Easter Party Recipes

Colby and I just got back from a trip to Sacramento and the Bay Area. We were there for his grandpa’s funeral, but also enjoyed some hiking and restaurants. Grandpa Jim died at the age of 93 after living a full life and shaping a large family of Christ followers. He has 6 children, 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren! Isn’t that amazing? 

Next weekend is Easter and I will be catering a party for work on Saturday! The menu will consist mainly of healthy, bite-sized appetizers and desserts. Here’s a roundup of fresh springtime recipes to make at your Easter party:

First up, a great tutorial for making professional looking chocolate dipped strawberries from Doll House Bakeshoppe here.


Next up, some easy and gorgeous caprese tortellini bites from Southern Living here.


I’ve been yearning to make something like these adorable phyllo cup Brie bites from A Spicy Perspective for months! Check out the recipe here.


These beet dyed deviled eggs are so pretty and dyed naturally! The recipe is provided at Create by Diane here.


Colorful Peeps and fruit kabobs are beautifully laid out on The Frugal Girls site here.


I like the way Catch My Party styles this simple appetizer of fresh veggies in ranch! Link to it here.


Finally, this fresh farro salad with lightly roasted vegetables looks delightful! The Proud Italian Cook teaches you how to make it here.


Do you have any other favorite Easter party recipes or traditions? Next Sunday we’ll be headed out to Valley of Fire for sunrise service in the desert. I’ll be sure to take pictures! After an Easter nap, I’ll be cooking lamb for the first time. Wish me luck! If it turns out well, I’ll share the recipe with you!

Oh yeah, one more thing. The image for this blog post comes from Martha Stewart’s lace dyed eggs tutorial here. I’ll be making these for our annual egg fight


7 Crunchy Gluten-free Snacks

Sorry for being MIA over the past few weeks! Colby and I recently bought a brand new house, so we’ve been busy learning about the home-buying process over the past few weeks. I also started a new schedule at work. I’m still adjusting to starting later and coming home after dinnertime, but I think it’ll be awesome for blogging in the morning.

When I come home late in the evening and curl up with my phone or laptop to browse houzz, I like to snack on something crunchy. Here are my latest faves for munching:

JalepeƱo ranch popcorn chips… Wow! Spicy, crunchy, whole grain, amazing.

The white cheddar flavor is great if you’re craving Cheetos.

Parmesan herb popcorn bursts with flavor, too.

If you’re craving a sweet snack, try cinnamon sugar kettle corn.

If you prefer crackers, try these sea salt and almond rice rounds:

Sweet potato tortilla chips boast a lovely combo of lightly sweet and salty flavors.

Finally, my top pick for salsa dipping are these blue corn tortilla chips. They’re chock-full of quinoa and flax seeds as an added bonus!

Happy snacking! I should really get back to cooking real food, right?