Easter Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Easter Recipes

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During this deeply spiritual time of the year, author and cook Karen Jean Matsko Hood brings her readers a unique cookbook full of inspiration in these tasty and filling recipes. This cookbook is written with the novice cook in mind and will be enjoyed by the accomplished cook as well. It is satisfying to the soul to include all members of the family in helping to prepare for this yearly feast time. Hood's recipes are wholesome and will please the whole family as well as company for this special time of the year....
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Overview

During this deeply spiritual time of the year, author and cook Karen Jean Matsko Hood brings her readers a unique cookbook full of inspiration in these tasty and filling recipes. This cookbook is written with the novice cook in mind and will be enjoyed by the accomplished cook as well. It is satisfying to the soul to include all members of the family in helping to prepare for this yearly feast time. Hood's recipes are wholesome and will please the whole family as well as company for this special time of the year. These recipes contain ingredients that are easily found at your local market year round.
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What People Are Saying

Mary Scripture
…"Easter, a season rich in symbols, customs, and history, as well as a time for delectable and distinctive traditional dishes and boisterous Easter egg hunts, is easily one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Easter Delights Cookbook has fun-filled recipes, as well as facts, customs, and history about this most splendid holiday. You will find the poetry heartwarming and inspirational and the dishes scrumptious, with unique as well as traditional holiday favorites. Easter Delights will soon be a favorite in your family for generations to come."…
(Mary Scripture, Graphic Designer)
Dr. James G. Hood


…"Easter Delights is not only a cookbook, it is a wealth of information about Easter. It includes fascinating facts, folklore, history of Easter, Easter symbols, poetry, and traditions. It even includes information on caring for your Easter lily.

In addition to all this information, it has a collection of over 240 delicious recipes that will be enjoyed by your family and friends.

This cookbook is a great value for the price and makes a wonderful gift."…
(Dr. James G. Hood, Editor)
Kimberly Carter


…"I always look forward to Easter because it's a holiday that represents renewal, along with the ringing in of Spring!

Easter Delights Cookbook is a wonderful way to supplement the occasion. It's filled with hundreds of flavorful recipes, fun traditions, and interesting facts about the holiday. By adding Easter Delights to your cookbook collection, it's sure to help you make some special memories that you'll forever cherish!"…
(Kimberly Carter, Publicist)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598082470
  • Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Series: Delights Series
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 1,111,166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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Did You Know? . . . .

Did you know that the week before Easter is very special in the Christian tradition? The Sunday before is Palm Sunday, and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, and the Crucifixion.


Fruit and Nut Easter Eggs

These eggs are both colorful and sweet with the addition of candied fruit. They store for a long period of time, and make great homemade gifts. Try making some ahead of time to beat the Easter day hustle and bustle in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

2½ c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
¾ c. water
½ lb. marshmallow cream
½ c. shortening, melted
¼ c. powdered sugar
2 c. candied fruit
nuts
chocolate candy coating, sufficient for 10 eggs

Directions:

1. In saucepan cook sugar, corn syrup, and water to 265 degrees F. using candy thermometer.
2. Add marshmallow cream and beat until almost firm.
3. Add melted shortening, powdered sugar, candied fruit, and nuts; mix well.
4. Shape eggs with your hands, then dip in melted chocolate candy coating.
5. Eggs will keep for 6 to 8 months, stored between sheets of wax paper in airtight container.

Yields: 10 eggs.


Did You Know? . . . .

Did you know that one of the best-known sunrise services, held at the Hollywood Bowl, began in 1921?



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