Easter Delights Cookbook

Easter Delights Cookbook

by Karen Jean Matsko Hood


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598082470
Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Series: Delights Series
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Did You Know? . . . .

Did you know that the week before Easter is very special in the Christian tradition? The Sunday before is Palm Sunday, and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, and the Crucifixion.

Fruit and Nut Easter Eggs

These eggs are both colorful and sweet with the addition of candied fruit. They store for a long period of time, and make great homemade gifts. Try making some ahead of time to beat the Easter day hustle and bustle in the kitchen.


2½ c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
¾ c. water
½ lb. marshmallow cream
½ c. shortening, melted
¼ c. powdered sugar
2 c. candied fruit
chocolate candy coating, sufficient for 10 eggs


1. In saucepan cook sugar, corn syrup, and water to 265 degrees F. using candy thermometer.
2. Add marshmallow cream and beat until almost firm.
3. Add melted shortening, powdered sugar, candied fruit, and nuts; mix well.
4. Shape eggs with your hands, then dip in melted chocolate candy coating.
5. Eggs will keep for 6 to 8 months, stored between sheets of wax paper in airtight container.

Yields: 10 eggs.

Did You Know? . . . .

Did you know that one of the best-known sunrise services, held at the Hollywood Bowl, began in 1921?

Table of Contents

Easter Information:
Easter Botanical Classification19-20
Easter Cultivation and Gardening21-24
Easter Facts25-26
Easter Folklore27-28
Easter History29-32
Easter Nutrition and Health33-34
Easter Poetry35-44
Easter Symbols45-46
Recipe Sections:
Appetizers and Dips49-64
Breads and Rolls81-100
Dressings, Sauces, and Condiments185-196
Jams, Jellies, and Syrups197-208
Main Dishes209-222
Side Dishes265-278
Wines and Spirits291-303
Festival Information304
Measurement Charts305
Recipe Index311-313
Reader Feedback Form314
About the Cookbook Delights Series315
Order Forms:
Book Club316
Fundraising Opportunities317
Personalized and/or Translated Order Form318
Gifts and Gift Baskets Order Form319-321
Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Order Forms322-232
About the Author and Cook324

What People are Saying About This

Dr. James G. Hood

…"Easter Delights is not only a cookbook, it is a wealth of information about Easter. It includes fascinating facts, folklore, history of Easter, Easter symbols, poetry, and traditions. It even includes information on caring for your Easter lily.

In addition to all this information, it has a collection of over 240 delicious recipes that will be enjoyed by your family and friends.

This cookbook is a great value for the price and makes a wonderful gift."…
(Dr. James G. Hood, Editor)

Kimberly Carter

…"I always look forward to Easter because it's a holiday that represents renewal, along with the ringing in of Spring!

Easter Delights Cookbook is a wonderful way to supplement the occasion. It's filled with hundreds of flavorful recipes, fun traditions, and interesting facts about the holiday. By adding Easter Delights to your cookbook collection, it's sure to help you make some special memories that you'll forever cherish!"…
(Kimberly Carter, Publicist)

Mary Scripture

…"Easter, a season rich in symbols, customs, and history, as well as a time for delectable and distinctive traditional dishes and boisterous Easter egg hunts, is easily one of the most enjoyable times of the year. Easter Delights Cookbook has fun-filled recipes, as well as facts, customs, and history about this most splendid holiday. You will find the poetry heartwarming and inspirational and the dishes scrumptious, with unique as well as traditional holiday favorites. Easter Delights will soon be a favorite in your family for generations to come."…
(Mary Scripture, Graphic Designer)

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