Easter Meal Planning


I am traditionalist I love having certain holiday meals that always feel familiar, I don’t mean that I want them to all be the same or that I wouldn’t switch it up here and there but Easter just screams HAM!

My favorite all time ham is Nigella Lawson’s. She just dumps yellow mustard, molasses, brown sugar, studs of cloves and then dumps a good ole Coca Cola over top. I buy the Ham (already cooked) So you really just zip it up a bit, warm and serve!  YUM-O

Corn Soufflé goes PERFECT with Ham this is one of those dump, stir, top and bake recipes. SO EASY

corn soufflé:

1 can cream corn

1 can corn, drained

1 can rotel, drained

8 oz sour cream

4 T butter, melted

1 box jiffy corn bread mix

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Dump everything into a bowl, stir, pour in a greased 9×11 baking dish bake at 350 for 45 mins

Broccoli Salad is one of my favorite spring salads it is bright green and just beautiful!

Deviled Eggs again I am a traditionalist I just do a dallop of Hellman’s mayo, small squirt of yellow mustard, splash of apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. THAT’S IT!

Parker House Rolls


Carrot Cake for desert This is my AWARD winning from the famous Grove Park Inn, it is delish, moist, perfect in every way. No nuts coconut or otherwise (my house can’t have nuts and hates coconut!)

What are you having for Easter?

xoxo, Mama Bird

Carrot Apple Cupcakes


I looked through tons of recipes and combined bits and pieces from several different recipes  and came up with an AMAZING cupcake!! I am making these for my favorite women in the World! My very dearest girlfriends in the whole world who I have had the pleasure of knowing for 22 years!!! WOW. We live in many different places and take the time as often as we can to reconnect and recharge and share in our joys. Tomorrow night we gather to celebrate a new career and a new baby! Congrats to Mer and Rae!! I am so happy for you both!!!

Carrot Apple Cupcakes

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup vegetable oil

4 large eggs

1 cup milk with 2 tsp lemon juice (let sit 10 mins)

2 cups grated carrots

2 cups grated granny smith apples

1 T grated orange zest

Bake at 350 for 17-20mins. Cool and Frost.


8 oz fresh mild goat cheese (high quality)

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 stick butter, softened

2 T fresh orange juice

1 T orange zest

4 cups powdered sugar


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xoxo, Mama Bird

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