Happy Easter!

Easter-Main-PhotoEaster is a Christian holiday and festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion at Calvary.

The festival is also known as Easter Day, Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day and Resurrection Sunday.

The Festival is commemorated in two parts the first is the religious part and the second is the Feasting part.

Both center around doing the right thing and sharing this special time with our loved ones … it is a time to serve those we love for the spirit of Easter … for God is love.

Celebrating Easter!

Celebrating-EasterMany celebrate Easter in their own special way, for those who are religious, here are some suggestions:

RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS

  1. Brush up on Easter story by reading the passages in the Bible and spend the day in prayer.
  2. Celebrate the Easter spirit with others by attending an Easter Church service.
  3. Share the Easter Spirit by helping and teaching the importance of the day.

FEASTING AND CELEBRATIONS

Easter Eggs & Decorations Easter-Egg-Hunt

  1. 1.  Have fun decorating Easter eggs with family and kids.
  2. 2.  Host your own Easter Egg Hunt
  3. 3.  Create an amazing Easter Basket
  4. 4.  Don your favorite Easter Hat and show off your prettiest nails, shoes and Spring dress at a local Easter parade!

 

 

FESTIVE FOODFestive-Food

  1. Go formal with Spiral Ham, Brisket or Lamb
  2. Go simple with a picnic and cold fried chicken or any comfort food you know and love!
  3. And don’t forget delicious desserts – cupcakes, cakes, candies and treats!

 

ENJOY A CLASSIC MOVIE

Easter-Parade-MovieEaster Parade is a 1948 American musical starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire featuring music by Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garland’s best-known songs, such as “Easter Parade”, “Steppin’ Out with My Baby”, and “We’re a Couple of Swells”.

It was the most financially successful picture for both Garland and Astaire as well as the highest-grossing musical of the year.

 

Animals love Easter Too!

And now for cute pics featuring your favorite furry and fuzzy animal…

Easter-Bunny-Group

Easter-Puppy-Group

Easter-Kitty-Group

 Easter Appetizers, Main Dishes and Desserts!!

Deviled Egg BunniesDeviled-Egg-Bunnies

T’was the night before Easter and all through the house. Adorable twist on deviled eggs … so cute and creative!

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot-Cross-BunsHot Cross Buns are a seasonal yeast bread traditionally served on Good Friday.

These sweet buns are nicely spiced with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, and are studded with currants (raisins) and candied fruit.

The ‘cross’ markings on top symbolically represents the Cross of Christ and the Crucifixion.

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Braided Easter Egg BreadBraided-Easter-Egg-Bread

Recipe by MARBALET

“This decorative Easter bread has whole eggs baked into it! Do not cook the whole eggs, as they will bake at the same time that the bread does. The eggs can also be dyed for extra color.”

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Easter Bunny Rolls

Easter-Bunny-Pillsbury-RollsCute Easter bunny rolls are perfect for Easter breakfast or brunch.

Simply take some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and shape into an adorable bunny. Place a single raisin for the eye and bake according to directions.

For a spectacular presentation, place inside a lace lined wicker basket and dress up each rolls with a red ribbon!

Honey Glazed Ham

Recipe by ColleenHoney-Glazed-Ham. “This ham tastes very much like the famous honey baked ham but costs much less, and there’s no need to fight the crowds at holiday time. You can even buy the ham presliced to make it easier and more like the original. It is very good.

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Roasted Rack of LambRack-of-Lamb

Recipe by JENNINE1980

“I have had this recipe for a long time, and always enjoy making it. You can also do the same thing with beef or pork.”

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Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Au-Gratin-PotatoesThe creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It’s a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin.

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Buttery Cooked CarrotsButtery-Carrots

Buttery and sweet even the harshest vegetable critics will love this recipe!

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Best Carrot Cake Ever!

Dessert-Carrot-CakeRecipe by Tammy Elliott. “I’ve tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don’t like pecans, feel free to leave them out.”

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Scrumptious Strawberry PieDessert-Strawberry-Pie

Recipe by OKBEE

“This is my favorite pie. It is very easy to make. I got the recipe many years ago in North Jersey. It is from the Sussex County Strawberry Farms.”

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Blue Ribbon Coconut Macaroons

Dessert-Coconut-MacaroonRecipe by Kristil Kimbro Lyle

“This recipe has won many 1st place ribbons at my state fair. They are very simple to make.”

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Peanut Butter Easter EggsDessert-Peanut-Butter-Easter-Eggs

Recipe by Valerie Lynne

“My Mom made these chocolate-dipped peanut butter eggs for many years. She would put our names on them in frosting and decorate with bunnies and flowers. They bring back wonderful memories.”

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Bunny Butt Cookies

Dessert-Bunny-Butt-CookiesThese cute bunny butt cookies are sure to become a Easter favorite.

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