutter and have been excited to use it–I know it’s hardly very “original” to make white easter bunny cookies for easter! But I tried to get a little creative with some pink pearls and shaved coconut for their little pom pom tails. We have had a real bunny running around our house this past week, and I told my kids he’s the Easter bunny getting ready to deliver treats! They love him, and I think they loved these cookies just as much!  More

Olive Tapenade Devilled Eggs

Olive Tapenade Devilled Eggs

I tried my first ever olive tapenade a few months ago–until then, I had never even heard of one, so for those of you in the same boat, a tapenade is basically a spread consisting of chopped olives or capers or anchovies with olive oil! A reader of mine also commented he uses figs in his, which would be delicious! My mother in law found a pre-made tapenade from costco, spread it on some flat bread and topped it with prosciutto, fresh buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, and we were all obsessed. I have been thinking of ways to use tapenade ever since…. in pretty much everything. 

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Gingered Coconut Carrot Soup

Gingered Coconut Carrot Soup

Carrots are something that I always have on hand — somehow in such abundance that I never know what to do with them, other than feed them to our tiny little hamster, and recently a little bunny that has been hopping all around our yard {the kids go out and feed him, they’re convinced he’s the easter bunny!} Even trying to pawn off carrots on our fury little friends, we still have crazy amounts sitting in our fridge… so I thought i’d use half to make a delicious carrot cake for easter this week, and the other half to make this delicious carrot soup.
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Marinated Lamb Chops with Orange Pistachio Chimichurri

Marinated Lamb Chops with Orange Pistachio Chimichurri

Easter is the only time of year they sell lamb in tricities, {where I do my grocery shopping}, so this week I was really excited to make a roast leg of lamb with a classic mint sauce, english roast potatoes and gravy, just like my Mum used to make around Easter. However, when I got to the lamb section, I found minced lamb, lamb chops, lamb shoulder chops, and lamb shanks… pretty much everything besides the leg that I was looking for! So I decided to roll with it, and make something a little different.

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Salmon Burgers with Poached Egg & Avocado Hollandaise

Salmon Burgers with Poached Egg & Avocado Hollandaise

For some crazy reason I always cook for 6, even though only 2 of us actually eat! {My husband counts as half, because he always comes home from work barely hungry, and my 2 kids combined count as another half, because they are super picky!}  So I am often left with a lot of food, and lately I have been finding some delicious, creative ways to use it! A couple of days ago I made salmon cakes and had four left, so I decided to make salmon burgers. I actually ended up loving the burgers more than the original recipe!  I stumbled across an avocado hollandaise from foodandwine that I LOVE! It’s one of those rare recipes that I will find ways to use time and time again. It’s SO much healthier, quicker and simpler to make than a regular hollandaise, and tastes just as good! I also decided to add a poached egg… just because the hollandaise took seconds, and the patties were already made, and I was bored, and felt like getting fancy! You could add asparagus, or even just serve the burgers plain! But the combination was to die for delicious! I hope you guys enjoy.  More