Easter Roundup 2013

CATEGORIES: Easter, Kate

easter roundupI have a confession. I thought this Sunday was Easter. And I didn’t get why Sara still had Easter recipes on the calendar next week, and I freaked out and paid extra for shipping on an Easter dress for my daughter to ensure its timely delivery and I told my husband who’s been working crazy hours that he would under no circumstances be at work on this Sunday. And then all the pieces started falling into place, like when Buddy the Elf realizes that he’s actually a human and not, in fact, an elf, and I realized Sunday is not  Easter. But that’s cool. That just means it gives me time to  actually plan an Easter menu (and, of course, help you plan yours!) So here’s a roundup of some of our favorite goodies that could make their way to your Easter table. Since, like Thanksgiving, the main dish for Easter is generally a family tradition and takes care of itself, I left that one alone and just have a collection of appetizers, side dishes, desserts, breads we thought you might be interested in. So take a look!

appetizersBacon-Wrapped Cocktail Sausages

bacon-wrapped little smokies 2


Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers


Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers 1 crBruschetta

bruschetta 2 Garlic Artichoke Dip

garlic artichoke dip



Roasted Red Pepper Dip



Cheesy roasted red pepper dip


Pretzel Rolls

pretzel rolls

Rosemary-Herb Focaccia

rosemary bread broken

District 11 Rolls

district 11 rolls


Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls


cheesy rolls in bowl


Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits


chddar biscuits halved

Almond Poppyseed Bread

almond poppyseed bread

World’s Best Dinner Rolls

dinner rolls baked 2 (1)

Lemon Poppyseed Sconeslemon poppyseed scones


Candied Walnut Salad

walnut salad 1 cr

Strawberry Spinach Salad


Spinach-Mandarin Poppyseed Salad

spinach mandarin poppyseed salad

Broccoli Salad

broccoli salad

Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Slices

marinated cucumbers 3   side dishes

 Stuffed Bleu Cheese Potatoes

stuffed bleu cheese potatoes

 Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

rosmary potato 2

Garlic-Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

roasted garlic parmesan cauliflower

Roasted Garlic Balsamic Asparagus garlic balamic asparagus

Funeral Potatoes

funeral potatoes

Caramelized Green Beans

caramelized green beans cr

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

bacon-wrapped green bean bundles

easter crafts

Silk-Dyed Easter Eggs

silk dyed easter egg

Egg-Carton Printable & Mini Cupcakes


Candy Carrots & Carrot Patch Cupcakes


Easter Carrot Napkin Bundles



Blown Egg Ornaments



Peep Wreath

peep wreath


Easy Chicky Cupcakes



Dinosaur EggsDinosaur-Eggs-2


Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake

lemon buttermilk sheet cake


Layered Jello (just use Easter-y colors!)


layered jello


Chocolate-Drizzled Strawberries & Cream Pie


chocolate drizzled strawberries and cream pie

French Silk Pie



Creamy Lemon (or Lime) Bars



Carrot Cake Supreme

carrot cake


Caramel Cake


caramel cake


Banana Cream Pie


banana cream pieBerry Cobbler


Almond Toffee Tart

7 almond toffee torte

We’ll be back next week with fun Easter goodies and maybe even a little giveaway. Have a fun and safe weekend!


  1. Well now. That caramel cake is simply itching to be whipped up in my kitchen. My husband absolutely loves penuche. Loves it. So much. So, so much. Okay, I’ve talked myself into it. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. THANK YOU for this post! So many great recipes! I am always asked to bring the salad to family gatherings and have had some real winners lately, but I was stumped what to bring for Easter. The Spinach Mandarin Poppy Seed Salad is going to be perfect. Thanks for making me look good!!!

  3. Sorry this is probably an annoying comment but I clicked on the pics to look at the recipe and it just brought up the picture bigger. Is there a way to do all the work of including the link in the title of the recipe or the picture so that it’s easier for lazy me?

  4. So, I stumbled upon your blog a little over a week ago while searching for “diet” recipes. I found your Guiltless Alfredo sauce, and was thrilled to see that you had so much more on here. Of course, I clicked on nothing remotely dietary, and went straight for the deserts and cheesy garlic swirls. You ladies are awesome! All your posts crack me up or put me in a good mood. In a hungry mood also! I’m completely addicted now! I will for sure be doing these silk dyed eggs for Easter! I may even give a go at the Cheesey Garlic Swirls and the Blue Cheese Potatoes, though my cooking skills are sub par at best! Thanks for getting my cooking and crafting brain going!!

  5. This is a wonderful site…just got here…much to explore. Recipes look great…always appreciate pics of food & preps. Crafts too??? Great job overall…I’ll be back often…thx

  6. Easter is such a tease, always changing dates-at least we can count on Thanksgiving to always be in the same month. Awesome post!

  7. I need all of this! Those Bacon-Wrapped Cocktail Sausages and French Silk and Banana Cream Pies, I want them now 🙂

  8. I keep getting this week & next week mixed up too! Both weekends we are going out of town and doing Eastery stuff, so I almost freaked out about an Easter outfit the other day.

  9. How have I never seen that Almond Toffee Tart before? It looks amazing. Dessert is always the hardest thing for me to figure out on Easter and I think you have just solved that problem. Thanks! I’m thinking it would look and taste lovely with a little melted chocolate drizzled over each piece before adding the dollop of cream.

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