Get ready for the holiday with help from The Daily Meal
Easter’s date is quickly approaching, don’t get caught off guard.
There are always a few sure signs of spring: the days getting slightly longer, the snow turning to rain, allergies kicking into gear, and of course the impending arrival of Easter. Before you know it, Easter has arrived and you haven’t done a single thing about it!
If you’re worried about making it down the Easter Bunny rabbit hole in time, worry no more. We’ve got you covered with 2017’s Easter date, and tips on how to be as prepared as possible for this holy occasion.
In 2017, Easter will take place on Sunday, April 16. Unlike the other major Christian holiday, Christmas, the date of Easter changes every year. Ever wonder why?
It changes so frequently because the forefathers of Christianity wanted to align it with the Jewish springtime holiday of Passover. Since Passover is celebrated according to the Jewish calendar, which is based on lunar cycles, the date it changes each year.
Now that you know when to celebrate Easter (and why its date changes so often), we’re here to help you begin planning your celebration. We’ll show you everything how to hard boil an egg perfectly every time, how to have the most creative dyed eggs, and what to do with all of those leftover eggs after you’re done decorating. Did your kids get up early to hunt for their Easter baskets? We have your Easter breakfast covered. And, of course, no Easter would be complete without plenty of chocolate, and we have lots of fun candy ideas for the big day. For your Easter party, we also have everything from table décor ideas to how to plan the perfect Easter egg hunt.
From Easter menus and party ideas to the best Easter dinner, dessert, and cocktail recipes, we’ve got you covered. Find all this and more on The Daily Meal’s Easter Recipes & Menus Page. And have a hoppy Easter!
This article was originally published by Lauren Gordon on March 26, 2014.
Austrian Easter Cake – Reindling
Across Europe, yeasted sweet breads are part and parcel of the Easter celebrations, but this cake is special. It’s not just the taste – not too sweet, with a caramelised crust – but also the texture of this traditional Carinthian Easter cake.
It is called ‘Reindling’ after the form in which it is traditionally baked, which in turn is called ‘Reindl’ in the southern Austrian dialect of Carinthia. It’s basically a bundt form made of clay, but a bundt form or any other smallish (20cm / 8 inch) pot or springform will do the job. As you can see from the pictures, I’ve tried both versions, and both are equally delicious!
The texture of this yeasted bread is interesting in that the dough doesn’t contain any fat, and very little sugar. This doesn’t make it a healthy option, though, as the filling and crust make up for this oversight! As a result, the individual layers remain ever so slightly separated, the air pockets only partially filled with raisins.
In Carinthia, the southernmost Austrian ‘Land,’ the Reindling forms part of the traditional Easter lunch, together with the Easter ham and horseradish sauce I served you last week. This explains why it is not quite as sweet as you would expect from a full-blown cake, with the caramelised sugar on the surface providing an ever so slightly bitter taste that works perfectly with savoury dishes, too – making it the perfect addition to a brunch.
Carinthian Easter Cake – Reindling
- 1 cup of raisins
- 10ml rum or orange juice
- 2 tsp dried active yeast
- 250ml lukewarm milk
- 50 g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 pinch of salt,
- grated peel of 1/2 lemon
- 450 g flour
- 20g unsalted butter
- 50g honey
- 50g light brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- unsalted butter to line the form
- 3 tsp light brown sugar
Begin by soaking the raisins in the rum. Or the juice. I know, with kids in the house and all that …
In a large bowl, mix the yeast with the milk until it is dissolved, before adding the caster sugar, eggs, salt and lemon peel. Knead it well until it becomes smooth and comes off the sides of the bowl. I use a mixer, which works well with this rather soft dough. If you’re kneading it by hand, I’d start off with 3/4 of the milk and add the rest towards the end as it will make it so much easier working with a firmer dough.
Cover the bowl and leave it to rest until it has doubled in size.
Knock back the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a square of ca. 30cm / 11 in. Cover with the tea towel while you finish the filling.
In a small pan, heat up the butter, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir well to allow the butter and brown sugar to dissolve, then set it aside to cool a little.
Grease your pan with butter if you’re using a bundt pan make sure to grease all the nooks and crannies! Then sprinkle the remaining sugar all over the greased surface: this is going to make the caramelised crust.
Spread the filling evenly over the dough, sprinkle the raisins over it and roll it up. Carefully place the dough sausage in your form, cover it with the cloth and leave it to rest for another 30 minutes.
