Easter is a wonderful gathering time for my family. We always have an elaborate but lite Spring Dinner, and always, always have some kind of lemon, coconut or strawberry/rhubarb dessert. Well actually- all three ☺ These are ideas for an Easter Dinner, but if you instead throw a brunch, refer to the Mothers Day Brunch ideas, also in the Spring.


  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”vodka-daisy” text=”Vodka Daisy”]


  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”goat-cheese-and-rosemary-crackers” text=”Goat Cheese and Rosemary Crackers”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”asparagus-pesto-pizza” text=”Asparagus Pesto Pizza”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”frisee-and-lardon-salad-with-poached-egg” text=”Frisee and Lardon Salad with Poached Egg”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”roasted-asparagus” text=”Roasted Asparagus”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”creamy-parmesan-polenta-with-young-spring-garlic” text=”Creamy Parmesan Polenta with Young Spring Garlic”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”crostini-with-fava-bean-puree-ricotta-and-cherry-tomatoes” text=”Crostini with Fava Bean Puree, Ricotta and Cherry Tomatoes”]


  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”rack-of-lamb-with-zinfandel-sauce-and-blackberries” text=”Rack of Lamb with Zinfandel Sauce and Blackberries”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”pan-seared-branzino-with-artichokes-and-morels” text=”Pan-seared Branzino with Artichokes and Morels”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”halibut-with-caramelized-spring-leeks-en-papillote” text=”Halibut with Caramelized Spring Leeks en Papillote”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”saffron-poached-halibut” text=”Saffron Poached Halibut”]


  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”lemon-bars-with-a-shortbread-crust” text=”Lemon Bars with a Shortbread Crust”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”lemon-poppy-seed-layer-cake” text=”Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”lemon-raspberry-trifle” text=”Lemon Raspberry Trifle”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”rhubarb-compote” text=”Rhubarb Compote”]

Mother’s Day Brunch

Every mom deserves a special day. Believe me, now that I am one, I really understand how important it is to honor your own mother! A lovely way to start the day is with a breakfast or brunch. Here are some ideas as you put together your own special meal.

  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”iced-coffee” text=”Iced Coffee”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”banana-bread” text=”Banana Bread”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”spiced-zucchini-bread” text=”Spiced Zucchini Bread”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”cinnamon-raisin-bread” text=”Cinnamon Raisin Bread”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”homemade-bagels-new-york-style” text=”Homemade Bagels New York Style”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”pancetta-goat-cheese-and-red-onion-frittata” text=”Pancetta Goat Cheese and Red Onion Fritatta”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”brussels-sprout-hash-with-poached-egg” text=”Brussels Sprout Hash with Poached Egg”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”dutch-baby” text=”Dutch Baby”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”breakfast-butter-cake-with-cinnamon-goo” text=”Breakfast Butter Cake with Cinnamon Goo”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”buttermilk-blueberry-pancakes” text=”Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes”]
  • [p2p type=”slug” value=”granola-2″ text=”Granola Recipe”]