For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NIV)
He has risen…
Matthew 28:6 (NIV)
Those are some of the most beautiful words I know!
The thought of how much He loves us brings tears of joy to my eyes!
I've posted some of the Easter images caught around my house for this Easter Celebration! I didn't get to do as much decorating this year as I had wanted, but I thought I'd share the little that I did get to do. I've also posted some recipes! I hope you enjoy them!
5 Cup Easter Salad
Mix one cup of each ingredient and then chill in your frig. Super easy breezy!
Shredded coconut, mini marshmallows, mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, sour cream.
Hint: I have found that it is better to add the marshmallows about 15 minutes before serving so that they don't get soggy.
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)
2 1/4 cups of mayo
1 1/2 cups of sliced green onions (with tops)
1 cup sweet pickle relish
1 jar (5 3/4 oz) of green olives (don't drain)
1 1/2 cups sliced celery
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Mix all ingredients adding the macaroni last. Chill at least 4 hrs.
6 hard boiled eggs
1/8 t salt
2 t sweet pickle relish
2 t. prepared mustard
1 t. sugar
Mix egg yolks with other ingredients. I use my mini food processor for mixing so that the mixture is smooth. Pipe into eggs and then sprinkle with paprika. Yummy! I love these eggs! They go fast around our house!
(I got this recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook ~ My kiddos love them)
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 t. real vanilla
1/2 t. almond extract
1 egg 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar
Mix powered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for about 3hrs. I usually keep mine in the frig for about 30 minutes. If you used margarine it will need to stay in the frig for the 3 hrs.
Heat oven to 375. Divide dough in half. Roll out and cut into desired shapes. Bake about 7-8 minutes.
I then use Cookie Glaze to top off cookie. Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 T. warm water, and 1 t. light corn syrup. If needed add 1t. at a time of warm water until it is the desired consistency.
I can tell my kiddos have gotten older when I look up in the cabinet and realize that my jello jiggler Easter egg mold has not been touched! How sad! It used to be one of the first things I did!