Another Easter dinner has come and gone and Sue and I found some pretty cute Easter related food to make this year. The bunny above is one that we make almost every year.
He is simply shaped out of bread, baked, and then you scoop out his tummy and fill him with dip for veggies.
Here is a close up so you can see his cute buck teeth made of almonds and googly eyes made of raisins.
Then we made some carrots out of Pillsbury crescent rolls and filled them with salmon that our dad had smoked, mixed with cream cheese. This idea was from Hungry Happenings . You should click the link to visit that site if you haven't been there yet. It is full of amazingly creative ideas. Sue and I have made many of the amazing recipes from Hungry Happenings.
The Hungry Happenings site used cream horn molds to make the carrots but Sue couldn't find her molds. To improvise we simply crumpled up tinfoil into carrot shapes (kind of - our carrot shaping skills need some work), sprayed them with a little cooking spray, and then wrapped with crescent dough. Please go to the Hungry Happenings site for a full tutorial and step by step photos.
See.......kind-of carrot shaped. At least everyone knew what we were trying to do.
For one of our appetizers Sue made these delicious Couscous Poppers. We will post a follow up blog with the recipe for these. They were so tasty!
These little guys were one of my favorite new recipes this Easter. All you have to do is get some crunchy green grapes, dip them in caramels melted with a little cream, then dip them in finely chopped, salted peanuts. So addicting. Like little tiny caramel apples....but better...
And, of course, it wouldn't be Easter without sugar cookies. Sue and I baked for a fundraiser for the local hospital so made a billion of these cute little guys. The Decorated Cookie was our inspiration for these cookies.
I made the cutest, teeny-tinniest little guy because I couldn't get over how cute they were.
That little purple guy? His name is Ed.
I had to give him a name.
Some more bunnies and chicks. Created by Diane shared the bunnies on Pinterest so we thought we would give them a try. The chicks we came up with because we were just getting really tired of bunnies.
I know..I know.....Tired of bunnies? Who gets tired of bunnies?
You try frosting 10 million bunnies and then let me know what you think...
We also made some chocolate cake eggs and decorated them with candies and some melted icing.
Another great Hungry Happenings idea was the Easter bunny bums. Sooooo adorable. We used marshmallow fondant for the bunny and jelly beans for carrots.
When we ran out of jelly bean "carrots" we used some candy flowers for our "gardens".
Yup, still cute!
Of course, there was the bunny buns I made a little early this week.
Aaaaaaaand the Easter Rainbow Bread from earlier this week as well.
Of course our Easter dinner was full of a crazy amount of food. Salads and ham and turkey and hot cross buns and desserts and on and on and on.
I think we had about 25 family and friends in the house for Easter dinner this year.
Food, family, and friends.
What more could anyone ask for?