Easter season is upon us, and it’s time to start preparing for all of those yummy holiday dinners. Easter is such a meaningful celebration to us as a family – rebirth, renewal, forgiveness, hope! We traditionally spend Easter with our families and our church family – attending Good Friday, Not-So-Early Sunrise, a pitch-in breakfast, and family dinner.
One of my favorite Easter foods over the years has been Deviled Eggs. My mom’s are perfection. Like most of our mom’s it involves a non-written recipe of a little dab of this and that. Egg yolks, mustard, sugar, salt, mayo, and vinegar are the ingredients. However, I haven’t quite mastered hers yet, so I found settled on a close 2nd place recipe a few years back.
Incredible Edible Deviled Eggs
- 12 hard boiled eggs
- 1/3-2/3 c mayo
- 4 T mustard
- 4 T sweet pickle relish
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 t Tabasco sauce
- paprika to garnish
Peel hard boiled eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Remove and mash yolks in a medium sized bowl. Add 1/3 c of mayo, mustard, relish, salt and pepper, and Tabasco and mix well. Be sure that the texture of the mixture is firm enough to pipe with a pastry bag or spoon into egg halves. Add additional 1/3 mayo if needed or additional mustard if needed. Fill egg halves and sprinkle tops with paprika.
Here are a few “new to me” recipes I’d love to try this Easter season…
- Empty Tomb Crescent Rolls – I love how this recipe walks through the message of Easter and I think the boys would love making them together! (Thanks, Rachel, for passing this along!)
- Candied Edible Flowers – Jenny B, a fellow quad mama who is “super baker” sent me this recipe. They are almost too perfect to eat!
- Homemade Marshmallow Peeps – How adorable are these? Seriously.
- Paula Dean’s Holiday Glazed Ham – Confession – I’ve never made a ham. Perhaps this will be the year! You can’t go wrong with Paula for holiday dinners!
I also put together an easy Easter Brunch Menu on Foodily in just a few minutes.
Easter Brunch: Carrot Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze, Frozen Fruit Cups, Baked French Toast Casserole, Brown-Sugar Bacon, and Chocolate Croissants.
Now that’s what I’m talking about!
What are your favorite Easter menu items? Do you do brunch/dinner? Ham? Lamb? I’d love to hear about it!
Foodily and Clever Girls Collective have asked me to be a Foodily Ambassador as they launch this site. They have sponsored my efforts in testing the site, providing feedback and recipes, and sharing this awesome resource with you!
This post is linked to Incourage ‘s Special Easter Traditions Link Up.