Monday, March 28, 2016

Some Easter Treats

We sure had fun with the grands yesterday! I love this photo of the kids when we went out to eat. So cute! They are both growing up too quickly.

Miss Ava tried to play Easter Bunny so Otto wasn't so scared.

Then Otto wanted to play Easter Bunny and told Ava to sit on his lap. We all had a good laugh at that

One of our traditional Easter treats are Blarney Stones. My grandmother Smith made them for ST Pat's and then over the years, our family decided to make them for ST Pat's and for Easter. It's a tradition. I like to use a mini muffin pan to make them smaller than the cupcake size that my mom used to make. They are messy to make, but worth the work. You have to frost the entire cupcake with icing and roll it in coconut or chopped nuts.

When they are all done, they look like pastel Easter Eggs. They are yummy and everyone loves them. I like to make them smaller as they are really rich! I'm sending a box to Eric and Gina tomorrow. We were sad that they couldn't be with us on Easter Sunday.

I found this great jar the other day at Big Lots when I was shopping with the girls. I had never been there. I was looking for a perfect jar for pickled eggs. My grandmother also made these eggs at Easter.

Here's the jar filled with eggs and beets. They only need a couple days in the fridge before they are ready to eat.

Aren't they pretty? They are really yummy. My grandpa Smith just loved them and so do I. He was a tall and skinny man who always reminded me of Abe Lincoln. I don't eat them like grandpa...he ate them with butter! That's too much for me, but that's the way he liked them. My parents only had margarine at our house. I only got real butter at the Smith's. Isn't it funny what you remember.

I don't always make candy with my candy molds anymore, but I thought it would be fun and my SIL likes them. I like to used the Wilton candy melts. It's just easy using the microwave and your plastic
candy molds.

I painted the design in the eggs with white melts and a candy paint brush. I put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Then I melted the chocolate melts and covered the painted eggs. I had to let these sit for about 20 minutes in the fridge because they were pretty good sized.

I made some strawberry, plain chocolate and vanilla custard ones too. Everyone enjoyed them.
It's just fun to make some family traditional food for the holidays. I hope my girls will continue some of these down the road with their families.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. 


Cheryl said...

Oh, my! All of this talk of such yumminess is making me hungry! You do such a great job, and those little grandkids are just adorable! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

Kim said...

My, you have been whipping up oodles of gastronomical treats. I must say...they all look delicious. Your grand children are adorable; they do grow up quickly don't they.

handmade by amalia said...

Such a sweet post :-)

mamasmercantile said...

Those beautiful children are really growing up fast. Wonderful Easter traditions that are so lovely. I am going to give the beets and eggs a go I generally pickle them separately. Lovely Easter treats.

Bernideen said...

Dear Linda:
What a lovely batch of cupcakes and all you need is lots of little fingers which you had! They look so pretty all decorated and I loved the beet idea. That was totally original. Happy belated Easter!

allthingzsewn said...

I've always liked pickled beet and eggs but have never had them together. this is a definite must try. Like this week even. I'll let you know how they turn out for us. My husband is Irish so next year I'm gong to try and remember the blarney stones. Did you just use regular white cake mix? Cute Grandchildren.
Blessings Tonia