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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

This and That


2021 TePaske Easter Cake


Hello Friends,

A little of this and that going on this past weekend and week. 

We visited Catie for her birthday. If you are new to The River, Catie is our deployed son's girlfriend. 

It was great to catch up with her. And we all are marking X's on our calendar's as we wait for Sam and the 157th to return to the United States.

 I started seeds.  

We cooked down our first batch of maple syrup. The syrup is dark this year, my favorite.

Easter of 2022 I missed out on making our TePaske Easter cake. Again, if your new to The River, we started a tradition of the TePaske Easter cake.

 Click here to see some of the past Easter cakes 

Lemon Bundt Cake Recipe 

I am happy to report I am back in business. We will be hosting a Palm Saturday gathering and we will be enjoying the 2023 Easter cake for dessert. Stay tuned.




2021 Easter Cake

One of my past favorites.


  1. Hi Carla, your Bunny Easter cake tradition is wonderful. I'm so happy for you and your family that Sam will soon be back on USA soil. It will be so nice for all of you to be together again.
    I'm looking forward to seeing this mysterious Easter Bunny Cake.

    I love maple syrup with waffles and a little dab of whipped cream. Yummy.

    Enjoy the coming weekend and the new month of April.

  2. Can't wait to see your Easter Cake for this year. Enjoy Palm Sunday and being all together. Hugs. Kris

  3. I can't wait to see what you whip up this year, Carla!!

  4. I look forward to seeing your 2023 Easter Cake!!
    I'm not a maple syrup specialist, but, I'm curious about the colors!!

    1. Ps ...thanks for the syrup knowledge. Much appreciated.

  5. What a fun Easter tradition with the fun cake(s). Praying for your Sam and his safe return. We have snow coming on Saturday -not sure if you are getting it this time. xo Diana

  6. Yay on starting back up with the Easter cake tradition. Cannot wait to see what it looks like this year. Hope Sam comes back home soon. Janice

  7. Your Easter cakes are so delightful, Carla. Looking forward to seeing this years. I'm glad you got together with Catie. She must miss Sam terribly. Your maple syrup sounds wonderful. My son loves that on pancakes with lots of butter haha. I really love your "this and that" posts Carla.


  8. Oooo, that cake! It was hard for me to think beyond it, once I saw the photo at the top of your post. My tummy's grumbling. Maple syrup, too--yay!

  9. I can't wait to see this year's Easter cake! I bet you are all counting the days until Sam's return. How sweet that you visited with Catie! Happy Friday!

  10. ... and I'm sure your 2023 Easter Cake will be delicious :)

    All the best Jan

  11. Your cakes are just darling! And I'm so glad you were able to spend time with Catie. xoxo


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