November 22, 2017

What are your Easter Meal Ideas?


Every year we host our traditional Easter brunch and our favorite – Easter Eggstravaganza. It’s always a casual buffet style, since there’s typically around 25 – 30 people, and this allows for easy service. Everyone brings some of their favorites, and it seems like now we all have those things that we just are “known” for making.

I try and do something new and fun every year for a tablescape. It’s typically very simple, but by just adding a few special touches, it adds so much to the ambiance..

If you need some ideas, here are some of the treats that I make every year. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of my hashbrown casserole and Sausage Egg Casserole, but if you are short on time, I highly recommend my Sausage Crescent Rolls Recipe.

cinnabon copy cat recipe Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Copy Cat Cinnabon Recipe)Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat Cinnabon) Recipe ( Takes a little extra time, but worth every minute.)

 Stuffed French Toast Casserole with Fruit

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

or a twist on my same stuffed french toast recipe above, but with lots of yummy pecans.

easy Easter traditions opt Resurrection Rolls –  Making Easter Recipes MeaningfulResurrection Rolls (A memorable, Easter tradition that weaves in the truth of the Gospel.)

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

or a twist on my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle, which I made into a homemade strawberry banana pudding trifle. SO yummy, but I can’t believe I never posted the recipe. (Coming soon, I assure you.)

The best ever Bavarian Pear Torte –  sure to please even the biggest skeptic that easy can also have a taste of Gourmet flare.

And if you are cooking any amount of bacon, please try this excellent way of cooking bacon in the oven. It will save you tons of time.

baconinbulk How Do I Cook Bacon in the Oven? (Cooking Bacon in Bulk)

These are just a few of my family favorites; I have so many more, but I can’t wait to hear your Easter brunch ideas. I love adding something new each year and maybe your suggestion will spark a new food tradition.

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  1. Your brunch ideas are amazing. We usually do a very light breakfast before Mass and then have a big Sunday dinner with ham and all the sides, asparagus and deviled eggs are usual suspects. There’s usually an egg hunt for the kiddos in there somewhere. Have a blessed and happy Easter.


  2. That looks so yummy especially, the pear torte!


  3. I almost always cook my bacon in the oven! It’s a great way to cook up a bunch at once, and the wonderfulness of it is no greasy splatter to clean up! Thanks for all the recipe ideas; I’m thinking I’m going to try your Resurrection Rolls. 🙂
    Blessings! ~Lisa


  4. Those all look delicious. We don’t really have an Easter tradition. We sometimes visit my parents in Virginia or celebrate other years with my inlaws. Ham is usually present. This year I think we may be celebrating alone, and I am planning ham, mac and cheese, and asparagus. It’s nothing too terribly original, but it’s yummy!!


  5. I just linked up my Pavlova recipe, which has become our traditional dessert for Easter dinner. I posted the full plans for our Easter menus here:
    Homemade hot cross buns are considered essential for Easter breakfast around here 🙂


  6. Ditto on the bacon-I always make it in the oven. Also, I need to try this cinnamon roll recipe. The last one I tried didn’t turn out so great. Thank you for giving this one!


  7. Wow…you really go all out!! 🙂 Looks amazing!! I love the strawberry french toast idea & the cheesecake trifle! YUM!!

    This week I’m sharing the EASIEST ever Flourless Chocolate Cake…it’s so easy it could get me (or other chocolate lovers) into serious trouble 😉

    Thanks for hosting!! I look forward to linking up every week. I’m in the middle of blog redesign, switchover to wordpress & domain move…lots of work but I’m very excited & it’s worth it! Can’t wait to see how it all turns out. Have a GREAT week & a BLESSED Easter!!

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen


    Jen Reply:

    I look forward to peeking at your flourless cake. I am trying to come up with a good repertoire for my girls and this sounds like a win! 😉


  8. I really like your Cheese cake trifle and the strawberry stuffed french toast. What a wonderful way to add fruit to the food. Thanks for hosting this meme.


  9. Well, the last few years we have gone out following church, at the insistence of my Aunt, because we were all busy at church right to noon. This year (she has passed, sadly) we are doing dinner; ham, sweet-n-sour meatloaf, deviled eggs, corn pudding, broccoli-cheese casserole, home-made rolls, salad, and cheesy potato casserole. 🙂 Yum! I am hostessing, which I have not done before; I usually do Thanksgiving only. Few changes in our family, so this gathering is fairly small at only 10 attending. But I’m still looking forward to a good day!


  10. Such delicious looking recipes. I made those Resurrection Rolls for my girls and nephew last year. Need to get what I need to make them again.


  11. The dishes that you prepare for Easter sound great!
    I am sharing my recipe for Coconut Cake. It is gluten free (or not!) and it is made in your blender. After it’s blended you just add beaten egg whites and more shredded coconut before baking. Yum!
    Thanks for hosting!


  12. Wow, those look good! Do you have a recipe for the pear torte?


  13. Amanda Y. says:

    Where’s the recipe for the pear torte!? Looks great!


  14. I love the ideas I get from these. If anyone would like to share over at Peas & Carrots I’m hosting my first recipe blog hop there, at



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