The grazing board. AKA Charcuterie Platter. Incase you haven’t noticed, they’re kinda my thang. Today I’m sharing my Easter candy board along with two other boards I created. A Char-Kid-Erie Board and an Adult cheese board. But this Easter board just might be one of my faves so far. All the things kids love….which keep their grubby little fingers of the fancy cheese (which we all know they don’t even like anyway) lol!
Scroll down and I’ve shared each item that I used on this Easter Board. You can add to your Target order and pick-up within 1 hour. All the goodies (minus the platter + bunny bowl) rang in under $10.
How adorable are these little bunny butt cookies? Bay helped me make them and I LOVE how they turned out. So simple too. We used a sugar cookie package to make these. Because, sometimes….we just don’t have time to whip out the mixer and make a hot mess. lol.
All you need is your fave sugar cookie recipe. Or a packaged mix. A bunny cookie cutter. I found this one on Amazon after searching all the stores in town (with NO luck) and Amzon delivered in 1 day. Well done Amazon, well done. And a cute dab of frosting for a cotton tail.
This is a great cookie to make with little ones. You can’t mess it up. And they take no time at all. Nothing gets you into the Holiday spirit like a cookie baking day anyway.
With the start of the new season comes new recipes. Anyone else ready to fire up the barbie? With a cocktail in hand!
ONLY 28 more days till I will have a glass of chardonnay permanently in my right hand.
I have so many recipe ideas and not enough time. lol. Next week I’m trying a new burger recipe. Fingers crossed it turns out as good as I picture it in my head. Oh, and I’m going to give a new cookie recipe a shot. It has a secret ingredient. Any guesses?
But today, let’s talk about these chicken skewers.
Bacon. Ranch. Chicken…..these are a few of my favorite things.
I mean, if you don’t love those three ingredients, then we basically can’t be friends. lol!
I posted my lunch yesterday, which was these leftovers and I got lots of messages wanted me to tell you all about it.
Taking long walks down each and every isle. Ahh, it’s one of my favorite things to do. Right when those automatic double doors open up, I beeline it for the floral section. I scope out the eucalyptus first. Always. Then walk about the the whole stem section once. Or twice to check out all the pretty blooms.
Next thing, I hit the coffee pot for a mini sample of coffee. I’m come back once or twice for a re-fill.
Every time I make a TJ’s run my DM’s fill up with questions on the New products. And what I got. So, I’m going to tell you ALL THE THINGS Trader Joe’s new arrivals. Everything I’ve picked up in 2019 that I loved. And a few that I legit hated too.
Things I’m Totally LOVING:
ABC Bars – 160 calories pocket sized delight. Soft chewy chocolaty dough with a creamy almond butter filling. They are gluten free + vegan! I’ve been really lazy with breakfast the last week. These have been my grab and go eat in the car on the way to work breakfast. They go incredibly well with coffee too.
Organic Buffalo Style Hummus – OMG!! So good! I dipped TJ’s plantain chips and fell in love with this hummus. I have buffalo chicken lettuce wraps on the menu. I’m planning to spread a layer of this hummus on the lettuce. Top with chicken. Sprinkle blue cheese. Doesn’t that sound so good? Stay tuned. I’ll tell you all about it.
Indian Fare Madras Lentils – I swore I didn’t love lentils for years. I was grabbing my mini coffee at TJ’s the other day and I wanted to droll of the Sample tray. It was this microwavable lentil packet with a piece of bread to dip. I rarely try the samples or buy them. There was NO way I could pass this one up. I haven’t made it at home yet, but plan to this weekend.
FRIIIIDAAAYYYY! It’s here! We’re celebrating with a night IN. I’ve got a bottle of chard in the fridge waiting on my arrival. PJ’s are folded up on the foot of my bed…ha! Pizza and movies. We’re gonna have a lit night. Did I say that right? I’ve got 5 things on my mind today……..
Bay Bakes, again! A few weeks back I shared Bailey’s beautiful Chocolate Mini Layer Cakes. I was such a tease. Ha! I have planned to shared them the whole time. Promise! Just waiting till it got a little closer to Valentine’s Day. As I think this would make the perfect festive treat.
Since it is the month of all things chocolate + flowers.
Made from a simple sheet cake. Boxed…that’s our jam. Or homemade cake batter. Whatever you prefer. These mini cakes are crazy simple to put together.
The best part.
The Buttercream frosting recipe. Be careful…..it’s dangerous. And you will have leftovers. Which can be refrigerated for up to a month in an airtight container. If you can keep your hands out of it for 30 damn days!
Happy Halloween! It’s been a full month of all things orange + black + spooky! We’ve baked. We’ve decorated (twice). Pumpkins are carved. Pumpkin seeds roasted…(my mom’s best batch yet) Bay DIY’d her costume.
The only thing left…Trick-Or-Treating!
Which is probably my least favorite part of the Holiday..lol! The kids favorite, the adults…not so much.
But, I realized today – this could possibly be that last time my girl dresses up for Halloween. I was honestly unsure she was even going to be up for it this year. I think the whole DIY costume really got her in the spirit. Or the bribes? HA!
Either way, we are going to Trick-Or-Treat our asses off tonight. In the dark. In the cold. With strangers giving our kids candy.
I will have a wine in hand, though so I can’t complain too much.
Here’s to our kids ending up with shit-tons of Reese’s! CHEERS!!!