Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

Slow-Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken | Cinco de Mayo Recipes | ApplestoZiti.com

On Cinco de Mayo I posted a Vanilla Bean Banana Muffin recipe that is to die for. But the thing is… banana muffins are not what you would call ‘festive’ for this holiday. Therefore, even though I didn’t have time to get step-by-step photos ready, I thought I should at least post one recipe this week in honor of Cinco de Mayo. {I will try to get a step-by-step for this recipe up soon though!}

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Vanilla Bean Banana-Walnut Muffins

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What a wonderful way to start off a new week… with muffins. I’m inclined to shout, “TOP OF THE MUFFIN TO YOU!!!”

Ah. That felt good. If you’re having a lousy start to your week, shout that out and see if it doesn’t brighten your day.

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Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Blackberry Yogurt Parfait | ApplestoZiti.com

Hello there little hoppy (aka ‘Bunny’). You are going to be a hit. I can just feel it.

Just wait until you dip through the layers of these SUPER-easy-to-make Blackberry Cheesecake Parfaits.

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Petite Pancakes with Mixed Berry & Mango Toppings

Petite Pancakes with Mixed Berry & Mango Toppings | ApplestoZiti.com

There are some things we can’t remember about our childhood and some memories that are crystal clear. There are also those moments that were captured on a video and we, after watching that video, adopted the memory as our own, even if we were too young to actually remember the occasion. Or perhaps a story was told so many times that we feel we remember being there.

One memory of mine happened more often than not on Saturday mornings during my childhood. My dad would fire up the griddle, melt some butter, and cook up a big stack of pancakes for my brothers and I. Maple syrup was a must. No substitutes would do.

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Doughnut Pops

Childrens Easter Party Ideas | Doughnut Pops | ApplestoZiti.com

When I lived in Chicago, one of my favorite things was the coming of Spring. Thousands of tulips were planted in the downtown area where we lived. You couldn’t turn a corner without running into a bed of freshly planted blooms. Finally… winter was OVER!!! Now living in Phoenix winter is over all too fast, but I still love that initial weather change from the “cold” to warm with a cool breeze. It’s short-lived here… but I still enjoy it… especially since I know it’s the final breath of fresh, cool air before the intense summer heat comes upon us. Then you’ll find me by the pool!

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Mini Pastel Bunny Ear Cupcakes

Pastel Mini Cupcakes with Bunny Ears for Easter | ApplestoZiti.com

I’m fairly certain these mini cupcakes will be the hit of your Easter Celebration this year!

They are easy to make. They are bite-size. They are cute as all get-out.

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Mini Ham & Cheese Frittatas with Candied Bacon

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Most mornings I am an oatmeal girl. It’s easy to make. It’s good for me. It’s yummy and satisfying. It’s part of my routine. And I like routine. I do well with routine. But… Morning after morning of oatmeal can get a bit repetitive.

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Mini Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls with Blackberry Icing

Mini Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls with Blackberry Icing | Easter Brunch Recipes via ApplestoZiti.com

The more I use puff pastry dough the more I like it.

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Berry Bunny Yogurt Bites

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Around our house, a bunny is not called a bunny. It is not called a rabbit. It is not called a hare or the lesser known cony. Instead this furry, long-eared, bushy-tailed, burrowing animal is fondly known as a “Hoppy”.

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Easiest Mini Rice Krispies Nests EVER!

 

Mini Rice Krispy Treat Nest for Easter via ApplestoZiti.com

I almost feel funny posting this “Step-by-Step” because it is just as easy as THE ‘HOW-TO’ says it is.

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Easter Brunch for Kids

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I have been BURSTING at the seams to share this fabulous Easter Brunch with you!! It says “for Kids” and “Easter” in the title… but it really could work for any brunch throughout the year and would be great for kids and grown-ups alike!

If you are lacking inspiration for this year’s Easter or Spring brunch… LOOK NO FURTHER!

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