Easter brings in a fresh start to a wonderful new season. Our holidays are always spent in our beautiful mountaintop community of Buck Hill Falls. Easter was early this year and there wasn’t a flower in sight!! That didn’t stop us from having a massive Easter egg hunt with 47 money filled plastic eggs. The grandchildren love “the hunt” but are a little too old for just candy. They have even taken over the tradition of dyeing and decorating the Easter eggs. I got a special egg labeled “Everyday Divas Celebrations”! There were 13 of us ranging in age from 10 to 91 (four generations). WOW!! The joy of a large family is that there are always plenty of people around to celebrate. As you know my style of cooking has developed around family and fun. I always hope that everyone will relax, reconnect and be happy they made a trip to the mountains!
Savory Ricotta Pie
Assortment of Fancy Olives
Pork Rib Roast
Served with Sherried Prunes
Frisee, Escarole and Raddichio Salad
Mustard Roasted Potatoes
Parmesan Crusted Asparagus
Mixed Berries with Whipped Cream
2003 Quinta do Alqueve Ancestral
The ricotta pie is a tradition in many Italian families. Because it is rich and filling you need very little else as a starter
Check out my pork roast — with decorative crowns courtesy of the friendly butcher. I asked the butcher to french cut the ribs because it makes a very pretty presentation. I was very happy with the way it turned out and so was the family.
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