Saturday, April 11, 2009

Revisiting Easter Past~






I love having photos.. all kinds..



I just finished looking at our wee grandchildren from Easter last year:) What a difference a yr makes!! One additional grandchild and another on the way!
And no snow this year! Yay!

I am making carrot cake this year because the small ones are older and WILL be eating their Easter chocolates so I am making less little sweets..but I had fun last year and wanted to share 3 little ideas for any of you wanting a new idea.

The top cookies are simply sugar cookies.. w/ a glacé icing.. which I had a ball handpainting..This technique..was all thanks to Mary.


The next is an idea Jain found online and shared with me..They were a hit..:)



Online the recipe is everywhere..Bird Nests Cookies:)

And the last is perhaps one of my favorite ideas from Ricardo..
Hen Pie..




The base for mine was his recipe.. a chocolate mousse pie.. that you top with a chocolate hen and eggs..I served it in a pyrex pie plate nestled in a straw handled basket..that must be at least 20 yrs old:)Add chocolate curls..mini hens..eggs and you are done..it works well with a cheesecake too:)

Anyway if you can find a hen..these are really cute on the Easter table..

Now to get ready for tomorrow..My fun is the anticipation of seeing the kids oustide at the hunt.
I actually get tears in my eyes.They are so cute to me.

14 comments:

  1. Monique, I love your Easter revisit :-) I finally found a chocolate hen online to make your Riccardo pie, but the shipping was $8.99 for a 5 ounce hen. I still smile when I look at the recipe you mailed me, and to me, it is truly one of your signature desserts! Have a blessed Easter with the little ones.

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  2. If I were lazy I'd copy and paste what I wrote over on one of the girls posts......ha I am lazy and you'll make the rounds, I'm sitting here going wait a minute was it blue moons or once upon a plate. ....


    anyway...your bunnies are perfection, instead of trying to make them can I buy some from you and have them shipped to my mother.


    thnx.


    HA!

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  3. memories, such sweet sweet memories~ yes i am singing! happy easter nbf~

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  4. Wow - those are beautiful. I'm sure your little ones loved everything and, of course, will love everything this year!! You are a special NaNa!!

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  5. I remember your photos as though it were yesterday. Have a wonderful time with your family! I also remember the photo of them finding their eggs in the snow banks :) I always look for chocolate hens in the stores but never find them - Bunnies galore! Your bunnies are galorious.

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  6. Lovely Easter treats. Love the chocolate hen dessert -- but finding a chocolate hen . . . especially on the prairie!

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  7. I had to come over to your site after leaving a note on the DB site. I know I say this all the time ~ but I so love your site and your photos. You bring a smile to my lips and I aspire to someday have a little of your creativity in the kitchen.

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  8. Yes, a year makes a big difference!
    Your treats look wonderful..
    A blessed Easter to you and your growing family!

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  9. Monique, I LOVE your Easter re-visit. Your painted rabbits, chocolate hen, and bird nest cookies are my idea of a truly dreamy and gorgeous Easter.

    Happy Easter to you and your entire family. Yes, a year definitely does make a difference in their young lives.

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  10. Thank you..I'll be hiding the eggs in the secret garden in the am..I'll be back at some point for Easter day here to wish you all a lovely day....Bonsoir~

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  11. Monique, I remember well too. You do everythng pretty and so nice to see again and again. I never tire of it. Enjoy your Easter and the children.

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  12. I am deeply impressed with your hand painting! What a lovely post - I enjoyed it tremendously. Just beautiful.

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  13. I will always remember that hen pie...I have been on the lookout for a mold so I can make it a tradition someday when I become a nana.

    The easter revisit was fun...I remember it all ;)

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  14. Vraiment, ton blog nous montre de bien jolies choses et tes liens m'emmène vers d'autres superbes blogs, tous très dépaysants ! J'adore passer par ici, tu sais ? Tes fêtes de Pâques ont été une vraie réussite ! Ton menu est superbe et la chasse aux oeufs des petits bouts de chou devait être magique ! Mes grands s'y sont collés aussi mais c'était plus ... musclé, dirons-nous ? ;o)
    Bisous
    Hélène

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