What's Up Wednesday — How to Build an Easy (and Impressive) Brunch for Easter

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hello Lovlies!  For Cynthia's What's Up Wednesday we are going to talk about Easter brunch recipes. 

PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, PROP STYLING BY BRIAN HEISER, FOOD STYLING BY RHODA BOONE

KICK OFF THE FEAST WITH A CLASSIC
No one can turn down a deviled egg. In fact, if you put out a platter with this range of smoky, pickle-spiked, and chorizo-infused fillings, they'll probably disappear even before you bring out the ham.

Holiday Ham, Three Ways
PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, PROP STYLING BY BRIAN HEISER, FOOD STYLING BY RHODA BOONE

SCORE A GREAT HAM, AND INFUSE IT WITH FLAVOR

Sure, you can run out at the last minute for a perfectly good ham from the supermarket. But as long as you're focused on making things ahead of time, might as well source a less salty, more meaty bone-in ham, like this Epi staff favorite from D'Artagnan. Then all you need to decide is how you take your ham: Spicy, sweet, or tangy.

IMPRESS EVERYONE WITH A DIY HONEY MUSTARD

Every slice of ham must have its mustard, but that doesn't mean your only option is a dollop straight from the jar. Mix that mustard with mayo, honey, and a hint of spicy cayenne, and you've got an addictive sandwich spread you'll want to save for next week's sandwiches, too.
Get the recipe here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/spicy-honey-mustard-sauce-56389343 

PREP MAKE-AHEAD BISCUITS
Fact: If you bring a basket of warm biscuits to the Easter buffet table, people will lose their minds. Something about delivering warm homemade bread for a holiday feast just seems like a magic trick. No one needs to know how easy it actually is: Just make the dough, shape, and freeze it on sheet trays, then transfer to freezer bags and freeze up to two weeks in advance. On Easter, all you need to do is turn on the oven about a half hour before guests arrive. You can bake them straight from frozen—just add a few minutes to the baking time.



MAKE THE ULTIMATE SPRINGTIME QUICHE

Quiche feeds a crowd and looks fancy on your buffet, so you're probably already thinking about making one. For the ultimate Easter theming, you'll want to make this brand-new recipe, packed with springtime asparagus, fresh-tasting tarragon, and plenty of fresh goat cheese. Bonus: a shredded potato crust that tastes just like hash browns.
Asparagus and Two-Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust
PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE, FOOD STYLING BY ANNA STOCKWELL

DON'T FORGET A LITTLE GREENERY ON THE TABLE

With all that smoky ham and savory quiche on the table, you'll want a hit of freshness for the feast, too. But no need to get complicated about it: A simple Boston lettuce salad with sliced radishes is just the thing. Oh, and remember to pick up some pickles. Their acidic punch is just what you need alongside your holiday ham biscuit.

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