5 Yummy Easter Recipes

this is not seafood (lamb rack)

It’s hard to grasp that Easter is this weekend! If you’re looking for an Easy Rack of Lamb recipe see on of my creations on SC Johnson. I used to be intimidated to make a rack of lamb, but it is honestly so very easy, and everyone loves it! Below are 4 of my other yummy Easter recipes for to make for this weekend’s Easter hunt and celebration with your family and friends.

Tulip TomatoesTulip Tomatoes via Surviving a Teachers Salary

Pink Mint Chip Chocolate Bark

Pink Mint Chocolate Bark via I Spy DIY

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Peeps Skillet S’mores via How Sweet It Is

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Easter Egg Truffles via Gimme Some Oven

Cheese Puffs

Cheese Puffs

For Easter Sunday, how about something elegant such as these Cheese Puffs, similar to a gougère, a French baked pastry dough filled typically with GruyèreComté, or Emmentaler cheese? My sister is headed to France so I made them in her honor. Sometimes they are even filled with mushrooms, beef or ham. These Cheese Puffs are as fabulous as they look and have the secret ingredient, Colman’s Mustardwhich gives it an extra zesty flavor. These are perfect for Easter and any holiday or spring or summer party. Happy holidays this weekend and enjoy! 🙂

Easter Deviled Eggs

Easter Deviled Eggs

Easter is around the corner so it’s time to make these Easter Deviled Eggs. I love using  Colman’s Mustard, known for its distinct zesty flavor. It is the secret ingredient which packs a punch in these must try and foolproof Deviled Egg recipe. These delectable bites are perfect to serve to family and friends for any special occasion, but especially this coming Sunday. Feel free to double this recipe for more guests.

Established in 1814, Colman’s Mustard of Norwich has been recognized widely as the iconic English mustard in the U.K. Using a unique and zesty blend of brown mustard seeds (Brassica Juncea) and white mustard seeds (Sinapis Alba), Jeremiah Colman created a mustard with a flavorful heat sensation that has become an essential condiment and paramount ingredient for favorite recipes, even to the highest royal order. In 1866 Queen Victoria bestowed the ultimate seal of approval – the Royal Warrant – galvanizing Colman’s Mustard as the crown jewel of mustards and securing its place in the most discerning kitchens around the world.

Pandoro Tiramisu

Fabio Tiramisu

Easter is fast-approaching (April 5th), and if you are looking to celebrate the holiday with something a little more innovative than the typical chocolate-filled Easter Basket. This Pandora Tiramisu is easy to prepare, 100% scrumptious, and will have your family and friends thinking you were slaving for hours in the kitchen. Use Il Pondoro Di Verona by Bauli to make this recipe so much simpler.  Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, and this recipe is show stopper!

Maple Roasted Asparagus

Just in time for Easter or Passover, try this healthy and tasty side dish: Maple Roasted Asparagus. It’s super easy and the majority of its flavor comes from Canadian Maple Syrup, balsamic vinegar and fresh thyme. Maple syrup is super healthy and far more comprehensive than you might expect. The only product in our diet coming directly from a plant’s sap, this natural sweetener features over 54 antioxidants that can help delay or prevent diseases caused by free radicals, such as cancer or diabetes. In addition, maple syrup features high levels of zinc and manganese, keeping the heart healthy and boosting the immune system.

3 Ingredient Easter Bars

My daughter, Leigh, saw a version of this recipe for 3 Ingredient Easter Bars on the blog Chelsea’s Messy Apron, and she begged me to get all of the ingredients to make them. I had refrigerated cookie dough at home so we twisted Chelsea’s recipe for Confetti Bars into a creation of our own. I’ll admit that Leigh did most of it on her own, and with my suggestion only needed 3 ingredients.  They are a super sweet dessert just in time for Easter!

Glazed Maple Pecan Oatmeal Scones and Last Minute Gift Idea

We love maple syrup at our house! Especially my daughter, Leigh. These Glazed Maple-Pecan Oatmeal Scones are amazing and would be fabulous for Christmas morning. I love using the certified organic Crown Maple Syrup that is produced in New York. This brand is gluten-free and contains no GMO’s or preservatives. Here are some last minute Christmas gift ideas that will please any home cook.

Medium Amber – experience aromas of gingerbread and roasted chestnut with flavors of rye, butterscotch and spice. Perfect pairings: baked bread, ginger cookies and chocolate. For cocktails – heavier spirits are ideal, such as bourbons that have seen many years of barrel age, or Scotch that has heavy smoke and peat. Also provides a decadent topping to chocolate or vanilla ice cream. (12 oz. bottle, $16.95) Available online here.

Crown Maple Gift Ideas:

Petite Trio – features a sampling of the light, medium and dark ambers in a handsomely packaged Royal Treatment box. Think of it as a ‘flight’ of pure maple syrup. (3 bottles – 1.7 oz. each, $15.95) Available online here.

 

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Easter 2013 Cake: Kid Friendly

My daughter, Leigh, was in the kitchen again, and she just had to make an Easter 2013 cake. She saw a photo on her Pinterest account from The Vanilla Bean Baker for a Easter Bird Nest Cake, and she invited 2 of her friends (shoutout to Lealis and Queenie) to come help. Look at this cool cake creation they made just in time for Easter! They used stick pretzels instead of piping the chocolate which I thought was SO clever! The recipe is so easy using your favorite box cake mix. As you probably have heard or saw on my last post, I am off to New York tomorrow to be on Fox & Friends Monday morning for NFRA and Easy Home Meals. Wish me luck and have a great Easter!

Figs Stuffed with Sesame Mint and Quinoa: Cookbook Giveaway

Passover is here, and Easter is this weekend, so how about a great looking quinoa appetizer and fabulous cookbook giveaway? A flavorful trio including dried cranberries, quinoa and cool mint combines with lush fresh figs in this creative appetizer for Figs Stuffed with Sesame, Mint and Quinoa. Other fruits, such as halved apricots or pitted Medjool dates, may be used in place of the figs.

This recipe along with 499 others can be found in this comprehensive cookbook by Camilla Saulsbury published by Robert Rose books (my publisher).  You will also learn how to stock your quinoa pantry, how to cook quinoa, the thermos method, how to add it to baked goods, how to toast it, how to sprout it, how to create quinoa flour and more.

For a chance to win this giveaway, leave a comment telling me why you like quinoa. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, April 4th  at 8 a.m central.

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