I am pretty darn lucky to have a best friend who is a photographer, don't you agree? Here are some of my favorites from Ethan's Easter photo session a few weeks ago. I put three of them on a photo card and sent it to friends and family, and am getting lots of "squee" responses.
I am also apparently suffering from baking withdrawl. I love to bake and haven't done any since E came home. I couldn't decide between five different sweets to take to our family Easter dinner, so I may possibly be making all of them. Links to the recipes below, with photos of the ones I have completed. The macaroons are DIVINE, if I do say so myself. :)
But first! E photos!
This is his "hey ladies" look. So cute!
He takes himself very seriously sometimes.
Laying flat and giggling.
He stayed happy in that basket for approximately 2.5 seconds.
And now recipes!
Coconut macaroon "nests" filled with Nutella and chocolate candies. I've never made macaroons before but they we super easy and SO good! Here is the recipe.
Another "nest" made of chow mein noodles, marshmallows and butter. They taste kind of like a R.ice C.rispy treat. I followed the directions exactly but feel like it needed more marshmallow. Find the recipe here.
Nutella no-bake cookies. Mr. M.'s family LOVES no-bakes but I have never made them. This recipe substitutes half of the peanut butter for Nutella. Recipe here.
And here's what is still on my plate for tonight/tomorrow:
A strawberry cake made with fresh berries and homemade vanilla buttercream (recipe from the C.ake M.ix D.octor cookbook).
Cupcakes Baked in Egg Shells! I can't wait to try this! It looks time-consuming but I can't wait to see the look on my familys' faces when they crack open their eggs and find a cupcake inside!
And if I have time, I may use my leftover chow mein noodles and try these chocolate nests.
Happy Easter, all! I can't wait for Ethan's first!