Friday Favorites–Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

We’ve spent most of this week recovering from the wedding.  I’ll be talking about some of the details soon, but it couldn’t have been better.  Everything came together just as we imagined it, the weather was perfect, the bride and groom were very happy and they’ve started their adventure as newlyweds.  And the bride’s dad and I were exhausted.  Since we were busy getting ready, then too tired to cook, there were several days of take-out.  Now I just want some fresh fruit and vegetables, and one of my favorites is a bowl of cherries.

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Ok, so maybe this isn’t entirely the healthy food I was talking about, but I’m really intrigued by the idea of roasting the cherries before whirling them into this Roasted Cherry Milkshake from 52 Kitchen Adventures.

Roasted Cherry Milkshakes by 52 Kitchen Adventures

This crocheted set of pin-on cherries from Sewing Adicta gives a little more dimension than embroidery or an ordinary brooch.

Embroidered Cherries by Sewing Adicta

These Cherry Tablecloth Weights from Just Something I Made are a fun twist on a summertime outdoor necessity.

Summer Cherries Tablecloth Weights by Just Something I Made

These Chocolate Maraschino Cherry Mice from Frugal Coupon Living would be great for keeping the kids busy for a bit.

Maraschino Cherry Mice by Frugal Coupon Living

Technically these Cherry Lollipop Valentines from The Tomcat Studio are out of season, but I don’t see why you couldn’t make these any time you wanted to share a little cherry-flavored love.

Cherry Lollipop Valentines by The Tomcat Studio

Ah, the wedding favors.  One of my biggest recent projects (again, I’ll be sharing soon).  Before we landing on our final plan, we looked through LOTS of ideas, like these Cherry Bomb Wedding Favors from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Cherry Bomb Wedding Favors by Martha Stewart Weddings

With some premade pie crust dough and canned filling, these cherry tarts from Frankly Entertaining could be pulled together in a matter of minutes.

Cherry Tarts by Frankly Entertaining

This Cherry Garland from Willow Day is a fun décor idea for a summer party.

Cherry Garland by Willow Day

All I can say about these Quilled Cherries from Manuk is wow.

Quilled Cherries by Manuk

I have got to make myself a pair of these Cherry Earrings from Anna Pika.  So cute!

Cherry Earrings by Anna Pika

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Friday Favorites–Pineapples

Thanks to our world economy, you can buy most varieties of fruit year-round these days.  Still, there’s something that says summer about a pineapple.  Even though the places that grow them are still on my vacation wish list, they evoke tropical feelings and make me want to hop an airplane. 

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When I get wherever it is that I’m going, I want to eat these Hawaiian Pork Fajitas with Pineapple Slaw and Coconut Rice by Half Baked Harvest.  If that has to actually be Hawaii, I guess I’ll try to suffer through it.

Hawaiian Hula Pork Fajitas With Pineapple Slaw and Coconut Rice by Half Baked Harvest

Or, I might just go straight to dessert so I can try out these Soft Pineapple Crumble Bars by Averie Cooks.  Love the color.

Soft Pineapple Crumble Bars by Averie Cooks

Maybe if I stick a paper umbrella in a glass of Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade from Create Craft Love it will do the trick. 

Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade by Create Craft Love

I think, for now, I’m going to have to stop thinking about traveling somewhere tropical and just bring a little of it home.  I could start with this pineapple vase shown on Sugar and Cloth.

Floral Tablescape by Sugar and Cloth

This Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread from The Healthy Foodie has an intriguing list of ingredients.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread by The Healthy Foodie

I’ve had grilled pineapple, but never watermelon.  I’d love to try these Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs from A Night Owl.

Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs by A Night Owl

Let’s get the kids in on this pineapple thing with this Fake Food Pineapple from While Wearing Heels.

Fake Food Pineapple by While Wearing Heels

I made my daughter a pineapple purse a few years ago, but I love the dimension in this Pineapple Bag from Llevo el Invierno.

