Easter is rapidly approaching, which can only mean one thing… it’s Peeps season! The first order of business when receiving a box of Peeps is to eat the entire box in one sitting. The second order of business is to order more Peeps and then get creative. For every box we consumed, we decided to create one unique Peeps creation that celebrates the season….
Hosting Passover or Easter at your house and need a meal that will wow your family and friends? Our exclusive Australian Leg of Lamb is sourced from the town of Junee, located in New South Wales, Australia. Junee is famous for its signature landscape of rolling hills where lambs graze freely on pasture. FreshDirect is the only retailer that has this specific leg of lamb conveniently available to you….
There’s no better spring dessert than strawberry shortcake. The fluffy, yet crunchy, biscuits that melt in your mouth, the luscious berries that ooze juice, the… okay we’ll stop now. …
Colored eggs! Afikoman! Glazed ham! Braised lamb shank! Whatever your Easter and Passover traditions are, embrace the old or start some new during this spring season of renewal. I asked my FreshDirect colleagues to share their holiday traditions with me so that I could share them with all of you!…
Celebrating Easter with friends and family usually involves that Sunday sporting event many of us know so well: Brunching!
The Bloody Mary, Mimosa, and Bellini all come into play at the table whether it’s at a restaurant or at home.
Beyond these staples, many enjoy a nice cocktail as well so I present one of each for your imbibing pleasure: The Bronxville Bloody Mary (a version I enjoyed at an Easter party and consider one of the best) and The Yellow Chickie Martini (a Springtime cocktail that can be used as an aperitif for Brunch or the hot meal served later in the day).
The Bloody Mary has several incarnations and people will always tell you, much like their mother’s meatloaf, that their version is the best. This is not my version so I think I’m off the hook there….
Whether for Easter or a warm-weather get-together, Spring is the perfect time for brunch with friends.
We’ve recently added three easy quiche recipes created by Chef Tina Bourbeau to our One-Click Recipe section using our pre-made quiche shells and some of our favorite Spring produce. When packed with fresh, quality ingredients, quiche is the perfect item to bring to a pot-luck brunch. It really doesn’t get any easier…or tastier!
In case you haven’t checked it out before, our easy-to-navigate recipe section offers a wide variety of holiday-, ingredient- and diet-specific recipes. In addition to our FreshDirect original recipes, we also feature recipes from famous cookbooks, as well as Everyday Food® and Real Simple® magazine. Underneath each recipe, there is a section where you can add the items (with amounts specific to the recipe) directly to your cart in one click. Talk about a time-saver….
Are you getting together with family and friends for Easter or Passover? If so, we’ve put together some fun recipes to enjoy before or after your Easter egg hunt (decorated deviled eggs) or at the Seder table (tuna boats).
For Easter, how about decorating eggs – on the inside? With our “Mild Mannered Deviled Eggs” recipe below, you and the kids can have fun making bunnies, funny faces, and more. If you don’t mind colored egg whites, you can even use up your excess Easter eggs.
Keep this activity child-safe by having the adults do the knife work while the kids can have fun piping the yolk mixture into the egg halves, applying the decorations, and using floss or thread to ‘cut’ the egg in half. …
I don’t know about you, but after all the colored eggs have been found and the chocolate bunnies have been nibbled, I find that Easter dinner is a welcome break from the long parade of Easter sugar.
Easter Sunday’s big meal is presented differently across cultures, but it’s always an opportunity to embrace rebirth, renewal and delicious springtime ingredients.
And unlike some holidays (I’m looking at you, Thanksgiving!) Easter tends to have fewer “rules” about what’s required on the dinner table. So whether you choose to cook lamb, ham or a vegetarian entrée, it’s easy to accompany the main course with something a little something special that invites conversation (and compliments!) at the table.
To mark the occasion, I’ve chosen five inspiring Easter recipes: two steeped in old-world traditions and three more simple side dishes that salute the season. Bon appétit!
- Italian Easter Soup from “New York Cookbook”
- Bread with Red Eggs from “The Olive and the Caper”
- Light Spring Soup with Peas and Asparagus from “Vegetable Love”
- Creamed Spinach Gratin from “Real Simple Magazine”
- Mild-Mannered Deviled Eggs from “FreshDirect Recipes”