Spring is finally around the corner (fingers crossed) and that means a whole new assortment of fruits and vegetables will soon be available at farmers markets everywhere! Bright, colorful, tender, and sweet, the availability of spring produce is always a welcome change after so many grey, winter months. This time of year is not just about the new and delicious offerings at local farm stands, but also about the sudden appearance of buds and pale shoots of grass coming up through the last of winter’s snow — and of course, about Easter, a holiday that celebrates rebirth and new life.
As with many holidays, food plays an important role around the time of Easter, and these days, Easter brunch, Easter eggs and Easter chocolate are all intrinsically linked to the holiday here in the United States. We reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers and asked them which recipes they love to cook for the impending arrival of the Easter Bunny’s favorite holiday, and they certainly did not disappoint! From delicious and easy brunch recipes to gorgeous, pastel-toned desserts and ways to use up that leftover ham, read on for these scrumptious spring recipes that are essential for Easter!
These morning buns by Pumpernickel and Rye, spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, and dark brown sugar, are the perfect way to start the day
This bunny cake from Mary Makes Good is an adorable and sweet springtime treat that makes for a perfect centerpiece if you are hosting an Easter party.
If you make one thing this Easter, make these wonderfully whimsical devilled eggs by Liz’s Healthy Table that are as delicious as they are cute!
This isn’t your normal, run-of-the-mill French toast bake. With cream cheese and a rich blueberry sauce, this bake from Home Makers Habits is a perfectly delicious way to feed a brunch-time crowd!
Enjoy your favorite, indulgent breakfast in an easy-to-slice form from The View From Great Island, with a wonderful hollandaise sauce. You will certainly go back for a second slice!
Now everyone can enjoy a delicious, soft and sweet hot cross bun with this gluten-free recipe from Living the Gourmet!
If you happen to have some leftover Easter ham on your hands, don’t fret — make this tasty casserole from Snacking in Sneakers and enjoy the delicious medley of quinoa, broccoli, and cheddar that goes so well with ham!
Celebrate spring with these delicious, citrusy margaritas from Grits and Chopsticks that feature Meyer lemons instead of limes. Finish things off with a flourish by using some gorgeous edible flowers!
Who doesn’t love a classic carrot cake? If you are looking for some classic cakey inspiration for spring, look no further than this walnut cream cheese frosted cake by My Sweet Mission.
Sweet and squidgy olive oil cake, filled with a delicious, sharp, lemon mascarpone cream — this recipe from Of Batter and Dough is a must-make spring cake!
The crispy, vegetable-filled strudel from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau is made even more wonderful by the big-eared and fluffy-tailed rabbit silhouette that it is shaped into before baking.
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this cheerful salad from Seasonal Cravings that is full to bursting with bright and fresh spring vegetables.
If you’re in need of something stronger that chocolate and Peeps this Easter, then reach for this thirst-quenching cocktail from Giggles Gobbles and Gulps that combines carrot juice, pineapple juice, and ginger with a slosh of floral gin.
These delightful plant-based chocolate eggs by Stacey Homemaker are vegan, gluten-free, and decadently delicious for all ages!
The cute cotton-tailed bunny butt cupcakes from Kelly Stilwell are surprisingly easy to make and so worth it for any festively spring event. This is one homemade Easter treat that will put premade baskets to shame!
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