Pineapple Bag by Llevo el Invierno 

Maybe giving someone else a pineapple gift will make me forget about my tropical getaway.  This Champagne Pineapple from Super Sandovnik might do the trick.

Champagne Pineapple by Super Sandovnik

Nope, I’m afraid the only thing that’s going to cure this tropical fever is a plane ticket.  I can even keep track of my luggage with this Pineapple Luggage Tag from Jordana Paige.

Pineapple Luggage Tag by Jordana Paige

Friday Favorites–Easy as Pie

Maybe it’s the “American as apple pie” thing, but the 4th of July always makes me think of pie.  And not necessarily apple, although there are few pies I would rule out.  In my perfect world, sugar is good for you and butter gives you a six-pack.  On the front.

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This Salted Caramel Peanut Pie from Eats Well With Others looks like a big, round, rich candy bar.  Yum.

Salted Caramel Peanut Pie from Eats Well With Others

I have a couple of hazelnut trees by my house, and the day I’m faster than the hungry squirrels I might actually get to harvest some to make this Chocolate Pudding Pie with Hazelnut Crust from Everyday Maven.

Chocolate Pudding Pie with Hazelnut Crust from Everyday Maven

This Crème de Mint Pie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie might seem like more of a winter option, except I have a big patch of mint growing out front right now that’s just begging to become garnish.

Creme de Mint Pie from Whats Cooking With Ruthie

I have fond memories of eating blackberry pies and cobblers when I was a kid.  I just need some adorable little cast irons skillets and to convince my husband to let a few of the vines grow and I’ll be making these Blackberry Pot Pies from The Pioneer Woman on Food Network.

Blackberry Pot Pie from Food Network

I can’t even imagine how sweet and delicious this Butterscotch Pie from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice must be.

Butterscotch Pie from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

This Banana Split Pie from Raining Hot Coupons would be the perfect solution for one of those days when it’s too hot to cook, but everyone’s craving dessert.

Banana Split Pie from Raining Hot Coupons

This Caramel Coconut Cream Pie from I Want Crazy is definitely happening.  My son just discovered he likes to bake, and I watched him take a coconut from whole, in the shell, to grated last week.  I’m recruiting him to make this for me.

Caramel Coconut Cream Pie from I Want Crazy

This Strawberry Pie from Lemon Tree Dwelling is almost too pretty to eat.  I’m sure I could force myself to do it anyway.

Strawberry Pie from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Hey, all you bacon lovers out there, have you tried it in a pie?  Now’s your chance!  Check out this Bacon Apple Pie from The Loveless Café.

Bacon Apple Pie from The Loveless Cafe

My husband loves Red Velvet.  I told him it’s only chocolate dyed red, but according to him it tastes different.  I should probably stop trying to burst that bubble and just make him this Red Velvet Fudge Pie from Pizzazzerie.

Red Velvet Pie from Pizzazzerie

Have a happy and safe celebration tonight!

Friday Favorites–When Life Hands You Lemons…

Admittedly, I might have lemons on the brain right now.  My daughter’s wedding colors are yellow and grey, and much of the dessert buffet we’re serving is lemon-based, so I may be suffering from citrus-immersion.  But doesn’t it seem like there’s just a ton of lemony goodness out there right now?

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We’ve found gluten-free and lemon play really well together, and can’t wait to try these Lemon Brownie Bars from Wicked Good Kitchen.

Lemon Brownie Bars by Wicked Good Kitchen

I loved hand pies when I was a little girl, but I’m pretty sure lemon filling would be a new one for me.  These Mini Lemon Hand Pies from Lemons for Lulu made my must-try list.

Mini Lemon Hand Pies by Lemons for Lulu

If you’re never had lemon curd on a scone, you’ve got to try this Homemade Lemon Curd recipe from Sewlicious Home Décor.  Yum.

Lemon Curd by Sewlicious Home Decor

If you have any left over after the scones are gone, this recipe for Lemon Meringue Fudge from Torie Jayne would be the perfect way to use it up.

