Friday, April 18, 2014

Top Hoppin' Easter Bunny Crafts and Projects {Holiday Fun}

I'm such a seasonal nut. I love all the fun colors, foods, decorations that are associated with all of our American and Christian Holidays. This weekend is all about Easter.  How about you? Do you celebrate all the fun holidays? You can go through my National Food HoliDays post for more fun ideas. Here are some of my favorite Easter Bunny ideas. Enjoy!

crafts for Easter bunny

I'd love for you to share your ideas in the comments below!! Thanks and Hoppy Easter! 


Bunny Candy
Easter Candy Project
Easter Bunny Candy Bouquet (my project featured on the Bowdabra Blog)

Easter Candy Recipes



Easter Bunny in a Jar Food Craft & Gift Idea



Easter Bunny Bow Ears Craft for Kids


Easter Bunny Egg Cups - Cute and easy project!
-Cut out white and pink ears and pink nose with felt.
-Cut a pipe cleaner in half or in thirds.
-Hot glue or tacky glue ears together and glue to back of small plastic dixie cup. Then do eyes. Fold pipe cleaners in half and glue on cup. Finally glue on nose.
Use this to add in an Easter egg for the kids. You can have their name on the egg. This would be cute for party favors or instead of place cards at the dinner table. You could even add candy into the cup. Use any size cup. I got this fun idea from the daycare where I work!



Rainbow Bread - Last but not least... let the kids brighten up bread with a little bit of fun colors! I got this project from my friend's daycare. 

To Do:
1-With paint brushes, let the kids paint on a mixture of whole milk and food coloring. The mixture is 1/3 cup whole milk and desired amount of food coloring. 
Don't let them go too crazy with the mixture or the bread will turn to mush.
2-Bake the bread on parchment paper in a preheated 375 degree oven for 5 minutes. You can use the paper to write their names on.
3-  Then let them eat the rainbow!
So fun and perfect for so many occasions! Thanks for sharing, Jane! 


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

We love sweet potatoes! Ever since my teens were babies I've been making them sweet potato fries. I have several sweet potato recipes that I enjoy making and below you will find a new one. Do you have any favorite sweet potato recipes? IF so please share in the below comments. I'm always looking for new and tasty sweet potato recipes to make my family. These are great because they are made in the crockpot!

easy sweet potato recipes

Sweet Potatoes


Ingredients:

4-6 Medium sweet potatoes sliced (They can be sliced and cooked with the skins on to keep the nutritional content found in the skins and to help hold the potato together during cooking or you may peel them too.)
1/4 Cup sugar (Some may like it sweeter and more sugar may be added; however, please try it first with minimal sugar –still so good and healthier!)
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1-2 Tablespoons butter

Directions:

- Grease slow cooker/crock pot (butter or spray)
- Add sliced sweet potatoes (approx. 3/8 inch) (wash and scrub very well before slicing)
- Sprinkle with salt
- Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over sweet potatoes
- Dot with butter
- Cook on low for 3-4  hours; (cooking times will vary)
Serves: Four

Guest recipe provided by Lid Pocket. I actually need one of these for all of my crockpots. Last fall while at a cookout, someone dropped my crockpot lid and it shattered everywhere. It was from my best crockpot, too! So sad. Anyhow I'm thrilled to know of this product and plan on stocking up!



About the Lid Pocket

The Lid Pocket attaches easily right to the side of most slow cookers and holds the lid in place so your hands are free to stir, season or plate the food.  The Lid Pocket is also designed with a reservoir that catches the condensation so it won't drip in your food or on the counter top. 

The Lid Pocket is designed for use with nearly all slow cookers.  It fits the three-quart slow cookers all the way up to the large round and oval slow cookers.  The Lid Pocket is BPA-free, dishwasher safe and stores conveniently inside the slow cooker.

The Lid Pocket makes a great hostess gift, bridal shower/wedding gift, or a gift for teachers or for anyone who owns a slow cooker.  It can be included in a gift basket with soup kits; cider seasonings and a ladle; or a gadget-themed basket.  The possibilities are endless.

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sweet potatoes


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