Thursday, April 16, 2009


We all love desserts...I especially love all the desserts that come around holiday times.

Just before Christmas, a good friend gave me an extra gingerbread house kit she had. I thought I'd have the opportunity to build and decorate it with my kids before Christmas. With all the craziness in the days before then, we never got around to it. I felt so bad that we didn't use it...I even told her. Her reaction: no big deal, just get some Valentine's candies and make a Valentine home. We never got to do that either. As Irish as I am, I was sure that we'd make a refuge for all the leprechauns in March. Surprise, that didn't happen!!!

The kids were off the week before Easter. On our first "official" day of vacation, we built a "bunny" house instead. We used pastel M&Ms, jelly beans and Easter cake decorations. Next Fall, I think I'm going to buy 2-3 of the gingerbread house kits. You can use them for any holiday.

On Easter Sunday, our close friends, who own and operate a bakery just South of Baltimore provided many goodies for all that came to our family feast. My sister provided the centerpiece.

Here's the centerpiece...

And, here are all the scrumptious desserts from Touche Touchet!!!

And, here are our good friends with our eldest by one minute, Banana!!!


Debbie said...

What a great idea to make an Easter house! And those desserts are incredible. I'm drooling.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Great idea about the gingerbread houses - I may do the same thing and buy a few at a time and decorate them for other holidays!

Maureen said...

The best part of those desserts is that they taste even better than they look - no simple task.

The Mrs. said...

Everything looks so lovely!!!!! I answered your question today by the way!!!