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Spring is in the air and we’re all planning our Easter celebrations in earnest!  Today’s post is filled with Easter dinner recipes and fabulous Easter Celebration Printables!

You’re hunting down your family’s favorite Easter breakfast casserole recipe and looking for new recipes to try this year too.  Now it’s time to get busy finishing your plans and get ready for the holiday.  Keep reading, I’ve got you covered!  If you want Easter dinner recipes, I’ve got ’em!

We’re going to start you off with some Easter table decor and invitations for a “customized” Easter Celebration this year.  Won’t these look great on your Easter dinner table?

 

 

EASTER CELEBRATION PRINTABLES – Invitation / Guest Place Cards / Napkin Rings

Why not include these fabulous MATCHING “CUSTOM” INVITATIONS, GUEST PLACE CARDS AND NAPKIN RINGS in this year’s Easter Celebration? 

And how about an Easter Egg Hunt, ’cause now you’ve got the cutest signs!   You might recognize what I used for the stakes… Yes!  They’re paint stirrers I got for free from the home improvement store.

 

Easter egg hunt signs

When I told them what I was using them for, they were happy to give me a handful.  I brushed on some pastel colored paints, and Voila, perfect and pretty stakes to attach my Easter Egg Hunt Signs.  To finish my signs off, I added a pretty ribbon bow.

Now I’m ready for the perfect Easter Egg Hunt, which I explain in detail in this post:

Easter Entertaining Ideas! Egg Hunt Signs-Decorations-Favors & Food

Easter dinner recipes

It’s so easy to add a little “special touch” to your Easter Dinner Tablescape with these adorable matching printables.

First, you’ll have an extra-special day when you send these adorable Easter Celebration Invitations to all your guests. 

They match perfectly with the Guest Place Cards and Napkin Rings that will be on your Easter Tablescape too.  

Adding some customized Easter decor to your table is a snap with these DOWNLOADABLE PDF PRINTABLES!  

  • Simply print all the Easter Celebration PDFs on white card stock, glossy or matte, your preference.
  • Cut out and you’re ready to go! 
  • Nan’s Tip:  Using a paper cutter is highly recommended!

 

Now let’s get down to some Easter Dinner recipes, shall we?

 

 

INDIVIDUAL SPRING VEGETABLE LASAGNA – Another pretty recipe!

You won’t want to miss out on one of our incredible “showstopper” Easter dinner recipes.  If you want to serve a “plated” appetizer for Easter this year, this is the recipe for you!

individual spring vegetable lasagna

Individual Spring Vegetable Lasagna  are made with pre-cut sheets of dry pasta that make assembly a breeze.  The “sauce” is a fabulous broccoli-pistachio pesto that’s layered between the pasta and fresh Spring vegetables.

After the asparagus, sugar snap peas and sweet baby peas go into the equation, plenty of herbed ricotta is added to the mix.  Topped with freshly grated parmesan and crispy fried shallot rings, this can only be described as  “tres-yummy”!

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE:  Individual Spring Vegetable Lasagna 

 

APRICOT-POMEGRANATE BAKED HAM with PEARL ONION CONFIT

What an amazing presentation this burnished and glistening Apricot-Pomegranate Baked Ham with Pearl Onion Confit makes on a holiday platter! 

apricot pomegranate baked ham

Glazing three times during the baking process produces a crispy, sweet crust on the outside that everyone with be fighting for!

The secret ingredient in this recipe is the Pomegranate Molasses that gives the glaze a deep fruit flavor that’s not quite identifiable.  Ergo, it really is a secret ingredient! 

 

pomegranate molasses in bottle with fruitWhile it does take quite some time to reduce the pomegranate and sugar mixture to a syrupy consistency, it’s so worth it! 

Just pop it on the back burner while you’re making dinner or doing chores around the kitchen.  You do need to watch and stir it, but it’s mostly hands-off cooking!

I confess that after stirring near the end of the process, it tends to stick to the spoon… and makes the perfect adult lollipop!  It’s addictive.

Try it on ice cream or over waffles.  OMG.  You can find the recipe here:  POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

 

PEARL ONION CONFIT… just fabulous!

