Thursday, March 28, 2013


Easter is my favorite of all the Christian celebrations!  This is the weekend that we remember, reflect and celebrate that Jesus died and has risen so that we could be forgiven in this life and have eternal life.  I don’t know about you, but for me that is a huge relief and definitely cause to celebrate!

I celebrate with lots and lots of chocolate.  Easter chocolate really is the best don’t ya think?

I also celebrate by enjoying a feast with friends and family.  I know that some of you have been planning your menu for some time; I have seen that many of my past recipes from Thanksgiving and Christmas being referenced.  I suspect however that most of you are like me and just getting to that planning now, so I have put a bunch of my past recipes together to help you with that.

Baked goods are my favorite way to start my morning.

Roasted Strawberry Scones:  Tender, Fruity and not too sweet.
Roasted Strawberry Scones

Orange Glazed Strawberry MuffinsFresh strawberries and a strawberry surprise in the center all topped with a yummy citrus glazed.

Orange Glazed Strawberry Muffins

 Maple Glazed Whole Wheat Apple Bread:  Really nice with a cup of coffee.

Maple Glazed Whole Wheat Apple Bread

And then for dinner:
Buttermilk Brined Turkey BreastBrining the turkey breast in buttermilk makes for a moist and perfectly seasoned turkey breast.  This is perfect to make for a smaller gathering.
Buttermilk Brined Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy

Festive Roast Pork with Root Vegetables
Shortcut Stuffed Artichokes:  What says spring like artichokes?  These are great as a side dish or and appetizer.

Shortcut Stuffed Artichokes

 Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes:  Creamy and rich mashed potatoes are a must!

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Oven Roasted AsparagusAlso a spring veggie.  This is such an easy preparation and ready in minutes.

Oven Roasted Asparagus

 Oven Roasted Grape (Cherry or Campari) Tomatoes:  Sweet and slightly acidic, just what is needed to compliment all those other rich dishes.

Oven Roasted Grape (or Cherry, or Campari) Tomatoes

Green Bean and Mushroom CasseroleThis really is a party in a side dish.

Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

Coconut Lime Baked Custard:  Creamy and not too sweet or rich, perfect after a big, festive meal!

Coconut Lime Baked Custard

I hope that you and your loved ones have a Happy Easter!!!!!

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