Easter Goodies

Easter is a toss-up holiday in my family and where we spend it depends on who asks us first! If we go to my sister’s, we have a baked ham and other goodies as well as an Easter Egg hunt, even if the kids are all in their teens. They still love it. Sometimes the neighborhood kids will join in as well and it’s a blast. We give the little ones a head start so they can grab the eggs off the lawn.

If we go to my husband’s family, it’s Italian fare with an assortment of traditional goodies, like a delicious egg bread that has colored whole eggs baked into it.

What kinds of things do you do for Easter?

Here’s a recipe for one of the traditional Italian things that I’ve made when I go to my in-laws for Easter. Speaking of in-laws, here’s a picture of the Scordato and Yervasi crew at my sister-in-law’s wedding (doesn’t she look great?). That handsome devil all the way to the right and in front is my hubby.

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PIZZA RUSTICA

  • Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
    1 lb. Italian sausage, casing removed
    1-1/2 cups Ricotta Cheese
    1 cup (4 oz.) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    4 eggs, beaten
    1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    3 oz. prosciutto, chopped
    2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Roll 1/2 of the pastry to 11-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry allowing 1/2-inch overhang. Pierce pastry shell with fork.
    BROWN sausage; drain. Mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, eggs and Parmesan cheese in large bowl. Stir in sausage, prosciutto and parsley. Spoon into crust. Roll remaining pastry to 12-inch circle. Place over filling; seal and flute edge. Cut several slits to permit steam to escape.
    BAKE 1 hour or until center is set and crust is browned. Let stand 15 min. before serving. Serve hot or cold.

    I can’t take credit for the above recipe, though. It’s from kraftfoods.com. If you haven’t visited this site, please do so. The site has got great recipes, a healthy living section and you can sign up to receive coupons and a great quarterly magazine that’s packed with recipes and other tips.

    4 thoughts on “Easter Goodies”

    1. It’s so funny how different kids are. I never expected the teens to want to do it, but they insisted and together with the younger neighborhood kids, they had a blast!

      I hope your 2 year old enjoys it!

    2. we used to do the easter egg hunt
      my kids r 19,14,10 . so they say too old and we dont visit family anymore for 1 reason or another on easter,. but i got a 2 yr granbaby, she going get to hunt eggs, if i have to pay my kids a fortune to “be embarssed” hunting eggs

    3. Well that sounds wonderful as well! I can’t believe Easter is almost around the corner. That’s amazing.

      Have a Happy Easter as well.

      We’ve been doing the Easter Egg hunt since we were kids. My mom thought it was a fun thing and would lay out eggs all over the yard for us to find. My sis and I have kept it up for our kids.

    4. Oh wow Caridad what lovely traditions you guys follow … thanks for sharing!
      I’m embarassed to say that in my family we have not done such a tradition, perhaps it might be that most of our family is spread around the world but we do get each other an Easter egg, spend the weekend together, go to mass but nothing as enjoyable as your event sounds! Happy Easter everyone *mwah*

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