Lemon Meringue Fudge by Torie Jayne

If you need a quick but impressive dessert, you might want to check out these Three Ingredient Lemon Cheesecake Truffles from Tatertots and Jello.

Three Ingredient Lemon Cheescake Truffles by Tatertots and Jello

How about some strawberries thrown in?  This No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie from Life Love and Sugar looks delicious.

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie by Life Love and Sugar

You don’t have to eat lemons to have fun with them.  Try these unique Lemon Peel Flowers from The Daily Squeeze.

Lemon Peel Flowers on The Daily Squeeze

Don’t throw away that juice from the inside!  Instead, make Invisible Ink with Minieco.

Invisible Ink by Minie Co

Lemon is just the smell of clean, making it the perfect flavor for this Homemade Lemon Soap from A Pumpkin and a Princess.

Homemade Lemon Soap by A Pumpkin and a Princess

If you like to carry your lemons, then this Citrus Wedge Coin Purse from Delia Creates is for you.

Citrus Wedge Coin Purse by Delia Creates

Friday Favorites–Tea Party

I attended my daughter’s bridal shower last weekend, and it was an afternoon of girly fun.  This mother-of-the-bride job is pretty great!

Codi's Bridal Shower

 

Events like these always remind me that I have an ongoing wish to throw a mostly-grown-up tea party.  Not for any event…just because.  I’ve been collecting ideas for years now, and every time I mention it my daughter says “Do it!”  One of these days…

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If you’re going to throw a tea party, the first thing you need to do is invite some guests.  This Tea Party Invite from Seven Thirty Three would definitely convey the theme.

Tea Party Invitation by Seven Thirty Three

What’s a tea party without cute decorations?  This simple, printable paper chain from Allsorts seems perfect to me.

Paper Chains by Allsorts

I think these Paper Mache Tea Cups from Ann Wood would make beautiful centerpieces.

Paper Mache Tea Cups by Ann Wood

Sure, there’s tea at a tea party, but there’s also tasty snacks.  I couldn’t pass up these No Bake Teacup Treats from She Knows.

No Bake Teacup Treats from She Knows

Maybe you’d prefer something a little more traditional?  How about these Meyer Lemon Tea Cakes with Pomegranate Glaze from Weelicious?

Meyer Lemon Tea Cakes by Weelicious

If you want to go all-in, try some of the 50 options for tea sandwiches offered by the Food Network.

50 Tea Sandwiches on Food Network

These Handsewn Tea Bags Tied to Yummy Cookies from Merriment Design could serve as both tea bag and dessert.

Handsewn Teabags Tied to Yummy Cookies by Merriment Design

Someday, when I throw my tea party, all girls will be invited, no matter how small.  However, those little ones are going to want something to do, so I’m keeping my eye on this Mad Hatter Tea Set pattern by Super Pop on Craftsy.

Mad Hatter Tea Set by Super Pop on Craftsy

To go with that tea set, I’m going to need this Tea Box from Lil Blue Boo.  You might find I’ve wandered off during my party to join the little bits who are playing with these.

Tea Box by Lil Blue Boo

I want to send my guests off at the end of the party with a little something to take home.  I think this Tea Wallet from Sew It Girl would be a perfect tea party favor.

Tea Wallet by Sew It Girl

Friday Favorites–Strawberries

One of the things I love about where I live is the abundance of strawberry stands in the late spring and early summer.  There is nothing like an Oregon-grown strawberry.  I ate so many when I was pregnant with my daughter I used to joke that she was going to come out all red and covered in seeds.  I’m still waiting for them this year, but in the meantime I found a few substitutes to tide me over.

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Crafts by Amanda turned these Strawberry Acorns into magnets, but a little bowl full of them would be cute too.

Strawberry Acorn Magnets - Crafts by Amanda

These Strawberry Sugar Cookies from Munchkin Munchies are perfect in the green berry basket.

Strawberry Sugar Cookies - Munchkin Munchies

These Felt Strawberries from While She Naps look so much like the real thing they might just make me even more anxious for strawberry season to start.

