Now that we’ve had a few months to recover from the winter holidays, it’s time to dive into Easter full force. When conceptualizing the perfect Easter menu, think outside the basket with interesting twists like cheesy strata for brunch, butterflied-and-stuffed roasted ham for dinner and Instagram-ready Easter Candy Bark (pictured above) for dessert.
Hop to planning with our favorite recipes below.
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Sure, Easter can be fun. All of that egg finding and candy eating can be a pretty good time. However, the most time consuming aspect of the holiday is not donning a bunny costume, it’s painting colorful designs on all of those eggs. Thankfully, the coming robot apocalypse has got you covered. Introducing the EggBot Pro.
What this cute lil robot lacks in bloodlust, it more than makes up for in design technology. All you do is pop an egg in the machine and let the magic of science do the rest. You can make your own designs on a computer and easily port them into the machine, creating endless opportunities for bad egg-based visual puns.
You can get your own for $325, which is about the price of 2,000 eggs. This seems like a fair price for the ability to be able to warn off your roommates against eating your eggs right there on the shell.
Easter. It is a time for solemn reflection on the death and rebirth of deities. It’s also a time to eat a whole boatload of egg-shaped chocolate, chick-shaped marshmallows and jellybeans. But what if you recently got into a brutal bar fight, leaving your jaw absolutely useless? How will you consume massive quantities of jellybeans? Don’t worry, young pugilists, there is now jellybean-flavored milk.
That’s right. All of the sugary joy inherent in those tiny beans can now be yours to drink down by the gallon. Illinois-based Prairie Farms Dairy company has just released a line of jellybean-flavored milk. The consistency is thick and the color is magenta. It may look eerily like Pepto Bismol, but according to those that have tried it, it tastes more like something resembling strawberry milk.
If you are in the Illinois area, pick up a half gallon and make this Easter a bizarre one.
Easter brunch is the perfect excuse to celebrate your favorite spring foods. Eggs, asparagus, strawberries, peas and ham are all invited to the ultimate spring feast! For a mix-and-match Easter brunch that’s light, easy and luscious, just choose a dish from each category. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just a few, here are some dishes that will be perfect for this Sunday.
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According to the themed aisles at your local drug store, Easter is most certainly on the way. It’s this very weekend, as a matter of fact. Easter Sunday is a great time for teaching kids valuable life lessons about sneaky hiding places. It’s also a great time to eat a ton of chocolate, usually in bunny form. You could just buy a couple of Hershey’s bunnies and call it a day, or you could spring for the heavy artillery.
Nicolas Cloiseau, master chef at La Maison du Chocolat, has concocted a magical, edible scene for Easter 2014. It shows a family of bunnies in front of a workshop. This charming set is entirely edible, and made from a variety of different chocolates. Now here’s the rub. It’ll set you back a carrot-crunching $1,200. That’s like 1,200 candy bars or a Macbook. In its defense, it does contain over 11 pounds of sweet, sweet chocolate.
If you are still interested, you can plunk down your cold, hard cash here.
Does a tiny foil-wrapped chocolate egg just not do it for you on Easter morning? Here are some offbeat, awesome Easter treats actually worth the hunt this Sunday morning.
In the (admittedly rewritten) words of Cool Hand Luke, “I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I have my chocolate Jesus.” Though perhaps not for the most humorless Easter observers, this gilded four-inch edible icon ($14.40) from mouth.com is a refreshing update to the standard chocolate chick. There’s also a chocolate Moses if you prefer your edible action figures in pairs. (Available for overnight shipping through the end of the week.)
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Spring has sprung and that means Easter is just around the corner! When Peter Cottontail comes hopping down the lane, we get all too excited for egg hunts, chocolates galore, and — most importantly — Easter brunch. Who doesn’t love the combo of booze and food on a Sunday afternoon? And when it’s in the name of all that is holy — well, that’s just an extra perk! A chic hotel is often just the place to find a perfect Easter brunch spread, so we’ve rounded up our favorites across the states. View our mouth-watering photos below and prepare yourself to mug down deliciously this Sunday.
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Armenians bake a sweet chorag
, a braided bread, for Easter. As with any family recipe, particularly one with such a rich history, there are many variations in technique and in tradition. The bread could be a single braided loaf or small individual rolls. Home cook and blogger Robyn Kalajian says that her recipe for chorag
, one that she has been making all her life, came from a family friend. The recipe has a delightful combination of spices: anise, fennel, ginger and mahlab
(ground cherry pits, found in Middle Eastern stores). “Whenever I make chorag
, I think of past family Easter gatherings when it was customary to have relatives from both sides of the family crammed around the dining room table, talking and laughing. Colorful Easter eggs, Armenian string cheese, cured olives, dried Armenian meats — basterma
and chor mees
— fresh fruit and Armenian coffee rounded out the menu. Many of the elders are gone now, but this memory will never fade. I continue to serve this Easter menu every year even if it’s just for my husband and me,” she says.
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