Easter Sunday DIY Chocolate Decorating Fun

Easter Chocolate Fun - Pikalily Food Blog

As we’ve grown older, the excitement of Easter has gone from counting eggs to counting days off work.  With many houses around the country coming down with chocolate and Easter eggs over the next few days, why not get a little bit creative in the kitchen and make your own Easter chocolate creation.  Like most Easter’s, we welcome family to our home in Newcastle, and this year is no exception.  With young kids running about the place, still high from the sugar rush of their Easter chocolate hunt, finding activities to do on Easter Sunday can sometimes be a bit of a challenge.  This year, we’ve got just the solution for you.

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6 Great Easter egg buys at M&S


Easter Eggs at M&S - Pikalily Food Travel Blog

We were recently invited along by Marks and Spencers to check out their fabulous range of Easter Eggs and it’s safe to say we were blown away by how exceptional these eggs looked.  With something for everyone, including limited edition eggs, M&S really have mastered the feel of luxurious chocolate eggs for the Easter season.  Read below to find out 6 of our favourites, and be sure to watch the video at the end to see just how much effort has gone into crafting these little marvels.

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5 Places to dine in Antrim and Down this Easter

5 places to eat in Antrim and Down - Pikalily Food Blog

March is the month of heritage and traditions in the Northern Ireland 2016 food and drink calendar, and one tradition enjoyed by many during the Easter holidays is dining out with friends and family. With a few days off work ahead for many of us, it’s the perfect time to plan a few outings with family and friends.

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Carrot cake pops recipe

Carrot cake flavour cake pops - Pikalily Food Blog

These cake pops were inspired by a recipe we came across by Delia Smith for her ultimate carrot cake.  Delia’s carrot cake recipe used coconut, and this was the first time we had ever seen coconut used in a carrot cake so it got us intrigued!  The original recipe however, uses sultanas and toasted pecan nuts, but, as we were making these for a family party, we decided that it would be best to leave nuts out of them.  Plus, Nial isn’t a huge fan of nuts so I guess it was partly for him also 🙂

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Easter Sunday Cupcakes

Easter-Sunday-Cupcake-Treats-Pikalily-Food-BlogEaster is a time for celebration, particularly when it comes to food, with lamb often being a popular choice at many a dinner table.  Today we’re concentrating on Easter treats as we create some Easter cupcakes for you to get your teeth stuck into.  So once you’ve finished with the mountains of chocolate and the bundles of Easter eggs, try out this cupcake recipe, and enjoy with all the family!

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