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Easter Recipes

  • Time: 1:20 min.
  • Complexity: advanced

Banana Cream Pie

Sweet graham cracker crust piled with layers of vanilla pudding, sliced bananas, and whipped cream -- the very sight of one of these homemade pies can tickle a kid's taste buds. Plus, making one is practically a rite of passage for young pie chefs. The only challenging part can be waiting for the pudding filling to chill (it takes a few hours) so that you can pile on the bananas and whipped cream and dig in.

  • Complexity: easy

Blueberry Pancakes

Here's our favorite recipe for blueberry pancakes along with some tips to help your young short-order cook griddle them to perfection. Just remember, hot pancakes wait for no one. So have everything else (juice, milk, softened butter, and syrup) ready to go so you can enjoy them right out of the skillet.

  • Complexity: easy

Boiled Eggs

Don't laugh. A properly boiled egg is one mark of a good cook.

  • Time: 1:20 min.
  • Complexity: medium

Caramel Apple Pie

This apple pie recipe is super easy, but is unusual in it's construction. It contains no flour or other starch in the filling to bind it together. The filling is basically caramelized apples, glued together with the natural pectin from the apple skins, and a glossy, clear, just thick enough, apple syrup.

  • Time: 50 min.
  • Complexity: easy

Chocolate Brownies

Few kids can pass up a chance to bake a batch of brownies, and this Best Fudge Brownies recipe is especially irresistible. Made with generous measures of chocolate, butter, and sugar, it yields the fudgiest bars we've sampled yet.

  • Complexity: easy

Ducky Desserts

Make a splash on a rainy day by scooping up a flock of these ice-cream ducklings..They're delicious, fun to make and take no time at all. Just follow these five easy steps.

  • Complexity: easy

Easter Basket Cake

This Easter basket cake is a terrific alternative to the store-bought plastic variety.

  • Complexity: easy

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

A cupcake decorated to look like a bunny.

  • Complexity: easy

Edible Easter Basket Cupcakes

This Easter, decorate this cute little cupcake basket with jelly beans.

  • Complexity: easy

Eggs in a Hole

It's fun to eat and a tasty treat!

  • Complexity: easy

English Muffin Hearts

Topped with butter and jam, homemade English muffins are a real treat any day of the year--but these heart-shaped ones make a particularly unforgettable breakfast or snack for your child to make and share on Valentine's Day.

  • Complexity: easy

Hot Cross Buns

Bring your kids into the kitchen to bake a traditional spring treat: spice-and-fruit buns that are eaten in England on Good Friday.

  • Complexity: easy

Maple French Toast

The best French Toast is made from the densest bread. Challah, brioche, and sourdough are all good choices, but if all else fails, a premium sandwich bread can stand up to the task.

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Scrambled Egg Nests

A festive, kid-friendly finger food for your Easter brunch or any special breakfast.

Spice-rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Barbecue Sauce

This pork tenderloin recipe gets its zip from an easy-to-make dry rub that's applied to the meat before grilling. The modified barbecue sauce is just the right consistency for dipping. (For a milder version, omit the hot sauce.)

  • Time: 60 min
  • Complexity: medium

Strawberry Scones

The ordinary scone is too often plain and dry. This version is deliciously different. Made with fresh, juicy strawberries, it has a moist texture and a buttery flavor that's sure to please. Add a bit of lemon zest and a glittery topping of sugar -- two jobs just right for kids -- and you have a scone that's extraordinarily good.

  • Complexity: easy

Sweet Cinnamon Rolls

No longer is it necessary to go to the local bakery for great-tasting cinnamon rolls made from scratch. With this recipe, you can bake a sweet and buttery batch that everyone will find irresistible.

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