Happy Spring Time and Happy Easter!  

April 7, 2020

Happy Spring Time and Happy Easter!  

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Enjoying a bit of Almond Toffee Brickle

Happy Spring Time and Happy Easter!  In my yard, the daffodils are in full bloom, declaring spring’s arrival. And Easter decor, inside my home, proclaims the upcoming holiday.

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In my yard, the daffodils are in full bloom.

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Easter decor proclaims the upcoming holiday.

Relaxing in a wicker chair, rest three vintage bunnies, temporarily released from my
“Gammy Toy Box”, for the Easter holiday. Middle bunny was a (sixth) birthday gift my daughter received from a little friend, and bunny on the right, was purchased many years ago in an Ohio gift shop. Blue-eyed bunny (on the left) was lovingly made for me as a child, by my maternal grandmother, from a sock, and is outfitted in a dress once belonging to one of my (long-gone) childhood dolls.

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Relaxing in a wicker chair, rest three vintage bunnies temporarily released from my “Gammy Toy Box” for the Easter holiday.

IMG_1135An early photo of me with my doll.
(This doll is wearing the same dress as the left-side bunny in the above photo.)
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Easter Eggs

Do you plan to color Easter eggs this week?  I do!

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My egg coloring supplies for this year.

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Last year’s dyed Easter eggs
2019

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I couldn’t resist showing you this (throw back) photo of my 3 year-old daughter hunting Easter eggs.
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Easter Viewing

Among my Easter traditions, is the viewing of Cecil B. DeMille’s (1956) classic
The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston as Moses.  This epic drama was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

I recently watched, on Netflix, an interesting documentary, The Lost City of Cecil B. Demille.  It researches DeMille’s 1923 silent feature, The Ten Commandments, filmed in the desert, and the mystery of what became of its sets. Watch it, here.

To see some of my other Easter viewing picks, click here.

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Among my Easter traditions, is the viewing of Cecil B. DeMille‘s (1956) classic 
The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston, as Moses.

Easy to Make Almond Toffee Brickle

Hungry for something sweet?  Try making this easy Almond Toffee Brickle.  I made a half-batch the other day, and I must confess, that it was all gone in two days! (My hubby helped me eat it. :o))

The ingredients are few, and you may already have them all on hand!  If you prefer, you can even leave the almonds off the top.

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The ingredients are few, and you may already have them all on hand!

Recipe

Almond Toffee Brickle

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Ingredients:

40 Saltine crackers

1 cup packed, light brown sugar

1 cup butter

12 oz. bag chocolate chips
(I use the Ghirardelli bittersweet variety)

3/4-1 cup sliced almonds
(You may leave the almonds off the top, if desired.)

Heat oven to 400°F.

Directions:

 Cover bottom and sides of a cookie sheet parchment. Place saltines on the sheet, side by side, without overlapping. Set aside.

Melt butter in a saucepan; add brown sugar and stir to dissolve.

Bring to full rolling boil for exactly 3 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and pour gently over saltines. Distribute evenly.

Bake 5 minutes at 400°F. Remove from oven and sprinkle package of bits over the toffee and crackers. After a few minutes, spread the chocolate evenly over the entire pan using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle on nuts (unless leaving the almonds off).

Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator. Remove foil from back of toffee and break with hands into desired pieces (do not cut). Store in a container, refrigerated.

Enjoy!

Made Me Smile :o)

Here are a couple of items that made me smile this week.  Sharing these smiles with you. :o)

Family Game Night via the Internet

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I have been enjoying our weekly Family Game Night via the Internet.
Lately, we have been enjoying playing Trivial Pursuit. :o)

 

Penguins and Puppies Freely Frolic in Aquariums

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This photo (above) was taken in 2006 at the Maryland Zoo.

Click on the two links below to see adorable animals visiting U.S. aquariums.

Penguins roam free at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, here.

Puppies play at the Georgia Aquarium, here.

Previous Easter and Spring Blog Posts

Easter: Bunnies, Babies, and Patent Leather, 2014, here.
Includes Easter TV show viewing, and free Easter printables.

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The Easter Bunny and Mickey Mouse, 2018, here.
Includes a look at a few Easter displays in Switzerland, and a recipe for the retro Strawberry Caddy Cooler.

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Spring has Sprung, sort of, and so has the Mickey Cook-along, 2018, here.
Includes the recipe for the refreshing Tavern Sherbet Punch.

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A Visit to Hershey Park, Chocolate is a Vegetable, Right?, 2018, here.
A visit to Hershey Park, and a yummy chocolate cookie recipe.

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Carrots!, 2013, here.
A recipe for roast carrots.

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Stay in, stay safe and keep washing those hands!

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Information on this Mickey soap dispenser is, here.

Thank you for reading!
May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!
Happy Spring Time and Happy Easter!  

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April showers bring May flowers.

 

 

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6 Responses to Happy Spring Time and Happy Easter!  

  1. Jennifer Sharpe says:

    How beautiful Annette. Also you look amazing. Happy Easter.

    Love Jenny and Geoff. Xxx

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. marjorie mattson says:

    Some really cute pictures. Copied the recipe, but am out of chocolate chips. Boo Hoo

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  3. bwbuttons@q.com says:

    Thanks Annette, for sharing the Easter spirit during this time.. It was uplifting and of course, loved the recipes and drink. Barb

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