bunny and chick cupconesI  just got back from the most amazing trip. I spent 10 days in Italy and am slowly recovering from jet lag. I have a lot to say about my experience, but today we are going to talk about Easter. Even though it doesn’t feel like spring here, it is only a few days away. I am going to grandmother’s and am not cooking – but if were, here are a few of my favorite things to make for Easter celebrations.

Bunny and Chick Cupcones – I made these for Dixie Crystals and my kids absolutely flipped over these. Super easy to make (you can use cake mix and canned frosting if it makes life easier for you) and adorable. I found the cute candy bows at Target, but if you are really ambitious, you could make them with fondant.

strawberry chicken salad with poppyseed dressing recipeStrawberry Salad with Honey Poppyseed Dressing – Whether you are having brunch, lunch, or dinner, this salad celebrates spring. It is light and sweet and savory. To make it more of a meal, I add grilled chicken, but it is great on its own too.

cream cheese biscuit recipe

Cream Cheese Biscuits – I can’t eat Easter ham without a biscuit, and my cream cheese biscuits are my go-to recipe. They cream cheese does something magical to these biscuits.

lemon raspberry pancakesLemon Raspberry Pancakes – Spring on a plate. These pancakes are perfect for Easter breakfast. There is also a picture of my baby in this post that I have not seen in a long time. He will be 6 next week. Crazy!

blue cheese asparagus roll ups

Blue Cheese and Asparagus Rolls – I’d be interested to know how many of these Blue Cheese Asparagus Rolls I have eaten in my lifetime. This appetizer goes all the way back to my mom’s catering business years and years ago. These are really simple, but incredibly addictive. And a perfect way to celebrate in season asparagus.

honey pistachio cake with honey cream recipeHoney Pistachio Cake with Honey Cream – I really love simple, homey desserts. Especially when you are expecting a more elaborate concoction for a holiday meal. But this cake might look plain, but it is anything but. Serve with some fresh berries and this is a lovely spring dessert for any occasion.

What are your favorite Easter recipes? Feel free to link in the comments section.