Monday, April 17, 2017

It was a tasty Easter. . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . and not all about chocolate!


I baked on Easter Sunday. . . . . . . . . . a fresh raspberry cake. I've
shared the recipe before and it's really yummy - here's the link if you're interested
Also made a quick batch of muffins and these I admit to being a mix - Krusteaz
 Cranberry Orange which are really good. The box contains a can of real cranberries
in an orange sauce making them moist and not too sweet.


So, with Easter gone, Spring most certainly here - enveloping us with every shade
 of green, and of course tons of pollen - and me making plans to travel very soon, 
life is busy.

Hoping your Easter celebrations were happy times with family and friends.

18 comments:

  1. Certainly can't go wrong with the combination of cranberry and orange. Wishing you a lovely new week.

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  2. Yes, good and happy times. Your muffins look delicious! Happy planning, Mary...

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  3. Those muffins look delicious! We have a quiet Easter, but a nice one.

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  4. Thank you Mary as they were. Those are my favorite muffins.

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  5. Dear Mary, I love it all. Especially the little Easter Bunny and Egg decorations which adorn your tasty looking muffins. I like everything baked with buttermilk...so I will most certainly try your Raspberry Buttermilk Cake.

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    1. Thanks dear Gina. This time, for Easter, I took some marzipan and rolled into little eggs, tucking them between the raspberries before baking, yummy!
      I love cooking with buttermilk - even use it in soups sometimes!
      Mary x

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  6. Boa tarde, bolos saborosos certamente, não importava nada saborear mais que um.
    AG

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  7. The cake sounds wonderful! Perfect for Easter. I use the Krusteaz mixes sometimes too. Very good. Love the way you displayed the muffins.

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    1. Thanks Marie - yes, Krusteaz is a great old family owned company - amazing how many mixes they make if you look at the website.
      Still can't comment on your blog - but I love reading it and viewing your pix.
      Mary x

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  8. How cute are those muffins decorated with the easter sticks. Delightful! Thanks for sharing the Krusteaz mix, Mary. I need to take a couple of dishes to a ladies spring luncheon this Saturday and I think these muffins will be one of them. xo

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    1. They are good - even better next day or second day so you can make them ahead! Could decorate with a flower or drizzle with icing to gussie them up a bit!
      Mary -

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    2. Hi Mary. I'm back to tell you that I did use the Krusteaz mix, but I made it in a loaf pan instead of making muffins. Delicious! Easy and I didn't have to go out and buy a bunch of baking products that I probably won't use again. I just don't do much baking, and when I do it's gluten free. Thanks for sharing the mix on your blog. The loaf was a big hit. Hugs.

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  9. I came to buttermilk late, substituting regular milk and lemon juice in recipes. However, once I baked with the real thing and realized how wonderful the results are, I'm not going back! The raspberry cake sounds yummy, as do the muffins.
    Enjoy the planning for your trip, Mary! I always find the anticipation adds oodles to the pleasure of the trip.

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  10. Hope you had a good Easter, Mary. Your muffins look delicious. I pinned your raspberry cake recipe for future use. Have a good week!

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  11. Thank you so much for your Easter greetings on my blog. Those muffins look just wonderful. I made carrot cupcakes that were jammed full of carrots and pineapple. Now I will be watching for the muffin mix.

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  12. These sound delicious Mary - I wish I could try your Krusteaz mix too, I am sure we cannot get it here. By the way if you make my choc lava cake it is best cooked in a loaf tin so that it is deeper, I only have one loaf tin and that was being used for the nut roast at the time.

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    1. Thanks dear for the heads up on the pan - I have both large and small loaf tins so will try them for that recipe.
      As I'm trying to watch my waistline for the upcoming cruise, which always means eating more often than I do here at home, I'm not going to bake again before leaving - but will try it out on my return. Of course I do plan a lot of onshore walking to see the lovely Sicilian historic landmarks, that will help!
      Mary -

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  13. Those looks so beautiful and i love the darling lil bunnies and eggs atop. The perfect Easter decor whislt being a whole lot less fatty!

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