Easter Entertaining

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Let me count the ways. Bunnies. Easter eggs. Pastels. Flowers. Peeps. Chocolate bunnies. You get the idea.  I was wowed by this charming Easter Brunch created for Crate & Barrell by Sugar and Charm. The marblized egg cookies will be on my list this year, as will the hibiscus champagne cocktail.

Recipes for all can be found here!Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.52.22 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.52.51 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.53.02 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 10.53.21 PM b686a2b76414f2db26b964607612f03fI want to make a batch of these ice cubes, so that even plain water looks pretty this Spring! Happy Weekend, all!

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The Ultimate Crostini

Spring renews my desire to entertain. 

In the coming months, I’ll have friends and family visiting and need a quick, yummy appetizer to serve. The crostini is versatile and simple and I was inspired by the delectable ones dreamed up by Honestly Yum. With fresh, Spring ingredients available at farmers markets, it’s the perfect season to highlight seasonal produce and quality ingredients.

Slice up a baguette and grill or toast each slice. Slather with ricotta cheese for a solid base. Then, add your favorite 2 or 3 ingredients. 

Radishes + Maldon salt
Smoked salmon + dill
Hard boiled eggs + chives
Honey + lemon zest
Cucumbers + mint + dill
Apricot jam + crushed hazelnuts
Sautéed corn + basil

Almost substantial enough to become a mini meal….which makes them perfect for a Friday night. Especially with a crisp glass of white wine. 

What would be on your ultimate crostini?

images: Honestly Yum