A Parade of Easter Recipes and Inspiration

March has been a whirlwind and it’s hard to believe Easter is around the corner! I pulled together Parade of Easter recipes and inspiration from the archives from the kitchen to the table, some of which I had to hunt for like an Easter Egg :)


If you’re of in need of some Easter inspiration, click on the links to hop over

for a peep or a taste :)

peeps skewers lemonade

A Bunny Picnic

Easter Baskets are picnic ready with Bunny-Shaped Sandwiches, Carrot Cake Cookies, and Bunny Snack Mix and Lemonade with Peeps Stirrers



 Lunch with Bunnies

A floral quilt and Pansy Bunny serving pieces provide a centerpiece for dishes offering up sprays of flowers.


Help yourself to a mixed baby greens salad with berries, blue cheese crumbles, pecans and violas. . .


And Chilled Carrot Soupgarnished with violas, flowering thyme, parsley, and with a swirl of sour cream.


and Pansy Shortbread Cookies for a sweet ending.

Tussie Mussie Napkins

Napkins-Turned-Tussie Mussie, an easy and festive DIY napkin fold!

Fill with Easter eggs, candy, flatware, or flowers for your Easter table or any occasion!


Lemon Peeptinis

& Peeps Centerpiece

Bunny Trail Mix Popcorn

A sweet and salty mix guaranteed to satisfy everybunny’s sweet tooth! Perfect for a neighborhood or family Easter Egg Hunt!

Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad Stuffed Eggs

 Lemon Dill Chicken Salad can be made up to 3 days in advance, then assemble your eggs before serving.

Or a veggie version, Veggie Medley Deviled Eggs

Fun & festive to serve in cupcake liners for a party or an Easter buffet!


Easter Greetings Table

A Flower-filled Basket Centerpiece, Egg-shaped Plates & Eggs with Easter Messages


Bunny Ears Salad

Petite Palmiers as Bunny Ears hiding in salad greens with a recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette.


Nesting Peeps Brownie Bites

Brownie Bites are baked in a mini muffin pan and frosted for a nest for Peeps!


Easter Blues Table 

Inspired by a pair of hydrangea bunnies with basket centerpiece, egg cup vases, and hyacinths


Hippity Hoppity Carrot Cupcakes

Hippity Hoppity Carrot Cupcakes

 Cupcakes that hop straight from a box mix and a can of diet ginger ale!


Easter Greetings Table

A three-tiered server/cupcake stand provides a quick & easy Easter centerpiece for the table and dessert too!

Seven Layer Carrot Cake Bars

7-Layer Carrot Cake Bars, a twist on the traditional 7-layer bars with carrot cake as a base instead of graham cracker crumbs!

Bunny Tail Bonbons

Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles

An easy, make-ahead recipe and sweet ending (pun intended :) or Easter dessert

Peter Rabbit's Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Sure to please everybunny with the addition of carrot, zucchini, apple and coconut, including naughty and hungry rabbits :)


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  26 comments for “A Parade of Easter Recipes and Inspiration

  1. March 25, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Since I can’t make my mind up I’ll just have one of everything… well, maybe two bunny tail bon-bons:@) Happy Easter planning Mary, it’s coming up quickly!

  2. Deborah
    March 25, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Last Sunday I made the Bunny Trail Mix and the Peep Parfait. Both were great hits especially with the grandkids. I adore your presentation ideas and I’m so inspired by your ideas.

  3. March 25, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Oh my, Mary! So much to choose from! Good job on the recipe picks! I love the quilt! Being a quilt maker that really got my eye. Have a great week!🌴🌞🐁

  4. Ellen Stillabower
    March 25, 2015 at 7:27 am

    WOW!! A lot of great choices! Love them all and the table scapes make me want to run out to all my favorite stores and buy more plates, napkins, stemware, etc…problem is my cabinets are already full…but I can dream! Thanks for allowing me to dream. Easter, for me, conjures up memories of my Easter baskets as a child. My mother made our baskets. They were made from old shoe boxes wrapped in crepe paper that was meticulously cut to look like floral shapes. The first was usually green, cut to look like grass or leaves, the 2nd row was sometimes white with rounded/scalloped edges like a tulip and the third row could be cut/scalloped and then curled. All put on with paste made from flour & water. The handle was a coat hanger opened and bent, then covered with more crepe paper kind of shredded to look like grass. They were beatiful and I wish I had a color picture of them.. One of these days, I’m going to attempt to make some. Sorry for the lonetivity of this post. Did anyone else have baskets similar or like this??

