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Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cakes on poka dot paper, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
Easter is a fun time of year to celebrate with food and family
One cake mix makes 2 bunny cakes.
I made one out of coconut and the other out of marshmallow,
since not everyone likes coconut as much as I do.
This was super easy and fun to make!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake ingredients, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
Supplies
One cake mix -Any flavor
Coconut
Marshmallows
Frosting in a tub (I made mine with powder sugar-
this way my little fingers in the house do not eat the frosting. lol)
Jelly beans
Green Food coloring
Pink construction paper
Red licorice (if you desire whiskers)
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake mix, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeMaking the Cake
1st…Make the cake mixes following the direction on the back of the box (I usually substitute apple sauce for oil)
2nd…Grease and flour 2 pans (either 8 or 9 inch pan) and bake using the instructions on the box.
3rd…Take cakes out of the pan and put on a cooling rack.  Put in the freezer.
I made these cakes in the morning while I was cooking breakfast, and I finished the cake after dinner that same day. This way I can frost and decorate on my time!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow dying coconut, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake, #dyingcoconutWhen the cake was baking, I made the green grass for the bunny to lay in.
How to make Green Grass Coconut
1st… Put 1 cup of coconut in a container with a lid.
2nd… Put 5-8 drops of green food coloring on top of the coconut.
3rd…  Put lid on the container and shake.
4th…Wow! Coloring coconut was that simple, and no mess!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow instructions, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeAssembling the Bunny Cakes
1st… Place the cake down and cut in half.
2nd…Frost both sides of the halves.
3rd…Put the halves together and place on the platter you will be using to display the cake
4th…Cut a piece out of the front and frost the piece.  Put the frosted piece on the back for the tail.
Since the cake is cold, it frosts easily.
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake with coconut, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeFrost the Cake
Frost the outside of the cake, since the cake is cold; it frost easily.
Once you have frosted the outside and the frosting is drying, apply the coconut or the marshmallows.  Don’t let the frosting dry or the coconut or marshmallows will not stick.  Place the coconut or marshmallows in the palm of your hand and press on the cake.
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake ear making, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
The Ears
1st…Cut out the ears.
2nd… Pinch the ears at the bottom.
3rd…Cut a slit in the top of the cake were you cut a piece of cake out.
Slice from back to front.  Slide the ear bottom in the slit area.
All done…Now it is beginning to look more like a bunny and less like a car.  (As my kids say)
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake the face, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeFinishing Up
Now add the jelly beans for a nose and two eyes.  You can use shoe string licorice for whiskers too.
Sprinkle green grass coconut on both sides of the bunny.  Add a few jelly to the grass coconut along side the bunny.

To Make the Bunny Fatter
To make the bunny fatter, you can use all 4- halves side by side to make him wider.

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Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies together, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesHAPPY EASTER!
Who doesn’t love HOSTESS Twinkies and Snowballs!
As a child my mother made these yummy treats for us to eat for Easter.
They are a great DIY ~since they are so easy to make!

Supplies
Pink construction paper
Scissor
Twinkies
Hostess pink snowballs
Shoestring licorice
Mini M&M’s
Mini Marshmallows
White Frosting
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies paper ear instructions , twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesCut out the ears.
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies ears instructions, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesOnce the ears are cut-out, then follow the steps in the photos.
1st- Fold the ears together at the bottom of the ears.
2nd – Cut slits in the top of the Twinkies going from the front to the back (look at photo above)
Slide the folded ears into the slits.
3rd – Twinkies are ready for the faces to be added.
Hostess twinkie bunny, Hostess snowball bunnies, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesTo make the faces
Cut mini marshmallows in half-apply a small amount of frosting and stick on the Twinkie.
Find the color of mini M&M’s you like, and put frosting on the back and put on top of the marshmallows.
Cut shoe string licorice about 3 inches long and pull apart.
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This is what it looks like~ push in the center.  Put frosting on the back of the licorice.
Place on the Twinkie below the eyes.
Cut another marshmallow in half. Put frosting on the back and put on top of the center of the licorice.
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies ear instructions, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesInstructions for the Hostess Snowballs
Once the ears are cut-out, then follow the steps in the photos.
1st- Fold the ears together at the bottom of the ears.
2nd – Cut slits in the top of the Hostess Snowballs from side to side(look at photo above).
3rd -Slide the folded ears into the slits.
4th – Hostess Snowballs are ready for the faces to be added.
Follow the same for the whiskers on the Hostess Snowballs as you did for the Twinkies.
Hostess twinkie bunnies, Hostess snowball bunnies, twizzlers, marshmallows, #hostesstwinkiebunnies, #hostesssnowballbunniesDecorate the face  
Cut mini marshmallows in half-apply a small amount of frosting and stick on the Hostess Snowballs.
Find the color of mini M&M’s you like, and put frosting on the back and put on top of the marshmallows.
Cut shoe string licorice about 3 inches long and pull apart.
Put frosting on the back of the licorice.
Place on the Hostess Snowball below the eyes.
Cut another marshmallow in half. Put frosting on the back and put on top of the center of the licorice.

Have fun making these adorable treats with your loved ones! 

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Butterscotch Pecan Baked French Toast Recipe, Baked French Toast you can even make it the nigth before and bake it in the morning #BreakfastRecipe, #FrenchToast, #BakedFrenchToast

Butterscotch Pecan Baked French Toast

My family loves this recipe, and I love how simple it is to make. Best part is you can make it up the night before if needed and then just pop it into the oven to bake in the morning.  This recipe is not over the top sweet but has a great butterscotch flavor and a great way to start any day.

