Happy Easter!

                                           
Here are a couple of popular recipes you might want to try (or enjoy again) this Easter holiday, from NJFV:

                                                    

The Best Scalloped Potatoes

                                                   

Bread-machine Rosemary Flax Buns  (with vegan-friendly options)

                                                            

In the past couple of days, these recipes in particular have been getting many,many hits here at Veggies… as people start deciding on their choices for Easter holiday recipes and treats to make. I hope you will enjoy them too!

Remember Easter when you were a kid?

I certainly do….. A new Easter bonnet, decorated with fabric flowers and ribbons and pretty new dress (my mom was a fantastic seamstress) were both givens.

A beautiful Easter lily, adorning the Easter dinner table. Gorgeous decorated baskets full of colorful and delish treats.

Best of all, ‘giant’ (or so they seemed then  😉 ) solid bunnies made from the most scrumptious of chocolate, arriving every year from my dear grandmother Sabina, who lived in Winnipeg. 

 What are some of your favorite Easter memories? What traditions have you carried on in your own family?

Such a special time of year, in so many,many ways.

Wishing you a bountiful, safe and blessed Easter.

 Huggs, G        🙂

Hydrangea photo courtesy of: © Caroline Brown 

9 responses

  1. When I was young, we each used to get a big egg. The eggs were chocolate and decorated with icing, but were hollow on the inside. You could look inside and see a scene like a cross. Sometimes we would get chocolate eggs that were filled with a peanut butter filling. I had forgotton all about those eggs… Happy Easter, Geraldine!!!

  2. My Grandmother would make these little felt dolls. She would always give my sister and I one at Easter. Some would be animals…some would be people. I have about fifty of these little treasures…

    My Grandfather loved ham crackle. You know when the skin gets all yummy and you up you bad cholesterol in one bite? When my Dad would take the crackle off before the final basting…my Grandfather would run, knocking us out of the way…to get to the crackle first.

    So nothing says Easter to me like sweet little dolls and a little crackle. *grin*

  3. Yum, buns.

    Sunrise service and breakfast. I used to love them.

  4. Hi and thank you for visiting me today. Your flowers are beautiful – we still have snow! My memories of Easter are very similar to yours. We three girls always got new and matching dresses and my brother a new suit (which he hated). And the chocolate bunnies were the best!

    I hope you will consider writing an Easter memory for my Slice of Life Sunday meme
    ( http://sliceoflifesunday.wordpress.com ).
    This is a new project of mine and I would really appreciate bloggers taking part.

    Also, I was looking through you site and see you are really into knitting. You may want to checkout greatfullivin
    ( http://greatfullivin.com ) as I know she really enjoys knitting also.

    I hope you have a great Easter and make more wonderful memories.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Your pictures and Easter memories are beautiful.

    When we were small, my mother would dress us up, (all eight of us!) and we would have a small parade in front of our house. The four girls had matching dresses, with coat’s, hats, and matching bag’s. The boys all had suits with bow ties. I don’t know how she did it!

  6. I think I love the Easter egg hunts most off all! Even if there was too much snow to do them outside, we could still hunt for them in the house. Good times…

    Happy Easter!

  7. Hi Beth, I also remember those eggs! I liked the ones filled with marshmallow the best.

    Hi Ruinwen, The felt dolls sound so sweet. The ham….ahem, I will pass but I do admit to being a big sparerib fan, in my distant meat eating past. Enough said.

    Hi Carrie, These buns are always perfect. Light and so fragrant with the fresh rosemary. Sunrise services, weren’t those lovely?

    Hi Cricket, Thanks for sharing these lovely memories and for your kind comments here and at MPP. My poem, The Dollhouse has brought back some special memories for many readers, it appears. That is so gratifying.

    Hi Bellevia, Wow, that must have been a LOT of work for your mom. How did they do it? My mom was amazing too.

    Hi Sheep, We never actually did a egg hunt, the baskets just arrived pre-filled LOL. SOunds like a lot of fun though and the treats are great, either way, right!!! 😉

    Happy Easter and do enjoy those Scalloped Potatoes ok! Judging by the hundreds of hits on this post in the last couple of days, it looks like a LOT of people are going to making my recipe from NJFV this Easter, for this delightful and very popular potato dish. We had them last night yummmmmmm……

    Huggs, G

  8. our traditions at Easter were: egg hunt then eating said boiled eggs with hot cross buns; ham and usually our first potato salad of the season; and I remember not too much chocolate but loved the coloured baskets and all that coloured stuffing. When I’d get a soft chick or bunny that had me excited and appreciative for nearly a year or more.

    Hope you had a grand Easter

    Diane

  9. Thanks for stopping in Diane and sharing your Easter memories, so nice! I had forgotten about the homemade hot cross buns (icing cross) my mom made beautifully every year. She didn’t have a passion for cooking as I do but she was a terrif baker (prize-winning). Huggs, G 🙂

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