Heat your oven to 180C / 350 F and bake for 40-45 minutes. You need to turn it out immediately while the form is still hot as the caramel will stick to it once it cools down.
Cover with a little icing sugar and serve. It tastes best while it is still a little warm, but if you’re lucky to have any leftovers you can easily warm them up in the oven before serving.
9 Easter Cocktails
I love celebrating holidays and making them special. Decorations, great food, and family traditions are always fun. But sometimes, it seems, the holiday focus is more geared around children. So, today, I am putting some adult into Easter with some fun and tasty Easter Cocktails for those who are 21 and over.
You will be amazed at how clever and simple these recipes are. I can’t wait to wow my guests.
Bunny up to the bar and give these holiday cocktails a try!
Click on the Cocktail name below the photo to get the recipes.
Cottontail Martini from Michael at Inspired by Charm
Buzzed Peeps Easter Cocktail from Melissa at The Farm Girl Gabs
Cotton Candy Margarita from Darcie at Such The Spot
Speckled Egg Mimosas from Erin at Style Me Pretty
Chocolate Creme Egg Easter Cocktail Shots from Laura at Little Stuff
Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktails from Kirbie at Kirbie’s Cravings
Peeptini Easter Cocktails from April at April Golightly
Easy Chocolate Creme Egg Martini Recipe from Katie at A Fork’s Tale
Carrot Mimosas from Kare at Kitchen Treaty
There is a recipe for every bunny, whether you are looking for something elegant and stunning or sweet and adorable, we’ve got the Easter Cocktails for you. I hope you have a lovely Easter celebration!
Are looking for some other fun ideas or maybe even new traditions for your family this Easter? You will definitely want to check out these awesome Easter Ideas…
Easter Jelly Bean Prayer Poem
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Recipes to get your Easter hopping
What’s sparking the most interest as people look for crowd-pleasing dishes for Easter gatherings?
As top recipe resources, the Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Tablespoon websites are hopping.
The most pinned Easter recipes on the Pillsbury Pinterest site include:
“Whether hosting or bringing food to a holiday gathering like Easter, everyone wants to wow the crowd,” says Audra Carson, who leads the food publishing platforms at General Mills. “Wows can come in the form of taking a twist on a classic dish like an egg bake in a ring form, or taking holiday shapes like bunnies and carrots – and making them out of familiar things like cookies, bread or even sweet rolls. Year over year these twists are consistently our top searched and served content.”
Betty Crocker’s most popular Easter recipes on Pinterest include:
Each recipe was created in partnership with The Kitchens of General Mills.
I can vouch wholeheartedly for the bacon, egg and cheese brunch ring. I’ve made it several times for my family – including my culinary inclined in-laws. It has always been a huge hit.
Fun facts about food for Easter
-80 percent of Americans celebrate Easter. [ 1]
-67 percent of Americans serve ham at their Easter dinners. [ 2]
-Americans consume 51 pounds of ham and other pork products every year, on average. [ 3]
-Americans purchase 108 percent more ham around Easter. [ 4]
Once the gathering is over, we all know it’s time for leftovers. This can be a windfall of deliciousness or a frustrating eyesore in your refrigerator.
Here are some recipes that make creative use of those leftovers. You won’t even realize you’ve eaten ham at each meal for three days straight:
“Nobody wants to run out of food at a holiday, which means that everyone has leftovers,” says Audra. “We know that a lot of families are already eating the same food served at a holiday lunch again for dinner that same evening. But after the big day, they are looking for something different. We see our site visitors searching for ham leftover ideas up to a whole week after Easter – so we want to be there with a variety of solutions to help them solve this annual dinner dilemma.”
What’s your favorite Easter recipe? Tell us in the comments below.
Editor’s note: For media, download the full Guide to Easter Leftovers infographic, here.
 Cameron, C. 6 Myths and Legends About Easter Traditions. Retrieved from http://www.rd.com/culture/symbols-of-easter/
 Davis, C. and Lin, B. H. (2005) Factors Affecting U.S. Pork Consumption. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved from https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/38384/PDF
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Traditional Easter recipes
Stained eggs are the first and most important part of traditional Easter table. There’s no home without perfectly stained and decorated Easter eggs.
The custom is to color chicken eggs although chocolate eggs become more and more popular especially in Western culture.
After eggs there is also Easter bread. This bread is very taste so we prepared a recipe for you.