Felt Strawberries - While She Naps

How adorable is this Strawberry Bag from Jacks and Kate?

Strawberry Bag - Jacks and Kate

Apparently, if you paint strawberries to look like rocks and place them near your plants they will help keep the birds from eating the real berries when they’re ready.  Who knew?  Thanks to Creative in Chicago for that bit of info.

Strawberry Protectors - Creative in Chicago

These Strawberry Potholders from Cut Out & Keep would be a fun way to bring strawberry season right into the kitchen whenever you want it.

Strawberry Potholders - Cut Out and Keep

Why not a whole strawberry party?  Check out this one from Mimi’s Dollhouse.

Strawberry Lemonade Party - Mimis Dollhouse

I’ve needed a new pincushion for longer than I’m comfortable admitting on this craft blog.  These Strawberry Pincushions from Down Grapevine Lane might be just the thing.

Strawberry Pincushions - Down Grapevine Lane

You definitely need a container for all these new strawberry crafts.  Crafts by Amanda has you covered with these Strawberry Treat Cups.

Strawberry Treat Cups - Crafts by Amanda

Strawberries are cute, but when it comes down to it, my favorite thing to do is eat them.  Thanks to warmer places sharing their crops I don’t have to wait to have these Strawberry Cake Bars from Raining Hot Coupons.  In fact, I think today sounds good.

Strawberry Cake Bars - Raining Hot Coupons

Friday Favorites–My Birthday 2014

I was born on Mother’s Day.  Obviously, most years my birthday is not actually on Mother’s Day, but this year they landed together again.  Last time that happened my husband ended up having to leave to spend the day guarding the President.  Of the United States.  Yeah, how many people have had their birthday and Mother’s Day ruined by the President visiting their town?  This year he’s all mine.  My husband, I mean.

It’s track season again, and since my son is graduating this year and not pursuing a college athletic career, it’s my last.  I’m going to miss standing in the mushy grass under my big umbrella, dressed in so many layers I don’t even want to think about the next laundry day.  I need this Sky Umbrella from Uncommon Goods just for the sake of nostalgia.

I admired Le Creuset cookware from afar for many years.  I’d heard great things about it, and I love all the colors it comes in, but let’s face it – the stuff is spendy.  Then one day my husband and I were ogling it at Macy’s and the saleswoman asked us if we saw the piece on the clearance table.  Lead the way, we said.  There it was, stuffed on a bottom shelf of the back of a table in a weird corner, our first Le Creuset purchase.  We’ve since added another as our anniversary gift to each other last year and a third piece a friend gave us for Christmas.  We are SO hooked.  Next on my wish list is this Set of 3 Mini Cocottes with Tray

Mini Cocottes from Le Creuset

My husband, my son and I are Walking Dead fans.  Yes, it’s kinda gross, but they hooked me with the story from the very beginning.  Of course, we’ve discussed our zombie apocalypse plan, usually at length and over dinner.  I will be wielding a crossbow.  I also need this pair of Zombie Apocalypse Partners keychains from MauiWauiStamping on Etsy.  You know, in case we get separated.

Zombie Apocalypse Partners by MauiWauiStamping on Etsy

My sister introduced me to the Saltworks website a while back.  I’ve been hooked on Fusion Black Truffle Salt for a few years now, to the point my family calls it Crack Salt.  Now I’m ready to try Bonfire Extra Bold Smoked Sea Salt.  Just reading the description makes my mouth water.

Bonfire Extra Bold Smoked Sea Salt from Saltworks

I haven’t had time to read as much as I’d like lately.  The last couple of books I read were on my tablet, but I still enjoy an actual paper-paged book too.  There’s just that little problem of trying to hold it open.  Etsy seller tylerswoodworks has that solved with this Thumb Ring Book Page Holder.

