Refreshing, Simple Fruit Salad & Haystacks

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!
We did!  On Friday Evening, we ate out with Kevin's family,
and on Sunday, after an amazing Worship Service celebrating Resurrection Day,
I hosted my side of the family at our home for lunch.

Ashley was home for a long weekend, and we had nieces and nephews around for four days., fun! 

I love cooking for the family!  And one simple recipe I fixed this weekend, 
was a "5 Cup Fruit Salad,"  also known as Ambrosia Salad.

This salad has been around forever, but I never tire of the refreshing treat!

Doesn't "5 Cup Salad,"  look so Spring'y!

A simple tip...
The recipe calls for 1 cup each of mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks.
I don't measure an exact cup, but just go with a 15 oz. can of mandarin oranges and a 20 oz. can of pineapple tidbits.  Don't know how close they come to a cup once drained, but the amount works well.

My daughter, Ashley, made Peeps Cupcakes and I threw Nest Haystacks together.

Haystacks were a favorite of our family when I was growing up, mom made them often.
Never thought of making them into nest until, of course, I saw them on Pinterest! :)

1 bag of Butterscotch Morsels
1 bag of Chinese Chow Mein Noodles

Melt Butterscotch morsels in the microwave, mix in noodles, and form nests.  Add candy eggs.
(Tip:  Make in small quantities, so that the mixture doesn't try too much before you make all the nests.)

On another note, hope you all are enjoying the first day of April...
It finally feels like Spring! :) 

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.  ~William Shakespeare

Easter 2013
Ashley 19 - David 14

Linking Post To:
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Nifty Thrify Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop @ Cedarhill Ranch
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away from Home
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth and Co.


  1. Ambrosia! My recipe has whipped cream instead of sour cream, but I think a combination of the two would be fantastic. Sounds as if you had a delightful time with your family. Glad that spring has truly arrived there. Still iffy here.

  2. Hi Rhonda! Oh, that salad looks so good! Hope you had a wonderful blessed Easter and thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. I love Ambrosia salad, I even use the same recipe! I'm enjoying some time this evening checking out various blogs--I am glad I stopped by.

  4. Oh I LOVE this recipe...although I never had the recipe, but glad I do now. I am bookmarking it. LOVE it!

  5. Rhonda, what a great recipe! It sounds so good! I would love if you stop by and link it to the my party! Hugs, Maria.

  6. I love this salad and make it often. Yours looks fabulous and the children are adorable. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. Oh my, my mother used to make this and I had the recipe once and could not find it! Now by looking at your photos, I want to make it soon! Thanks for sharing! The cupcakes are adorable that Ashley made and love the bird nests too!

    Your children are adorable! Hope you had a lovely Easter with family!

  8. Just love the ambrosia salad...and the cupcakes are so very cute...and the cutest of all are your that picture of them!

  9. I haven't had ambrosia in ages. This looks sooo good! And what a lovely Easter you had!

  10. Rhonda,
    I haven't had that salad in a long time. It looks so pretty in that bowl. Thank you for sharing and you have two beautiful children.

  11. Ironically, I made this very salad last week. I could eat it daily.

  12. This is one of my favorite salads but I haven't made it in years. Thank you for the reminder!


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