Favorite Easter Recipe

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  1. TeachOnTheBeach

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    I am making Easter lunch for the first time for the family, yikes!!
    Any ideas? I am a good cook but I just need ideas

    What are your favorite recipes? What is something you must have on Easter?
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    My mom is cooking most of the meal but this is what I'm making:

    Florentine quiche
    1 package (9 ounces) frozen Creamed Spinach, defrosted*
    1 baked 9-inch pie crust
    4 eggs, lightly beaten
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    6 strips bacon, cooked until crisp, drained and crumbled
    2/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
    1/2 cup milk
    1/4 chopped onion
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Combine eggs and flour until smooth in medium bowl. Add Creamed Spinach, bacon, Swiss cheese, milk, onion, nutmeg and pepper; stir well to combine. Pour into pie crust.

    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
     
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    THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!!
     
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    We take it easy on Easter - baked ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, whatever veggies looked awesome in the store, coconut cream pie.

    I do make viscotti (Italian Easter cookies), but they're for breakfast :)
     
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    HMMM, I really want to make deviled eggs, but this sounds dumb..I don't know how. They never seem to work for me.
     
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    Easter breakfast is always baked Blueberry French Toast! So YUMMY!!
     
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    Teach- do you know how to hard boil an egg? I know it sounds like a silly question but most people over-cook theirs...I put my eggs in cold water, put the pot on the heat, bring to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover the pot and leave it for 15 minutes...remove the eggs from the water...You won't get that green ring around the yolk if you do it this way.

    Then for deviled eggs:
    You'll need mayo, mustard, s & p... I eyeball the amounts but figure a little less than 1 T mayo per egg, a good squirt of mustard (dijon)...

    Peel the shells off the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and mash them with mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to taste until it is smooth and creamy. Stuff equal amounts into the hollow of each egg white. Sprinkle parsley, paprika or fresh herbs on top.
    If you want to get fancy, you can put some curry powder in the filling mix- that's truly delicious...;)
     
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    Do you mean Biscotti? My mom makes those too.
     
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    Thank you czaza, I knew how to boil eggs, but 2/3 times I don't do it right. I am doing it your way now. I will lt you know now how they turn out.
    I am a good cook, I guess easy stuff like that get to me.
    Thank you very much
     
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    OMG- that's so funny!! Although you can make biscotti any season...

    So far today I've made cream puffs and madeleines (actually just the madeleine batter- it's resting) ;)...I'm trying a new madeleine recipe. Finding the perfect recipe for certain things is like a quest for me...It took me about a year and 1/2 to find a popover recipe that was perfect...now the madeleines are my new quest.
     
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    You can. There are many Biscotti recipes but certain ones are made at Christmas, some at Easter, etc.

    ETA-Also, if you are Italian and are making biscotti, it depends on which region you are from. I have an aunt who ONLY makes biscotti at Christmas time. If you ask her to make it at another time of the year she will get mad and try to beat you with her wooden spoon! (ok, maybe not that mad but she says some choice words in Italian while shaking her finger at you).
     
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    No, viscotti are little yeast cakes, usually twisted, with butter icing and coconut on top. The actual cake/cookie part is pretty bitter, but the icing more than makes up for it... plus we dye it pastel colors for Easter. I think it was a regional/village thing or maybe my grandma remembered the name incorrectly.
     
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    That sounds interesting. I'll have to look them up.
     
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    czacza, That is exactly how I boil and make my eggs.

    For dinner we are having baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, asparagas, rolls, and pie. I haven't made the pie yet, but will get to it soon.
     
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    If I were making the meal, it would include:

    Ham, asparagus, scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs & rolls <~~~All Must haves!

    and whatever else is easy!
     
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    I'm roasting a turkey (we're not ham fans), mashed potatoes, my favorite caramelized peas (so yummy! the only way I like peas), and a fruit salad. We're on a diet, in a competition for $1000, so we have to be good. The mashers are for family, mostly.

    Caramelized Peas (if you're interested)

    Saute an onion and some garlic in olive oil on med. low until transparent, and have a little color. Add frozen peas, I use a regular sized bag (you could also use canned, I prefer frozen) and turn up to med. high. Cook til the peas start to get a little color. Add salt, pepper, a couple turns each of balsamic vinegar, worchestershire sauce, and soy sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce turns thick.

    You could also use pearl onions, if you have a bag of frozen.
     
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    THAT SOUNDS DELICIOUS!! I am making this today for ure, super easy, or so it seems
     
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    czacza, I was like that with meringue cookies. Love, love, the soft little crunch with the big taste.
     
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    I just put the ham in the oven. We are having that with my cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole and home made rolls. They are rising right now. For dessert, we are having strawberry shortcake with REAL whipped cream. None of that artificial cream for me. lol
     
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    I wish my family was close enough to get together for dinner today. I love cooking for them.
     
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    I used to make a stuffed ham. Start with a fully cooked, boneless ham.
    You cut the ham in half to make it easier, then you create a hollow in each half. Use the ham you took out for salad, etc. In the remaining hollow, stuff it with prepared filling. Push the two halves together and heat as desired.
     
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    Today I cooked a prime rib, twice baked potatoes, carrot casserole, caramelized green beans, homemade cole slaw, homemade chocolate mousse and homemade cheesecake with strawberries. The only thing left was some cheese cake and enough prime rib to make a sandwich for my son's lunch tomorrow.
     
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    Oh, Jamlee, I wish I had come to your house. You really put on a great meal.
     
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    That sounds fabulous!
     

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