Easter Sunday is this weekend, April 12th, and the Orthodox church's Easter Sunday (often called Pascha) is next Sunday, April 19th. That means there is going to be a lot of good food on tables this week and next, and we're curious: what are your very favorite Easter recipes?Easter is not as big of a food holiday in the USA as it is in other countries, where it often dwarfs Christmas as the predominant holiday on the church calendar. Personally, I adore Easter foods even more than Christmas foods, and I look forward all year to my Eastern European family's recipes for houska
, a sweet eggy bread similar to challah, the egg salads
, the beet salads
, roast lamb
with homemade horseradish sauce
, and a creamy sweet cheese dessert
sometimes called Russian Ice Cream. I put cherries and kirsch in mine!
What about you? What do you love to eat on Easter?
The two pretty pictures above come from Country Living's Casual Country Easter Menu and Sunset's recipe for Hot Cross Buns.
Related: How To Make a Butter Lamb for Easter
(Images: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Rob Brodman)