Admitting this is painful, but true. Last year, the day of our annual Easter Egg-stravaganza came, the house brimmed with guests and dessert was NOT made.
GASP! How does this happen? What kind of hostess am I?
I had a buffet lined filled with other delights, but no sweets. Now to those super healthy eaters, that sounds like a dream, but to my extended family, not so much.
Every year I make a trifle. They are quick, easy and always look impressive. For large groups, it needs to be a “go to” dessert for every single one of you. It’s one that brings high praises without the work. LOVE those recipes!
It all started when I shared my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe, and since then, every Easter I’ve created a new dimension to the ever favorite Trifle. (Above is my Strawberry Banana Trifle that was SO yummy.)
Last year, a Strawberry Snickers Trifle made it’s appearance. I had a bunch of Snicker bars in my pantry from a BOGO coupon/sale, along with strawberries for my fruit salad with the magic ingredient, so I knew that a new creation was about to be made and oh, was it delicious.
I took the base idea of my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe, but added a layer of snickers and a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top of the strawberries and wow, it was decadent.
Since then, I’ve made it with a layer of brownies instead of pound cake and chocolate (or vanilla) pudding instead of the cream cheese filling. You can not go wrong with trifles.
Fortunately, I always have the ingredients for my Easy Cream Cheese Danish stocked and ready to go. It’s still hard for me to believe that this is only three ingredients because it’s a recipe every one asks for. It tastes like you spent time in the kitchen.
I highly recommend adding a layer of strawberry to this, which does big the list of ingredients to a whopping four.
This is the sweet mixture, but if you are looking for a similar, yet savory dish, try my Sausage Crescent Roll Recipe, perfect for brunch.
Now, I admit, that was all that ended up being served for our group of 35, but I will be ready this year and pound cake will once again be on the menu.
Easter brunch always has some kind of Cinnamon Rolls and these are the perfect recipe to make the night before.
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls (Recipe here)
Perfect Pound Cake Ideas: 8 Ways to Dress Up Store Bought Pound Cake
On one of my fun creative brainstorms, I came up with 8 ways to dress up store bought pound cake. When you are in a pinch, who says you need to spend hours making it from scratch?
Honestly, by dressing it up, no one will be the wiser and they are dressed to impress.
There is a flavor and style for everyone, so check out my Perfect Pound Cake Ideas postand add them to your repertoire.
For all our little friends, I am going to task my daughters to make up a tray of these super funmRice Krispy Easter Baskets. That way I can be guaranteed my nephew doesn’t dig into the trifle with a huge spoon within the first minute.
And lastly, if there’s one new recipe I suggest you add to your Easter brunch menu, it’s my Easy, yet Elegant Pear Torte.
You will be forever grateful, I promise.
This picture is a poor representation of its deliciousness, but it’s SO incredibly yummy.
Hopefully some of these will help your Easter planning. I am on top of the quick and easy so maybe you have a bit more time to spend on your tablescape.
So this year I WILL not getting taken by surprise. We already have Hashbrown Casserole, Egg Dishes galore, Strawberry Stuffed French Toast, Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat Cinnabon), Resurrection Rolls or Homemade Butterhorns, Bacon of some sort ( cooking bacon in the oven to save time, of course) and various fruit salads and appetizers.
What is your favorite thing to serve on Easter?
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