An Easter Special Edition #HAPPYEASTER #cookbook @TalkinTwang

Legend of the Easter Bunny

According to legend, the Easter bunny originated in Germany, dating back to 1682, when a German professor wrote a book titled, On Easter Eggs. He stated because of the myth, simple-minded folks and children believed an Easter Rabbit laid and hid eggs in gardens to hunt, in order to amuse adults.

Supposedly, the legend arrived with German immigrants to America. Children originally made ‘nests’ for the eggs, but at some point, that evolved into baskets.

During the medieval period, rabbits were associated with the Virgin Mary, and it is believed the bunny was used as a symbol for Easter by German Protestants. Since an egg represents ‘new life’ it became connected to the resurrection of Jesus, and it is said that the cracking of the egg represents the empty tomb.

As legends go, I can’t be sure if any of this is true, but it got me to thinking what if the tradition had started here in the US in place of Germany? Instead of an Easter bunny, some other animal might have won the honor![

If you want a super easy and delicious dessert for your Easter guests, try this Coconut Cake. To make it Easter festive, let the kids dye the coconut green and arrange a candy egg border around the base of the cake.  Enjoy and Hoppy Easter![

Coconut Cake Recipe

Taken from Sweet Thangs: Southern Sweets from Two Sassy Sisters

Coconut Cake                       

Ingredients

1 Yellow or white cake mix

2 cups sour cream

2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups flaked coconut

1 (8 ounce) whipped topping

Directions

Mix sour cream, sugar, and coconut—set 1 cup of mixture aside

Bake the cake according to package directions

When done, cool for ten minutes in pans on wire rack, then invert and cool completely. Then split each layer horizontally, with a serrated knife. (Now, you should have 4 layers)

Frost between each layer with the sour cream, sugar, coconut mixture

Fold the Cool Whip into the 1 cup reserved sour cream, sugar, coconut mixture and use to frost outside of cake, then sprinkle with coconut.[

In Ann Everett’s Tizzy/Ridge Romance Trilogy, fictional characters Pattiecake McAlister and Sugarpie Monroe cook up delicious confections at Sweet Thangs Bakery. These recipes are from the kitchens of real-life sisters, Pattie Ball, and Carol Mayfield.

Inside this book, they share more than 130 homemade recipes, including luscious cakes, yummy cookies, sweet salads, delectable pies, scrumptious candy, and delightful drinks, perfect for special occasions or gift giving.

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/sweet-thangs-southern-sweets-from-two-sassy-sister

Ten things about award-winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Ann Everett.

She’s married to her high school sweetheart.

She loves shopping at thrift stores.

She doesn’t remember her first kiss.

She hates talking on the telephone.

A really sharp pencil makes her happy.

She secretly wants to get a tattoo.

She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.

She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.

She sucks at math.

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How do you celebrate Easter? Do you have a favorite dish or dessert that is a tradition at your house?

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