Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. Entertaining for Easter, whether it’s for a large group or just your family doesn’t need to be difficult. Today I have gathered up Brunch and Dinner Recipes, Spring and Easter Desserts, Decorated Eggs, Basket Ideas, Table Centerpieces and even some cute Easter Printables for you.
From setting the table…to baking Bunny Cupcakes…to coloring Easter eggs, there are so many fun ideas to create memories with your family and loved ones. There was a time in my life that I would spend hours and hours on making a holiday extra special, then I learned that it doesn’t have to be extravagant or cost a lost of money, keeping it simple is such as good.
Easter Brunch Recipes
Easter Dinner Recipes
Spring Dessert Recipes
Easter Dessert Recipes
Egg Decorating Ideas
Easter Table Centerpieces
Easter Basket Ideas
More Easter Ideas…
Happy Easter my friends! I’ve pulled together 20 Easy Easter Desserts for you! Some require no baking at all and go together in minutes and some require a little baking, but they are all easy and delicious, of course!
Let the baking begin…
Cotton Candy No Bake Mini Cheesecakes – easily substitute a different flavor
Spring…the flowers, trees and grass coming back to life gives me such a renewed feeling. Not to mention all the Spring Desserts that are just waiting to be made. These Lemon Strawberry Tartlets are the perfect Springtime Dessert with the tangy lemon flavor that pairs deliciously with Strawberry Topping.
This recipe is brought to you by Lucky Leaf and FTD
You all know I love to keep the baking simple, easy and creative, not only for myself but for you also. By using Lucky Leaf Pie Filling, we can create simple yet impressive desserts for our family and friends. The Tartlets are baked in 4 inch Tart Pans that we found at a Kitchen Supply store, you can also find them online. There’s just something about each person having their own little dessert that’s so tempting.
Creating desserts in the Spring is my favorite time. I’m not quite sure if it’s all the fresh flavors like lemon, lime or strawberry, or how light and refreshing they are. Oh and let’s not forget blueberries, these Blueberry Snack Bars from Lucky Leaf look heavenly and super easy by starting with a cake mix.
Many moons ago, I would watch my Mom bake pies with the strawberries that my Dad picked from the garden. Although I loved that time, life seems to be much more complicated now, so it’s nice knowing that I can count on Lucky Leaf Ready-to-Use Pie Fillings. These Strawberry White Chocolate Trifles, remind me of the No Bake Cheesecake Trifles from last Summer, they are super easy to put together yet impressive looking.
And speaking of easy, this Cherry Pineapple Cabana Cake would be perfect for your Easter celebration. It doesn’t get any easier than this my friends, whomever invented Dump Cake is brilliant. Just as the name implies, you just dump the ingredients and while it bakes it creates a luscious dessert that will make everyone think you spent hours in the kitchen.
Did you notice the gorgeous Gerbera Daisies? They bring a burst of color and freshness to my table. Lucky Leaf and FTD have teamed up to share their gorgeous Spring arrangements with all of you! Visit FTD.com and receive $10 off select Spring arrangements.
This luscious No Bake Cheesecake is perfect for your Spring and Easter celebrating! A simple cheesecake recipe with just 3 ingredients is transformed into beautiful Spring colors and made into a Trifle that’s super easy yet impressive looking.
I’m honored to be a part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemaker Community, I am teaming up with Kraft Foods to share with you recipes using everyday ingredients that are sure to please your family!
Spring is in the air! And after the long Winter most of the country saw, it’s definitely a welcome sight. With Spring comes a freshness; new grass, flowers popping through the cold ground and the leaves beginning to show again on the trees. Although I love Spring, it’s so hard to decide what I like best…the flavors of Fall; apples, pumpkins, cinnamon or the flavors of Spring; lemon, strawberry, lime…oh the decisions!
One thing I don’t have a hard time deciding is what to serve for Easter. Along with Ham, there must be Deviled Eggs, Salad, Side Dishes and of course Easter Dessert. And this Cheesecake Trifle is perfect!
Beginning with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and using the Fluffy 2-Step Cheesecake Recipe, I simply colored the cheesecake with pretty Easter colors and layered it in a mini dessert glass, a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs between each layer and topped with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and sprinkles.
The Cheesecake can be layered in any size or shape of glass. I have even used votive candle holders before in a pinch. You can find the dessert glasses at most department and kitchen stores, and they are very reasonably priced. You can also mix the Cheesecake up ahead of time, I would suggest filling the glasses the day you serve them. They go together in a snap though.
And in case you would rather make a pie with the filling, you can add the cheesecake mixture in layers to a graham cracker crust.
We are excited to announce that we have been selected to continue our partnership with Kraft Recipes for 2014. Here are all the delicious recipes we shared for the past year.
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Easy to make Blueberry Muffins that are bursting with blueberries. Perfect for Sunday brunch yet easy enough to make during the week. This classic recipe is one that I have been using for many years, today I made it lighter with fewer calories.
This recipe is brought to you by Truvia
This Blueberry Muffin recipe is so easy you don’t even need a mixer, in fact it’s better to mix muffins by hand. Over mixing makes muffin batter tough.
Last month I shared Berry Cobbler made lighter with Truvia Baking Blend. Sticking with the classics, I decided to give our family favorite, Blueberry Muffin recipe a little makeover as well. With Easter coming, these Blueberry Muffins would be perfect to serve for brunch!
Let’s get baking…
You will need simple ingredients – Flour, Truvia Baking Blend, Baking Powder, Salt, 1 Egg, Oil, Milk and of course Blueberries. Truvia Baking Blend is a sugar substitute blend of zero-calorie Truvia natural sweetener and sugar then packaged in a product that’s designed for easy, at-home baking. It also can be substituted for sugar in any recipe by simply using half as much Truvia Baking Blend as you would sugar.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
The wet ingredients are mixed a little different than you normally do. First add the oil to a 1 cup measuring cup and whisk the egg in a bowl.
Then add the egg to the oil and fill the rest of the measuring cup with milk until it reaches 1 cup.
Add the wet to dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Be sure to not over mix.
Here’s another trick I always do when I add blueberries to batter, add just a pinch of flour and toss to coat the berries. This keeps the berries from sinking to the bottom of the muffin.
Then gently fold the blueberries into the batter. And fill the muffin tin with about 2/3 full of batter.
Looking for more recipes using Truvia Baking Blend? Here are the ones I have shared…