Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Easter Grazing Board

Holidays come and go so quickly, don't they!!

Even though Easter was late in the spring, it
is sad to see it over with.  

We had a lovely family dinner, and all
the kids were able to be here.

 I am always looking for something different to do,
and I have loved making Chocolate Boards lately, 
so I decided to do an Easter Grazing Board for our feast.

The huge board in the background was made by my
son and his wife.  They gave it as a gift to my daughter
last year for Christmas, so I asked to borrow it.  I might 
also have hinted that I would like one of my own!!  It
is six feet in length and makes such a fun anchor for
the grazing board.

I gathered most of my MacKenzie-Childs Courtly 
Check for the feast, and that added an elegance to
the more rustic presentation on the board.

These fun chocolate eggs were found at 
Home Goods this year and they were 
the inspiration for the chocolate part of the 

Look at this beautiful pink marbled one.

Fruits and assorted chocolates filled 
the board. 

I decided to place the meats and cheeses 
on a separate board, to keep them away 
from the desserts.

The space between the boards was filled in with 
leaf lettuce.

The green and purple chocolate bunnies 
also came from Home Goods this year.

I chose buttery croissants and fresh bakery 
bagels for the sandwich bases.

Fresh fruit, chocolate, treats and breads, 
how could you go wrong - something for everyone!

The best part is seeing the reaction of the adults 
when they come in.  Truly, I got one of the best
reactions every from them on this feast!  

We were celebrating a DIL's and a SIL's 
birthday, so my daughter asked for 
Cheesecake Factory's Oreo Dream Cheesecake. 

We topped it with some Cadbury Eggs - our
personal favorite Easter Eggs!!

In addition I made Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats,

Easter Churro Toffee (a spring version of 
Disneyland's Churro Toffee),

and candied pistachios.  My little 3 year old granddaughter 
just loves pistachios, so I thought these would be fun. 

My oldest daughter made these Strawberry Macarons. 
They were half gone by the time they got to our house!!! 
Her oldest daughter, who is 14, has been making 
them by herself, but she had cheer tryouts that day.

We had our celebration on Saturday, so the kids could 
go to their in-laws on Sunday.

The grocery store had these gorgeous 
hydrangeas colored in spring shades, so I 
just had to have them.  The ranunculus blossoms 
are from Trader Joe's. 

The bulbs literally opened for Easter,

and the flowering plum tree was perfect too.

We separate the egg hunt into babies, kids and adults, 
as we don't want injuries!!!

It is a mad race and over in less than a minute, 

then everyone gathers in the living room to 
open their eggs.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter too.
Thanks for visiting to see our Easter 
Grazing Board, of course this would work 
for any time of year, and any occasion.

There is nothing like being able to gather 
together as a family.

I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. You had me at "grazing"!! I prefer this type of meal more than a formal dinner! The desserts had me drooling a bit - YUM! And I adore all of you M-C dishes!

  2. What a delicious Easter board full of yummy goodies. Your family is so lucky to have you. You always put on a lovely spread. Love the Easter eggs from Home Goods. Yummy desserts to top off one’s appetite. Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate Easter.

  3. What a wonderful idea, and I love the name Grazing Board! This is the way I always entertain, a buffet on the kitchen island. Your board is awesome! What a fun and special Easter! We gathered around our new outdoor kitchen and watched the littles hunt eggs, so much fun for family to be together!

  4. Grazing Boards are my favorite way to start every celebration! I just added a new board to my collection in the shape of New York that we will use at camp with all local products. Your family is so lucky to have talented you, and your inviting displays. xo

  5. Beautiful and yummy inspirations!!


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