Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Easter celebration is over and cleaned up! Whew, now I can finally get back to my life. This was my first attempt at a full-on holiday celebration and it went exceedingly well if I do say so myself. I set up the tables in our bright basement in a sort of shabby chic/eclectic style with colors of blue, green, and yellow.

The centerpieces were homemade votives made from many glass jars (collected over the past couple of months) and coordinating tissue paper, I love cheap and re-purposed ideas!

Sangria Punch

1 can frozen concentrate raspberry lemonade

4 cups cold cranberry juice

1 cup cold orange juice

1 tablespoon lime juice

3 cups club soda

orange and lime slices for garnish

Pecan Crusted Sweet Potatoes


3 cups fresh (cooked) sweet potatoes
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup melted butter

1 cup finely chopped pecans

Mix all ingredients for filling together until smooth, will be only slightly lumpy. Pour into lightly greased casserole dish. Mix together ingredients for topping with fork and sprinkle over mix; it will melt evenly to cover filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

*Tip: boil sweet potatoes with cinnamon stick or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavor.

Deviled Eggs
This recipe was really a taste and add sort of recipe. The main components added to the hard cooked egg yolks were mayo, salt and pepper, dill relish juice, and a little spoon full of relish. So creamy and delicious!

Good company...

Lela is always so lovely.

The girls...
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  1. Is that Uncle Roy on the couch in the top picture? Be sure to say 'Hi' for me. How did your Easter dinner turn out? Wish I coulda been there...
    Love, Dad

  2. Hi Bob, that is Uncle Roy. Erica, everything looks so perfect! I am proud of you sweetie, Auntie Mikie


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