Unexpected Easter treats – La Maison du Chocolat

For years, my mom would make us baskets filled with little Easter goodies and treats. She does this even though we’ve long passed the age of painting eggs and searching for chocolate around the house. Every year, we smile and say “Oh mom!” but secretly we love feeling like little kids and scarfing down chocolate. I mean, how many times a year do you really get to eat unlimited quantities of chocolate? (I think there are three chocolate related occasions but I’m not counting) So imagine our surprise this year when we didn’t get ANY baskets. Not a single chocolate egg or colorful jelly bean to be found anywhere in the house. My mom was so busy preparing for a potluck that we were left out. A chocolate-less Easter or so I thought.

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Hot Cross Buns

Happy Easter everyone!

I’ve been seeing hot cross buns for sale in grocery stores for weeks now. So tempting! I finally broke down and made a batch. I couldn’t resist! Traditionally, hot cross buns are made and eaten on Good Friday or Easter Sunday but I say they’re good for whenever you feel like eating them. I think this would be a great recipe to serve for a brunch. Who doesn’t like fresh bread?

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Easter nest cupcakes

I love this time of year! It’s warm enough to go outside without a jacket, there’s more sunshine, flowers are starting to bloom, and then there’s Easter. The sight of colorful eggs, chocolates and hot cross buns instantly brings back fond childhood memories. Thoughts of Easter egg hunts and eating chocolate all bring a smile to my face. It seems that the simple things in life are the ones that can make us the happiest. Continue reading “Easter nest cupcakes”