He is risen!
Easter Sunday is such a special day! I love starting out the day worshiping our risen Savior with fellow believers then gathering around the table with family or friends to share a meal together!
Here are some recipes that we enjoy.
These potatoes have been a long-time family favorite!
2 lbs potatoes, cooked, peeled, and shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup green onion or onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon powdered garlic
1 cup cheddar cheese (divided)
Mix together all ingredients and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Spread into a greased 9×11 baking pan. Top with remaining cheese. Sprinkle paprika on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until lightly golden.
This side dish has become one of my cousin’s specialties to make during the holidays… and we all love her for it! It’s delicious!
2 cans shoepeg corn, drained
2 cans french green beans, drained
1 cup celery, chopped
4 T. onion, chopped
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup sour cream
2 cans cream of celery soup
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together and place in a 9×13 pan or casserole dish.
2 packs Ritz crackers
1 stick butter, melted
Crumble crackers and mix with melted butter. Sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Peaches and Cream Pie
This recipe is like peach pie and cheesecake all rolled into one! It’s so yummy you’re sure to want another slice!
Makes 1 – Deep dish pie
¾ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
3.5 oz Cook and Serve vanilla pudding mix (NOT instant!)
½ cup milk
3.5 cups sliced peaches (canned or fresh), reserve the juice or syrup
8oz cream cheese (softened)
⅓ cup sugar
3 tablespoons reserved peach syrup
Heat oven to 350*
Combine crust ingredients and beat for 2 minutes.
Pour into greased pie plate.
Arrange drained peaches over batter.
Combine topping ingredients and beat for 2 minutes.
Spoon mixture over peaches to within 1 inch of edge.
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon if desired.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until center is set up.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs
I’m likely to drool just thinking about these yummy little treats that have become an Easter family tradition in our home.
1 cup margarine
1 cup butter
8 oz. cream cheese
2 ½ lbs. confectioners sugar
21 oz. peanut butter
3 lbs. chocolate
Cream butter/cheese. Slowly add the confectioners sugar, alternating with the vanilla and peanut butter until completely mixed. Chill two hours. Use a 1 tablespoon scoop and shape into eggs. Re-chill in fridge or freezer. Dip in melted chocolate to coat. Cool. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Trim off any excess chocolate.
Pineapple Sauce for Ham
This turns a generic ham into something extra special! My family always makes this sauce whenever ham is served!
Yields about 2 cups
1/4 cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
1-20oz can pineapple, tidbits or crushed
4 teaspoons mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup water
Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil for one minute. Serve with ham.
As you gather this Easter Sunday we hope the fellowship around your table is sweet because of Jesus Christ!
He is risen indeed!