Since our Friday Five topic this week focuses on Spring foods, I thought I’d share five of my favorite Easter recipes. Easter is a significant time for any person of faith and I love celebrating my Savior. As with any celebration, I like to eat well – Easter is no different. I’m not sure what my plans are for eating this Easter but today I’m sharing five things that I’ve made, eaten or want to eat on Easter Sundays. I can’t wait to read all about your favorite spring foods! Per usual, I’m linking up with my girls Cynthia and Mar for the #Friday Five. You can read our linkup rules here. Please note that if you don’t play nicely, we will delete your link. Have a wonderful weekend!!
- Biscuits. What is Easter without biscuits? No, I’m not kidding. I use The Pioneer Woman’s recipe – I swiped it from her cookbook (The Pioneer Woman Cooks) and it’s not terribly complicated but it is delicious. The Best Biscuits Ever2015-03-26 14:49:13My favorite biscuit recipe by far!Write a reviewIngredients
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1/3 cup cold butter (5 1/3 tablespoons), cut into pieces
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
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- Preheat oven to 450.
- In large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and stir together. Add the shortening and cold butter pieces. With pastry blender, cut the shortening and butter into dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour in the buttermilk and mix gently with fork until just combined. The biscuit dough will be sticky, not overly dry or crumbly.
- Lightly flour a clean surface. Turn the dough out of the bowl and roll to a 3/4″ thickness. Cut rounds with a biscuit cutter and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake for 11-14 minutes until golden brown. Do not underbake, or the biscuits will be doughy.
- Veggie Hash. This one is super easy to make. Just chop up and bunch of your favorite veggies and saute them with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. I like brussels, sweet potatoes and a lil bit of bacon. Yum!
- A frittata is perfect brunch food and that makes it perfect Easter brunch food. Here is my favorite frittata although the best thing about frittatas is you can make them with whatever you happen to have on hand!
- I think some kind of punch just really says Easter / spring. I suggest a simple concoction: two parts lemonade + one part ginger ale = delicious! Even better if you can put it in a nice carafe with a few slices of fresh lemon.
- Finally, you need something sweet. I actually don’t really associate any one type of particular dessert to Easter or spring but since spring is when Girl Scout cookies are made available, let me suggest that you try my Oreo Crush Cupcakes. They are a MUST try!
Of course, for Easter, I also love ham and some kind of mashed potatoes and greens (I had the best collard greens a few weeks ago at this restaurant and can’t stop thinking about them). I just thought I’d share a few things that I’ve actually made in case you are looking for things to put on your Easter table!
What do you love to eat in the spring?
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