Besides eggs and Easter bread every table is full of food. On Eater table you’ll find meat, different soups, and variety of rolls, pancakes, different types of bread and lots, lots of candies.
Recipe for Easter Eggs
First, boil eggs in water with a little salt just as you prepare them for eating. After they are cold, put them into hot, boiled water in which you previously added vinegar and color and boil for couple more minutes.
This process is very fast. Only remember to pour the colored water over the eggs to get equal color. The more you boil them in colored water, the darker the color will be.
You can put stickers on stained eggs, draw over them, or use all sort of different decorations.
Greek Easter soup
Boil chicken in the 3 cups water for 50 minutes. Remove from heat strain broth and set aside. Chop chicken into pieces. Cook onion, dill and parsley in butter with 1 teaspoon salt and a dash of pepper until soft and transparent, being careful not to brown.
Bulgarian sweet bread
For Bulgarian sweet bread first crumble the yeast, pour some warm milk, stir in a teaspoon of sugar and a little flour and leave in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.
Egg and sugar mix well and add the warm milk and vanilla sugar.
In a bowl put the flour and salt, make a hole and add the egg mixture and risen yeast. Knead the dough and you gradually add the melted butter. Smooth dough sprinkle with flour, cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place to rise (30 minutes and then punch down and let rise for 45 minutes). When his volume doubles add lemon zest and raisins.
There isn’t a holiday or a feast, especially in Balkan without candies.
Honey cakes recipe
- 250g of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- A bag of cinnamon
- 1 whole egg
- 2 yolks
- 250g of flour
- a teaspoon of soda
Mix sugar, honey, yolks and one whole egg. Mix until you get the same mixture. After that, add flour, cinnamon, and soda. Knead well and form dough approximately 2cm high. Shape cakes the way you want (You can use traditional Easter shapes such as eggs or bunnies, or some else, it’s up to you.) Put in the oiled dish and bake (medium temperature until they get blush).
As decoration you can use powdered sugar and water (make it thick), add artificial cake color. Or, if you are a chocolate fan, melt chocolate on top of cookies. If you like tradition, use only powdered sugar as a decoration. It’s totally up to you.
Dalmatian old-time cookie
Dalmatian old-time cookie is not hard to make, but may take a little bit more time. Puff pastry should be baked two times, light chocolate biscuit, cook the cream – don’t be afraid, there really isn’t anything you should be scared off, it is not hard.
Both puff pastries bake on the reverse sides of the casserole.
Mix yolk with sugar, add grated chocolate, milled nuts and on the end add snow made of egg whites. Pour that in the casserole that you covered with a baking paper (must do!). bake it at 18oC for about 30 minutes. Take out the baked biscuit and cool down.
Easter represents a holiday of happiness and joy. It is a symbol of awakening, new life and everything that’s special and important.
- Roll of Sugar Cookie Dough
- 10 ounce package of Cadbury Mini Eggs
- 20 Chocolate Candy Melt, (
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut Sugar Cookie Dough into 16 slices.
- Place them flat on counter-top.
- Place Mini Eggs into a resealable bag.
- Using a Mallet or Rolling Pin, crush mini eggs.
- Heavily sprinkle mini eggs across all cookie slices.
- Roll Cookie slices into balls.
- Press remaining mini egg pieces on top of cookie dough.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate candy.
- Drizzle chocolate candy over cookies as desired.
- Wait 10 minutes and remove from cookie sheet.
Capirotada Dessert Easter Friday Recipe
Prep time: 40 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Dish size: Length 30 cm, width 20 cm
Serves: 6 &ndash 8
Milk tonned- 500g
Castor sugar- 70g
Cinnamon powder- 150g
Eggs whole- 1
Brioche bread- 250g
Raisins- 50 g
Sweet pudding mix- 700g
Almond flakes- 50g
Black currants- 30g
1. For the sweet Pudding Mix, mix milk, castor sugar, cinnamon and eggs in a hand bowl, using a whisk.
2. Set the pudding mix aside for 20 mins at room temperature.
3. Slice and place the brioche bread around the baking dish/container slightly overlapping each other.
4. Add little raisin, almonds & currants and arrange bread slices on top. ALSO READ: Healthy Dessert Recipes: Dig into these Sweet Potato halwa and Kele ki barfi desserts without feeling guilty!
5. Add rest of the dry fruits inside & add slices if required. Pour sweet pudding mix slowly over the top and fill so that the bread slices soak in the liquid.
