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Easter Round-up:Dinner, Dessert, Decorations and more

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Hold onto your Easter Bonnets…this is a BIG one! Everything you could possibly need to make your Easter special! Let’s get started…


  1. We LOVE this Make Ahead Coffee Cake, a perfect idea for a busy Easter morning
  2. Fun and easy Bunny Cinnamon Rolls
  3. Or maybe some Bunny Pancakes
  4. I think this Ham Pineapple and Cheddar Quiche is great for Easter morning, and even a great way to use up leftover ham


The Virtual Easter Dinner was a huge it! Thanks to Laura, Shaina, Tara, Tiffany and Aimee.


  1. This Easy Strawberry Pie is a perfect make ahead dessert.
  2. Mixed Berry Pavlova is made with a meringue base, with sweet whip cream and berries on top. Yum!
  3. An old fashioned dessert, this Ice Box Dessert is sure to please everyone.
  4. I love the flavors in this Lime Pie.


  1. Cute little Easter Bonnet Cookies
  2. Spring Birds Nest Cookies from Sweet Sugar Belle
  3. Flower Cookies are perfect in an Easter basket
  4. How about 3-D Easter Bunnies? from Glorious Treats


  1. Peeps Cupcakes and Easy Easter Baskets from Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter
  2. Adorable Chick Cupcakes from Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter
  3. Easter Bunny Cupcakes with a how-to video
  4. And these little chicks were from last year…but I LOVE them!


Next up are these absolutely GORGEOUS  Tablescapes! When I was hunting around for some to share, I came across a new blog {I think I might have been there before, but I’m not sure} and oh my!! You must visit The Little Round Table! Her ktichen is to DIE for!!

  1. Spring Onion Soup
  2. Chick Doodle
  3. And also from another favorite blog…Stories from A to Z…LOVE this Asparagus Vase Centerpiece! Wouldn’t be beautiful on your Easter table with daffodils in it?
  4. The Bunny Hop


  1. My guys are pretty traditional, but I just might have to give these Deviled Eggs with cream cheese a try!
  2. Deb from Taste and Tell shares her Easter Egg Marshmallow Truffles
  3. I bet your kiddos would love to create these fun Dinosaur Eggs from Our Best Bites
  4. I wish I had a little a lot more time, I’d love to create some of these beautiful eggs from Martha via The Inspired Room

Gift Giving

I just LOVE the Gardening Easter Basket that Doug and I put together!!

The Crafting Chicks have some super cute ideas to give to that special person! And there are some free printables too!


Did you get this month’s FREE Printable from Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter?

Making Memories with your Kids {super cute blog} has a great round-up of Easter Printables for you! HOP on over and check them out!

Kid-Friendly Treats

  1. Of course, Easter wouldn’t be the same without Peeps…or Homemade Peeps
  2. Aren’t these little Lamb Marshmallow Pops the cutest? via Sweet Simple Stuff
  3. These Carrot Patch Cookies shared by Making Memories with your Kid
  4. Bunny and Duck Suckers made with Oreos shared by How Does She


Whew!! I hope you enjoyed all the Easter ideas!

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

I’m linking to…Saturday Night Special

Easter Dinner and Our Menu Plan

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Easter is this Sunday! It’s so late this year, it seems like it we already celebrated it. Part of our families Easter tradition is Ham Dinner. I suppose because my Mom used to always fix it…you know, turkey on Thanksgiving and ham on Easter.

I have cooked many Easter Dinners over the 20+ years of marriage, but I have only cooked a spiral ham a few times. I don’t do anything fancy with it, just add a little brown sugar, a handful of cloves and pineapple. So when Walmart challenged me to cook a Spiral Sliced Ham with all the fixins’, I knew exactly what I wanted to cook.

Here are some of the ingredients we used…

  • Smithfield Spiral Sliced Ham
  • Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Green Giant Green Beans
  • Del Monte Pineapple Chunks {watch my video showing you how Walmart is committed to saving you money}
  • Crescent Rolls

And of course, we had to have dessert…

Easy Strawberry Pie…YUM!

Since we still have the rest of the week before Easter, here is Our Menu Plan

Monday ~  NYC…making Mini Meatloafs ahead for the family to eat

Tuesday ~  Tuna Casserole

Wednesday ~  Sloppy Joes, Chips, Salad

Thursday ~  Baked Ziti, Parmesan Knots, Salad

Friday ~  Pizza

Saturday ~  Honey Lime Grilled Chicken {recipe from Mommy’s Kitchen}, Rice

Sunday ~ Happy Easter

Need some inspiration for Easter? From baskets to dinner…Walmart has you covered! Yep…and even some cupcakes!

You may also like this Gardening Easter Basket.

Do you cook ham on Easter? What else do you cook?

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own. 

Easy Strawberry Pie for Virtual Easter Dinner

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All week long the amazing bloggers that I teamed up with for the Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner, have been sharing their recipes for Easter Dinner. Laura started the week with her delicious Mustard Orange Glazed Ham, then Shaina added a wonderful Spring Orzo Salad, Tara shared an old family favorite, Hungarian Cucumber Salad, Tiffany created some Goat Cheese Biscuits that look and sound amazing, Aimee added a Potato Rosemary Strudel with a how-to video, and today I am adding the dessert.

This post is also a milestone… #1000!! WOW!! I can hardly believe I have written and published 1000 posts! I am absolutely having the time of my life and LOVE every minute of what I do! Even as I sit here in a disorganized office looking at my Dining Room table full of cupcakes and boxes from goodies for the Mother’s Day Giveaways.

As the holidays approach, our grocery budget usually gets stretched quite a bit. And even sometimes, we have a get-together to go to and would like to take something spectacular and delicious, but don’t want to spend tons of time and more importantly, tons of money.

This Easy Strawberry Pie can be made ahead, which is always a good idea when you are trying to prepare Easter Dinner. Even though it’s an easy dessert, our family looks forward to having it every Spring.


Easy Strawberry Pie Recipe

A delicious pie that super easy to make. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 sleeve + 4 Graham Crackers, crushed finely {1 1/2 cups}
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Butter or Margarine, melted


  • 2/3 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 pkg (4 oz. serving size) Strawberry Gelatin (I bought Walmart brand)
  • 1/2 cup Cold Water + enough ice cubes to make 1 cup
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 1 cup Strawberries, chopped
  • Strawberries for decoration, if desired


  1. Stir boiling water into gelatin mix in large bowl, stir at least 2 minutes until gelatin is dissolved. Add ice cubes to cold water to make 1 cup, stir into gelatin mixture.
  2. Stir until thickened, remove any unmelted ice cubes
  3. Add whipped topping with a whisk until well blended.
  4. Stir in chopped strawberries.
  5. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Prepare the crust by mixing all ingredients and pressing into a pie dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  7. Spoon filling into crust, chill for 6 hours or overnight.
  8. Decorate as desired.

Join us for our Virtual Easter Dinner!

The Easy Strawberry Pie is adapted  from Kraft Food & Family, Spring 2008 issue.

Do you have a favorite dish you serve on Easter?

I’m linking to…Delicious Dishes, Eat at HomeGooseberry PatchRecipe LionIngredient Spotlight


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