Monday, April 1, 2013

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hope everybody had a happy easter!
i love this holiday, because it falls at such a good time of year- spring!
i always associate it with warm weather returning,
blossoming trees, birds chirping, and sun shining.
easter has such an amazing meaning & focus as well.
we missed being with family this year, but the best part of
living away is that friends become family. we are lucky
to have such great friends out here in the bay!
here is a little recap of our easter weekend..
we woke up easter morning and had brunch:
^^ a yummy egg bake, plus grapefruit, strawberries + sweet rolls ^^
^^ and the easter bunny even paid us a visit,
leaving a basket full of our favorite trader joe's
treats...he knows us too well! :) ^^
^^ whole wheat sweet rolls since i knew i would be missing my mom's on easter! ^^
^^ easter dress for church ^^
 our cutest friends rob & tara had us over for easter dinner,
and we planned a FEAST! tara made everything so fancy...she did
this asparagus salad with mandarin oranges, a tangerine glazed ham,
sparkling cider, i did homemade rolls, stuffing, maple glazed carrots, and of 
course we had to have two eclair cake and a banana raspberry cake.
as you can probably guess, i am STILL full from yesterday! 
^^ this frosting had lemon rinds, raspberry, cream cheese, and 
powdered sugar...all on top of banana cake. too good! ^^
 ^^ eclair cake ^^
this recipe will be coming on the blog asap, it was amazing and so simple! 
you can tell chase was excited for his first bite...
^^ and one more picture of it because it was that good. ^^
 happy april! this is my favorite favorite month ever.
hope you think of some fun ways to fool people today!


  1. Nice post! The eggs are original :)


  2. Fun! And that eclair cake looks so yummy!!

    1. it is! we are still eating leftovers today and it gets even better the next day. it's so easy, i'll put the recipe up asap!

  3. That food looks so delicious! And I love your Easter dress. :)

  4. All looks delish! I sort of by-passed Easter. We were in the desert and it was warm and toasty .. so didn't feel like cooking a ham.


    1. we've totally had those years, where we are traveling and sort of by-pass the big cooking, etc..those can be so nice and relaxing too!

  5. All of that food looks amazing! :)

  6. All of the food looks absolutely delicious! You make me want to be a better cook.:)

  7. Your recipes always looks so amazing! Did you ever take cooking classes or do you just learn on your own?

    1. you're so sweet! no cooking classes, but i learned a lot from my mom who is an amazing cook, and i just have sort of fallen in love with cooking and learned as i go!

  8. Hi Emi, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. Yummy food! I also like the gold and light pink eggs.


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