Easter

Red Pepper + Chive Deviled Eggs

Red Pepper + Chive Deviled Eggs

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. After a long, gray week of nonstop rain, we finally had an abundance of sunshine this weekend and it felt incredible. And now it’s the run up to Easter! Naturally no Easter festivities are properly complete without a killer deviled eggs recipe, so today I’m serving up just that. To be honest, my mom tends to be the deviled egg maker in our family, but we love to make them …

Easter Candy Bark

Easter Candy Bark

When I started making bark (first Halloween candy bark and then Christmas chocolate bark), I was pretty sure I’d started something I wasn’t going to be able quit. Fast forward a few months, dump bags of my favorite Cadbury Mini Eggs on every store shelf and, well, I was right! This, friends, is Easter candy bark. Make it with your personal favorite Easter candy, sprinkles, M&Ms and whatever other Easter colored edible bits you heart feels compelled to use. I’m including …

Three Homemade Lemonade Recipes

Three Homemade Lemonade Recipes

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With Easter coming up next week, I’m admittedly in full-on brunch mode. Actually, because I consider any day ending in y a perfect reason to do brunch, Easter may well not have anything to do with it, but regardless, brunch has been on my mind a lot lately. So, too, is the promise of warmer days in the coming months, all of which has …

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe

Champagne is one of my perennial go-to cocktails. Served simply, always in a flute, nice and chilly cold. That should be good enough segue to explain that my love for a good mimosa runs deep. With Easter coming up in just a couple weeks, I wanted to put a spin on the classic brunch staple that would really wow your guests. For the record, this would also make the perfect mimosa recipe for a casual weekend brunch served up while wearing your …

10 Must Try Mimosa Recipes for Easter

10 Must Try Mimosa Recipes for Easter

I’m still over here wrapping my head around the fact that Easter is so early this year and boom! It’s here already. Most years we have Easter dinner at my father’s house, which we’ll be doing again this year. My dad is always good for pulling out a great bottle of wine to serve with holiday dinners, but personally I’m all about mimosas on Easter. (See: Mimosa popsicles for the win.) A good, classic mimosa never makes me angry, but …

15 Exceptionally Gorgeous Easter Cakes

15 Exceptionally Gorgeous Easter Cakes

With Easter early on the calendar this year, it’s officially coming up quick! Which is why, even though it’s not yet St. Patrick’s Day, we must discuss cake. There is something about Easter that I have always loved. Perhaps it’s the association with spring or that being an early April baby (April 1 to be exact), typically Easter falls somewhere around my birthday so it all just feels celebratory. Either way you slice it, I think that cake is perfectly …

How to Host a Sweet and Simple Spring Brunch

How to Host a Sweet and Simple Spring Brunch

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There are few things that say “spring” to me quite like brunch! After long months hidden inside, getting together with friends for brunch feels like such a joy. Today I am teaming up with Simply Orange as part of their nature-to-New York campaign to bring you my tips for hosting a sweet and simple farm to table inspired spring brunch! The star of the show? …

8 Best Peeps Inspired Easter Ideas

8 Best Peeps Inspired Easter Ideas

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You’re all probably pretty well versed in the fact that I do not like marshmallows, not even a little bit. Therefore, I admit at the onset here that I am very firmly on the side of not liking Peeps. I don’t like them fresh. I don’t like them stale. Just, no. However, I’m also going to admit that Peeps are utterly adorable and just kind of scream of Easter nostalgia in a really good way. So basically, I am in …

Vanilla Cotton Candy Easter Cupcakes

Vanilla Cotton Candy Easter Cupcakes

It’s pretty possible that I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a candy fan. Chocolate, yes. Baked goods, yes. Ice cream, absolutely. But candy? Meh. Not so much. The exception to that rule are Cadbury mini eggs. Good grief, what is it with those things? They’re like absolute candy crack. I can’t even have them in the house or it goes down. Hard. So when Melina of Sugary & Buttery sent over her sweet and pretty confection of the month and …

5 Gorgeous Easter Egg DIY Ideas

5 Gorgeous Easter Egg DIY Ideas

Hi, friends! Happy Sunday! This is the part where I shake my head ruefully and admit that I completely went off the rails in the whole blogging department the last part of the week. I was in Charleston hosting a workshop with my girl Erika which was kind of a whirlwind, and happened to come down with some kind of stomach bug the night before the workshop, which was kind of awful. Luckily, I pulled it together, the workshop went …

Mini Asparagus Frittatas

Mini Asparagus Frittatas

While big Easter dinners were typically how we celebrated as a family when I was a kid, I have to admit that I’ve become a bigger fan of Easter brunch as an adult. Maybe because I’m just a sucker for brunch in general? And the fact that a holiday brunch makes day drinking (you know, mimosas) totally acceptable? Or it could very well have to do with the fact that I just love breakfast foods so any chance I get …

Pretty Pastel Easter Brunch Ideas

Pretty Pastel Easter Brunch Ideas

I feel like St. Patrick’s Day was literally three seconds ago (which I suppose it kind of was) and already it’s time to shift gears and start thinking about Easter. You know what, though? I’m totally ok with that because nothing says spring like Easter! And after the winter so many of us have had, spring is going to be so welcome. I actually really love and look forward to Easter brunch every year, which is why I’m love this …