When you think about grandiose holiday meals, Thanksgiving is usually the first one to come to mind, followed by Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. In my opinion, Easter dinner is following very closely behind Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.
My favorite part of the Easter dinner menu is the spiral ham. Mmm… I’m drooling just thinking about it. We should be picking ours up this coming weekend. Fingers crossed that we find a big, juicy one.
Aside from the ham we usually make several side dishes including a few different vegetables, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and rolls. Of course we follow up dinner with a delicious dessert. I usually make my bunny cake and some other sweet treats.
Because I tend to make the same thing over and over again, my family is bored with the meals I make – including holiday meals. That is why I am always on the look out for new and exciting things to make for my family.
Are you familiar with Tastefully Simple? Until recently I wasn’t really sure what exactly the company made.
As per the company:
Tastefully Simple provides exceptional tasting experiences and lifestyle solutions, through simple, delicious food and enriching business opportunities.
Tastefully Simple offers consumers a variety of food options from mixes to spices and from beverages to main meals and desserts.
Tastefully Simple has created a delightful Easter menu that is worth checking out.
The Chick Deviled Eggs are adorable! I am planning on making those out of the eggs that we color. We are not going to color eggs until this weekend, so I won’t be able to try making the Chicks until then. If they turn out as adorable as the ones in the photo I’ll make them again for Easter dinner.
I love the Flower Fruit Kabobs with Luscious Fruit Dip too. I wish I was talented enough to make flowers and other fun shapes out of fruit. Instead I plan on cutting up fruit into bite size cubes for people to dip into the fruit dip using toothpicks.
The Cheesy Blossoms recipe would make an ideal hors d’oeuvres for guests.
I’ve check out all the recipes on the Tastefully Simple Easter Menu. They are all easy to make and don’t require too many ingredients (many of which you probably already have on hand). Even the Cheddar & Spinach Egg Strata recipe is easy to make and requires few ingredients.
Tastefully Simple was kind enough to send me some of their products used in the Easter Menu recipes. Until now I have never tried products from Tastefully Simple.
One of the products I received is the Italian Garlic Seasoning. Where has this been all my life? It is SO GOOD!!! I’ve been sprinkling it on a lot of things including mashed potatoes, rice, chicken and pasta to name a few. The jar is a very generous size and a little goes a long way (unless you find yourself using it on just about everything in which case it won’t last long – LOL).
Another product they sent me (to make the Fruit Kabobs recipe with) is their Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE IT!!!
I couldn’t resist trying it right away. I’ve enjoyed it on toast, rice cakes and crackers. Mmm… just writing about it makes my mouth water. I have a feeling I’ll be enjoying some as soon as I finish writing this post.
I wish my cousin was coming down for a visit soon because she would LOVE the Samba Sangría Slush Drink Mix that I was sent. Everything you need is in the bucket. All you need to add is red wine and warm water. I have the wine and I have the water – I just need my cousin because I know this is something she would get a kick over.
You can purchase all of the Tastefully Simple products used in the Easter Menu in one convenient package called the Easter Collection. The package not only includes the Samba Sangría Slush Drink Mix, Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread and Italian Garlic Seasoning (mentioned above), it also include the following products:
- Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix
- Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix
- Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix
- Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix
- Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce
- Artichoke & Spinach Warm Dip Mix
- Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix
- Bountiful Beer Bread Mix
You can use the products in the Easter Collection Menu recipes, or use them however you see fit.
The recipes are found on the website and are available as a free download.
Tastefully Simple also sells other “kits”/collections featuring great recipes and Tastefully Simple products including Family Game Night, Baby Shower, Birthday and Bridal Shower. In addition Tastefully Simple also includes free downloadable party tools, invites and more.
You can even find a Tastefully Simple party being held near you or host one yourself. More information can be found on the brand’s website. If interested you could even become a Tastefully Simple representative too.
For more information about the Easter Collection entertaining kit and other Tastefully Simple products visit TastefullySimple.com. You can also check them out on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom left of their website.
Have you ever tried any Tastefully Simple products? If so, what was your favorite?
What do you think about these products and/or recipes?
Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.