6. Bake at 180C degree in deck oven over a bain-marie for 30 minutes or until the custard has set and golden brown from top.
Canadian Easter Dinner: Menu Planning and Recipes
All of our family easter Easters include fresh organic local know-your-farmer turkey, homemade dressing, mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, homemade cranberry sauce and mom&rsquos homemade prairie dinner buns. In recent years, we&rsquove added the famed Newfoundland Partridge Berry Salad. Other components? When dad was alive, a fresh, crunchy simple cabbage coleslaw was a must. Vanja likes to have coleslaw, too, so it often rears its head on the buffet. Usually, I make oven roasted parsnips with leeks for the vegetable side almost every holiday meal, but at Easter, I like to pop in early asparagus with Hollandaise and a colourful carrot. Turkey Dinner is the easiest dinner to make. Seriously. If you have never made one, you will be very surprised at how easy it is to get a delicious variety of food on the holiday plate with so little effort. And, if you have made countless turkey dinners, like me, please chime in and encourage my younger readers or those with less experience to give it a go!
Canadian Easter Dinner: Possible Appetizers
The Edible Bouquet with Fresh Homemade Ricotta is my favourite. What is yours?
Zucchini Croquettes exude Spring as the flavourful bites are scented with mint and dill. Fresh herbs always bring Spring to the forefront of a recipe for me. They can be easily made ahead, and frozen to be fried just prior to serving. Or, fry earlier and simply reheat in the oven. This recipe is very forgiving and delicious with Creme Fraiche or Homemade Yogurt.
Tomato Soup Shimp Dip
This is a retro dish from my youth that can be made a day or two in advance and is a real crowd pleaser. It is rich and delicious so if the crowd is a little older, it might be too much food for an appetizer prior to a holiday meal, but if the crowd is young and growing, this is the dish for you. Deeee-licious. I haven&rsquot met one person who doesn&rsquot love it.
Basic Garlic Bruschetta
This recipe is the foundation for any topping of your choice and a quintessential &ldquoHello!&rdquo to Spring for our family is the tomato topping to follow.
Fresh Tomato Bruschetta
Using the prepared recipe above, this lovely, light, bright and flavourful tomato salad topping sings spring in the most appealing manner. It is such a simple, delicious little recipe. We make it often throughout the Spring and Summer and a little appetizer of it prior to the celebratory Easter meal brings a promise of the new season to come.
Yogurt Cheese Balls
This is my own recipe and famous amongst friends and family. If you have never made yogurt cheese, now is the time. So simple. You can make these a week in advance.
Homemade Boursin is a fresh and herby cream cheese spread with garlic and a pinch of hot pepper. It keeps a considerable time in the fridge, can be made a few days ahead, is delicious on a cheese tray or by itself with homemade crackers. I get asked for this recipe all of the time. My answer? On my website!
Smoked Salmon Pears
Now, if you have a little time on your hands, these Smoked Salmon Pears are very special. Wild Canadian Smoked Salmo wrapped around a caper with Homemade Boursin (recipe above) wrapped around the caper. Talk about tasty! Talk about pretty! Talk about a Celebration of Spring in one bite!
Edible Bouquet with Homemade Fresh Ricotta
The ultimate appetizer for a Spring Celebratory dinner is this one. Seriously, how much fun is this? Little miniature vases stuffed with chive flowers, fresh tarragon, mint, rosemary and whatever else is peering through that black moist earth early in the year. Delicious and easy to make Homemade Ricotta a top a Bruschetta (recipe above). Now, that is a novel presentation, sings spring on the tip of the tongue to the back of the throat. It is a full on orchestra!
Canadian Easter Dinner: Possible Sides and Salads
The Pasqualina Flan is a favourite side for my Easter meal if I don&rsquot make the Torta Pasqualina for brunch. So nutritious, delicious and just celebratory!
Marie&rsquos Best Ever Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Can&rsquot have a Canadian Turkey dinner without Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. This is a no-fail recipe (if you follow the instructions) and the best mashed potatoes I have ever eaten.
Saffron Glazed Carrots
If you want to get all fancy-schmancy, make this recipe. It isn&rsquot as complicated as it seems. It is delicious and a show-stopper. The lovely stem-on carrots are key. And, it does take a little time to clean those ends to a pristine table-service condition.
