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Easter Entertaining On a Budget

 

Easter occurs at that time of year when everything is blooming new and fresh, and here in the East coast of the U.S. we begin to venture outdoors once again after a long winter’s hibernation.  The holiday conjures up thoughts of colorful flowers, candy, gift baskets, outdoor games, and a spring feast to celebrate with friends and family. Here are easy Easter entertaining tips with everything from decorations, to tasty meals, to kids games and craft activities to create an abundant Easter celebration without putting a dent in your budget.

Spring Vegetarian Greens & Quinoa Pie – Mary Margaret Chappell, Vegetarian Times Magazine Editor shows easy vegetarian recipe for a dish that’s sure to compliment any Spring table and every guest’s appetite.

Easter Feast, 3-Course, Serve 4, Under $35 – Executive editor of Gourmet Magazine, “Doc” Willoughby shares a 3-course Easter feast that serves 4 people for under $35. Budget recipes: Spring Greens Salad, Herb Roasted Pork Loin, & Lemon Glazed Butter Cake.

Easter Gift Baskets Going Light – Diet editor and author of Finally Thin, Kim Bensen shares ways to make your Easter gift baskets healthier, kid-friendly, delicious and fun.

The Best Way to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg – We use this technique and it’s hands down the best way to peel hard-boiled eggs –  especially handy when you have several to do.

Easter & Spring Table Decor  Simple budget-friendly Easter or spring decoration ideas for your table & home. These dollar store #DIY’s ideas from Sunday Burquest would also make great favors for guests or hostess gifts too. 

DIY Easter Basket from Recycled Items – A member of the San Diego Craft Mafia, CrafterMeagan Rae shows clever, easy ways to make budget and eco-kind Easter baskets from items you probably already have at home.

Stretch Your Easter Basket Goodies – Fun, healthier and eco-friendly ways to stretch your Easter basket goodies to last all year long. Money saving expert Denise Winston gives budget friendly ideas.

Kids Easter Game – Easy DIY project kids can do using Crayola Model Magic Fusion & plastic eggs to make this fun matching game. Perfect for Easter day – or any day – fun

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U.S. National Doughnut or Donut Day!

Randy’s Donut, Inglewood, Ca. Designed 1953 by Robert Graham – photo credit: ookaboo.com

Watch for U.S. National Doughnut or Donut Day next year; the first Friday of June!

All you doughnut or donut fans – Friday, June 3, 2011 is U.S. National Doughnut Day! Donut shops all over the country are offering freebies. Here are offers from three top national franchises…  but check your local independent shops, we’re certain many will be offering up some complimentary goodies, too!

Krispy Kreme will give one free doughnut per person at participating retail locations. No purchase necessary. Locate a Krispy Kreme near you.

LaMar’s Donuts is giving visitors a free Gourmet Donut with a hole – No purchase required. Locate a LaMar’s near you.

Dunkin’ Donuts will offer guests a free donut fo their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of a beverage (excluding bottled cooler beverages). Locate a Dunkin’ Donuts near you.

And for you DIY’s out there: Here’s a recipe for Buttermilk Doughnuts with Chocolate Butterscotch Glaze from Chef Glenda Galvan-Garcia of Whole Enchilada Consulting and chef at The Factory in Los Angeles.

Did you Know? National Doughnut Day occurs on the first Friday of June each year. It started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.

P.S. June 3 is also U.S. National Egg Day! Catch these videos for recipes and kitchen time-savers:

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