Our Favorite Spring Recipes: Holiday Desserts

Holidays tend to revolve around food, family, and friends. On these occasions, gathering in the kitchen or around the dining table to share in the experience of creating and eating foods that are typically elevated from everyday fare is a beloved tradition. Today, Our Green House staff shares some of our favorite spring holiday dessert recipes.

Melissa: We’ve made this Easter Egg cookie recipe every year for the last 8 years. It’s easy to double and we usually have all the cousins come together and decorate them for messy, sticky fun.

Kerry: I’m in charge of the bringing the same two traditional dishes to our holiday gathering every spring, scalloped potatoes (excellent brunch side – see our salads & sides post) and this spectacular from-scratch roasted banana pudding trifle.

Organic Paleo Orange CakeSonya: Holiday food traditions have changed a bit for my family since food sensitivities became an issue for us seven years ago. A foodie at heart, I made it my mission to ensure that these food restrictions wouldn’t put a damper on the joy of savoring delicious meals – especially during the holidays. This focus has also pushed me to eat more seasonally with local and organic produce. While oranges aren’t local to us in Connecticut, they are in season right now.

This paleo orange cake is a great dessert for both Easter and Passover. It’s moist and fabulous on its own, but I chose to elevate it by baking it in a glass bundt pan, using organic blood oranges and topping it with chocolate ganache and orange zest spirals.

What are your favorite spring holiday desserts?

As a high school student, Sonya was an active member of her school’s environmental club, an interest that intensified when she became a parent. A self-trained marketing professional, she loves melding her talents and interests together, designing and editing the blog, emails, and other online marketing efforts at Our Green House. When she’s not working, homeschooling her teenager, or learning something new, Sonya finds peace gardening, hiking and raising grain and soy-free pastured chickens.

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