Holiday-Easter

celebrations ~ a scenes post

Over the last few months I’ve gone through a sort of renewal in my personal life that’s hard to explain. Like I’m waking up. Without getting to philosophical (and weird) I guess I’ll just say that it all started when I gave up meat. I swear I won’t get “preachy” about how much this has…

kenny rogers mayonnaise carrot cake

My favorite recipe for carrot cake can be found in a little cookbook called “Cooking With Kenny Rogers.” It’s a collection of yummy recipes featuring Dole pineapple. Dole and Kenny collaborated to make this fun cookbook, and every recipe I’ve tried so far has been delicious! This cake is amazingly rich, moist, and delicious. It’s…

grandma’s extra cheesy au gratin potatoes

Who doesn’t love some extra cheesy, ooey gooey, au gratin potatoes from time to time? They’re delicious with almost everything, and an absolute must when you’re serving ham! I made these again this Easter. This recipe is tried and true, easy, and perfect! The BEST au gratin potatoes EVER! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees…

easy pina colada pudding cake

This is a wonderfully easy, moist and delicious cake! I made this instead of coconut cake this year for our Easter celebration and everyone loved it! for the cake: ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 1 (15 to 18 oz.) boxed pineapple cake mix (I used Pillsbury) 1 (3.4 oz.) box of instant…

chinese buffet coconut buns

About once every few weeks we visit our local Chinese buffet for lunch or dinner. I usually get the same things. Orange chicken or sesame chicken salad, the garlic green beans, cellophane noodles, crab rangoon or an egg roll, and a coconut-filled bun for dessert. Really, the buns are more like donuts. They’re so wonderful…

marshmallow mermaid pie

Ever since the first time I saw the movie Waitress I’ve wanted to make this pretty, dreamy, Marshmallow Mermaid Pie. It’s so sweet and colorful, but honestly, I fell in love with the name. Here’s my interpretation of the pie that Jenna presents to her doctor. It’s actually very easy to prepare, and would make…

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…