Yotem Ottolenghi&rsquos Famous Cauliflower Cake
This is a recipe for an Easter Dinner Potluck. You need to bring a dish and only one. This is the dish to bring. It takes time to make. It presents professionally and your host and all guests will feel loved and like you really made an effort &ndash because you did. It is not hard. It takes time, but not too much time. Take a look at the step-by-step images to decide.
This is a traditional celebratory salad that most Eastern Europeans get all excited about when they find it served at a Canadian feast. It is similar to a potato salad regarding the time it takes to make, but completely different flavour and texture-wise at there are equal portions of all ingredients, including the ham and dill pickles. Though it might be thought of as a Winter salad, it is a lovely addition for a loved one from an Eastern European culture (like my husband, Vanja!).
Homemade Turkey Stuffing or Dressing
So simple, so delicious and though some think a turkey doesn&rsquot cook properly with dressing stuffed inside its cavity, I beg to differ. If you do it properly, pay attention to the cooking time and temperature, you will not get ill. Of course, you can make it and bake it beside the turkey. Will it taste the same? Heck, no! Tasty, though, but come on! There&rsquos nothing like the fat-laden dressing spooned out of a turkey fresh from the oven. Moist? Understatement. Sooooooo goood.
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
It is a myth that homemade sauces, jams, jellies and dressings are hard to make. Can you open a package? Good. Open the bag of fresh cranberries and pour it into a heavy pot. Add water and sugar. Read the recipe. That&rsquos it. Delicious? Will you ever buy it from the tin again? No comparison!
This salad recipe is the newest addition to our holiday meal thanks to Emily Mardell. She has supplied me with the Partridgeberries. Have no idea what I will do when I run out. They are such a special Canadian Berry only harvested in the Atlantic Provinces. A simple, delicious jellied salad that really compliments a turkey dinner.
Seven Layer Salad
This is another traditional Canadian Prairie Potluck staple. It is a heavy salad that really feeds a crowd. If you need a dish to take to an Easter Dinner that will be well attended and you do not have time to make anything too fancy, this will have everyone there thanking you. It is that delicious. You know if you live in the Canadian Prairies. We love this salad. We keep losing and finding the recipe and forgetting it and remembering it. But whenever we eat it, we have two servings. It is just that yummy.
Spinach Salad with Preserved Sour Cherries
An easy salad to make if you have made my recipe for preserved sour cherries, otherwise, forget it. However, it might inspire you to make a similar salad that celebrates the vibrancy of Spring.
Canadian Easter Dinner: The Main: Turkey or Other?
Such a scrumptious German celebratory meal. Not ours, but one I enjoy and appreciate.
Homemade Turkey Dinner
This is just what we do. If you need to know how to roast a turkey, start here.
Turkey Leg Roulade with Pancetta and Sage
Now, this is the whole meal deal and a very special &ldquohighfalutin&rdquo type of turkey dinner. The kind you make because you just love to cook and try different challenges or the kind you make when you have the mother-in-law from hell and want to impress her with your culinary prowess. The entire meal is in this post with all recipes and step-by-step instructions and it is truly scrumptious.
German Fleisch Rouladen
https://www.acanadianfoodie.com/2017/03/24/german-fleisch-rouladen/Another whole meal deal with all recipes included with step-by-step instructions. A down-home version of deliciousness and a traditional celebratory meal often on the tables of our German Canadian friends at Easter. YUM!
Garlic Stuffed Prime Rib Alberta Know-Your-Farmer Grassfed Beef
Some will always vary from the trodden path at holiday meals. Ham is a popular choice and one my sister always made. I loved it at her house. Prime rib is another often found on a holiday table in the Alberta prairies&rsquo I use the word &ldquooften&rdquo carefully as it is not a traditional main, but as it is an expensive and delicious roast, so sits proudly on a holiday table. This recipe is a keeper. I have carted one of my Garlic Stuffed Prime Ribs across Canada in an airplane, by request.
Pork Belly and Pork Loin Porchetta with Ground Pork Stuffing
A holiday meal, no doubt! For any special celebration throughout the year. Certainly, a meal that many Italian Canadians revere and we have all come to love and appreciate this unctuous carnivore&rsquos delight. Again, not a traditional Canadian main for an Easter Dinner, but a celebratory main, none-the-less. And the leftovers? Oh, my!
Canadian Easter Dinner: Grand Finales
An ode to Grandma Maude and our Traditional Easter Dessert. Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving. Sticky Toffee Pudding for Christmas and Grandma Maude&rsquos Recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie at Easter. It just is. It has to be. And it should be. If you make it, I believe it will be your Easter dessert for evermore, too.
