Happy Almost Easter Weekend!

With Easter only a few days away everyone at Passanante’s Home Food Service has started to get excited as we look forward to a fun weekend filled with family, friends and food! Whether you’re baking a turkey, smoking a ham, or grilling out some unbeatable brisket burgers we figured you might be interested in trying out a couple of really simple ways to add that lovely spring time twist to your table.

Pastel Deviled Eggs

Think you’re ready for an Easter inspired twist on deviled eggs? Once boiled and peeled, halved and yoke removed, drop egg halves into cups of water with about three drops of your favorite easter food coloring shades and a teaspoon of cider vinegar. Allow the eggs to soak just like when you’re dying the shells and allow them to dry on a paper towel before filling with your favorite deviled egg mixture. This springy version of a classic Easter food will be a fast favorite, especially if you have children!

Tip: Adding 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water while boiling eggs will help the shell come right off. We recommend not using farm fresh eggs as they are notoriously more difficult to peel.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots

Wish chocolate covered strawberries weren’t so Valentine’s Day-esk? Get the same great taste and a funny bunny twist with Easter “Carrots.” Just swap the standard chocolate for Wilton orange colored melting chocolate or white melting chocolate with a few drops of orange food coloring. Dip your strawberries into the melted orange chocolate, before gently placing them on wax paper to dry. Before the chocolate is fully hardened, use a marinade brush to add texture to the “carrots” and enjoy!

Easter Candy Bark

For a colorful and incredibly easy sweet, grab just TWO ingredients at the store and whip up some Easter candy bark. Simply microwave 16 oz. of vanilla almond bark, uncovered, in a large microwave-safe dish for about 2 minutes, stirring after every 30 seconds. Immediately pour the melted bark onto a sheet of parchment paper and top with pastel jelly beans or m&m’s. Cool overnight and break into bite-sized pieces. So easy. So tasty.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend and happy eating!

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