With the addition of beautifully roasted apricot halves and a lovely pearl onion confit, this recipe is definitely worthy of a holiday celebration.  Especially in the Spring at Easter!

pearl onion confit

I think your family and friends will love it so much, they’ll be asking for the recipe!  Just tell them they can have some more at Christmas instead!  

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE: APRICOT POMEGRANATE BAKED HAM WITH PEARL ONION CONFIT

 

YUKON GOLD, LEEK AND FENNEL GRATIN

It’s really a good idea to choose a few Easter dinner recipes that can be made ahead of time.  That’s how a busy host can keep things running smoothly and enjoy their own parties.  This just happens to be one of those dishes!

yukon leek and fennel gratin

I usually prepare the Yukon Gold, Leek and Fennel Gratin the morning before I’m serving it.  The gratin keeps just fine if made the day before, kept tightly covered in your refrigerator.  Easy peasey!

The combination of the creamy potatoes, leeks and fennel meld into a casserole that is beyond what any potato can be by itself.

For those of you thinking that the fennel will overwhelm the dish, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

And those of you who are thinking they don’t really like fennel, have you tasted it after a long roasting in a creamy, cheesy sauce?  I didn’t think so.

This is a recipe that should go on your Easter dinner menu.  Write it down in your planner, print out the recipe and then you can check “side dish” off your “find recipe for” list today!

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE:  YUKON GOLD, LEEK AND FENNEL GRATIN

 

IS IT TIME FOR EASTER DESSERT YET? Definitely!

roasted strawberry banana buttermilk sherbetHOW ABOUT ROASTED STRAWBERRY BANANA BUTTERMILK SHERBET and “PRETTY IN PINK” RASPBERRY PETIT FOURS?

Both of these luscious recipes are not only tasty Spring treats, they will also be gorgeous additions to your Easter Dessert display.   

Roasted Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Sherbet  is a fabulous “make-ahead” Easter dessert recipe that is intensely fruity and tangy. 

Roasting the fruit with sugar and a vanilla bean intensifies their flavors, while the addition of buttermilk and Greek yogurt lend it some tang.  It’s a winning combination!

Why not include these stunning “Pretty in Pink” Raspberry Petit Fours as one of your Easter Dinner recipes? 

They’ve got two layers of moist almond cake, filled with pretty in pink raspberry petit foursraspberry jam and topped with a shiny pink glazeSugar flowers and leaves just take them right over the top!  Gorgeous! 

They don’t take much more time than making a plain-old layer cake, but pack lots more “wow” factor.  Can you see your guests’ faces when they’re ready for dessert?  Who’s the fabulous hostess now?  Why, it’s YOU! 

 

EASTER IS THE PERFECT TIME TO DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL “HOSTESSING STYLE”

Not everyone loves planning parties and functions in their home.  I do.  Many of my friends do too.  You, maybe not so much.

nan with easter tablescapeHave you ever wondered why you get a twang in your stomach when someone mentions having a BBQ at your place?  Or maybe you love the “idea” of entertaining in your home, but don’t know where to start.

Those lifestyle magazines make it all look so glamorous and effortless, don’t they?  Unfortunately, parties don’t just “pop-up” like my favorite local clothing designer’s store does each Spring.

It just takes a little inspiration, planning and then some focused attention.  But it’s not impossible to do on a regular basis.

You just need some great tutorials, the right planning tools,  fabulous recipes and complete instructions.

 

AND THAT’S WHERE “THE LIFESTYLE DIVA” COMES INTO YOUR LIFE!

Ingredients For A Fabulous Life is dedicated to helping you become the stylish hostess “with the mostess”, you’ve always wanted to be!  (and you’ll know exactly what outfit to wear too!)

NOW GET HOPPIN’ AND FINALIZE YOUR EASTER DINNER RECIPES! 

 

WANT MORE EASTER RECIPES, IDEAS AND INSPIRATION?

spring vegetable platter with ham butter

Here’s some of the incredible Easter entertaining ideas you’ll find here at Ingredients For A Fabulous Life!

 

EASTER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PRINTABLES

Want your own set of EASTER CELEBRATION PRINTABLES, but you’re not on our list yet?

Easter holiday printables

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UPDATED 3/4/21

 

 


 

 

 

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