I never used to really celebrate Easter. I mean when I was little my mom dressed me up and got my picture taken but we never did easter eggs and hunts. Nor was there a big feast like celebration. Matthew and his family do it the good ole fun way and for the past 3 years its become a holiday I look forward to.
Kei gets pretty protective over the eggs.
We usually get together first to color eggs. Then we bring them down to Matthew's grandparents down in Dunellen, NJ where we set up the hunt and prep for some major eating. I love homes that look like they are truly lived in. Memories on every wall.
I wanted to bake something nice and springy. I was fishing through favorite blogs and came across a very yummy looking idea. My daughter, Kei, loves the lemon cake at Starbuck's. While reading through Julia's blog over at DozenFlours I totally set my mind on her http://dozenflours.com/2009/04/better-than-starbucks-lemon-pound-cake.html. Oh the cake looked so yummy and it needed no extract just lemons! I loved the texture and the taste...it was perfect. I definitely hope to make it again.
I have to bring attention to Matt's mom, Linda, and her amazing skills in Baked Mac & Cheese! Oh man its beautiful!Our lovely hosts...Mr. and Mrs Mitchell aka Mom-more and Pop Pop
Another lovely Easter!