Easter Dinner

Today’s post is short and sweet with a line up of must haves for your Easter dinner! These are all items I’ve shared before other than a special surprise at the end! I hope everyone enjoys time with family and friends! Our 4 year old is getting her tonsils out on Friday so bring on the soft foods and cuddling! I’m hoping by Sunday she’ll be perky enough to enjoy what the Easter Bunny brings her!

Lets start with the appetizers!

Deviled Eggs // It wouldn’t be Easter without deviled eggs at our house. This is one of my husbands favorites and I must say I’m a huge fan too! I love the addition of the sweet pickle on top that this recipe suggests!


Olive Dip // Another family favorite is my moms Olive Dip! This is sooo addicting and your guests will be sure to grab for more! It’s quick and easy and perfectly paired with your favorite crackers!


Red Lobster Biscuits // There’s always a roll of some sort at any holiday gathering of ours. These copycat Red Lobster rolls are sure to be a hit! Or if you’re looking for quick and easy you can never go wrong with the canned crescent rolls or biscuits!


Orange Sherbet Salad // This is a recipe that my grandmother used to serve in her tea room! It’s a huge hit with our kids!


Maple Roasted Carrots // These carrots are like candy! The kicker is the brown sugar and syrup! A family friend had brought these to us after we had our first child and they’ve stuck with us since!


Ham Balls // I love the combination of ham and pork in these and the savory brown sugar topping finished with pineapple! This is one of my All time favorite ham recipes that my mom makes!


Chocolate Pecan Pie // I’ve only had this when my moms made it, but it has to be one of my favorite pies! I love it al a mode or even just topped with whipped cream! It’s soo good!

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Ingredients :
½ (15 oz.) pkg. Refrigerated pie crusts (1 crust)    
1 c. semi-sweet choc. Chips       
1 c. essential everyday light corn syrup          
½ c. butter            
½ c. granulated sugar    
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon               
4 eggs, beaten                    
1 ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
¼ tsp. Salt                                
1 c. chopped pecans


1. Prepare pie crust according to one-crust pkg. Directions; don’t bake. Fill with choc. Chips. Place on baking sheet; set aside.

2. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine corn syrup, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently; boil 1 min. Or until all sugar is dissolved. Let cool slightly.

3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and salt. Slowly pour sugar mixture into eggs, whisking constantly, until well combined. Stir in pecan; pour into pie crust.

4. Bake in a preheated 325 oven 45-55 min. 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

~ Ashlyn

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