FOOD FUN: Easter Popcorn Recipe

For an Easter weekend snack, how about some “Easter” popcorn? Just combine plain popcorn with an Easter-theme confection: pastel sprinkles, mini pastel jelly beans or baking chips. We use pastel mint chips from Guittard, but a trip to the nearest candy store will yield other choices. You can go one step further and make white…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easter Egg Dessert Pizza Or Fruit Platter

This Easter egg “dessert pizza” is glazed fruit atop baked cookie dough. Photo courtesy Elizabeth LaBau | Sugar Hero.   Pastry chef Elizabeth LaBau of the blog SugarHero.com decided back in 2013 to create an egg-shaped dessert “pizza” for Easter: a cookie dough base topped with glazed fruit. Looks delicious, doesn’t it? Here’s the recipe.…
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RECIPE: Double Coconut Easter Layer Cake

Top: A classic Easter cake with coconut “grass” and Easter eggs. Bottom: You can tint the batter different colors for a surprise. Photo courtesy Reynolds Kitchens.   Coconut cake has become an Easter tradition. Adults and children alike are tickled pink by the green coconut “grass” and Easter egg candies. This recipe from Reynolds Kitchens…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Hot Cross Buns

Top: What a treat: Warm hot cross buns (photo King Arthur Flour). Bottom: You can substitute dried cherries or cranberries for the raisins (photo Ocean Spray).   Tomorrow is Good Friday, a traditional time for Hot Cross Buns. You can mix up the dough today, divide it into muffin pans, mix up the frosting…and have…
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EASTER: Peeps Cupcakes With Hidden Surprise

Who doesn’t love a surprise? Certainly, this Easter cupcake counts as one: In addition to an alluring Peeps chick on top, these cupcakes from Betty Crocker have a surprise in the middle—other Easter candies.   RECIPE: PEEPS CUPCAKES WITH HIDDEN SURPRISE Ingredients For 24 Cupcakes 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix (or your…
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