Malted Milk Cake
Pretty, tasty and really fun to make! Certainly, a show stopper with the little phyllo pastry baskets!
It may be more of a birthday cake, but it is definitely a show-stopping celebratory cake that is light and full of new beginnings!
Homemade Angel Food Cake
Definitely our traditional family birthday cake but absolutely a cake that is light and lush and sings Spring!
Algarvian Gluten-Free Almond Cake with Sour Cherry Compote
This is the cake for you if you need a very delicious Gluten Free dessert. Everyone loves it, regardless. Made much easier in the Thermomix machine. Sour Cherry compote is the perfect side and best to get rid of those remaining in your freezer from the fall harvest.
Apple Roses in Puff Pastry with Apricot Jam
This is not a dessert for a holiday meal, but it is a lovely little celebratory sweet to serve with tea over the holiday season. Much easier to make than it looks. Step-by-step instructions, as always!
Fresh Raspberry Mascarpone Roulade
This recipe is so fresh and light and tasty and pretty. Not too time consuming and a lovely finale, as well as a great little treat all, rolled up waiting for when a little treat is sorely needed!
Traditional Canadian Strawberry Shortcake
This is not in season at this time, but boy is it a Canadian Celebration on a plate. Very easy to make. The key is, can you lay your hand on some really delicious strawberries at this time of year? This is the same challenge we have for Grandma&rsquos pie. Sometimes tradition and an ode to the one you love or your country of origin outweighs one&rsquos also important seasonal eating commitment.
Canadian Easter Dinner: Buns and Brunch
This Torta Pasqualina is a traditional Italian Easter brunch dish that I am head-over-heels in love with. Since I have learned to make it, it is my all-time favourite seasonal brunch dish. Well, nothing can top Mom&rsquos homemade hot crossed buns, but they&rsquore not a brunch main like this dish is.
Pasqualina Torta Pasqualina
What an exceptional Spring brunch main! The Italians are not known for their exceptional food for no reason. This is a dish you must try some year. The wild baby arugula is a key ingredient. When you see it, but too much of it and come home and make this dish, or at the very least, the flan.
Mom&rsquos Famous Canadian Prairie Dinner Buns
Need I say more? If you live on the prairies in Canada, you make homemade buns for Easter dinner. These are the buns you make. You eat them warm with butter. Lots of butter.
Mom&rsquos Famous Homemade Hot Cross Buns
And how do you know Easter is near? You smell these fragrant buns baking in the oven and cannot wait to get your hands on one. The sweet cross over the black currant laden holiday specialty means no sharing unless you get the top. Butter. Bun. Bun and butter. Tea or not. It&rsquos enough. And so much a part of who we are it would be unthinkable to not have these in our home over the Easter season.
Mom&rsquos Famous Cinnamon Buns
I am honestly not sure of other Canadian family traditions regarding cinnamon buns, so chime in, please. I mean, I am seven-generation Canadian and 63 years old. If I don&rsquot know, who does? But, what I mean is, we have them for every festive high season holiday brunch. That is all mom&rsquos doing and cinnamon buns are expected as an option whenever one comes home for the holidays. This is a recipe my readers have embraced as it has been shared over 28 thousand times with many comments of love and appreciation. Thanks, mom!
Canadian Easter Dinner: What&rsquos on Your Holiday Easter Table?
Do tell! And let me know if you find any of these recipes inspiring you as you prepare for your Easter Holiday meals this year
Delicious Easter Recipes:
This Cinnamon Roll Bread is a classic sweet baked in a new way. Cinnamon rolls are packed into a loaf pan to create a delicious bread that&rsquos swirled with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cream cheese glaze.
To start, I must mention my favorite sugar-overload-inspired treat: Easter Dessert Kabobs! Skewered in a rainbow of sweetness, it&rsquos a taste of all of your favorite Easter desserts! You can also grab the recipe for my Carrot Cake Truffles and The Ultimate Coconut Cupcakes which were two of the homemade sweets I skewered to make the kabobs.
These Carrot Cake Truffles are a delicious combination of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting dipped in white chocolate. You&rsquore going to love them!
Topped with cream cheese frosting, these Ultimate Coconut Cupcakes are a delicious homemade dessert recipe everyone will love. Coconut is baked into the batter and sprinkled on top for the perfect finishing touch.
