Happy Friday! This week’s post is filled with fun recipes for Easter. I’m hoping to get a chance to work on my cookie decorating skills using tips and a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I also found a super easy and tasty looking recipe for Easter Dinner on Two Sheet Pans from Food Network Kitchen.
We have family visiting on Saturday so we will make a big dinner then, and do a smaller dinner (probably leftovers) on Sunday for Easter. I hope you find some inspiration for your cooking in this post.
DINNER PREP FOR THE WEEK:
We are officially transitioning from warm and cozy soups to fresh and flavorful salads for our lunches. This salad from Floating Kitchen looks refreshing and hearty. I’m obsessed with citrus in salads and radicchio is my new favorite green, so I can’t wait to give this salad a try.
EASTER DINNER IDEAS:
What a cool idea and a great plan if you don’t have a lot of guests, and you want to make cooking easy! I just might have to try this out! It’s just the four of us for Easter and this seems doable and I love the idea of less work. I also like the idea of making everything, even the biscuits, on two sheet pans :).
If you have a larger gathering planned, here is a nice menu that you can pull together pretty easily and still have time to relax and enjoy the day.
The nice part about ham is that you can pretty much prepare and leave it. It’s already cooked and you are just warming it up. This ham glaze is made with bourbon and Dijon mustard, two of my favorite ingredients so I have to give it a try.
This recipe is just incredible! Tender potatoes lightly flavored with garlic and smothered in creamy Gruyère cheese. This recipe is super easy to put together and the results are totally worth your time.
We’re going with two veggies over here this weekend. The kids aren’t super big asparagus fans but I know they’ll love these honey glazed carrots! I’m hoping that I can find multi colored carrots at Whole Foods for this recipe.
This recipe is fairly new to Maple and Thyme. I think you will love the combination of fresh asparagus and the subtle flavor of lemon. Another recipe that is super easy to pull together. It’s literally five minutes of prep and your oven will do the rest of the work.
This is one of the newer recipes from Sally’s Baking Addiction. These rolls sound both soft and packed with flavor and sweetness! I can’t wait to give them a try.
We are celebrating John’s 5th birthday this weekend!!! I figured it was a good time to try out Sally’s Baking Challenge. Out of all of the options offered, John chose vanilla cake with vanilla frosting…so that’s what we’re making! I may top it with some sprinkle and Cadbury Mini Eggs so that it’s both fit for a party and for Easter!
BAKING AND STOCKING THE FREEZER:
These are super cute. And all of Sally’s cookies are delicious. I have also wanted to get better at decorating sugar cookies so this seems like a great way to spend Saturday or Sunday afternoon this weekend. I’m going to try making her royal icing. It looks so much fancier that I am ever able to achieve with butter cream.
I’m going to prep this recipe on Saturday night so that I can pop them right in to the oven on Sunday morning! This is one of my current favorite blogs and Clotilde just published a new cookbook, Tasting Paris which is absolutely beautiful and an incredible read, especially for those of us who love Paris.
As always, tag me on Instagram or comment here on the blog if you make any of the recipes and want to share your pictures or some feedback. Happy Weekend!
KITCHEN TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS THAT I’LL USE THIS WEEKEND:
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