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Easter Feast!

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Easter Feast. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

Many of you who are the organized, early planners probably have your Easter feast all figured out already, down to napkin colors, wine selection and which unlucky person has to sit next to crazy Uncle Teddy.

Then there are some of us who frantically throw things together at the last minute, hopping around the kitchen with pots going cling! clang! clunk! Slinging stuff in the oven, slinging it back out of the oven and having the kitchen look like a war zone.

Yes, that’s normally me.

But not this year. And it’s only because I’ll be celebrating Easter on the airplane from California to Florida. It was the cheapest airfare available and with a family of 4, I opted for lugging ham sandwiches on the plane vs. paying an extra $800 in fares.

So, my contribution to Easter this year will be to help you, my dear friends, with side dish ideas. It’s only Thursday, which means you have another 2 days left of planning!

Alright, so are some fabulous Easter side dish ideas that I’ve chosen for you …

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Easter Feast. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.Clockwise from top left: Squash Red Pepper Pilaf from theparsleythief, Sweet Potato Delight from big2beautiful, Cauliflower Au Gratin from bell’alimento, Roasted Vegetable Tart from The Country Cook, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes from Jerseycook, Puffed Broccoli from twosoutherngirls, Green Bean Casserole from Carrie of Deliciously Organic, and Cheesy Leeks from Three Many Cooks.

What are you having on your table for Easter dinner? Send more ideas this way!


Jaden Hair is a food writer, television personality, and food photographer based in Tampa Bay, Florida. Find more of her recipes in her blog, Steamy Kitchen, where you can also read more about Jaden’s new book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, and the rave reviews it’s received!



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Kate on 4.5.2010

We had a delightful Easter Sunday with friends:

Appetizers: Mascarpone and goat cheese smoked salmon torte, black olive tapenade with cream cheese, spicy rosemary pecans

Main: beef filets on the grill, roasted asparagus amd a field green salad with dijon vinagrette.

Dessert: Small lemon tartlettes and chocolate bunnies for dessert…and a little wine too :-)

deana on 4.4.2010

So many great things to choose from… fried shrimp, asparagus with tofu dip, beef with morels, celeriac parsnip puree with horseradish, sugar snap peas and jumbleberry pie!

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quilts on 4.3.2010

Since we aren’t able to travel back to the NE this year, my hubby told me that the apron gets hung up this year and we’re going out for dinner! That never happens. After church and dinner out…nap time! Today we took a drive to see the bluebonnets. Great day! Happy Easter!

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selena on 4.3.2010

You have to have Carrot Souffle for Easter! Super yum!

We’re having

Ham (pine-orange/brown sugar glaze)
Spinach Strawberry Salad with walnuts and poppy seed dressing
Deviled Eggs
Carrot Souffle
Mac and Cheese
Roasted Asparagus

Carrot Cake for dessert.

Dana Zia on 4.2.2010

Ohhhhh, these looks yummy! I just posted on baby carrots in ginger lime butter that I think you would like. Hope your son is doing better fast! So stressful to have the babies hurt! Hoppy Easter.

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MS Hospitality on 4.2.2010

Chessy Leaks WILL be on the menu Saturday! Thank you so much for hints in a delicious direction!

Robin on 4.2.2010

The traditional Ukrainian Orthodox Paska meal (below) plus asparagus and scalloped potatoes. The feast celebrates the holiday and ends the fasting of Lent and the strict fast during Holy Week. There’s a lot of cooking ahead of time, then Saturday, baskets with representative foods and psyanky are taken to church to be blessed.

Red Beets/Horseradish
Hard Boiled Eggs
Easter Cheese
Butter molded as lamb
Nut and Poppyseed Roll

Debbie in NC on 4.1.2010

Soooo funny…my husbands name is Teddy. Have a wonderful Easter. oxoxox

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goodlifeeats on 4.1.2010

Our Easter Brunch:

Leek and Mushroom Tarts
Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots
Sunshine Nectar
Coconut-Lemon Curd Angel Food Cake

recipes here:

My husband doesn’t really love ham (which is traditional Easter to me), and since we’re not having a crowd for Easter dinner, we’re going to do a big brunch instead.

Erica on 4.1.2010

Definitely going with the sweet potato delight and green bean casserole as my sides.

We are having Easter at our house this year. I’ll be cooking for 20, so the more sides there are… well the more work for me but I enjoy doing it!

Kerry Kempeneer on 4.1.2010

Ham & lamb,potatoes au gratin, candied sweet potatoes, asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, spaghetti & meat pie, easter bread, coconut cake

Deloris on 4.1.2010

Chicken spagetti, green beans, and salad. Dessert and vegetables coming with the guests. Always interesting to see what rounds out the meal.

shannalise on 4.1.2010

Homemade hamburgers sandwiches and potato salad. Non-traditional I know. Desserts will be either carrot cake or cinnamon rolls. Yum!

Sara Beth Stout on 4.1.2010

I am making lemon-pepper chicken and punch bowl cake (1 angle food cake torn in the bottom of the bowl, an 8oz container of coolwhip, bananas, strawberries, and blueberries all cut of and layered in a punch bowl. top layer will be coolwhip. so you have: angel food cake, fruit coolwhip, angel food cake, fruit, and finally coolwhip on top!)
Then we are having 10 friends over to celebrate the Risen God! Everyone is bringing a side dish and drinks to share.

Pat in Oak Ridge on 4.1.2010

Who won the yellow mixer???????????? All these recipes look yummy.

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cait on 4.1.2010

I’m home alone this Easter- the trip to see my family is just too expensive (and the 11 hour trip really doesn’t make me happy, either.) So I’m probably going to make a pizza or homemade pasta with basil, goat cheese and tomatoes. Mmmm!

Crystal on 4.1.2010

So far I know I’m having a ham on my table…

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rebekah2322 on 4.1.2010

friday my bff is coming into town and i’m making ree’s lemon baked pasta, yogurt chicken, hasselback potatoes, broccoli and PB pie! and then Sunday, i’m making pork loin, cream cheese potatoes, gr. beans, mac & cheese, bread, and key lime pie. its going to be QUITE the weekend…would someone please come clean my kitchen??

Linda in Linden,VA on 4.1.2010

Soooo, Who won the mixer?

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theresasea on 4.1.2010

My family usually does Ham and candied polish sausage for easter, so i’m thinking of serving them up with Ree’s hot-cross buns, some baked potatoes, and maybe some roasted vegetables. Mmmmmmm!

Katie (The Life of a Firefighter's Wife) on 4.1.2010

I need to make my shopping list this afternoon, this is very timely! Thanks, Jaden!

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kitchenpookie on 4.1.2010

Honey mustard Ham w/orange/cranberry glaze
pasta salad
Cheesy/Gooey potatoes
Hummingbird Cake w/cream cheese frosting
Assorted roasted Veggies

Looking forward to lots of egg dishes with the leftover hard boiled eggs! (Not!)

Amy on 4.1.2010

Relish Tray
polish sausage and sauerkraut
honey baked ham
au gratin potatoes
asparagus w/hollandiase
noodle kugel
Green Salad with Strawberries, Blue Cheese and Pecans
carrot cake
yeast rolls
apricot iced tea

Jessica @ How Sweet on 4.1.2010

I am going to THREE parties on Sunday and need something for each. These are great ideas. Thinking about the cauliflower au gratin for one! Thanks, Jaden! :)