Spring is in full swing! The days are brighter, the flowers smell sweet, and Easter is just a week away! This week’s In the Kitchen with David is all designed to help get you ready for Easter dinner and entertaining. We have 3 BIG HOURS together and we’ll feature everything you’ll need to serve a holiday dinner that your friends and family will long remember!
"Cookbook Corner" welcomes Gwen McKee back with Best of the Best More Fast and Fabulous 5 Ingredient Recipes (F09354)! This book is a sequel to her first book by the same name. With no repeated recipes from the previous book, this title includes 580 dishes you're sure to love! Be on the lookout for Crock Pot Taco Dip, Dressed-up Macaroni and Cheese, A Very Fine Strawberry Trifle, and Banana Pudding Pie. This book will ship out later this month…so be sure to reserve your copy!
"David’s Recipe" is a colorful Easter dessert that is bright, flavorful, and cheerful. We’re making my Springtime Lemon-Raspberry Coconut Cake. This is the perfect finish to your home-cooked holiday feast. We’ll bake this cake in the Lidia Bastianich Handpainted Stoneware 3-Piece Bakeware Set (K33478). The best part is that your favorite Easter candy or fun decoration can be the final touch on top of the icing. We’ll post the recipe on QVC.com so you can make this sweet treat next weekend!
"Food for Thought" focuses on Easter Egg dyeing and decorating. Here are some tips that will make your eggs the envy of even the Easter Bunny! You can use hollow eggs for dyeing…but hard-boiled eggs work best. The firmer egg is preferred if you plan to hide the eggs for an Easter egg hunt. Next, be creative with your decorating. You can always do a solid dye job…but it’s more fun to get creative. You can wrap a rubber band around the egg before dying and you’ll get cool stripes. You can add oil to the dye and you’ll get a more swirled dye job! Remember, the longer you leave the egg in the dye, the darker the color will be!
So, here is your blog question for this week! What are you planning to serve for Easter dinner this year? Are you going with a traditional ham? Will you prepare a family favorite side dish? Share your menu plans here, and perhaps you’ll inspire one of our foodies to do something cool, colorful, and different for Easter this year! See you Sunday at Noon ET!
Keep it flavorful!
I will be fixing ham, mashed potatoes, carrots of some kind, corn on the cob, cream cheese stuffed celery, homemade rolls. For dessert I am going to make a lamb cake and a bunny cake from pans I got from you guys. My mom had a lamb pan that she used for Easter and my three brothers and my birthday's. It brings back good memories every time I make them. She would have loved the bunny pan. The most important thing is that the whole family will be together. Looking forward to your show on Sunday. I have already ordered and can't wait to get the new cookbook from Gwen and Barbara. I have the first one and several of the others. I freely admit I am a avid cookbook collector. I enjoy cooking out of them but also like you reading them. Have a grand show.
Ham! Even if I'm just by myself, it's a ham sandwich at least on Easter. Asparagus spears and coconut cake! So I am very interested in your Lemon-Raspberry Coconut cake recipe to try this year. See you Sunday!
Ha! This year we are breaking the tradition of ham - everyone has requested turkey and dressing with all of the trimmings!
Hi David, I am making what I deem to be a traditional Easter dinner. We are going to be having the Kansas City ham, Patti La Belle's macaroni & cheese, tossed green salad, fruit salad, rolls and butter made into the shape of a lamb, an for dessert, Easter candies and a cake.. Not sure yet which one. I may get the Juniors Easter Egg cake.. or a Coconut Lamb cake. Enjoy your dinner...Paula
Hello Mr. David,
Our family is serving the traditional ham for Easter along with homemade potatoe salad & deviled eggs. Not sure about the desert,but your Lemon-Raspberry Coconut Cake sounds really good so we may try that. Have a great show on Sunday and Happy Easter to you and your family.
Your #1 fan,
I don't want to depress anyone, but I can't bring myself to cook at all. My son is moving to CO (my disabled husband and I live in PA) on the 19th and we weren't told until 3 days ago. Our other child has been in Australia for over 2 years and is thinking about applying for citizenship. I've never been so depressed in my life. In years past I always did all the holiday meals. Very formal. Bone china, sterling silver, Waterford goblets and tons of good food. Yes, I complained about all of the work involved, and longed for the day that I didn't have to do this anymore. Oh how I would LOVE to go back in time! We have no other relatives except for my 94 year old mother. So, we will be visiting her. Moral of the story... Be careful what you wish for!
Our family is waaaay over the ham for Easter. This year we will make Thai turkey with roasted fingerling potatoes and fresh grilled asparagus.
Hi David, LOVE LOVE LOVE your shows. Since we bouoght our Masterbilt smoker, we smoke a prime rib for our holiday meals. It is delicious. We also have smoked mac and cheese. Can't beat it.
I love to dye eggs Easter mornng, just traditional. I am not fixing any special dish. Probably do some grilling with some side dishes and dessert.