Thumb Ring Book Page Holder by tylerswoodworks on Etsy

I can see two problems solved with this Split Decision Pie Pan from Cooks.  Of course there’s the option of making two kinds of pie in one pan so everyone has a flavor they like.  But what if you’re an at-home craft blogger who doesn’t want leftover pie hanging around her house, calling her to eat pie for lunch?  See, then I…I mean she, can just make one half.

Split Decision Pie Pan on Chefs

My son recently discovered that Pinterest isn’t just for girls.  I started following him, and for that honeymoon period where he had just found it my feed was covered in camping gear, weapons and tools.  In the midst of all that, he also managed to find the coolest sewing machine ever and sent me the pin.  If this Leitfaden sewing machine, shown on Yanko Design is ever actually produced, I’m going to need to see it in person.

Leitfaden Sewing Machine on Yanko Design

I’ve tried journaling off and on through the years.  I wish I could stick with it, but I never seem to.  Maybe I just need the right motivation, like this beautiful handmade leather journal from Smyrnacrafts on Etsy.

Leather Journal by Smyrnacrafts on Etsy

My husband and I have a lifelong goal of visiting all 50 states together.  We’ve knocked out about 18 or 20 so far, but that leaves many to go.  I want to find a wall in my house and make this Personalized Photo Map from Cut Craft Create in a big enough scale that we can put photos on even the tiniest of states.

Personalized Photo Map from Cut Craft Create

For my birthday I usually want something a little different than a basic bakery cake.  Sometimes it doesn’t have to be cake-related at all.  This year, it will be Salted Caramel Browned Butter Cookie Cups from Buns in my Oven.  I just…I can’t even…aaahhh!

Salted Caramel Browned Butter Cookie Cups from Buns in my Oven

I hope all of you moms out there have a fantastic day on Sunday.  I know I will!

Friday Favorites–Easter

Before I get into all the Eastery goodness I’m here to share today, just a quick reminder – today is the last day to use the free shipping codes in my Etsy shop.  Use the code SPRINGSHIPPING for free shipping on any order within the United States.  For my international customers, use the code SPRINGWORLD for a $4 discount on shipping.

All items in my clearance section are 50% off, but the codes can be used on anything.  There are some great Mother’s Day, graduation, teacher appreciation and Father’s Day gifts still available!

Now, on to the difficult-to-narrow-down Easter projects!

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Why should bunnies get all the love on Easter?  These Easter Chicken Pouches from Ulla’s Quilt World sit perfectly on top of an egg, as any good chicken should.

Quilted Easter Chicken Pouch by Ulla's Quilt World

This little guy might look good enough to eat, but instead Sew Many Ways has come up with a great outdoor decoration that will likely keep his head.

Faux Chocolate Easter Bunny by Sew Many Ways

My husband says he remembers making these DIY Egg Planters in Sunday school when he was a kid.  If, like me, you aren’t familiar with them, let Hello Home Shoppe show you how it’s done.

DIY Egg Planters by Hello Home Shoppe

The sheer volume of Easter candy can get a little overwhelming.  Try filling a few eggs with these Easter Egg Coupons from U Create instead.

Easter Egg Coupons by UCreate

Don’t let your carefully decorated Easter eggs sit around in a basket somewhere.  Give them some wheels with these printable cars from Mr. Printables.

Egg People on the Road by Mr Printables

I’d love to try dying Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid, as shown on Totally the Bomb, just for the smell alone.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid by Totally the Bomb

Nothing but Country shared this Magic Jelly Bean craft for May Day, but it would be a sweet Easter activity as well.  Click through to find out what grows when you plant magic jelly beans.

Magic Jelly Beans by Nothing But Country

Not only do these Orange Bunny Rolls from Budget Gourmet Mom sound yummy, but they actually look pretty easy.  A couple of twists, a tail, and you’ve got a bunny.

Orange Bunny Rolls by Budget Gourmet Mom

After the kids have found all the eggs and, if they’re my kids, hidden them and found them a couple more times, keep them busy with this Pin the Tail on the Bunny Game from Lil’ Luna.

