Easter Sides, Easter Desserts

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You have that spiral ham, and now you have to think about  Easter sides and Easter desserts.

Here are some ideas to help make Easter Dinner Special.

Refresh with White Sangria or Strawberry Sangria with Lime and Basil

Strawberry Sangria 2 by Angela Roberts

Try pasta as a side dish. This classic Genovese basil, potato and green bean spaghetti works so well with ham.

Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, Green Beans and a year of cooking Italy with Marcella Hazan by Angela Roberts

Do you need easy? Smashed Fingerling Buttery Potatoes with Shallots or Dijon Mustard Roasted Potatoes

Dijon Mustard Roasted Potatoes by Angela Roberts

 

Garlic Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts.   Or try this recipe for a sweeter Brussels Sprouts with cherries and almonds.

Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Parmesan 2 by Angela Roberts

If you want a make ahead dish or are going to pot luck, this red beet pesto brussels sprouts dish will win over the crowd.

This blue cheese cole slaw works well with salty ham. Lots of good flavor too.

Spring inspired radish focaccia. This is for those who want to venture out of the box.

Roasted Radish Foccacia by Angela Roberts

One of my all time favorite, refreshing salads is this Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Dressing Salad.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad 2

Comfort food cravings are easily satisfied with Savory Sweet Potato Grits

Savory Sweet Potato Grits

Roasted Asparagus. Easy on the cook and elegant.

Roasted Asparagus by Angela Roberts

Or a little more work but wow… Asparagus bread pudding from Greg at Sippity Sup.

Fresh Baby Lima Beans Cooked Two Ways

Green Bean Salad with Pears and Citrus Vinaigrette

Stovetop Candied Sweet Potatoes  can be made the day before and then heated, making it easy for eating after church.

Stove Top Candied Sweet Potatoes by Angela Robert

Try this Broccoli Salad with honey yogurt dressing from Jeanett’s Healthy Cooking.

Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon from Family Fresh Cooking.

We never had ham without baked corn.

Baked Corn Pudding with Shallot Twist 4

Ginger Glazed Carrots from Savvy Eats

Arugula Salad with White Chocolate Confetti Why should the chocolate just be for dessert.

Candied Sweet Potato Biscuits or Regular Sweet Potato Biscuits. Both go great with ham or ham biscuit sandwiches. I’m making these for sure and I’ll have to have pickles.

Sweet Potato Biscuits by Angela Roberts

 Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs by Butter with a Side of Bread.

Lemon Shaker Pie Very easy and surprisingly good.

Lemon Shaker Pie by Angela Roberts

Have you Colored your eggs? This is super easy technique with whipped cream. Do you need this easy way to Hard Boil your eggs?

How to make tie dye eggs for Easter by Angela Roberts

Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Classic Easter.

Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting by Angela Roberts

Wow your guests with this old fashioned Southern coconut cake.

Coconut Cake by Angela Roberts

For extra fun, color the coconut with this technique.

Easter Coconut Cupcake

In my childhood, it wasn’t Easter without Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs.

Peanut Butter Eggs by Angela Roberts

I hope you have a great day with family and friends. xoxo

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