I broke down and just bought a pressure cooker from QVC. Maybe I'll use it if it arrives in time. I might also enjoy a roast chicken breast with spring veggies. Or even pasta. Too early to tell.
To Cindy Dale - you can make Easter great no matter who you are with as long as you stay positive. Follow the lyrics to the song, "Don't worry, be happy" -- QVC is one big happy QVC family.
Thanks to you David, Bob, the Blue Jean Chef, Terri and other ITKWD personalities.
Were going to do Italian. My kids do not care for meat so I decided to do pasta. I will be making cream puffs and my homemade sugar cookies. I am looking foward to the cake you will be making so I may add that as well. We will dye some eggs and lots of candy will be around. Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!!
Well, since it's just Ed & I, we'll be making a turkey breast with my homemade dressing, taters,gravy, &, if I can find cranberries in a bag, I'll make those! For dessert? My sugar free Easter cake with sugar free jelly bellies & unsweetened coconut with sugar free frosting!
Ham, mashed potatoes, and stuffing are the tradition at my house. We always have apple and cherry pie for dessert. I will be waiting to see how the coconut cake turns out...it might be time to start a new tradition.....
I'M NOT MAKING ANYTHING THIS YEAR!!! We're leaving for Hawaii tomorrow and we'll eat whatever they make us at the hotel. If I were cooking though, I'd probably make either ham or turkey, some kind of potatoes, asparagus, and something yummy for dessert like cheesecake or my special coconut/pineapple/pecan cake. Anyway, have a great show; don't know if I'll be able to tune in.
This is for Cindydale, posting #6: be thankful that your children are living happy and healthy independent lives, and that your Mother has reached the age of 94. You have to look on the positive side of life, and remember that no matter how bad you think your life might be, there is always someone somewhere in this world in worse shape than you are. So live your life to the fullest and enjoy life whatever way you can. You have all of the Foodies for your friends and the ITKWD crowd is the very best!!!
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My Easter dinner this year will be lamb chops, grilled asparagus, cauliflower "mashed potatoes", and a creamy lemon/white chocolate tart!
All are invited!
Wishing you and your family Happy Easter.For our dinner we will be have ham, breaded pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and for dessert apple pie, brownies and and maybe granddaughters will make bunny cookies with me.And as usual make to much food and eat to much.Hope you have a great dinner.And enjoy watching you when your on.
I am spending Easter at our local shelter serving the less fortunate after making some yummy food! So, I will enjoy "leftovers" of a traditional Easter holiday MINUS candy!
Then I plan to come home and relax - then spend the afternoon at our pool!
David may you and yours have a blessed Easter - and all others who love to watch your show!
our family is having ham and beef. the kids always ask for a special jello salad i make. and for dessert we will have Junior's Easter cheesecake. yum!
Happy Easter week to everyone. I don't have to cook this year, it feels strange, but looking forward to enjoying whatever is on the menu. I will be happy to be with loving family...
well not sure if my son will have to work.if we have a easter dinner it will probably be on sat. as he has it off. not sure what we will have. on sun. i will make me a ham steak,some can sweet potatoes and not sure what eles.
We are having leg of lamb, creamy mashed potatoes, spring salad, mac and cheese, and will probably glaze and smoke some ham or pork chops in the masterbuilt smoker we bought (dad hates lamb). Will probably steam or make a cool salad from whatever fresh veggies we find at the farmer's market. Interested in your cake for dessert and will probably make a Galliano cake as well ( hubby doesn't like coconut).
By the way - made Galliano fish in my new everyday nonstick anodized dishwasher safe pan that the blue jean chef had on your show. YUM. Just the right size and clean up a breeze. Would be a great dish to feature on your show sometime. We served over cous cous we made in our handy back burner pot.
I'm breaking the ham tradition this year and am going to prepare lamb for the first time! I'm flipping through cookbooks as I type type to find out which side dishes go best with it. We'll be having dessert with our neighbors - berry peach cobbler and monkey bread (had a special request for that one!). Happy Easter David!
We are taking the nontraditional route. We are eating at my dad's house this year and are having BBQ pork steaks, macaroni salad and other things we haven't quite decided on just yet. Happy Easter, David!
HIP HOP HAPPY HOPPING DAVID!!!!!! I'll be making Ham with peach bourbon glaze, baby lambs chops with quinoa crust, and coconut cheese cake. The sides are a surprise...my friends are in charge of those. I know they won't disappoint!!!! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter everyone!!!!!
To cindydale.........I feel your pain as all my children are scattered around the globe. We live in a city with a large military population and there are always lots of young servicemen away from home for the first time. There are a lot of families here that contact the bases. Why??? Because there is nothing better than having a few of our young heroes come to your home for a wonderful holiday dinner!!!!! Think outside the box and you'll find something that will warm your maternal heart! Have a wonderful day and we''ll all be thinkin' of you...