Tuesday, 9 February 2016

New Blog Design & Easter Recipes!

Hello all!
A bit of a random coupling in the title there, but I didn't want to spring such a big update on you without talking a little about it first! As you've probably noticed, we've had a big makeover here today, I say today, it started yesterday at midday and is still needs tweaking after 13 hours of editing! BUT, I'm finally happy enough with it to publish it, I think..

If you've followed my blog for a while, you would've seen me change the design so many times, but after a bit of a stressful start to the new year with anxiety and other bits going on, I wanted a fresh look for it, something simple but a little more current I guess. I'm really bloody proud of it actually, so I hope you all love it as much as I do, if there's anything not quite right or doesn't work, do let me know so I can sort it out!

Anyway, onto the actual reason why you've clicked on this post...cake.

My second favourite time of the year is coming up, Easter! The time when we can devour our body weight in chocolate and no one can judge you. This year however, I am going chocolate free, I've not eaten any for a good few months now and I can't even say I miss it (shock of the century to those that know me personally). But it doesn't stop me looking at lots of yummy treats and making some for the family anyway! 

Growing up, Easter was one of my favourite times of the year, firstly, every year, my Nan would host an Easter Egg hunt for the grandkids and we'd all be at her house for the day, each of us with a little wicker basket, searching for colourful eggs amongst the trees, bushes and the rockery, we all had one of each colour to find, to stop us just collecting every egg we saw! There would be little yellow chicks everywhere, and even big easter eggs for the grown ups hidden on the tops of the greenhouse! We also had a tradition where my cousin and I were able to design our own Easter Bonnets (I really must dig out some photos!), we could do to them whatever we wished, add ribbon, add chicks, beads, glitter, anything! It was an amazing day and is something I really want to do with Abbie as she gets older too!

My go to recipe tends to be shortbread cookies at the moment, they're quick, easy, delicous and you can decorate them however you wish! I bought these adorable cookie cutters from Matalan a few weeks ago, so i'm looking forward to using those this year!

So without further ado, here is a little selection of some of my favourite Easter Inspired Recipes i've found!

Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
First of all, giant cookie, secondly, peanut butter and thirdly pie. I mean, do I really need to convince you anymore? Ok go on then, lets throw some Mini Eggs/M&M's on top too! And no, you don't need to share if you don't want to...


Creme Egg Brownies
You can't really write an Easter post and not include something about creme eggs can you?


Cake Batter Rice Krispie Cakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Birds Nests
Click here for the recipe


Chick Macarons



Easter Bunny Popcorn Bars

Carrot Cake Pops


Cadburys Magic Bars


Chocolate Chunk Hot Cross Buns


And last but by no means least..
Creme Egg Cheesecake
by Taming Twins


What are your plans for Easter this year?

15 comments so far

  1. Your childhood Easters sound amazing. We have hosted an Easter egg hunt a couple of times for our kids. I really enjoyed setting it all up we did the same thing with the colour coding and got little plastic eggs too to fill with little toys and stickers as a little addition to the chocolate. Your recipe pictures are gorgeous. I would definitely go for the hot cross buns - my favourite Easter food!

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    1. Ahh they are so much fun, I can't wait to do one for Abbie, I do wish we had a bigger garden for it though! Love the plastic egg idea, Abbie loves surprise eggs at the moment so she'd enjoy that! Mmm mine too, love hot cross buns! X

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  2. Nothing like a blog refresh to inspire you again! These Easter recipes look delicious. Can't believe how early Easter is this year. It's coming round quick!!

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    1. I know, I needed the confidence boost! :). I think I'm going to spend the whole time baking this Easter, all for other people lol x

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  3. I love your new blog design. Well done you! It is always so time consuming when changing things around but always so worth it. I love the Easter cake pictures. Yummy x

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    1. Thank you, I forgot how long it takes to edit! 16 hours later and I was done! Haha. x

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  4. Exciting recipes - thanks for making me raid the snack cupboard for chocolate! Will have to try some of them, especially the creme egg one. Blog design looks really good, minimalist and chic. x

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    1. Anything with Creme Eggs is a winner in my books! There are loads of recipes out there at the moment! Thank you, it took a long time :) x

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  5. Your Easter's sounded amazing. I am now drooling after reading this. The Cadbury bar cake looks the best. The creme egg cheesecake also looks fab but i'm not a huge fan of them. Not sure what our plans are yet x

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    1. They really were, I can't wait for Abbie to celebrate her first proper one next year, think we will just make her an easter egg box this year to get her prepared! Hope you have a good one whatever you do! x

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  6. Brilliant new blog design. It's gorgeous. Those treats look super yummy!!

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  7. Yummy treats! I'm not bothered about easter, my mum or brothers would always eat my eggs when I was little because I didn't demolish them all at once!I'll buy Lamb an easter egg though of course (and most likely daddy too!) Love the new blog design xx

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  8. I love your new design! Really fresh!
    I don't really do much Easter but will be doing a few bakes with the girls this year I am sure

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  9. They all look so tasty, especially the cream egg brownie. X

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  10. Oh my goodness what a wonderful range of treats to try out for Easter! I am in love with those little carrot sticks and macaroons! So cute. The boys would get such a kick out of trying this out :)

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