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Favorite Southern Easter Recipes

Since I have been blogging, I’ve met some of the most talented people that create flavorful meals using great Southern ingredients. I want to showcase some of their favorite Southern Easter recipes in hopes that you will give some of these recipes a try!

Wow, these ladies can cook! They are amazing – them and their food.

I’m starting with the meat! Look at this from Paula at Call me PMc. It looks perfectly simple and delicious..and just wait to see her recipe for cookies as you scroll down.

Brown Sugar Ham Steak Recipe

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Lamb is one of my very favorite meats. It’s always tender and crazy flavorful especially when paired with a mint sauce. It cooks itself and the potatoes are to die for! This is my Easter Tradition Meal!

 

Lamb Recipe

Now, for a few sides that will rock your world. Melissa’s Macaroni and Cheese is creamy and luscious! She’s an amazing lady and can cook like nobody’s business. Don’t forget to check out her entire blog, Served up with Love. Her dessert is also featured on this post – I’d tell you, but I want you to look at this creamy mac and cheese and well…you might not if you saw the dessert.

Melissa's mac and cheese

My sweet friend Donya Mullins, from A Southern Soul,  has the most fresh, bright, gorgeous recipes. There are two of them that I just don’t think that I can resist! This Roasted Carrot recipe is one that I am instantly drawn to and it’s simplicity is amazing. This will have to go on my table this year. Carrot recipes always bring color and “Easter” to the table and this recipe has two of my favorite ingredients – honey and lemons.

Roasted Carrots with Honey and Lemon

Roasted Carrots

In Donya’s words, “Who knew that fresh peaches, sugar snap peas, couscous and a few other simple ingredients could make such a great dish!? She is so right!! This recipe was even featured in “Southern Cooking for Company.”

Fresh Peaches and Couscous

Fresh Peach and Couscous

Deviled Eggs were always sitting around my grandmother’s house at Easter, and later after I had children she brought them to sit around my house to munch on while dinner was being prepared. She always stashed some in the refrigerator because she knew they’d all be gone if she’d left them all out. I’ve added some fun toppings to my grandmother’s recipe. I hope you all love them!

Deviled Eggs: Traditional and Not

If you want a little heat to your deviled egg, add a pickled jalapeño!!

If you want a little heat to your deviled egg, add a pickled jalapeño!!

Now for the desserts, my favorite!! Easter connotes some of the most memorable desserts for me…more so than any other holiday. I grew up always always having this Carrot Cake on the table every Easter. This heirloom recipe from my Grandmother never ceases to amaze me. It’s always moist. One year I over-baked it, and still it was moist.

Classic Carrot Cake

There are many variations of the "perfect" carrot cake. I don't like to deviate too far from the traditional cake my grandmother and her mother made on a regular basis.

There are many variations of the “perfect” carrot cake. I don’t like to deviate too far from the traditional cake my grandmother and her mother made on a regular basis.

O.K., Look at these cute, easy to make, delicious Cinnabunnies from my friend at Plain Chicken!!! How could there be a better craft to do with the kids. This one you can eat!! I know what I am making a new tradition in my home now…and one day with my grandkids (which I hope is later than sooner…but still)!

Cinnabunnies

Cinnabunnies

Melissa’s desserts are always out of this world! This is no exception!

Pineapple Coconut Pie

pineapple coconut pie

Paula, from Call Me PMc creates these cookies with an energy giving cereal! How great is that!! I could use these.

Cereal Crunch Cookies

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