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Pigs in a Blanket

Any of you who have high cholesterol, high sodium issues, are on a diet or your arteries could explode if you eat too much butter, please ignore today’s post and check back next week for a delicious dessert.

For those of you who feel like living on the edge, read on!

We’re making Pigs in a Blanket today!

These are easy, fast and when you make them wickedly calorie-laden, so yummy!

Ingredients

Unfold crescents so you have individual triangles. Place one brat on the fat end and roll dough all around the brat, pinching dough to seal any openings. The camera battery died at this point and I had to switch to the old not-so-fancy camera, so I apologize in advance for the rest of the photos!

 

Once your little "pig" is wrapped up tightly in the "blanket" brush melted butter all over the outside of it.

 

Sprinkle on some chunky sea salt.

 

Pop in the oven and bake about 15 minutes until golden brown.

 

Pigs in a Blanket

 

Pigs in a Blanket

Package of Beef Brat Sausages

Tube of Crescent Rolls

Butter, melted

Salt

Roll Brats in crescent dough. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with salt. Bake in 375 degree oven until golden brown and enjoy!

She Who Should Not Eat These Ever

 

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Easter Egg Chick - Simple and So Cute!

I came across this recipe the other day and said “I can make that!” Not only was it super cute and simple, it fit into my very limited time schedule. Hooray.

So if I can make these, you can too. Or have your kids jump in and join in the fun!

Ingredients

Cut a zig zag pattern about a third of the way down. Blame the fuzzy photo on Captain Cavedweller, please.

Separate the top from the bottom.

Carefully remove the yolk. If you aren't careful, you'll end up with a mangled egg that looks like a fox has been in the henhouse. And you really don't want that. Nope. Not at all.

Mix up your filling.

Fill the bottom of the egg.

Ready for the top and the finishing touches.

Cute Little Egg Chick

Egg Chicks

12 hard-cooked eggs

1/2 cup mayonnaise (do not use salad dressing, repeat – do not use salad dressing)

1/4 cup Ranch dressing

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 stuffed olives

Peel eggs then cut a thin slice from the bottom of each one so it will stand upright. Cut a zigzag pattern about a third of the way down from the top of each egg. Carefully remove yolks. If you do not carefully remove yolks, your egg will appear mangled like mine. Please, don’t be like me.

Mash yolks in a bowl and add mayo, Ranch dressing and salt. Spoon into bottoms of egg, replace tops.

Cut olives into thin slices for eyes and use pimento pieces for beaks. Gently press into filling. Chill until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Happy Easter Entertaining!

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Because this is just the way things are rolling today, I don’t have a recipe I’ve slaved over to share.

So today, I’m going to point you in the direction of one of my favorite sites for finding fabulous recipes¬† – tasteofhome.com

The recipes are easy to follow with ingredients that are generally simple to locate (two musts in my recipe requirements!).

Just for fun, I wanted to focus on recipes that would make your kids smile. So click on the photos below and enjoy!

Ice Skate Brownies. I love the mini candy canes making the skate blade!

 

Snowman cookies made by dipping Nutter Butter cookies in candy coating.

 

Penguins made out of boiled eggs, olives and carrots. These just make me smile!

Cauliflower snowman is a sure-fire way to get your kids to eat their veggies.

Sandwich Bear.

Polar Bear Pie - a great finish to a fun meal!

Happy Entertaining,

Shanna

P.S. I’m working on an extra-special series for all next week so check in Monday!

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