So in early March, I came up with a list of Easter treats I wanted to make and share. Tutorials on fondant Easter bunnies, little carrots, and cute eggs, all to go along with carrot cake cupcakes. (And I don’t know why I like carrot cake, because I certainly do not like carrots. In fact, they are the number one food on my list of Foods I Don’t Like, but there’s something about adding sugar that changes everything.) I also wrote down ideas for decorated Easter sugar cookies and even a cake. Last post I said that we are moving, and in fact we are. We get our keys April 5th! It’s our first house and we are so excited. However, it was a last-minute decision to list our condo before we move, instead of after. As a result, my mom came over last Friday and helped me pack almost everything in my kitchen, to get ready for the open house. And with the boxes being moved to the garage were my ideas for Easter treats. The only baking “things” in my kitchen are cookie sheets and a 9″x13″ pan. It’s really sad. So what I’ve decided to do is give you a list of a few things I have made for Easter and some recipes from around the web that I think are fantastic. They’re certainly ones I’ve wanted to make, and some are even on my Pinterest board. Speaking of Pinterest, if you want to see more Easter or spring dessert ideas, check out the board titled SPRING. Enjoy, and Happy Easter! xoxo
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My father’s birthday was earlier this week. Everyone at his work forgot; no one wished him a happy birthday. (Granted, he didn’t tell anyone, but it is odd saying, “Good morning, today’s my birthday.”) He came home dejected and sad. Poor Dad! (Actually, it wasn’t too bad. To make him feel better, he went to the grocery store and bought a huge steak and grilled it for dinner. Nothing like meat to make a man feel better!) Today, I thought I would make him some dessert to comfort him, so he knew he was still loved.
One of his favorite desserts is peach pie. My mom makes a fabulous peach pie, but since I invited them over, I didn’t think it fair that she also bring the dessert. I love peach pie too, but I don’t love making it. Pie crusts are hard and take a lot of love and work. I have to be in the mood to make pies. I decided to make these bars instead, mostly because I had all the ingredients and didn’t need to go to the store. And my guess is that you probably have all these ingredients in your pantry too.
Start off by spraying cooking spray on a 9-inch square pan. Press wax or parchment paper over it, pressing down with your fingers to “seal” it. Then spray cooking spray on top of the wax paper. (The first spray enables you to easily take it out of the pan. The second spray allows you to get the bars off the wax paper.) Continue reading