Five Recipes For A Slam Dunk Easter Dinner!

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Easter Dinner! It’s almost here! You may have yours planned to a “T” but if your week has gotten away from you take advantage of the five recipes below. DoAhead Woman has got you covered!

Easter Ham

I’ll start this array of Easter recipes with a simple recommendation for a brand of Ham. John Morrell’s EZ Cut has received top ratings from our fam for years. We’ve tried others and there just not the same! Check out this post for The Best Ham Ever. You’ll find a link to locate a store near you that carries them.


Baked Hashbrowns Deluxe


Frozen Hash browns            2 pounds-slightly thawed (shredded are preferable)

Cheddar Cheese                    2 cups-shredded

Sour Cream                             1  cup

Salt                                            ½ tsp

Pepper                                      ¼ tsp

Onion Salt                               ½ tsp

Cream of Potato Soup         1 can

Milk                                          ½ cup

Corn Flakes                            1 cup

Butter                                      ½ cup

Mix all ingredients. Place in greased, glass baking dish. Mix together butter and corn flakes and sprinkle on top of potato mixture. Bake uncovered at 325 for 90 minutes.

***DoAhead: These can be made the day prior and refrigerated. Word of caution—-one of the perks of this particular recipe is that it is moist. When the ingredients sit in the fridge too long the moisture is “soaked up”.  Although the fridge option works, the best DoAhead is to freeze the dish, thaw and then add cornflakes prior to baking.


Green Bean Casserole


3 cans green beans (You can use cut or French Style.)

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 1/3 cups French Fried Onion Rings

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1/2 tsp Greek Seasoning (Click here for a link to Greek Seasoning and another great recipe that uses this fabulous flavor enhancer.)

1/2 tsp Chicken Bouillon Granules

1/4 tsp Pepper

Mix the soup, shredded cheese, seasoning and 1 cup of the onion rings. Stir in beans. Place in a lightly greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Sprinkle remaining onions on top and bake an additional 5 minutes.

A simple DoAhead for this recipe would be to prep the dish, cover and refrigerate the day before.  (But be sure to keep the 1/4 cup of onions on the side so they remain crisp for the last 5 minutes of cooking.)


Yowsa Yams


Yams (3-5 medium sized)

Heaving Whipping Cream (16 oz.)

Brown Sugar




Peel, then thinly slice yams. Lightly grease a casserole dish (I use my Corning Ware dish that is roughly 9 X 13). Place a layer of yams in the bottom of the dish. Season to taste with salt, pepper, brown sugar and cinnamon. Layer and repeat seasoning. Continue this process until all your yams have been used or you reach the top of your dish! Pour whipping cream over the yams until the cooking dish is approximately 1/2 full of cream.

Cook 1 hour at 350 degrees (or until yam is tender). Word of caution. Be careful not to cook too long or the cream may “curdle”. Once cooked you may place your oven’s temperature on the lowest setting (175 degrees)  and keep warm until serving time.


Sunrise Salad


1 6 oz package of Orange Jello

1 8 oz package of Cream Cheese

1 11 oz. can of drained Mandarin Oranges

1 9 oz. container of Cool Whip

2 Tbsp of Lemon Juice

Dissolve jello in 2 cups boiling water; add 2 cups cold water and refrigerate until it begins to gel. Drain and cut oranges into small pieces. Beat cream cheese until smooth; add lemon juice and oranges. Add jello and whip at top speed; fold into Cool Whip and chill.

If jello salad isn’t what your tribe needs most this upcoming Easter click on these links for some terrific holiday entree’s, side dishes and tips for carving Tom Turkey.


Perfect Pie Crust

Pride nearly prevented me from sharing this little gem. It’s a video of me making pie crust. The good news is that if you watch it means we can go camping together. (You now know what I look like at my worst.) SO glad I shot this at the end of 5 hour stretch of pie baking. Pony tails to boot. (Seriously, who films a tutorial in pony tails?)

BUT it is a phenomenal pie crust recipe and it deserves sharing. So, if you’re in the mood to whip out a pie or two for your holiday meal this crust can’t be beat. Here’s a link for the Practically Perfect Pie Crust recipe.

That’s it DoAheads! Praying you and yours have a blessed Easter celebration!

Your DoAhead Friend,



  1. Lauren Fletcher says:

    Thanks for sharing! Would love to eat all of these at your table! I need to check out that video of you making the pie crust. 😉 Happy Resurrection Day!

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