Crowdsource Recipe Testing: Easter Edition
My how time flies. Seriously, the older I get the more time just seems to pass me by – though it probably doesn’t help that Easter is so early this year! Easter is coming up in just two weeks so I thought I would dedicate this edition of Crowdsource Recipe Testing to fun and festive recipes that would be great for Easter dishes. Whether or not you celebrate Easter, I think you’ll find these delectable recipes look too amazing to not make!
Have fun with this week’s recipes and as always, let me know if you find something that would work well with this week’s theme or if you try out any of these dishes! Onward with the recipes (I wanted to insert some sort of Hunger Games reference here, but it’s Sunday and I’m tired 🙂 )!
Cream Cheese Frosting – Carrot cake is one of my all-time fav Easter desserts and nothing goes better with carrot cake than a good cream cheese frosting, am I right? This recipe is a win-win because not only does it look amazing, but it only has like 200 calories for the entire batch! Also, Katie offers some other festive ideas such as adding shredded carrots and raisins directly to the frosting to turn it into a sweet dessert dip for Easter.
Maple Glazed Holiday Roast – So, the awesome husband-wife duo over at Meet the Shannons have been working on their ‘Betty Crocker’ project for some time now, cooking through the Betty Crocker Cookbook & veganizing the recipes, and this maple glazed holiday roast is their take on the traditional Easter ham. Looks divine and I don’t think omnis would even object to eating this lovely roast!
Carrot Cake French Toast – I’m back to carrot cake again (seriously, I love the stuff). This recipe is perfect for Easter brunch or really any brunch or breakfast. The savory flavors of carrot cake are combined with the decadent flavors of french toast to make an excellent brunch option that anyone would enjoy (provided they like carrot cake and french toast that is).
Tofu & Vegetable Pot Pie – Pot pie isn’t necessarily something that brings Easter to mind, but anything with a gravy and veggies tends to make me think of holiday dinners. This recipe looks completely doable (I always thought it was a complicated dish to make) and it looks fabulously rich, which is a must for pot pies.
Vegan Dessert Eggs – Ok, now for dessert – adorable vegan marshmallow and cereal eggs from Fork and Beans! These cuties are not healthy by any means, but they look delish! Also, the kids will love these, which is a win for everyone on Easter!
I hope you all enjoyed this Easter edition of Crowdsource Recipe testing and I hope you have some time to try these out before the holiday!
*Side Note: Back to the Hunger Games for a second: did anyone else go and see it this weekend? What did you think? Overall, I thought it was good, but as is usually the case with book-to-movie adaptations, the book was much better – in my opinion.
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