Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

Tag: spring

Cranberry Apricot Granola Bars

I love hiking. Stephen and I used to go all the time before we had kids. Before Mason was born I scored a brand new unused Kelty backpack for $10 at a garage sale. We used it until we moved to the valley, where hiking […]

Orange Marmalade Cake

I made this cake for my mother-n-law a few years ago on her birthday. I am not a huge fan of potent orange flavor but this cake won me over. I decorated it with edible flowers but you could also use orange slices or flowers […]

Candy Bird Nests

My mom used to make our Easter basket and Christmas stocking treats. I loved going to the candy shop with her to pick out the chocolate wafers, caramel and licorice ropes. We each took turns making our own confections to give to teachers and friends.

I love this recipe for bird’s nest, because it is so cute and simple and the ingredients are available anywhere. Wrap them up in cellophane bags and tie with a colorful spring ribbon.

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Makes 10 nests
1 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups shredded wheat or chow mein noodles
Candy that resembles bird eggs (jelly beans, small speckled eggs, peanut M&M’s)

Line muffin pan or small bowls with aluminum foil. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. Do not overheat. Add the shredded wheat or noodles to the melted chocolate. Place a few spoonfuls of the mixture in each muffin cup or small bowl, and form little nests by making an indentation with the back of the spoon. Arrange candy in the nests. Chill about 5 minutes or until set.

Lemon-Cornmeal Cake

After the success of the blueberry pie Mason’s next request was an apple pie. I admire that he thinks so highly of my baking skills. It is a funny thing when he asks a question and in response to my “I do not know” he […]