Easter goodness

Happy Easter one and all. Heaven is certainly something we think about this time of year. Jesus gave his life on Good Friday so we could have a resurrected life on Easter with an everlasting life in heaven for those who believe on Him. While this is the reason for celebrating this weekend, food also seems to be involved with Easter. I usually bake up a few goodies and this year was no different with some tried and true and some new ones. I hope you’ll be inspired to look some up to try as well this season. I almost worried when I couldn’t find mini eggs a couple weeks ago at 1 store but eventually found some. I hope you found some too!

I have been following Crosby’s Molasses site for a little while and have enjoyed trying some of their recipes. They posted one for peanut butter eggs that I just had to try. Who can resist peanut butter and chocolate? It has only 3 ingredients so much less sugar and fillers than our Reese’s standby. I had a hard time to eat just one!

Once you mixed the 3 ingredients, you shaped them into an egg shape with either a half Tbsp or full Tbsp amount. The number you see here on the pan is from the one recipe. Put them in the freezer for 20-30 min them cover them in melted chocolate. The finished product is pictured in the 1st photo of this post. Here is the recipe from Crosby’s.

My next baked treat is the one I’ve been making since the kids were little.They used to love helping me put the mini eggs on when they came out of the oven. The recipe is from an old Better Homes and Garden cookbook from 1992. I found it on Amazon where you can get it from some sources there. I’m not sure if it is illegal to show the recipe so I won’t show it but if you’d like it , I can send it along to you. Basically any kind of chocolate cookie that holds it’s shape pretty well while cooking would be a good choice for these. The recipe in this cookbook is a slice and bake kind but again any dough that you can roll and doesn’t spread too much while baking is good. The trick to finishing them off is to put those little mini-eggs right on as soon as they are out of the oven.

The third item I made that was a sweet is this pretty Easter Rocky Road square from the website Baked. It was also an easy one to put together. You basically need to melt chocolate and butter together then add in your favourite Easter candy, mini marshmallows and crumbled digestive cookies. The recipe calls for 6 cookies or 75 g which I did weigh and it equalled about 11 Arrowroot cookies. They are pretty sweet so this pan goes a long way! Aren’t they so pretty looking when cut? They are going into a cookie package that I usually give to family at Easter time.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoy some wonderful food as well as time with those close to you and have an expectant hope for things ahead. If you’d like, share one of your favourite things you like to make at Easter either here as a comment or on my Facebook page , ” The Road to Waterside”. Thanks for stopping by!

Clam diggin’

That title is a little deceiving. We didn’t actually go clam digging but we were diggin’ clams. I had a hankering for clam chowder a couple weeks ago and remembered seeing a recipe for it in the Fiddleheads, Fricot and Frittata cookbook compiled by Janet Wallace for the Canada 150 Albert County Museum project. She graciously let me share these 2 recipes with you all. 

This first one is your classic creamy clam chowder. It was so easy and tasty. There is no amount listed for the milk/cream. I made mine a little too thin so add milk/cream slowly until you get the thickness you like for a chowder.

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