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Resurrection Rolls Recipe

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Resurrection Rolls Recipe

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Resurrection Rolls Recipe

Easter is just around the corner and as a Christian family it has always been a time of reflection of all that has been done for us. This Resurrection Rolls Recipe is the perfect way to share the story of the cross with your family.

It is a fun and simple way to share the message of Resurrection Sunday with even the little members of your family!

As parents we need to share our faith with our children at all ages, and in ways that they can understand and relate to.  This recipe is a great way to do just that, and they get to enjoy a yummy treat at the end of the lesson.

Resurrection Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 package Cresent rolls
  • melted butter
  • large marshmallows
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degree

Give each child a triangle from the cresent rolls
The cresent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in

Give each child a marshmallow.
This represents Jesus and His purity.

Have child dip the marshmallow in melted butter.
This represents the oils of embalming.

Dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar.
This represents the spices used to annoint the body of Jesus.

Wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the cresent roll
(not like a typical cresent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside, otherwise the marshmallow will leak out.)
This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
The oven represents the tomb

When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloths) and discover that Jesus is no longer there,

HE IS RISEN!

The marshmallow melts and the cresent roll is puffed up,
but like the tomb - IT IS EMPTY!

I found another recipe that is completely home made and doesn’t use refrigerated cresent rolls. This may work better for those of you who already have the simple ingredients on hand. You can find the recipe here.

I think this is a great tradition to add to your Easter time celebrations that takes the focus off the eggs and chocolate bunnies for a while and puts it right where it belongs!

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Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I have been making this very easy Breakfast Casserole recipe for the last few years for my family, and it has been a huge hit!

This is a breakfast that can cook itself in the oven while you’re getting ready for church service.

Ingredients

1 pound bacon
2 onions, chopped
2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 pinch dried parsley
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Place bacon in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. Add the mushrooms and onion to the skillet; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent and the mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with the tablespoon of butter. Place potatoes in bottom of prepared dish. Sprinkle with salt, garlic salt, and pepper. Top with crumbled bacon, then add the onions and mushrooms.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and parsley. Pour the beaten eggs over the casserole and top with grated cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until set.

I prepare the casserole the night before except for the eggs.  Then in the morning, while we are waiting for our coffee to finish brewing (we always make the kids wait until mom & dad have coffee in hand before opening any presents) I quickly scramble and add the eggs.

Another thing I should add is that this is one of those recipes that you can adapt to your family’s tastes.  I’m planning to switch the bacon in the recipe for ham this year.

Then I pop it into the oven and we proceed to open presents.

The breakfast casserole is just finishing up about the same time we are finishing up with the presents. I love it because I look like a super mom and it’s so easy too!  Plus it keeps for a couple days, so we can have leftovers.

I also make cinnamon rolls for the kids!

I’d love to hear what you have for breakfast on Easter morning.

 

Mini Fruit Pizzas

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mini fruit pizza recipe

These Mini Fruit Pizzas are so easy to make and you family will love them!

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INGREDIENTS
1 Package Sugar Cookie Dough
1/2 cup softened Butter
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
4 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Milk
1 lb favorite Fruits

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350
Roll out cookie dough and cut out circles with cookie cutter or drinking glass.

mini fruit pizza

Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

mini fruit pizza 1

Place on cooling rack to cool.
Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl until light and fluffy.
Add in powdered sugar and milk and beat on high until smooth.
Ice cookies with icing and top with fruit.
Serve immediately.

Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Drink

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copycat starbucks passion

When you are looking for a refreshing drink this summer, try making this super easy to make Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Drink.

INGREDIENTS
2 Tazo Passion Tea Bags
16 oz Water
4 oz Lemonade
2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp Vanilla

copycat starbucks passion tea

DIRECTIONS
Boil water.
Remove from heat add tea bags, sugar and vanilla.
Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
Remove tea bags and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Add ice to a tall closable container. Add 8 oz tea and 2 oz of lemonade per serving. Shake well to mix.

Easter Bunny Cookies

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Easter Bunny Cookies Recipe

Check out these super cute Easter Bunny Cookies!

With just a few ingredients, you can make these cookies that any little one will love to get their hands on.

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INGREDIENTS
1 roll Sugar Cookie Dough
3 Egg Whites
1 tsp Vanilla
4 cup Powdered Sugar
Pink Starburst Candies
Mini Chocolate chips
White Sparkling Sugar

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350.
Line Baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out dough to about 1/8″ thick and cut out egg shaped cookies.

easter bunny cookies

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.
Place on rack to cool.
Combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until bubbly.
Add powdered sugar gradually and mix until all sugar is incorporated.
Beat on high until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks.

easter bunny cookies 1

Transfer icing to pastry bag.
Knead and flatten each Starburst out into a rectangle.
cut each into 4 equal width strips.
Cut each strip in half to make the pink inner ears.
Pipe a white oval near the outer edge of each cookie.

easter bunny cookies 2

Fill in the circle with icing and allow the icing to flow and settle to fill completely.
Place 2 mini chocolate chips pointy side down near bottom edge of oval.
Place the 2 inner ears above the eyes.
Allow cookie to set for at least 5 minutes before piping a bunny tail at opposite ned of cookie.
You can optionally sprinkle bunny tail with sparkling sugar to make it stand out more.
Allow to set for several hours before serving.

Easter Blondie Bars

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Easter Blondie Bars

No matter if you are hosting Easter at your home this year or just looking for a fun treat to take with you wherever you are spending Easter, I’ve been sharing some really awesome recipes lately.

These Easter Blondie Bars are one treat everyone is sure to love!

blondie bars

INGREDIENTS
2/3 cup Butter
2 cup Brown Sugar
2 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
2 cup Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Easter Bunny M&M’s

blondie bars 1
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a 9×13 Pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
Place butter and brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan and heat.
Stir constantly until smooth.
Cool for 5 minutes.
Add Eggs one at a time. Stir until incorporated.
Add Vanilla.
Add Flour, Salt, Baking Soda and Baking powder until combined.
Add half Chocolate Chips.
Add half M&M’s and stir.
Transfer mixture to prepared pan.
Add remaining M&M’s and remaining chocolate chips.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Allow to cool until slightly warm.
Remove from pan and cut into bars