Hope you all have had another awesome week! It’s been pretty great around the Ketchup household because Mr. Ketchup is back home and it’s actually his birthday today so we are going out to a local restaurant that’s one of his favorites Fun times will be had by all. Oh, and welcome to spring! Some of you may not know this, but where I live is pretty mild, and we hardly get any snow in the winter (maybe a couple of days) and we get lots of rain. Similar to Seattle really. Anyways, our local weather welcomed us to spring with a wind storm that knocked out our power, and hail two days in a row. Thanks a lot spring! I think it’s just revenge as we had been making fun of people living in the rest of the country who all seem to still have snow while we had temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius (about 50 degrees Fahrenheit for my American friends). Ah well, C’est La Vie. In the foodie world, I’ve seen numerous spring/Easter recipes popping up all over the place so I’m going to share a few of those with you today.
It wouldn’t be Easter without carrots of course. These Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins are both healthy and delicious.
And it REALLY isn’t Easter without eggs and chocolate. Combine them both with these Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Easter Eggs. These and Cadbury Mini Eggs are hands down my favourite Easter treat. I’ll let you in on a secret. When I was little, I used to swap the Cadbury Cream Eggs out of my basket and into my sisters and steal my favourites. Don’t tell her I said that though.
This is a cheesecake cake. Better yet, it’s a Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Cake. Yum! Ever since I have heard of the concept of cheesecake cakes I’ve wanted to make one. I really need more special occasions so I can make more cake.
Zeppole aren’t really Easter, but they are spring-like. They are traditionally eaten by the Italian’s on St. Joseph’s Day every March 19th. I’ve never heard of them before but they look delicious! I need to find out if Nonna Ketchup can make these.
Coconut is another huge Easter flavour. Aren’t these Lemon Macaroon Nests adorable?