3 EASTER BRUNCH RECIPES EVERYONE WILL LOVE
I love a good brunch - and I love a good theme - so Easter brunch quickly became the source of some of my favorite dishes to make! Last year, the lockdown kept my family and I home together which called for some creative intervention. Through Pinterest boards and some creative input, I came up with 3 plates to help elevate the table aesthetics - and theme - for the day. This year I’m making these 3 dishes again because I just loved them so much! Below is the recipes on how to create these festive dishes in your home this year, too!
Easter Cheese Dip
This is the perfect I-am-in-charge-of-appetizers plate. It’s easy, it’s quick, and it’s picture worthy! Think your favorite cheese dip and crackers but Pinterest edition.
I grab a 16 oz block of cream cheese - I use dairy free -, a dry ’dip’ packet - I grab the ranch flavored one -, shredded cheddar cheese - again, I use dairy free -, one bunch of parsley, and crackers - I like to use wheat thins - from my local grocery store.
Then I mix the cream cheese and dry dip packet together - yes, I use my hands duh. You shape it into a carrot shape and press on the shredded cheese. Leave this in the refrigerator for about 2 hours to harden.
To plate it - aka my favorite part! - put your cheese-dip-carrot-thingy into the middle of the plate. Tuck your bunch of parsley underneath it to become the leaves of your carrot. Take your crackers and fan them around the excess part of your plate and viola! You have a cheese dip that your friends and family will love!
Inspo: Melissa Mondragon
Colorful Deviled Eggs
This plate is a great conversation starter. “How did you get the eggs a different color?” “How are the insides still yellow?” The best part is, it’s super easy!
I make my deviled eggs as always: boil eggs, cool down, peal the shell, cut in half, take out yolk. Here is when it gets different. Take 4 bowls and fill them with warm water. Add the food coloring of your choice and place the halved boiled eggs into the water. Wait about 30 minutes and take them out. Place them onto a paper towel and let dry - be careful with the food dye, it does stain clothes and countertops!
Now, finish making the deviled eggs as you normally would and you have some very colorful and festive deviled eggs for your Easter gathering!
Inspo: Creative Homemaking
Peep The Champagne
A drink that will make you feel like a kid again! It’s like a mimosa, but better - gasp, I know!
First, I start with a champagne flute - optional, but festive! Then, I add a pink colored drink to a quarter of the glass - my favorite choice is a strawberry pomegranate lemonade. Fill the rest of the glass up with champagne. Now cut a slit into the peep at the bottom and slide it onto the rim of the glass! And there’s your easter brunch mimosa!
NOTE: I chose pink because the peeps I had were pink, but if you have different colored peeps or just want a different colored drink, grab a juice that has the coordinating color of choice!
NOTE: this can also be made alcohol free by using only juice or mixing juice and soda water for little ones to be apart of the fun!
These 3 plates have become my go-to Easter brunch staples. I love how easy these are to whip up the morning of my brunch gathering.
What are your favorite brunch plates to bring to your Easter parties?