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Easter Recipes

March is practically gone, and it seems like time keeps rushing by faster and faster.  This year we didn’t even have time to whip up any new recipes for Easter!  But we have gathered our best Easter posts from past years for you here so you can find inspiration for this Sunday’s festivities. Part of the reason for the lack of new posts is because we’re busy behind the scenes working on something new and special for our blog.  You’ll see the surprise soon…

There! the secret is out now, so we have just created more pressure for ourselves to get things rolling! But going back to the time topic, the other day I was reading an article about why time seems to go by faster and faster as we get older. Remember how the school year seemed to last forever? How summer vacations seemed longer, and how vividly we remember Christmas from our childhood?  Now, Christmas or other holidays seem to rush by without leaving a big impression. According to this article, the reason that best explains why we perceive time is going faster, is because our early years were filled with new experiences and first time events,  so we tend to make more lasting and more detailed memories of these events. When we repeat the same event, year after year, it is less likely to leave such a unique or lasting impression.

In short, the message on the article I read was that to, at least psychologically, slow down the pace of life we should  take advantage of new and unique experiences as much as possible.  When we do the same things, we don’t make distinct memories and time seems to fly by.  I’m sure there are many theories behind this question, but for now, the message that we should focus on positive past memories, live more in the present and try to have a positive outlook for the future and use our time wisely seems like sound advice.

Happy Easter!

Helga & Kitty

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Easter Treats – Blog Love

Easter is here!  This year, Helga will have to celebrate Easter at a later date. In Guatemala, we celebrate Holy Week which starts on Monday April 2nd and ends on Sunday April 8th which means everybody is out for vacation, so there will be no kids to celebrate Easter with!  It will have to wait a week.

For this reason, we are sharing our blog love with you. We hand picked Easter treats we thought you might like to try.  You can also check out our Easter album from last year here.

No Bake Easter Treats
from Kitchen Simplicity

Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwiches
from Raspberri Cupcakes

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes
from My Baking Addiction

Tie Dye Easter Eggs
from Family Fun

Rice Krispies Treat Pops
from Hungry Happenings

Carrot Crescents Filled With Egg Salad
from Hungry Happenings

Orange Bunny Rolls
from Budget Gourmet Mom

Easter 2011

As we all prepare for Easter Sunday brunch, here’s a recap of our recipes. Also, you can follow us on Twitter @twofoodies, Facebook to get the latest info on our recipes and Flickr, where we usually post our upcoming recipe pictures first!

Easter Egg Dyeing

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Balls

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Balls

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Cream Cheese Easter Cookies

Easter Cookies

Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cake with Whipped Frosting

Lemon Cake with Whipped Frosting

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmalow Pops

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow pops are an easy and fun treat you can make for your kids, they are especially suitable for birthday or Easter parties. You can use candy melts, chocolate, or white chocolate. This time I used only semi sweet baking chocolate and sprinkles for my first attempt.  You can use the long lollipop sticks, or wooden kebab skewers, as I did.

Marshmalow Pops

Marshmallow Pops
Yields: 12 pops

Ingredients:
12 wooden skewers
12 large white marshmallows
4 oz  semi sweet chocolate
candy sprinkles
1 glass
sugar

Procedure:

  1. Insert a wooden skewer into each marshmallow, halfway through.
  2. In a double boiler, using two small pots melt the chocolate. (You don’t really need a lot of chocolate, so try to make your double boiler using two small pots)
  3. Prepare your glass by filling it a little over halfway up with regular sugar.  Once you have dipped and sprinkled your marshmallow pops, you will need this to stick them in to let them dry.
  4. Once it is completely melted dip each marshmallow into the chocolate, then gently tap the wooden skewer on the rim of the pot to let the excess fall off.
  5. Add your candy sprinkles at this point, while the chocolate is still soft.
  6. Put your pops into your prepared glass to let them set.  You can refrigerate them to speed up the setting process.

Marshmalow Pops

Marshmalow Pops

Marshmalow Pops

Marshmalow Pops

Marshmalow Pops

Marshmalow Pops