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PECAN-STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE!

Greek-style yogurt gives the cake a rich, moist texture.






Ingredientsstreusel2/3cup(packed) dark brown sugar2/3cupall purpose flour3/4teaspoonground cinnamon6tablespoons(3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly1/2cuppecans, toasted, coarsely chopped Cake2cupsall purpose flour1 1/4teaspoonsbaking soda1teaspoonground nutmeg1/2teaspoonsalt1 1/3cups(packed) golden brown sugar1/2cup(1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature1teaspoonvanilla extract2large eggs1cupwhole-milk or reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek-style yogurt* *A thick yogurt; sold at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores and Greek markets. If unavailable, spoon regular yogurt into cheesecloth-lined strainer set over large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight to drain. PreparationstreuselCombine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in medium bowl. Add melted butter; toss with fork to blend. Using fingertips, rub mixture together until small clumps form. Mix in pecans. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. C…

DIY JAPANESE WASHI DECORATED EGGS!

This diy comes from www.omiyageblogs.blogspot.com .   These would look great in a bowl or basket.  They are not just for Easter, leave them out all year round.  They add color to any part of the room they are in.

TOP 10 FAMOUS RABBITS!

Easter Sunday in the Northern hemisphere is just around the corner,  so it seems fitting to do a list with an Easter slant.



10. The Energizer Bunny    The Energizer Bunny is starting work in his 4th decade. Debuting in the 80′s, The Energizer Bunny was in a group of toys featured in the famous battery company’s commercial. He was a standout, and from then on has been acting alone in commercials. I guess it makes sense, since he keeps going.. and going.. and going…..



9. Harvey
   Harvey is a pooka: an Irish spirit in the guise of a giant rabbit. He is the best friend of Elwood P. Dowd, a lovable character who is thought of as the town screwball because of his invisible friend. Although we never actually see Harvey, his existence is confirmed by the end of the movie.



8. Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog    The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, the guardian of the Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh. When the Knights of the Round Table are led to his lair by Tim the Enchanter, the Killer Rabb…