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Cranberry Apple Casserole

This is a delicious recipe that I got from a friend’s mom who is an amazing cook and baker. I make it during the holidays and make it for any pot luck I go to. It’s easy and everywhere I go people ask for the recipe. It’s not necessarily quick because you have to peel and chop apples, as well as bake it for a while. But other than that it’s just mix everything together and stick it in the oven! It can be a side dish, a dessert, or I have even had it for breakfast (it has oatmeal in it….).

Enjoy!

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Cranberry Apple Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 C fresh cranberries
  • 3 C apples, peeled & cubed (~3 large apples)
  • 1/3 C flour
  • ¾ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 stick butter

Directions

Melt butter.

Mix all ingredients well.

Bake covered in a 2 qt. dish at 350° for about 1 hour.


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Spoon Bunnies

I have finished #19 on my 30 before 30 list! I promise I made a Christmas wreath, but somehow never posted it. Maybe when I move I can pull it out and write it up! I already had a spring/Easter-y wreath, so I needed to find another crafty thing to make. Pinterest to the rescue! I took what Crafts by Amanda made and modified it – I don’t need place holders (though I have hosted Easter dinner before). So it’s just a little decor for the holiday!

Here are the steps, full directions below! I ended up not using the pink foam. This is an easy craft to modify to make it your own! The bunnies don’t look exactly happy….not really sure how to make a bunny look happy. But it’s still kind of cute!

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Get your materials

Paint the pots – I used a q-tip to paint the dots.

Lightly sand then paint the spoons

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Make bunny ears; glue on eyes, tail and ears; paint on nose; draw on face.

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Use floral foam in the pot to hold the spoon.

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Fill with paper!

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Easter Bunny Spoons

What you need:

  • small clay pots
  • acrylic paint – whatever colors you want
  • foam paint brushes
  • floral foam
  • sheet of white foam
  • googly eyes (or black paint to paint on eyes)
  • small pom-poms (tails)
  • black sharpie (or black paint)

Paint the pots white – probably will need a couple coats. Once that dries, paint the rims whatever colors you want. Paint dots of the same color on the sides of the pot (I used a Q-Tip). Let dry.

Lightly sand the spoons and paint them white. Stick them in some floral foam to dry. You wouldn’t necessarily have to paint them if you’re doing a white bunny – but I didn’t want to shine of the spoon. You could also do a different color than white! Let dry.

Make your ears while the spoons dry. I used white foam and cut out ears, then painted in the pink. You could also use pink foam (which was my original plan).

Do the face on the back of the spoon. I used the pink paint to do a nose. I had googly eyes already so I used those and glued on with hot glue, but you can also do a black paint dot for the eyes. Glue on the ears. Use a sharpie or black paint to do the mouth and whiskers.

Glue on the pom-pom for the tail.

Cut some floral foam to fit into the bottom of the pot – doesn’t have to fit perfectly. Stick a dried spoon bunny into the floral foam in each pot.

Fill the pot with Easter grass or paper or whatever you have!