Creamy Rice Pudding

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Having warm rice pudding on a cool almost-spring day is very comforting. With Easter in mind, a few tiny chocolate egg decorations can turn this old classic into a delightful festive treat.

 

 

 

Ingredients

♦ 1 cup rice

♦ 2 cups water

♦ 2 cups milk

♦ 1/3 cup sugar

♦ 1 tsp vanilla

♦ Small chocolate eggs

 

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Instructions

Combine rice and water in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil.

Cover and reduce heat until rice is cooked.

Add milk, sugar and vanilla.

Simmer on low heat until the mixture thickens and looks creamy, about 15 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Serve warm or let cool and top with tiny chocolate Easter eggs.

 

Enjoy!

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Easter Bunny Brownies

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Looking ahead to Easter, I’m sharing this simple dessert idea your kids will love.
It’s cute and can be used to top off any brownie recipe of your choice.

Ingredients

A basic chocolate brownie cake or regular cake recipe (or click here for one of my recipes).
12 pretzel chips
A tube of white icing (for the bunny face)
Dark chocolate sprinkles (for the whiskers)
Round dark and white chocolate sprinkles (for the eyes and nose)

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Instructions

Prepare chocolate brownie mixture
Pour cake mixture into a 9″ by 11″ rectangular pan
Place the pretzels on top of the cake mixture an inch a part
Bake the cake as usual
Remove cake from oven and let cool completely
Fill in each pretzel with the icing to form the bunny faces
Add sprinkles for the eyes, whiskers & nose
Cut between each bunny to make individual squares

Enjoy!

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Eggciting Easter Egg Hunt

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From decorating eggs, eating chocolate bunnies and participating in an egg hunt, Easter is a special holiday for children.

 

 

This year, Kayla MacKinnon organized the ‘Easter Egg Hunt Antigonish!’

She decided to create the event on Facebook and see if other parents would be interested in the idea. As the numbers increased, the requirements and instructions were posted on the event’s page for the participants.

Twelve plastic eggs had to be filled with treats, stickers, etc. for each child attending. The eggs were collected a few days preceding the egg hunt in order to facilitate setup and distribution.

The Easter egg hunt gathered close to 30 children of all ages!

At the beginning of the event, Kayla’s son collected donations for the local food bank.

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Once the group picture was taken, the children took off with their Easter baskets in hand searching for hidden eggs on the playground.

Parents were present and monitoring the event, as the kids were running around collecting their 12 eggs.

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Young Easter egg hunters were eggstremely happy that the event took place…

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The smile says it all! (photos by countryparent.ca)

 

… and Kayla’s son was happy to collect food donations for the local food bank too.

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Kayla's son with signKayla hopes to organize another Easter egg hunt next year.

Great event Kayla!

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Enjoy your Easter treats everyone!

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