Friday, April 17, 2009

Homemade Coconut Cream Easter Eggs

Happy Easter Week to everyone!

We arrived at the Farm on Sunday April already know that the TV wookalars were with us!!! That "little" project is well underway....updates later!

Paul and Katie welcomed us home with this sign on the Farm lane when we arrived ..........

No, it's not Happy Hour yet!

.....the kids often call us when they leave work around 4 PM, we, of course, can't chat long, as we would be heading up to Social or "Happy Hour" most days. Do you think they were worried about us????? It's good to have kids with a great sense of humor!!! :)

It has been mostly COLD and rainy since we embarked on Springtime in Virginia.....just following the course of this colder -than -normal winter.....Gee, Summer, hurry and show up!!! I can't wait for 85 degrees!!

Bob and Paul started Farm "projects" last week and have already completed the fencing for Heaven's new pasture. There's going to be an addition to the family....yes, indeed, I'm going to be a "grand-something" to a little foal soon! Katie has tiny pink and blue halters ready for the occasion! We have been there's always something to do!

Last weekend took us up to Catonsville, MD to spend Easter weekend with Tiff and Scott. We love our visits with them and the time always flies......we all cooked Easter dinner together, with Ham, Sweet Potato Souffle, Butter Beans, Spoon Bread, Fruit Salad and homemade bread. Their friends, Adam and Shoshonna joined us for dinner with their sweet little girl, Sophia. It was a lovely Easter day, and Spring was trying to bloom in their pretty neighborhood. Everything is lush this year...rain, rain rain!!

Coconut Creme Cherry Pecan Easter Eggs

1 cup butter (2 sticks softened)
4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese, room temp
1/2 tsp. vanilla and/or 1/2 tsp coconut flavoring
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lbs. confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup (4 oz.) maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup coconut
Semi-sweet and milk chocolate morsels, melted, for dipping/coating eggs

In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese, vanilla and salt. Mix well with electric mixer. Beat in the confectioners' sugar gradually. Stir in the chopped cherries, pecans and coconut. Add just enough cherry juice to moisten and hold the mixture together. Knead the mixture until well blended (I use a KitchenAid mixer with the heavy duty paddle). It should be easy to handle and shape, but not sticky. Use the palms of your hands to roll the mixture into egg shapes. (Spray hands with Pam to prevent sticking to fingers) Place the egg shapes on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill in the refrigerator for several hours. Melt the chocolate as desired, dip each egg in the melted chocolate to coat, then lay on a waxed paper lined tray and allow the chocolate to harden. Decorate as desired.

Years ago, I would make homemade Coconut Easter Eggs with cherries and pecans. They were always very rich and I made them this year for the kids and Bob. The recipe is shared, just in case you feel the need to gain a few pounds in this good, old fashioned way!!! (They are you are forewarned!) Remember, the four main Southern Food groups are Butter, Sugar, Chocolate and Cheese.......we got three out of four in is good!!

Scott and Tiff
So, it has been wonderful to see the kids and their "fur kids" again, and to enjoy the lush green fields and's good to be back in ol' Virginia!


Mark and Dortha said...


Do you have a weight watchers version of the easter eggs? LOL

I know you are enjoying your time at the farm. What a great place to enjoy springtime.

Miss you guys,

Leno said...

I take it Bob's diet has been put on the shelf for Easter?! Enjoy... Sounds yummy..

GypsyLarry said...

Just started to read your blog last week as it was a new find. I'm really impressed and thank you so much for the recipes.
We just got our site posted on and that's how we found you.
We'll keep reading. We're Larry and Robin

Allan and Jeanne said...

Just wanted to say hi. We just pulled into Virginia Beach tonight and plan to go to Chincoteague tomorrow. Then to Richmond and Shenadoah Valley, Pa. We are working our way up to Maine and north Atlantic provinces. We will be working in Vermont at a state park for the summer and fall. Allan and Jeanne from RV Dreams rally.

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