3 Easter Recipes You Can’t Live Without

This Sunday is Easter and if you don’t already have your menu planned, this one covers 3 delicious, spring courses that not only scream Easter but will knock your socks off with every single bite.

 Starter: Truffled Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

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 It starts with my famous deviled eggs. Every year for the rest of my life at Easter you’re going to hear me say: my Candied Bacon Deviled Eggs are an absolute must at Easter. If you’re a bacon and truffle lover and don’t make these, you are simply missing out!

Main Course: Spring Chicken

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The main course of Spring Chicken is so beautiful it doubles as a table centerpiece. Believe me, you’ll take lots of pictures of this one.  

Dessert: Easiest Mini Blueberry Galettes  

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And to finish, a very simple berry dessert. Perfect for the season, quick and easy to make, and everyone gets their own perfect portion. 

All Day Green Eggs and Ham Recipes

Happy Dr. Seuss Day! Bring on the green eggs and ham! I have always wanted to do this - every year when Dr. Seuss Day rolls around, I think I want green eggs and ham. This year, I planned and tested 3 delicious green eggs and ham recipes - breakfast, lunch, and dinner! You can eat it all day if you wish! 

Breakfast:

Green Eggs and Ham Open-Faced Omelet

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1 serving

Cooking spray

2 large eggs

1 handful spinach

2 tablespoons Parmesan

1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flake

Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper

1 slice ham

Microgreens or arugula (optional)

Spray a small sauté pan with cooking spray then set over medium-low heat. Crack eggs into a blender then add spinach, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, pepper flake, and a heavy sprinkle of salt and pepper. Blend until completely combined and green. Pour into skillet and cook until almost completely set. Flip the omelet and cook for just about 15 seconds more so the top is set. Flip over onto a plate and top with ham and microgreens.

 

Lunch:

Green Egg Avocado Toast with Crispy Prosciutto

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1 serving

Cooking spray or olive oil

1 slice prosciutto

2 hard boiled eggs (yolks discarded)

1/4 ripe avocado - cubed

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon white balsamic reduction

Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper

1 slice toasted whole grain toast

Microgreens (optional)

Spray a small sauté pan with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Place over medium heat. “Fry” the prosciutto on both sides until crispy like bacon (about 2 to 3 minutes per side). Set aside on a paper towel until ready to use.

Chop the boiled egg whites and place in a bowl with the avocado. Stir around until avocado is creamy and eggs are coated and green. Add the basil, olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic reduction, and a heavy sprinkle of salt and pepper. Stir until combined, taste for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper if needed. Pile on toast and break the crispy prosciutto over the top. Finish with microgreens if desired.


Dinner:

Green Eggs and “Ham” Pesto Carbonara

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4 servings

Kosher salt

1 cup packed basil leaves

1/3 cup Parmesan, plus more for serving

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup pine nuts

3 roughly chopped garlic cloves

2 whole eggs

4 egg yolks

Freshly cracked pepper

1 pound good quality, dried spaghetti

8 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. To a high speed blender or food processor, add the basil leaves, Parmesan, olive oil, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until it all comes together into a pesto. Add the eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper and blend on high until smooth.

When the water is boiling, cook the spaghetti until al dente - checking constantly to make sure you haven’t over cooked the pasta (Note: the amount of time most package directions give on pasta is too much - check it extra early).

While the pasta is cooking, fry the bacon in a large sauté pan until slightly crisp. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate. Turn the heat off and wipe out the pan. When the pasta is finished, transfer it to the sauté pan with the egg mixture, bacon, and a ladle of pasta water - you want the pan to still be warm but not too hot or you may scramble the eggs. Stir the pasta around, adding pasta water as needed to make it extra creamy. Serve with extra Parmesan.