Favorite Easter Recipes

Favorite Easter RecipesToday I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite Easter recipes.  Starting with breakfast.

Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls

From It’s a Fabulous Life

I’m so happy I found these a few years ago on Pinterest from It’s a Fabulous Life!  We’ve had them for Easter breakfast with some lil smokies ever since.  Not only are they easy & delicious but they’re also a great way to teach children the Easter story.  Amanda gives you step by step directions for making the rolls and telling the story.

Easter Menu

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We pretty much have the same menu for Easter every year and I always look forward to making these recipes because they are so yummy!

Macaroni with Cheese Sauce

macaroni with cheese sauce

Photo by Whisked Foodie

The Macaroni with Cheese Sauce recipe was passed down to me by my grandmother.  Yes, she typed up recipes for me on her typewriter 🙂 You can tell it’s been well used.macaroni with cheese sauce recipe

Macaroni with Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

1/3 cup margarine (butter)

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups cooked macaroni (1 1/2 cups un-cooked)

2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon mustard

1 1/2 cups Velveeta cheese (8 oz. package)

Directions

Melt margarine in double boiler.  Remove from heat & add flour & salt- mix. Add mustard & stir. Add milk slowly, stirring.  Cook until thickened. Add cheese (cut in small pieces). Stir until cheese melts & is blended.  Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender & drain.  Add to cheese mixture & heat through.

Orange Jello Salad

orange jello salad

Photo by Hoople Country Kitchens

This jello salad is easy to make and so refreshing. This is another recipe my grandmother passed down to me.

Orange Jello Salad

Ingredients

6 oz pkg orange jello

2 cups hot water

Pineapple juice & water to make 1 1/2 cups

15.5 oz can crushed pineapple, drained

2 medium apples, grated

2 cups shredded carrots

Directions

Drain pineapple & reserve juice. Measure juice & add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups.  Add hot water to jello and stir until dissolved. Then add juice with extra water (1 1/2 cups). Chill until slightly thickened.  Stir in carrots, apple & pineapple.  Let set to chill and thicken.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake

Photo by Cooking Light

Nothing says Easter like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  I found this recipe over 10 years ago in Cooking Light and have been making it ever since.

Tip:  Don’t use bagged, pre-shredded carrots.  Whatever preservative they put on them, citric acid I believe, creates a chemical reaction when mixed with the other cake ingredients that turns the carrots green.  Yep, we had a green carrot cake one year!

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What are some of your favorite Easter recipes?

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