Pin the Tail on the Bunny by Lil Luna

These Peep S’mores from Eclectic Recipes are pretty simple, but I had to include them here after my husband and I laughed a little longer than we should have at this photo of the smushed Peeps.  I know – so wrong.

Peeps Smores by Eclectic Recipes

Have a wonderful Easter!

Pineapple Carrot Upside-Down Cake

The recipe I’m about to share with you is not fat-free.  It isn’t gluten-free, dairy-free or egg-free.  It will not fit into a paleo diet, nor one based on avoiding canned food.  It is not vegan or sugarless.  However, it is delicious, and as long as you’re not restricted by any of the above, I highly recommend you indulge in it at least once.

This cake is dense and sweet, so a little goes a long way.  The carrots and pineapple are tasty together.  When you taste it hot out of the oven and think it can’t get any better, let it sit for a few hours and think again.  I think this will be repeated as our Easter dessert.  I just need to find a can with 11 pineapple rings in it.

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Pineapple Carrot Upside-Down Cake

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 20-ounce can pineapple slices
  • 10 – 12 maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups finely shredded carrots

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Melt the 1/3 cup of butter in a 12” oven-safe skillet.  Sprinkle the 3/4 cup of brown sugar over the butter.  Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice.  Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar, adding a cherry to the center of each.

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Combine the remaining butter and sugars in a mixing bowl.  Add milk, pineapple juice and egg.  Mix well.  Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mix on low for 30 seconds to combine, then on high for one minute.  Fold in the shredded carrots.  Pour into the skillet over the pineapple.

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Bake 45 – 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Immediately flip the skillet over onto a heat-proof plate.  Strong muscles help for this step.

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Leave the skillet in place for a few minutes.

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Remove the skillet, slice and serve.

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I think some coconut would make this even better, but not everyone in my house agrees.  It wasn’t exactly difficult to get anyone to eat it just the way it is.

Friday Favorites–Carrots

You know how most people have a certain food or two that they just can’t tolerate?  That one that you can’t even eat to be nice?  My big one: cooked carrots.  I can manage if they’re minced up small and mixed with other stuff, but plain – there’s just no way.  Taste, texture, it’s the whole package.  Oddly, I like them raw and even more weird, I love carrot cake.  Fortunately, there are many ways to enjoy the beauty of a carrot without having to choke one down all by itself.

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I’ve seen many versions of carrot-in-dirt cupcakes lately, but these Carrot Top Cupcakes from Hungry Happenings seems the easiest to actually pull off.  For those of us who are not naturally talented cake decorators at least.

Carrot Top Cupcakes by Hungry Happenings

When I switched to K-cups a while back, I was left with part of a Costco-sized package of coffee filters.  These Coffee Filter Carrots from Urban Comfort would be a great way to use a few up.

Coffee Filter Carrots by Urban Comfort

This Carrot Cake Fudge from Inside Bru Crew Life looks fabulous.  Anyone know where to find the Carrot Cake M & M’s?

Carrot Cake Fudge by Inside Bru Crew Life

These little Thread Spool Carrots from Crafts by Courtney are made using washi tape, but lots of other crafts supplies would work if you can’t find it in orange.

Thread Spool Carrots from Crafts by Courtney

I love how each piece of this Pineapple Carrot Cake from Just a Taste looks like a carrot.

Pineapple Carrot Cake from Just a Taste

These Springtime Baby Carrots from Carolyn’s Homework are a great Easter decoration when you’re going for a more grown-up look.

Springtime Baby Carrots from Carolyns Homework

Just try and keep all the little bunnies out of your kitchen after you make these Carrot Cake Truffles from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

Carrot Cake Truffles from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Better yet, let them in and put them to work making Fingerprint Carrot Cards from Sassy Dealz.

Fingerprint Carrot Card from Sassy Dealz

This cute Carrot Bunting from Fiskars would be an easy way to add a little color to your Easter decor.

Carrot Banner from Fiskars

These Carrot Easter Eggs from A Night Owl are just adorable!

Carrot Easter Eggs by A Night Owl

So tell me, carrot fan or not?