easter 2016 ~ a scenes post


A sweet, quiet Easter at home with Jeff, Andrea, Grace, Madeline, Chloe and Alice cat. We enjoyed a lovely dinner together and a relaxing day. I hope your Easter was beautiful and blessed. Happy Spring, Lovelies XO, ~M

hammy egg salad


If you still happen to have leftover Easter ham and hard boiled Easter eggs in the ‘fridge, this is a great way to use them up! High protein and delicious… Lunch is served! for 6 to 8 big sandwiches: 12 large, cold, hard boiled eggs 1 cup fully cooked ham, chilled completely, and chopped 1/2…

cheesy potato puff casserole


This is one of my go-to potato recipes for Easter and other holidays. It’s fluffy, and cheesy, and perfect with ham, turkey, roasted chicken, or grilled steak. There are never any leftovers! I always use 8 oz. of cheese for this, but if you use 6, the casserole will get a bit puffier. ~ preheat…

pineapple angel lush cake


This year I decided to make the classic Pineapple Angel Lush Cake for Easter instead of my Three Day Coconut Cake. I had fun decorating it and went a little overboard. This is probably the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. It’s light, fluffy, and fruity. Perfect for spring! Note: If you don’t have instant vanilla…

the best slow cooker pork tenderloin


This Easter, while the ham was baking in the oven, this was cooking in the Crock Pot. It was so easy to prepare, and incredibly moist and delicious. Perfect holiday fare, without the fuss! yield: count on 1/3 lb. to 1/2 lb. per person- 2 to 4 lb. pork tenderloin 1/2 cup water 2/3 cup…

lil’ kahuna hawaiian ham salad sliders


What a wonderful weekend we enjoyed. Lots of great company, good food, and sunshine. I hope you all enjoyed your time with family and friends! Jeff bought a huge ham, so we have quite a bit of leftovers. I put some aside in freezer bags for our favorite Ham & Cheese Casserole, some for Monte…

easter 2013


coloring easter eggs the easter table ~ easter dinner + breakfast babka grandgirls after-dinner stroll Happy Easter, Lovelies! Hope yours was beautiful. XO, M

cheesy pineapple crisp ~ ham’s favorite sidekick


Oh my goodness! I’ve been getting a bunch of requests for this since posting the photo 🙂 Okay…her ya go! 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 Tablespoons flour 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese 1 (20 oz. can) pineapple chunks, drained 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 Tablespoons reserved pineapple juice 3/4 cup Ritz cracker crumbs 4…

carrot ribbon salad with gin tangelo dressing


We enjoyed a great day with friends today. We made homemade pizzas for lunch. Had so much fun hanging out in our kitchen while we cooked. We sipped wine, watched a movie, chatted, and walked downtown Red Wing to do a little window shopping and see the World’s Largest Boot. Now Jeff is napping on…

country pineapple bake


~ country pineapple bake ~ I’m still catching up on trying to post all of my Easter recipes from this year. This pineapple bake is truly amazing with brown sugar-glazed ham, cheesy fan potatoes, and four seasons fruit salad. 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups brown sugar 8 eggs 2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple,…