Happy almost Easter everyone! I am hosting Easter this year for our crowd of about 30 or so, and I have included what I am planning to serve as well as some yummy things I have seen around the blogosphere so enjoy! All photos have been taken from the blogs mentioned in this round up.
For appetizers, I have planned a fruit tray, some fresh veggies and hummus and this Heirloom Tomato Tart from S&C (Sweet and Crumby). It never, ever goes anywhere without rave reviews and is ridiculously easy if you choose to buy your pie crust.
Of course, there will be a Honey Baked Ham because at our house that IS a tradition. We have family bringing some delicious salads, but one that I can’t get my mind off of is this Warm Asparagus Potato Salad with Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette I got off Bits and Breadcrumbs. Thanks Betsy! This will definitely be making it to our buffet table!
I would love to serve this Egg Casserole from Misadventures in Cooking. It’s even Gluten-free, and if I leave out the sausage and add an extra veggie or two, it can be a hearty vegetarian offering as well.
Oh my, Angie’s Cantaloupe Ribbons Salad with Chorizo is breathtaking, and I will be amazed if I can pull this one off. But wouldn’t my guests be impressed?
After lots of salads and casserole eating, we will be ready for some decadent sweet treats. What a fun and festive cookie tray these Funfetti (Momofuku) Cookies would make from Just a Smidgen!
And how about these gorgeous puckeringly tart and spring-y Lemon Bars from Sweet Caroline’s Cooking? These would brighten up any dessert tray.
And what’s Easter without some Carrot Cake? I think these Carrot Cupcakes from Offally Tasty are just the right size for a dessert buffet, don’t you?
And finally, last but definitely NOT least, I will need to sit down, put my feet up and have some coffee and these Strawberry and White Chocolate Chip Biscotti from Linda’s Savoring Every Bite. Guests can nibble on these addicting cookies while I unwind.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this round up of delicious Easter inspired desserts! And for my readers who will be celebrating Passover, go to The Shiksa’s Passover Potluck for some amazing looking Kosher fare.
April 6, 2012 at 11:12 am
I would like to be invited by you, all the recipes looks fantastic, happy Easter, 🙂
April 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Consider yourself invited then! 🙂 Have a very nice weekend.
April 6, 2012 at 11:18 am
Such a great round up, thanks for the shout out Geni!! Happy almost Easter to you as well. Wow, 30 guests…that sounds like my Thanksgiving–I know how much work it is to cook AND host. That heirloom tart is ridiculously gorgeous. I would eat that for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can’t wait to hear about how the day went! x
April 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Are you planning to meet up at BLD next week? It will be a handful to host this Easter brunch, but everyone brings something so it’s all good.
April 6, 2012 at 11:35 am
Wow.. it’s really an honor to be listed amongst these lovely recipes and their respective awesome bloggers:) I wish I could make each and every one for Sunday.. but I’ll have to work my way through them one at a time once the (flour) dust has settled:) Thanks so much!! And Happy Easter!! xoxo
April 6, 2012 at 11:35 am
The tomato tart and the cupcakes look fantastic. Everything else is yummy as well!
April 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm
Everything looks great, but the potato salad and lemon bars are definitely calling my name! Hope you have a great Easter weekend.
April 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Boy, it looks like it will REALLY be a Happy Easter at your house, Geni! Your tart looks amazing and I’m going to have to try it as soon as tomatoes are in season. I’m so glad you want to include my salad and I hope you all enjoy it….thank you so very much for the kind shout out! What a lovely feast you’ve planned and I hope your Easter, and your whole weekend, is spectacular. Cheers! ~Betsy
April 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Some wonderful festive ideas for Easter, have an enjoyable and safe Easter break. x
April 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm
What a wonderful menu! Your guests are in for a memorable time.
I’ve sent a no-nonsense letter to the Postmaster General demanding he locate my invitation to your party. Heads will roll! In the meantime, I hope you and yours have a great holiday & celebration, Geni!
April 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm
Well, if you can make it So. Cal., you are most definitely welcome to come. Try to go easy on the postmaster…it just may not be his or her fault.
April 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm
Oh what a fantastic line up.. awesome!! clever girl.. c
April 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm
Great round-up of recipes! And I can’t believe you’re cooking for 30. I’ve cooked for 17 on Christmas Day and it was quite a struggle!
April 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Wow, what an awesome roundup. Can I reserve a spot at your table? Take Care, BAM
April 7, 2012 at 9:47 am
What a marvelous assortment of treats. They all look wonderful and I am hard pressed to pick a favorite. I’ll have to try them all:-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary
April 7, 2012 at 10:19 am
I love a parade! and even more so a Foodie one!! Great round up and wow, that cantaloupe salad looks amazing! You shared some new blogs and recipes to me here. Thanks for including my biscotti! I do wish we could share a cup of coffee and biscotti one day! It will only be my son and I on Easter as my daughter went to Orlando (which she better never do again on a holiday!) plus we are still just packing, so no real Easter dinner this year!! Wishing you a Happy Easter Geni!!
April 7, 2012 at 11:47 am
What a great roundup. And I’m so glad you linked to Bits and Breadcrumbs’ recipe, because I didn’t bookmark it when I saw it.
April 8, 2012 at 11:34 am
Wow, that’s a LOT of people 🙂 I hope you’re having a wonderful Easter weekend. Great round up Geni.
April 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm
Oh what a yummy round-up Geni! I’m still thinking about Caroline’s lemon bars. I haven’t made them yet. Yet being the operative word. I just know as soon as I do, I won’t be able to control myself. Hope you had a fabulous Easter! 🙂
April 9, 2012 at 1:08 am
That tomato tart looks so good and the colors are so vibrant!
April 9, 2012 at 10:07 am
I want those cookies!
April 9, 2012 at 10:39 am
Oh Geni.. you definitely have me hungry right about now lol. My mouth is watering and I think I need to get me some lunch lol. I hope you and your family had a Great Easter
April 10, 2012 at 1:27 am
We did, thank you! Go eat Kay. What are you waiting for?
April 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm
I am SO so behind on my blog reading, apparently… thank you so, so, so much for the blog shout out, Geni! That tart looks divine!! (And I hope you survived your large gathering. 🙂 )
April 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm
No worries. I am glad you have been enjoying the warm outdoor weather you have been having and getting out with the fam.
April 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm
That is one amazing round up. I can’t wait to try that tomoato tart and linda’s biscotti is on my must make list
April 11, 2012 at 5:05 am
Great round up of recipes, this would be great for mother’s day brunch too! Hope you had a wonderful Easter! 🙂
April 12, 2012 at 12:34 am
That was one amazing Easter party. Yum Yum …
April 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm
Hey thanks! I just noticed you had me up there (or, at least the cupcakes ;)). I hope you had an amazing easter!!