I hope you had a great weekend. We celebrated Easter and attempted this family photo on our deck. I'm not really sure what's going on with my vice grip on my toddler's bottom, but regardless, we got a photo with everyone together! Usually I'm behind the camera. I swear my kids are going to grow up thinking they only spent time with their father because he's in all the pictures! ;-)
On Friday, my friend and photographer, Tracy, came over to take pictures of both me and my house. If you follow me on Instagram you've already seen more than enough photos about our shoot. But I just want to say that it is not easy acting natural and feeling comfortable in front of the camera. However, Tracy did an awesome job of being patient and working with me until we got it right. I'm so excited to see how they turned out. There's a new blog design coming soon and you'll get to see the shots then!
Most of you know that I really love to cook. I'm not going to say I always keep it healthy, but our Easter dinner sure was delicious. Here's my top three recipes from the weekend:
Green Bean Bundles. Ah-mazing. Seriously. They were supposed to be on our plates for dinner but we couldn't wait to eat them so I served them as an appetizer. I really can't recommend these enough. I did cut way back on the amount of brown sugar all around. It was still very tasty.
Pioneer Woman's Glazed Ham was the rock star of the day. I made ham for Christmas (boiled in Coke) and it was a total flop. This recipe was a dream. It really looked just like the picture when it was done. Incredibly juicy and flavorful. Now I just need to decide what to make with the leftovers. Any ideas?
Pioneer Woman's fruit salad was not only beautiful on the eyes, but a fast mover. You coat the entire salad with a simple syrup mixture of orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla. You can't go wrong. My only regret was not having some angel food cake to go with it!
Would you try any of these recipes? They certainly aren't exclusive to the holidays. In fact, I may have to make those green bean bundles again tonight. ;-)
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