Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Belated Easter, Peeps!

Since Matt and I spent most of yesterday driving through Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, on the last leg of our month-long trip across the western United States, my Easter greetings are a day late but no less heartfelt! We attended Easter services in Colorado Springs yesterday morning and shared a quick meal with some friends before getting back on the road - I've enjoyed our travels immensely, but I'm looking forward to the day when we can unpack our suitcases and I can begin to explore a new state, our new town, and, most importantly, a new kitchen!

In the meantime, I've sought out some Easter-treat-related tidbits to tide myself over.  Lamb Cakes, glazed ham and chocolate bunnies certainly aren't the most vital part of this important holiday but they're still pretty tasty. Of course, one of the most iconic Easter treats is everyone's favorite neon-bright, sugar-shock-inducing snack: Marshmallow Peeps. Here is a link round-up with some fun facts about Peeps and a few ideas for what to do with the ones you have leftover after all the baskets are empty and the Easter grass has blown away:

Bake the famous Peeps Sunflower Cake from Taste of Home

Whip up some Peep-stuffed Brownies courtesy of Sarah Kickler Kelber at The Baltimore Sun

Go pseudo-savory with Peep sushi or Deep Fried Peeps from Serious Eats

Visit Terri's Peep Hut for a surprising array of recipes, including Peepuccino and Peep Waldorf Salad

Toast some Peeps S'mores at Eclectic Recipes

Check out this book about Peep crafts!

Make your own diorama for next year's Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest

And finally, What's Cooking America has some interesting facts about Marshmallow Peeps - plus a recipe to make your own!

There are so many ideas out there, it's kind of amazing...but that's all I have time for, Peeps! (hehehe) Happy Easter!


  1. I wish you guys would have stopped by to say hi! We live in Kansas City. Maybe next time?

  2. Jenn, I had no idea we'd be so close to you guys! We actually spent the night in Blue Springs - of course, we didn't get there until 1am (and left at 6 the next morning), but we'll definitely have to get together next time we're in the area :)