Holidays, Easter Recipe Round-up

I am relaxing at the beach this week,

enjoying Spring Break with part of my family

I’m thinking about Easter

which will arrive only a few days after I get back

I’m going through my recipe archives and ideas for inspiration

for our family celebration

Let’s start with Appetizers and Brunch

Carrot Dip Garden is one of my all time favorite appetizers,

it takes less than 5 minutes to make,

and makes a pretty presentation on your table or buffet

Puff Pastry “Cigars” are filled with ham and 2 kinds of flavorful cheeses

baked to golden perfection

Sassy Sausage Squares are a wonderful appetizer or brunch dish

so easy to make with only a few ingredients

and they are dangerously good

Or you can make a Sassy Sausage Southern Quiche

How about some Coconut Pancakes

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with sweet coconut and

drizzled with coconut cream

Lemon Filled Golden Eggs have a lemon curd filling

and a sweet sugar glaze

Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Puff Pastry Eggs

dough spirals filled with Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese,

crispy bacon and raspberry jam

Croissant Brunch Casserole can be made ahead,

refrigerated overnight,

then baked in the morning for a special breakfast or brunch

Blueberry Shortcake Bread Pudding is another make ahead dish

that both children and adults will love

Asparagus in a Cloud is one of my long time favorites,

it’s very easy to make,

asparagus spears are laid on top of puff pastry

covered with a blanket of Alfredo sauce,

and topped with Parmesan and baked

Asparagus in a Cloud can be served as a side dish

with your Easter Ham or Lamb

Here are some side dishes that pair nicely with any meat or poultry entree

Lemon Ricotta Lasagna Rolls are so pretty,

garnished with basil chiffonade,

they look like Easter eggs and grass

Asparagus, Leek & Mushroom Risotto

can be made with either chicken, vegetable or beef stock

to pair with your main course

Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans is a Southern classic

Green Bean Bundles are another Southern recipe classic

I gave it an update by serving the warm bean bundles

atop of salad greens drizzled with a warm vinaigrette

for Green Bean Bundle Salad

Lemon Parmesan Broccolini and Roasted Radishes

will add a bright pop of color to your Easter plates

And now for dessert!

It’s all about the bunnies, eggs and cake!

Cottontail Bunny Bottom Cookies

cottontail bunny bottom cookies

Cottontail Topped Cake

Bird’s Nest Pies

Easter Chocolate Ravioli

{pie crust squares filled with chocolate}

Flower Topped Coconut Poke Cake

My table is already set for Easter,

all I have to do is refresh the tulips when I get back

You can see my Tulip Garden table

and get links to a variety of other Easter tables here

I hope you will be able to safely gather

with some of your family and friends this Easter 🌷

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Friday with Friends

42 Responses to “Holidays, Easter Recipe Round-up”
  1. Jenna, what a fabulous roundup for Easter! I am so glad you are enjoying the beach for a couple of weeks. Wishing you a restful and fun-filled week with your family!

  2. So many yummy treats! Thanks for taking time to do the roundup, which takes a lot of time and patience. I must try those yummilicious asparagus in a cloud. Have a wonderful time with your family!

  3. I like the carrot garden salad! Enjoy the beach Jenna:@)

  4. Rita C. says:

    Wow! Fabulous group of spring ideas for gathering!

  5. BERNADETTE says:

    Lots and lots of fabulous ideas.

  6. I always want to come over to your house and eat when you do one of these recipe posts.

  7. Martha says:

    Wow, what an impressive recipe round up and everything looks so good! Enjoy your time at the beach! 🙂

  8. What beautiful treats, beautifully presented. Enjoy the beach!!!!!

  9. Wow Jenna, I can always count on you to share some wonderful recipes. What a treat to see these wonderful dishes. The carrot dip is darling. We all want to be your guest. Happy spring.

  10. Easter lunch/brunch is probably my favorite meal of the day. I love to have people over and am hoping this year I’ll be able to bring people together with no quarantine restrictions! I love every single one of these ideas. Thanks and happy springtime to you!

  11. Pattie says:

    Vacationing! You lucky girl. Thanks for assembling this wonderful Easter round up. I finished up with St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, so I’m already starting to decorate for Easter. There are so many wonderful ideas here that I’m going to need to take notes. Those puff pastry cigars are going to be the first things that I try. Have fun!

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you are making me hungry! All of these dishes look yummy. Oh my, those coconut pancakes look scrumptious! I am so happy for Easter to arrive. Enjoy your time at the beach!

  13. Nancy says:

    Oh how wonderful for you to be at the Beach! And I loved your roundup! Lots of yumminess and I enjoyed every bit of it!
    Happy Sunday!

  14. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, this post is chocked full of wonderful recipes. I could plan my Easter weekend menu with all of these. The carrot dip garden is irresistible and what a great start. Next I would serve a big platter of the sausage squares while preparing the Croissant Brunch serve along side a baked ham. I would also serve the Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans and anyone of your beautiful cakes for dessert! Not sure what our plans will be for Easter but my table is sure to have some of these special dishes. Have a wonderful and relaxing time at the beach.

  15. says:

    Oh my goodness! So many wonderful and different ideas! Thank you for sharing! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  16. Shelia says:

    Lovely dishes and decorations! Your inclusion of the Southern Scalloped Pineapple proves you know what people like. I first had this dish at a cookout at the home of a boss at the time. When I replicated it–I was stuck with it for life, but that’s a good thing. The men in my family refuse to have any gathering without what we call Pineapple Casserole. I use pineapple chunks, but the result is the same–delicious and easy. Have a great time at the beach! Georgia Gal

  17. I don’t think I’ve ever linked to so many recipes, even in your earlier posts. This is fabulous — so much looks good or really interesting (the pineapple dish!) And those apps! Yum. This definitely is my kind of Easter food!

  18. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  19. Mary says:

    A delicious round up sure to please everybunny! Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful weather at the beach with your family ♥

  20. Rebecca says:

    Everything looks so good, Jenna! I will definitely be trying the croissant casserole and blueberry bread pudding. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂

  21. mhhwarmcozy says:

    So, Jenna, when is dinner being served? I would be in heaven sitting at one of your holiday feasts. Thanks for adding this and all your fun post to the Friday with Friends party.

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