Easter! Lollipops, Salad & my Tree!

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I found this great idea back at Valentine’s Day and I thought that I would make them again for Easter. I got these awesome vintage lolli molds off ebay! I am so excited to make them for Jack’s Class.

LOLLIPOPS

2 c sugar
1/2 c light corn syrup
1/2 c water
1/2 tsp candy flavoring ( I used orange for Spring!)
Bring to 260 add color remove when temp hits 290 and add flavoring.
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EASTER TREE

I saw all these adorable trees and I just couldn’t bring myself to buy one. Jack & I went out in the yard and found some great sticks. I put a rubberband around them and stuffed “grass” in the pail. I had all these fun eggs I found in Tina’s attic and I think it turned out so cute! Makes a great center piece!!

BROCCOLI SALAD
We are breaking tradition this year and I am NOT cooking the big meal. I am on a DIET! My Dad invited us to join them and as a lovely Southern Girl such as myself would never show up empty handed! I am making my FAMOUS (even if only in my own mind) Broccoli Salad. The trick to MY salad is that you blanch the broccoli for 2 mins to bring out the bright green color and to lighly cook. It is still crisp just more tender.
2 heads broccoli
6 slices bacon, crisp & crumbled
1/2 c golden raisins
1/2 c toasted almonds
1 small red onion, chopped fine
1 c mayo
1/4 c honey
2 Tb vinegar
Blanch broccoli for 2-3 mins remove submerge in cold water. Once cool add red onion and raisins to broccoli. Mix dressing and pour 1/4 to 1/2 onto broccoli mix and chill. Just before serving add almonds & crumbled bacon and additional dressing (if needed). Makes a great addition to any spring or summer meal. Enjoy!
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7 comments

  1. MrsJenB says:

    Oh my goodness gracious, I am bookmarking that salad recipe because that is totally something I could make for lunch and devour!!! Thank you for this wonderful idea, and good luck with your diet!!!

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