Holy cow! St. Patricks's day came and went and Easter's right on top of us. I hope these 10 easy Easter recipes give you some good ideas for your family's upcoming Easter dinner.
I decided to split things evenly: five desserts and five main dishes. There's something for everyone in this roundup. Every single one of these 10 Easy Easter recipes is pretty simple to make so you can enjoy time with your family. So, let's see, life is uncertain; let's start with desserts. Make those Irish Butter Cookies again, my family never gets tired of them.They are so good and buttery; they are the perfect ending to your perfect dinner.
Now, if you want something totally out of the ordinary, whip up a batch of scones with bacon and maple glaze. These will be a huge hit for Easter morning breakfast.
If you find yourself with some extra time, impress your family and friends with these cute lemon tartlets. They're so pretty. I love lemon to cleanse my palate after a meal! By the way I usually buy the shells pre-made; they are really good and it saves me a step, especially when I am pressed for time.
Now, being Latin American coconut flan has a special place in my heart. I love the soft creamy cool custard drizzled with caramel. YUM!!!
Last but not least, this old family recipe always goes over really well: Aunt Lou's$200 cake, a layered white cake with a delicious strawberry frosting. Simple, yet delicious. It's a favorite at my office too!
So now that we got desserts out of the way, let's talk about the main dishes in these 10 easy Easter recipes. Let's start with lamb, to me this is a must at Easter. For something traditional try out this slow cooked leg of lamb; it's tender, aromatic, and will save you from slaving in the kitchen.
How about giving your Easter dinner a Latin flair? Try your hand at a Puerto Rican Pernil. This is a delicious seasoned, slow roasted pork shoulder.
For another ethnic Easter dinner idea make a Moroccan lamb tagine with apricots. Serve it over rice or couscous for a totally different dinner experience.
Now, if lamb and pork are not in your radar screen, why not chicken? No, not just any old chicken dish, but a delicious spicy Indian chicken xacuti. The smell of spices will fill your house. I am so drooling right now.
And last but not least, Moroccan saffron chicken, also a family favorite. I love making this and believe me the delicate taste of saffron elevates this chicken dish to new heights.
Okay, I think I've covered a wide variety of dishes. I hope these 10 easy Easter recipes help you come up with some ideas for your family's Easter dinner. I would love to hear if you try one of them.