Ahhh, Spring; that season where our land turns to a swamp and I expect any minute to see crocodiles and hear lively Cajun Zydeco music. But Spring is also the season for Easter, the day when Jesus rose from the dead and set the stage for our salvation, a gift we can never hope to repay. I wanted to put together a compilation of recipes for you that celebrate both the season and the day. Enjoy and have a wonderful Easter Sunday!
I love this risotto. it is perfect for Springtime; fresh and bright. And cheesy. Cheesy is always good 😀
Blueberries are starting to come into season and get a bit less expensive at the stores. This cornbread is a delicious way to enjoy them!
And you need a main course, of course. This is my all time favorite way to make ham. The orange marmalade glaze is delicious and I am sure it could be used on any other ham (or even a pork loin roast or chicken) just as easily.
What goes better with ham than mac & cheese, right? This one of my most popular recipes and for good reason; it’s absolutely wonderful! Decadent, creamy, cheesy and it makes enough for that Easter day crowd or a potluck at church
If you have kids in your house on Easter, chocolate cake goes over well. Ok, so it goes over well with practically everyone! This is also one of my most popular recipes. Soooo moist and the icing is amazing! And we all know the kids just don’t get enough sweets form the Easter Bunny on Easter, right? *coughcough*
Here’s another risotto for you. For some reason, risotto just says Spring to me. If I’m wrong, oh well; it’s still a very tasty risotto, lol. I mean; bacon, mascarpone cheese and caramelized onions. What could be bad about that?
You have to have lemony foods during Easter and in the Spring, am I right? They are just so bright and fresh and lively, the are perfect for this time of the year when the world is waking up from its slumber. This cake is so fitting. lemony and zesty and tangy and oh so good!
It’s always nice to have something tasty to drink when family is getting together. It settles the nerves when there are 4000 kids running about fighting over whose chocolate bunny is bigger. This Berry Peachy Sangria is light and refreshing and a perfect way to signal Springtime to get springing 😛
If you’d prefer something non-alcoholic, this is one of my favorite ways to make a fresh tasting tea. This is made with Constant Comment tea, Lemonade mix and water; easy peasy. Then you garnish it with frozen strawberries in lieu of ice cubes and enjoy.
Need a little more chocolate, but a bit less involved? These brownies use cake mix and bagged caramels, but you’d never know it once you taste them. They are amazingly good and completely easy
If you’re wanting some fresh bread for the Easter table, I have a few you’ll love. This loaded baked potato bread is one of my favorites. it is so moist and stays fresh for days thanks to the potato in it. But it won’t last that long because…well…bacon. And cheese.
Or maybe your family prefers rolls instead of a loaf of bread? These oatmeal rolls are my family’s favorite. This isn’t the greatest photo since it’s one of my earliest posts, but don’t let that influence you away from trying these. These are soft and fluffy with such a good flavor.
These three cheese, pancetta and fig scones are my absolute favorite. The mix of sweet, savory and cheesy is wonderful! And they are great for a buffet brunch on Easter.
Last but not least- this cheesecake is utterly amazing (if I do say so myself). Moist, creamy and the berry sauce on top is the perfect foil to set it off. Plus, it just looks so darn impressive!