Italian Anise Easter Bread

It took me a few days to post this recipe, but I made this lovely, enriched, anise scented bread on Good Friday, in a lead-up to the Easter weekend festivities.  I found the recipe in The Bread Bible, and decided to give it a try.  The original recipe has you dividing the dough into three…

Coconut Sugar Cookies

My Coconut Sugar Cookies are not as coconut-ty as they could be, in fact, the only coconut I use in my dough is coconut extract.  Normally I would top my buttercream with shredded coconut, but as I am baking these cookies for Easter, I decided on pastel piped buttercream instead. I confess to owning a…

Boho Easter Eggs

Bright colors with contrasting speckles and uneven stripes, these Easter eggs embody the artsy bohemian spirit.   These, expressive, eggs are also very easy to make, and each egg turns out uniquely and surprisingly different. Materials: a dozen Hardboiled Eggs (white egg will produce brighter colors then brown egg, but they are also more fragile)…

Semana Santa

Last year we started our Easter Sunday with a bright bouquet of yellow and yellow/red variegated tulips, ombre easter eggs, Lake Champlain chocolate bunnies, goldenrod candles in crystal candle sticks, blue/green Guatemalan placemats with butter yellow napkins, homemade chocolate croissants, eggs poached in a bed of fresh baby spinach, and a dry bubbly breakfast Rosé….