Arugula, blue cheese, dried cranberries, almond, and roasted carrots come together to create this delicious and fresh Roasted Carrot Salad. It&rsquos a delicious salad to pair with dinner.
This Veggie Pizza (shaped like a wreath) is a delicious, easy, and beautiful snack to start a meal. You&rsquoll come to love again and again. It makes the perfect Easter appetizer recipe.
These Blueberry Shortcakes are a beautiful and delicious dessert that is simple to make. I topped mine with fresh blueberries, lemon glaze, and a sprinkle of confectioners&rsquo sugar for an extra special finishing touch.
Want something unique but still a crowd pleaser? This oversized Bunny Rice Krispies Treat is a unique take on the classic. It&rsquos a tasty and colorful dessert that you can quickly make for spring and Easter.
With frosting &ldquograss&rdquo and chocolate eggs, These Egg Hunt Cookies Sugar Cookies are a cute and tasty Easter dessert recipe idea everyone will love.
Whether served as a dessert or side dish, this Orange Pineapple Dream Salad recipe is the perfect compliment to your Easter or spring celebration!
Easter Picnic Brunch Ideas and Recipes
The weather outside is gorgeous and this year we have decided to celebrate Easter outdoors with an Easter brunch picnic. I just love picnics and eating al fresco and having a picnic for Easter is perfect as we can combine our brunch with a family Easter egg hunt. I’ve included lots of Easter picnic ideas as well as picnic recipes and menu ideas. You can do an Easter picnic at the park or even in your own back yard.
Start off by thinking ahead about where you want to have your picnic. Parks are ideal but make sure that you choose a spot that has shade and that is close to amenities like bathrooms and maybe even a playground for the kids. But there’s no need to leave the house to have a fun Easter picnic with your family. You can also set your picnic blanket on the back yard and have your picnic at home!
Start with choosing the right picnic basket. We love the picnic blankets because it combines a classic wicker picnic basket with a temperature-controlled insulated lining so your picnic foods remain cool and fresh! Make sure to include one or two picnic blankets or foldable chairs so you have a place to sit and a cooler or ice packs to keep everything cool.
It’s also a great idea to choose a theme for your picnic. Easter is a very important time for us and we love to bring our culture into the Easter celebration. We chose to have a Latino inspired Easter brunch picnic incorporating traditions along with favorite Latin foods for a family celebration that will be meaningful and memorable.
Easter Brunch Picnic Activities For Kids
Easter Egg Scavenger hunt: It’s Easter and a traditional egg hunt can be a fun activity and perfect for that Easter picnic brunch at the park. To make it more interesting you can create an Easter egg scavenger hunt. Let the kids know that the Easter bunny has left them some clues to find those eggs and get creative making some maps or lists of fun clues for them to look for the eggs. This works best for older kids who can do this independently but also for younger kids if you help them out.
Cascarones: Cascarones are brightly painted eggshells filled with confetti. Back in Guatemala cascarones where used during carnival but here in the United States many people have fun with cascarones for Easter. The idea is to break a cascarón on someone’s head many say that good fortune falls on the person who has a cascarón cracked on his head and this is a sign of affection. I remember running around with my cousins and friends, cracking cascarones on each other’s heads and confetti everywhere. It’s a fun tradition that I love sharing with my kids and we love making the cascarones together as much as we love chasing each other and smashing them on each other’s head. A tip from a cascarón veteran crack the cascarones by putting them on their side on someone’s head as trying to crack an egg on someone’s head on its pointed end is not only difficult but can also hurt.
Latin Inspired Easter Brunch Recipe Ideas
When it comes to planning a picnic menu the trick is to prepare items that can travel well and that are easy to eat and, ideally, don’t require cutlery. Here are some picnic recipe ideas that are easy to make and are filled with sabor Latino.
You can also find lots more picnic ideas and recipes here. And find more Easter breakfast and brunch recipes here.
Easter Brunch Picnic Wardrobe Ideas
Now is the time to make some additions to the family’s spring wardrobe. You want fun spring colors and prints like flowers that will be cheerful, yet you need to make sure that the outfits work well for a relaxed morning out in the park. Although you can opt for a spring dress wearing a nice top paired with bermudas or even jeans works well too.A spring picnic is also a great occasion for wearing hats they are not only a great idea when you are outdoors and need some protection from the sun but they also make any outfit look more stylish and beautiful. I just love hats!
With a little planning your Latin inspired Easter brunch picnic is sure to be a success! Enjoy!