Celebrating Easter and Spring With DIY Expert Lynn Lilly on Tips on TV Blog

​​The Easter holiday involves many traditions.  For many people Easter is a holiday that involves bringing family and friends together.  In fact, food, fashions and getting creative are an important part of the festivities. Lynn Lilly the Founder of CraftBoxGirls and author of “Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love!” shared some timely recipes and craft ideas for making this a memorable Easter holiday.

A GREAT APPETIZER FOR WHEN THE FAMILY COMES TOGETHER

A tasty appetizer recipe is Baked Hummus with Crunchmaster’s Sea Salt Multi-Grain Crackers. By focusing on wholesome ingredients from trusted sources, Crunchmaster™ has crafted simply delicious snacks to fit every healthy lifestyle. That is because Crunchmaster™ Crackers are gluten-free, non-GMO, and oven baked to deliver seriously crunchy satisfaction for the perfect spring treat. This recipe is so easy, all that is needed is some hummus, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, chopped fresh tomato and olive oil.  Just layer into a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes and you have a delicious appetizer that the whole family can share! For this and other recipes, check out www.crunchmaster.com.

Baked Hummus Serve with Crunchmaster™ Sea Salt Multi-Grain Crackers

Ingredients

  • (2) 7 oz. containers of plain prepared hummus
  • 1 ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2/3 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions

  • Spread hummus evenly into an 8×8 inch square baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with feta cheese, being sure to evenly cover the surface.
  • In a separate bowl, gently toss the tomatoes and olives together until blended well.
  • Layer the olive and tomato mixture on top of the feta cheese.
  • Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil.
  • Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm with Crunchmaster™ Sea Salt Multi-Grain Crackers

SUGGESTIONS FOR A TASTY BEVERAGE FOR EASTER CELEBRATIONS

LaCroix sparkling water is the perfect alternative to unhealthy beverages being that it is all natural. Drink it daily because it is zero calories, zero sweeteners, and zero sodium, making it completely innocent. When it comes to entertaining, create festive mocktails with LaCroix sparkling water. Any thoughtful host or hostess should always provide a non-alcoholic option for their guests. LaCroix comes in 20 different flavors, making it hard to pick just one, so in addition to serving single cans at parties, the Mure Pepino Lemon Fizz is perfect in a spring mocktail. Simply muddle blackberries, lemon juice and a little bit of honey in the bottom of a glass, pour in a can of LaCroix Curate Mure Pepino, add ice, and voila! You cannot go wrong serving your friends and family a beverage that is 100% innocent! For more information visit, www.lacroixwater.com

LaCroix Cúrate Blackberry Lemon Fizz

Ingredients

  • 1 can LaCroix Cúrate Muré Pepino
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • cucumber for garnish

Instructions: Muddle the blackberries, lemon juice and honey in the bottom of a glass. Add ice and top with LaCroix Cúrate Muré Pepino. Garnish with blackberries and cucumber.

EASTER BASKET MUST-HAVES

Easter can’t be celebrated without eggs! According to a 2017 survey, approximately half of respondents who celebrate the holiday say Easter eggs are an essential part of the holiday. Chocolate Easter eggs are definitely a fan favorite. This year The Hershey Company is putting all kinds of eggs in Easter baskets by announcing a variety of new egg-shaped candies including Cadbury Mini Crème Egg Assortment, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs and Reese’s Peanut Butter Crème Egg, available at Walmart. For more information visit, www.thehersheycompany.com.

MORE EASTER FAVORITES!

No Easter basket is complete without chocolate eggs! With the continued success of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg, this season Hershey is debuting the Reese’s Peanut Butter Crème Egg. Rounding out the egg-inspired items this season are the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg, capturing the taste of marshmallow wrapped in creamy milk chocolate, and the Cadbury Mini Crème Egg Assortment so there is no need to choose a favorite! For more information visit,  www.thehersheycompany.com

Source: Tips on TV / Lynn Lilly