    • Cheryl
      March 25, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Nope. Mom wasn’t crafty but there were always Easter baskets to find and eggs to hunt. She did put the baskets together herself. The ones your mother made sound absolutely lovely. If you do decide to make one, please post a picture of it.

      • Ellen Stillabower
        March 25, 2015 at 11:09 am

        Thank you. I will. I have a black & white photo but they don’t do justice to the color of the basket. I wonder if you can even buy crepe paper anymore??

  5. March 25, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Goodness Mary, I’m telling you, you should write and a book with all your lovely ideas and photos! I sure know where to go when I need some inspiration. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  6. melissa smith
    March 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Ohhhhh myyyyyyy worrrrrd Mary!!!!! This is out of the park awesome. I absolutely love it! Big wow!! :))))

  7. Elizabeth
    March 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I’ve been waiting for your Beautiful Creations of Decorating
    Just bought the carrot cake( M and M ‘s) yesterday…..

  8. March 25, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Great round up of some of your best cuties Mary! The Tussie Mussie napkin is one of my favorites as is the Bunny Ears Salad~ somehow I missed the white chocolate cheesecake truffles, so I will be hopping over to check those out! I wrote a round up for my Sunday post too, as things have been hopping around here… I do hope you have time for some new peep playing, I always think of you when I see peeps!

  9. Doni
    March 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Your post are so delightful and such a wonderful feast for my eyes! Thank you! :)

  10. March 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

    …The sad part about this is I think I have every single pics of yours! Who doesn’t love a remix!

  11. March 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    What delight I had in enjoying your amazingly fun creativity! I so love ALL of your blog posts! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  12. March 25, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Awesome medley – pinned on my food and seasonal inspiration boards. Thank you!

  13. Cheryl
    March 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Amazing display! They are always so gorgeous and give me so many ideas for each holiday and envious of all of your dishes and place settings. My cabinets are about to fall off the wall now. I need a little shed just to store more!

  14. March 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Everything you do has such style and beauty. I love those bunny sandwiches and am in awe of how sharp the edges are. Too cute!

  15. Darlene
    March 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I am in awe Mary! So many great ideas and recipes – what do I try first? Love anything about carrot cake, so one of those recipes may be the place to begin. As always, I love your posts!

  16. March 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    You were my inspiration to get a table set today! I opened this post first thing this morning, and said, no more procrastinating. Working on my post this afternoon. Your amazing table-settings, homemade offerings from your kitchen, and the exquisite photos all make me want to play “Follow the Leader”. Thanks for the faithful stream of creative ideas, Mary. Happy Easter planning!

  17. Melodie Strickland
    March 25, 2015 at 6:18 pm


    Just love your Easter table scape for the outdoors and your decorations. Thank you for sharing your recipes and ideas.


  18. March 26, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Mary you are so talented. I enjoyed reviewing your past Easter posts. I love that China you borrowed from your MIL as seen in the Chilled Carrot Soup post. I see we both had a parade this time!

  19. March 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I would love to be at your table by the lake taking in the view and the sheer beauty of every magnificent tablescape you create….who needs Pinterest when we have you!….

  20. March 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I have been following about 25 blogs for almost a year. I am hoping to have mine up and running by June, “afarmhousefullofhope.com” (Currently on FB, Pinterest and Instagram) I have to say, I only found yours recently but it is by far and large my absolute favorite. Your pictures are so vibrant and your posts are so interesting/informative-I love how you threw that little napkin folding tip in this time! Where on Earth did you find the detailed picture eggs and little chocolates? They are sort of vintage (but not shabby) and I just love them! I look forward to reading and seeing more about my dream lifestyle of living on a lake! Thanks for writing!

    • March 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa! The chocolates are House of Dorchester, I found them at HomeGoods. I’ve seen them recently at T.J. Maxx too in the check out aisle :) The eggs came from Michaels several years ago. Best of luck launching your blog.♥

  21. March 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    You’ve completely put me in the spring mood — this is a stunning post!!

  22. March 31, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    GORGEOUS post!!

  23. January 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    A lovely and gorgeous post – will be following you!

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