Wednesday, April 04, 2012

What is on your Easter table?

I love Spring and especially like celebrating Easter.  It has always been a holiday that got my entire family together.  The main focus has always been family and of course, food!  We have things like Italian Easter bread and ricotta pie every year, and of course, my Aunt Carmeline's famous Bunny cake!

Aunt Carmeline's bunny cake

Ricotta Pie

This year, I am making my mom's Amaretto fruit salad to bring to my parent's house.  This just looks like a normal fruit salad, but with the addition of the amaretto, it is AMAZING.



Here is the recipe:
(1) 20 oz. can of pineapple chunks
2-3 empire apples
2-3 oranges
(1) 15 oz. can of slices peaches
Grapes (green)
1 cantalope
1 lb strawberries, quartered
6 oz. orange juice
2 oz. Amaretto

Mix all together.  I usually mix it the night before, but I keep the strawberries separate and add just before serving.

I am also making these fantastic Blueberry Coffee Cake muffins to share at Brunch hosted by Jeff's Aunt.  My secret is to double the amount of blueberries that the recipe calls for (a mistake that was a success!).  They are moist and delicious and a definite crowd pleaser!

Blueberry Muffins- photo from

Happy Easter Everyone!
Nicole, Jeff and Genevieve 


Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Party of...3!

During the last year, we became a family of three with the addition of our daughter Genevieve. Becoming parents has been an adventure for sure! Of course it is challenging, but we are enjoying every minute of it. It's amazing to see Genevieve learn more and more everyday, and to think we are a part of that just wows us!

I have always had an interest in writing and thought a blog would be a great place to share ideas and share things that are of interest to us. I have tried to start this blog many times but have let time slip away and let our busy lives take over.

This time, I would like to make it work! Jeff and I have always enjoyed doing new things and visiting differnt places. Now we have Genevieve with us which allows us to see totally different things!

I look forward to keeping you posted on what we are doing, and I hope you learn something new about the community we live in.

Thanks for taking a moment to read!