Butterscotch Pecan Baked French Toast Recipe, Baked French Toast you can even make it the nigth before and bake it in the morning #BreakfastRecipe, #FrenchToast, #BakedFrenchToast

Recipe yields 8 mini loaves or one 9x 13 casserole dish

  • 8 cup cubed bread
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 7 eggs whipped
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 box (3.2oz) Jello Cook and Serve Butterscotch Pudding
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees, coat mini loaf pan or 9X13 casserole dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

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Mix together the  melted butter, sugar, pudding mix, and milk stir till well blended. You can then add in the whipped eggs, cubed bread and nuts. Stir till well coated, let set for 10-15 mins to give the bread time to soak up the liquid.  Or you can let it set overnight in the refrigerator. Put into a mini loaf pan,  casserole dish or cupcake tin (make sure you coat with non stick spray).  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 mins. EnjoyButterscotch Pecan Baked French Toast Recipe, Baked French Toast you can even make it the nigth before and bake it in the morning #BreakfastRecipe, #FrenchToast, #BakedFrenchToastIf you like this recipe you might also like

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amazing meatball sandwich, red potato salad, picnic food, easy to make, DIY, #amazingmeatballsandwich, #picnicfood, #DIYMy Grandmother makes Amazing Meatballs!
I love to eat them in Hot Dog Buns.
Perfect for picnics.
Eat them cold in a bun for Easter Weekend lunch-
Eat them warm for a game day appetizer!
I love to eat potato salad as a side.
Such comfort food!
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MeatBalls
1½ pounds of ground beef
¾ cup of milk
1 cup of quick oats
½ cup of chopped onion
1 egg
1 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of chili powder
¼ teaspoon of pepper
¼ teaspoon of garlic powder

Mix meat ball ingredients all together.
Form meat into the size of golf balls, and place on a cookie sheet and for 30 minutes at 350°.
While the meatballs are cooking, make the sauce.
amazing meatball sandwich sauce, crockpot cooking, #amazing meatball sandwich sauceSauce
2 cups of ketchup
¾ cup of brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of Liquid Smoke
½ cup of chopped onion
½ teaspoon of garlic powder

Mix the sauce ingredients together in the crockpot while the meatballs are cooking.
Add the meatballs from the oven to the crockpot and coat with the sauce.
Simmer on low for 1 hour.
Serve in a hotdog bun or individually

HINT
They are better the next day!

amazing meatball sandwich red potato salad, #amazingmeatballsandwichredpotatosaladRed Potato Salad
3 red potatoes per person
1 egg per person
and a stalk of celery per person
mayonnaise

Cut the red potatoes in quarters and put into a pot.
Cover potatoes with water and boil until the potatoes are tender.
Make hard boiled eggs, peel and slice.
Chop celery into slices. (My children do not like pickles, yet I love the crunch celery adds, and the color)
Once the potatoes are tender.  Drain the water.  Put the potatoes in a bowl.
Add the eggs, celery, and mayonnaise.  Mayonnaise is up to your liking.  I like a lot.
The mayonnaise absorbs into the potatoes when they are warm, so it takes a bit more.
Stir together.
Refrigerate, or serve warm!

This is a perfect meal to take on a picnic!

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Dyed egg whites, Easy, quick and festive,  #foodcoloring,  #eggs, #deviledeggs,#dyedeggs, #easyeggs, #coloredeggs

Dyed Egg Whites and Easy Deviled Eggs

We have probably all dyed eggs for Easter creating fun designs and beautiful colors, but what about the inside of the egg?  Have you ever tried to dye the egg whites? I found it was so easy and didn’t take long for a cheerful, bright presentation!  How lovely would these look on your Easter table?  Or dye them in red and blue for a 4th of July bbq!  The possibilities are endless!  I also think they would look lovely chopped up in potato salad or egg salad!  Let  me show you how to dye the egg whites, and some easy tips for perfect deviled eggs!

You will need

hard boiled eggs

8-10 drops of food coloring

cups

1/2 tbsp Vinegar per color used

1/2 cup water per color

paper towels

For the deviled eggs you will need

mayonnaise

pickle juice

spoon

salt and pepper to taste

sandwich baggie

To dye your eggs, first cook them.  Once they are boiled and cooled peel them.  Just before you peel them, prepare your water. I only did 3 eggs to try it out and only used 3 colors.  You will need 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tbsp vinegar and 8-10 drops of food coloring depending on the intensity of the color you desire.  Make sure it is stirred well.

Now, once your water is prepared and your eggs are peeled, cut them in half and put the yolk in a bowl.  Have a cute, little kitchen helper drop the egg whites into the prepared colors.

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I only let them stay in the water for just 5 minutes and the colors were all very vibrant.  I you are going for more pastel shades, take them out sooner.

Once they are the desired shade, you are going to take them out and lay them upside down on a paper towel so all of the dye can drain out of them and they can dry.  They are already flipped over in this picture, but you can get an idea of the color!

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Now. lets let them dry while we prepare the deviled eggs.  Mash up your egg yolks that you set aside in a bowl.  I don’t measure my ingredients usually for deviled eggs, it is more by watching the texture.  Since I only did 3 eggs, I maybe used 1 1/2 tbsp of mayo?  Just put small amounts in and mix well so you don’t end up with too much!  You can always add more, but you can’t take it away!  My “secret ingredient” is pickle juice.  Again, you don’t need a lot!  It helps give them great flavor without tasting like pickles!  Once your mixture is a nice, creamy consistency put it in a sandwich baggie and cut off the end.

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Simply pipe the filling into your eggs.  You can get fancy and pipe into a nice design or just simply drop it in.  It is so much easier than scooping it into each egg with a spoon!  I don’t know about you, but deviled eggs aren’t something that gets made a lot here because they are kind of a pain.  This method definitely makes them easier and quicker!

That is it!  You are done! Just in time to add a lovely accent to your Easter table!

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